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Rev. B.G. Drake, Jr.

5/10/1931 - 12/30/2017

PEKIN ~ Pastor B.G. Drake, 86, of Pekin, went home to be with the Lord at 1 a.m. Saturday, December 30, 2017.  His passing was peaceful and surrounded by family.
Rev. Drake is survived by his loving wife Linda; six children, Howard (Donella) Drake, Gregory (Suzette) Drake, Gil Drake, Joanna (Mark) Jarzynski, Melissa (Pat) England and Jeremy Smith; 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pastor Drake lived a full life in the work of the Lord Jesus, including serving as Pastor of Trinity Temple in Peoria.  He traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada, conducting missions evangelism campaigns to numerous countries throughout the world.  His primary focus was on India, where he traveled on 24 different occasions.
His memory will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2018 at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in East Peoria.  Pastor Fred Doughty will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  All are welcomed to attend this celebration of his life.  Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to his church at 2201 E. Washington St. East Peoria, IL 61611.