Margaret Francis Drake

Published 11:17 am Wednesday, June 6, 2018

LENOIR CITY, Tenn. — Margaret Francis Drake, 91, passed on June 3, 2018, clutching the hand of her loving husband in Lenoir City, Tennessee.

Margaret Francis Drake

Preceded in death by her parents, Joshua A. and Dona V. Francis, she is survived by her husband of 69 years, William Lewis Drake Sr.; son, William and wife, Nancy of Brookneal, Virginia; daughter, Janet of Buena Vista, Virginia; daughter, Carol Hall and husband, Dennis of Lenoir City; eight grandchildren, Will, Melody, Virginia (Lori,) Kayla, Alex, Zach, Kelly, Erin; nine great-grandchildren; and loving caregiver, Gayle McDaniel.

Margaret was also preceded in death by her sisters, Elsie Dover, Gladys Draper, Jesse Withers, Bertha Vaughan; and her brothers, Monty Francis, Herbert Francis, Vernie Francis Sr. and L.T. Francis.

Margaret’s celebration of life service is on Wednesday, June 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., in Click Funeral Home.

“Love makes all hearts gentle, love makes all hearts sweet, love makes earth a heaven, love makes life complete,” an old Proverb. “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31.