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Trent Andrew Drake, 50, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Friday morning, October 7, 2022, at his home after a short illness.

Born in the Telfair Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of Nancy L. Pope and Daniel G. Drake. He worked in landscaping and tree care, taking special enjoyment in tree climbing. Trent had a strong work ethic and truly enjoyed what he did. He enjoyed swimming in the river and kayaking. Trent loved animals, especially dogs and particularly his dog, Bo. He played football and baseball in high school and was a lifelong fan of the Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Falcons. Trent was a very caring and patriotic person, loved people, and would help anyone. He enjoyed listening to Lionel Ritchie and country music. Trent was known for his proficiency at grilling and oyster roasts and cooked a mean steak. He will be deeply missed.

Trent was predeceased by his grandparents, Claud and Mildred Lott and Milton and Evelyn Drake.

Survivors include his parents, Nancy L. Pope and Daniel G. Drake; brother, Todd A. Drake, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, October 13, 2022, at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

The funeral service will be held at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon, October 13, 2022, in the chapel of Gamble Funeral Service. Interment will be in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

Remembrances: The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922 or American Cancer Society – Suite 102, 4849 Paulsen Street, Savannah, Georgia 31405-4424.

You are invited to virtually attend the funeral service via Zoom by clicking here. 

Meeting ID: 825 6265 4518
Passcode: 721152

Online Condolences

  1. Van Alexander says:

    My Heart goes out to our Family & Trent’s Friends. My memories of you, will always be the good times that we had growing up together. My youngest Cousin was taken well before his time. I know in my heart that you are in a better place now with Jesus. Gone but never Forgotten! RIP Trent Andrew Drake

  2. Carol Solomons says:

    Nancy,I am so very sorry to hear of Trent’s passing.He was always very special to me.I know you and your family are in grief and pain.I will be praying for your peace and comfort. Much love Carol Potts Solomons

  3. Wanda Horne says:

    Nancy and Todd
    I so very sorry to hear of Trent passing. We shared many a laugh with Trent . He was a likable person for sure and will be missed by those who knew him. He was one if not the best tree cutters in town. He loved his work. He loved his family. In the days to come think about the good times the good memories as this is what will sustain you. He is at peace now in the arms of Jesus. I am praying for comfort and healing for the family and friends during this difficult time. Wanda Horne

  4. Sheri Pollard says:

    I’m at a loss for words. Trent was in my true circle of friends beginning of mof school…..high school (Memorial Day.) U will be forever embedded in my heart and memories. Grandma Lot is so happy right now I bet. Rest easy my friend.

  5. Margaret Jarecki says:

    I’m so sorry Nancy for your loss; you took such good care of Trent and now he is not suffering any more.
    You are an amazing mother! He is in the arms of Jesus now. Hugs and kisses!!

  6. Anita &Richard Morgan says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your son Trent.
    May you find peace and comfort knowing
    that there is no more pain and suffering.
    Trent is now resting in the arms of Jesus

    Anita & Richard

  7. Adrienne Drake Wilson says:

    So saddened to hear about Trent’s passing. I hadn’t had contact with him for a while. I will hold my memories close to my heart. He loved climbing trees as a kid. He loved the huge magnolia tree at our grandparents home❤

  8. Jeff Oliver says:

    I am so sorry to hear about Trent passing. Ms. Nancy my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Todd I can say I know what you’re going through, I lost Keith a couple of years ago. Again so very sorry for your loss.


  9. Aimee Hickman says:

    Mrs. Nancy and Todd,
    I am truly sorry for yall’s loss, Trent was always a great friend and neighbor. He was always willing to help you out if you needed a hand. He took me on my first and only motorcycle ride when I was in high school down Ferguson Ave! I thought I would die, but I held on to him for dear life! He was definetly full of life and lived his to the fullest. I know he is up there with my dad reminiscing about their landscaping days together. Love you guys.

  10. Janice aiken says:

    Nancy I am so sorry to heard the sad new about your son sending lot of prayers for you and your family

  11. Cliff Caldwell says:

    Words cannot express how saddened I am to learn of your loss. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Trent but I’m sure he was a special person. Nothing I can say will take away the pain you’re experiencing. Just want you to know that I care about you, and I share in your sadness.

  12. Melanie Lance says:

    My heart goes out to the Drake family. Trent was a good person, with a kind soul. We used to hang out at Skidaway beach. He would bring Bo with him. Bo always gave me kisses. I will miss Trent. Skidaway will never be the same.

  13. Daniel Drake says:

    Trent was one of a kind, a very powerful young man that lived life with a relentless spirit. Words won’t tell here the feelings I have, I loved him more than he probably knew, but that’s okay because I hope to tell him again someday. Nancy I loved the picture you chose, that was him. Knowing Trent he wouldn’t want me to go on about him. He was deep at times and I saw it when we kayaked. I was blessed to be his dad and only wish I had been a better one. Todd take care of your mom, she will need you more than ever. I pray the holy spirit will encompass you and give you peace.

  14. Sandra Eaddy says:

    Sorry for your lost Nancy and Todd. Trent had the biggest heart and he will always have a piece of mine. He was a special person and I love him so much. Love the picture of him, was the perfect pick loved tree climbing for sure. Lots of good times on the creek and river.

  15. Vickie Godbee says:

    Nancy, Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your son Trent. My heart is broken. He had such a good heart. Just know that you have the promise to see him again. Through His tender love and divine understanding, May God grant you the comfort He alone can give. Praying for you and your family at this difficult time
    Vickie and Harry Godbee

  16. Jan Whitehead says:

    Dear Nancy,
    I am so sorry to hear of Trent’s passing. Sending you heartfelt condolences for your loss and prayers of comfort and strength for his family and friends.

  17. Jerry Lee Fowler says:

    Nancy & Dan, my heart is so sad to read about the loss of your son
    Trent. May God’s peace and comfort be with you.

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