James Daniel (Dan) Drake,59 of Belton Mo. passed away on July 20, 2022 at Research Medical Center in Kansas City. Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00AM Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Our Lady of the Presentation Catholic Church, 130 NW Murray Road, Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64081. Visitation will be held from 9:30 until the Mass time. Memorial Contributions may be made to: National Wild Turkey Federation – drop box available at the service or mailing address: c/o Kevin Clark, 2604 SW 12th Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081. Payable to NWTF.
Dan was born on December 29, 1962 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Friend & Mentor. Dan’s passions were hunting fishing, gardening and mentoring anyone who wanted to learn. He recently discovered kayaking and finished a 340 mile race. He would rather spend a day hunting turkey, deer, mushrooms or fishing. He enjoyed making turkey calls. He loved teaching people how to make them and how to use the calls. He shared shared countless turkey calls with many people. The only payment requirement was a photo of their successful hunt. He loved people and a party. He was generous with his time in many ways
without limitation. He was a role model and father figure. He loved mentoring veterans and children, teaching many of them to hunt. His love for hunting was equal to his love for fishing. His gardens, over the years, fed an entire city. Dan was full of life and loved a challenge. Dan served as President of Heartland Longbeards Chapter of NWTF. The song “Huntin’, Fishin’ & Lovin’ Everyday” truly expressed how
He is preceded in death by his Grandparents Nelson & Kathleen Wilson, James & Hazel Drake. Brother Randy Drake and Brother in Law Brent Mathews.
Survivors include his Beloved wife, Alisha. Children Jessica (Drew) Jones & Jacob Drake. Bonus children Shawn (Meagan) Maserang, Jeremy Maserang & Kelly Maserang. Grandchildren Brynnlee, Aubriella & Anthony. Parents Don & Jo Ann Drake. Siblings Marty Snyder, Rick (Sheila) Drake, Debby (Ed) Meyer, Judy (Wes) Gibson, Tim (Janice) Drake, Andy (Mary) Drake, Kelly (Hal) Stone, Amy Drake, Drs. Greg (Missy) Drake, Mary (Ahmed) Martinez & Billy Drake. Dan has 56 nieces & nephews and 22 great nieces & nephews alongside countless friends.
Lee's Summit, Mo. 64081
Lee's Summit, MO 64081