Paul Alan Drake, Age :62

Jun 07,1957---Sep 04,2019


Paul Alan Drake, 62, of Socorro, NM passed away late afternoon on Wednesday September 4, 2019 at UNM Hospital of Albuquerque NM.
Paul was born June 7,1957 to Harold and Helen Drake in Erie PA. Paul moved to Clovis, NM as a child and graduated from Clovis High School. Paul joined the Airforce after high school and served until November 1981. Upon his return from overseas, Paul moved to Denver, CO where he worked selling insurance before moving back to New Mexico. Paul worked for the New Mexico Lottery before becoming the telecommunications specialist for White Sands Missile Range while residing in Socorro NM.

Paul enjoyed the time he spent managing the DAV in Socorro where he spent most of his free time. He also was a huge Denver Broncos fan, and a fan of Nascar and IndyCar racing. You could also frequently catch Paul gambling at local casinos and enjoying a Miller Lite. Paul also had a knack for fixing anything and everything and passed this skill down to his son, Walker.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Helen Drake and his sister Christine Daves. Survived by his son Walker Drake, Brothers Doug and David Drake, and sister Betsy Smith.  


Arrangements entrusted to:

Riverside Funeral Home of Albuquerque

225 San Mateo Blvd. NE

(505) 764-9663