Vondel Smith South Lakes 4000 S.W. 119th OKC
Visitation Tuesday & Wednesday from 4-8 PM, the family will be present at the funeral home 5-7 PM on Wednesday to greet friends
Services will be held at 11 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Southwest Baptist Church 1300 SW 54th OKC
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Real People's Sunday School Class c/o Southwest Baptist Church
Raymond Elmer Drabek received his Heavenly reward on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the age of 90. The son of Elmer John and Millie (Kadavy) Drabek, Raymond was born December 20, 1926 in Wheatland, Oklahoma. After graduating from Wynnewood High School, Raymond honorably served his country in the United States Army and also the Navy Reserves having bravely fought during World War II. In 1952, Raymond married his first wife, Flora Mae and together shared many wonderful years until her sudden passing in 1963. He later found love and married Peggy and enjoyed 32 years together before her passing in 2000. Raymond worked as clerical worker for Tinker Air Force Base and retired after 40 years of dedicated service. In his spare time, Raymond enjoyed hobbies such as beekeeping, garage sales and tinkering. He was known for his Czech heritage and his dedication to his church, Southwest Baptist Church, where he enjoyed many outings with his Sunday School Class the “Real Peoples Class.” Raymond will be fondly remembered for being a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend, who will be deeply missed.
Raymond was preceded in death by his:
First wife, Flora Mae Drabek;
Second wife, Peggy Drabek;
Daughter, Linda Johnson;
All of his younger siblings.
Raymond leaves behind his loving family:
Son, Cecil Drabek and his wife, Cheryl;
Son, Dr. Steven A. Drabek and his wife, Karen;
Daughter, Nancy Parr and her husband, David;
Daughter, Angela Drabek;
Six Grandchildren: Philip and Jeffrey Parr; Amanda and Kim Drabek; Madison and Tyler Drabek;
Two great grandchildren: Lily and Emma Parr;
A host of other family and church family.