HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Roy Seldon Drake, Hermitage, died after an extended illness at 9:34 p.m. Thursday, August 13, 2020, in his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was 81.
Mr. Drake was born July 17, 1939, in Orlando, Florida, a son of Evelyn (Lackey) Drake and Leroy Drake.
Roy graduated from Sharon High School and Clarion University.
He was the owner and operator of Burger King in Hermitage for 35 years.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1964.
Roy was a member of the Avalon Country Club and the Hermitage Volunteer Fire Department.
He enjoyed trains, ham radio operations and contests, cooking, auto racing and Pittsburgh Steelers football.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Cromwell) Drake, at home; a son, Bradley Drake of Campbell, Ohio and two grandchildren, Sydney Drake and Connor Drake.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Aaron Drake.
Per Mr. Drake’s request, there are no services.
Arrangements handled by John Flynn Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc.
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