Mr. Arthur Drake, III, age 65, of Nashville passed away Saturday, August 25th, 2018 at his home.
Arthur was born in Battle Creek, MI on April 7, 1953, the son of the late Arthur and Mable (Frith) Drake. He was raised in the Nashville area and attended local schools graduating from Maple Valley High School in 1971.
Arthur served in the U.S. Air Force as a refueler for 4 years before joining the United States Navy. While in the Navy, he worked as a Machinist First Class, retiring in 1996 after 22 years of service. While serving his country Arthur was decorated with the Good conduct medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Navy Battle "E" Ribbon, Navy Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal.
Arthur enjoyed golfing, bowling and drinking Scotch!, When he was able, he also enjoyed being outdoors hunting.
Arthur is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Drake, two sisters, Mary (Tom) Lasage, Debra (Jacob) Groh, three brothers, David (Ginger) Drake, Ross (Norma) Drake, Roger (Mary Ann) Drake, several nieces and nephews, and his first granchild which is due in February
The family will receive visitors on Saturday September 1, 2018 from 1-3 PM at the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. Military honors will be render by the Hastings American Legion Post 45, and the United States Navy at 2:30 PM at The Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville.
Respecting his wishes, Arthur will be buried at sea by the United States Navy.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Daniels Funeral Home in Nashville. For further details please visit our website at www.danielsfuneralhome.net