Robert Andrew Drakey

By  | September 18, 2022 | Filed under: Laughlin Service Funeral Home, Obituaries

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On Sunday, September 11, 2022, Robert Andrew Drakey, a longtime resident of Huntsville Alabama, loving husband, uncle and friend to many passed away at the age of 88. Robert was born on May 12, 1934, in Harvey Illinois to Andrew and Angeline Drakey.

He was educated high school through college in Toledo Ohio. After spending two years in the Army, he attended the University of Toledo where he obtained a degree in Physics. Upon graduation he started a career at Boeing Aerospace in Seattle Washington. In 1964, Robert transferred with Boeing from California to Huntsville, AL to work on the Saturn V and Lunar Rover. Upon the completion of these projects Robert worked for Systems Development Corporation, Northrop Services and rejoined Boeing to complete his career and retire in 1992. In his spare time, he loved to work on cars. He also loved attending to each minute detail of restoration in his and Mary’s historical homes.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Mary Nell Lawler Drakey; brother, George Drakey; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022, at Laughlin Service Funeral Home, 2320 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville AL. Burial services and internment will be held at the family plot in Toledo Ohio at a later date.

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