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Howard Hansbro "Bubba" Drake


1935 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Howard Hansbro "Bubba" Drake Obituary
Graveside services for Howard Hansbro "Bubba" Drake, 83, of Silverton, Colorado will be held Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon in the Oakwood Cemetery in Cold Spring, Texas with Reverend Martin Doran officiating. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Howard's life. Mr. Drake was born December 6, 1935 in Houston, Texas to the late Fannie Kate (Hansbro) and Howard Edwin Drake, and died Wednesday, December 12, 2018 near Ouray, Colorado. Howard served in the 92nd Army Artillery in Germany from November 1957 to August 1959. He made many friends in the Army and kept in contact with most, making annual trips to attend army reunions. He graduated from University of Houston with a BS in Education followed by receiving his master's degree in Education from Sam Houston State University. After retiring from teaching at Aldine High School in Houston, Texas, Howard moved to Silverton, Colorado where he worked part-time at the train station and various shops, and over the years, formed many friendships. He was a social, active man who enjoyed traveling, antiquing, hiking, cross country skiing, artifact hunting, theatre, baking, and socializing with friends. His family and friends will always remember him as a kind, caring person.

Survivors include his sister, Norma Sue Drake Nerren and husband Paul Nerren, Jr. of Lufkin; brother, Edwin Drake and wife Rebecca of Spring; nieces and nephews, Paula Nerren Gartman of Fort Worth, Pamela Nerren Kirkland, P.D. Nerren III, Phillip Nerren, Phleshia Nerren Smith, all of Lufkin, Lisa Drake Chester of Austin, Stephanie Drake Davis of Houston, Amber Drake of Grisse Point, Michigan, and Angie Drake Rentfro of Needville; numerous great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews; special friend of 62 years, Claire Bizzell, whom he thought of as part of his family; and special friends, Ramona Benedict and Bill McKenzie. He was preceded in death by his parents. Pallbearers will be Tony Rice, Kevin Thigpen, Jack Clark, Pryde Nerren, Drake Nerren, and Carson Nerren.

The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com.

Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
Published in The Durango Herald on Dec. 28, 2018
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