Charles Arthur Drake passed away on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, at his home in Brewster, WA, with his family by his side. He was born in Twisp, WA. After serving in the Air Force, he married Maxine Nelson on March 4, 1961, in Minneapolis, MN. They lived in Bremerton, WA, where they started a family and where he worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard for several years. They moved to Brewster, WA in 1976. Chuck was a local apple grower and resided there until his death. Chuck enjoyed flying airplanes, trapshooting, crabbing, shrimping, clamming, traveling around the country in their RV, and sitting around the campfire with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Maxine; his daughter, Sandra of Seattle; his sons, Scott of Everett and Michael (from a previous marriage) of Waldorf, MD; three grandchildren; a brother; sister; a step-brother; and step-sister.

A Memorial Service will be held at Hope Lutheran Church in Brewster, WA on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in the afternoon.

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