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D. Wayne Drake

July 30, 1935 July 31, 2019
D. Wayne Drake
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D. Wayne Drake, 84, of Atlanta passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
Born in Adrian, Georgia, Wayne was the son of the late Thomas Thelman Drake and Nancy Dee (Brantley) Drake. He married Quinith M. Hulsey on July 5, 1958.
After graduating in 1957 from Georgia State University with a degree in Accounting, Wayne worked as a certified public accountant, predominantly with Ernst and Whinney (now known as Ernst and Young), where he was promoted to partner in 1973. He later worked for Georgia State University as a part-time instructor in the School of Accountancy, J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Wayne was very active in the Georgia State University Alumni Association, and had served the association as Director, Vice President, Treasurer, and President during his years as a member. He had also served as member, officer and director of many civic and professional organizations including Atlanta Junior Chamber of Commerce; Georgia Society of CPA’s; American Institute of CPA’s; Municipal Finance Officers Association; Executive Board, Georgia Chapter National Conference of Christians and Jews; Downtown Council, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce; Insurance Accounting and Statistical Association; Birmingham Chamber of Commerce; Salvation Army (Birmingham Command); Commerce Club, Stadium Club; Atlanta Arts Alliance; Atlanta Kiwanis Club; Metropolitan Atlanta Salvation Army; Trustee, Georgia State University Foundation; and GSU Golden Panther Club. Wayne was also an active member of several Baptist churches throughout his life.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 61 years, Quinith H. Drake; 2 sons, Shaunnon Quinn Drake and DeWayne Kennon Drake; 2 sisters, Martha Drake and Mary Drake Butler (Elvis Charley); a nephew, Kyle Butler (Ronda); a great nephew, Brannon Butler; a sister in law, Mildred H. Hutcheson; several cousins and close friend to the family, Linda Voronetski.
Memorial service information will be announced on this site at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make contributions in memory of D. Wayne Drake to Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters On-line condolences may be expressed at Arrangements entrusted to Crowell Brothers Funeral Homes & Crematory, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Peachtree Corners, GA 30092. 770-448-5757

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