Tom Drake was born on December 5, 1930, and died on February 2, 2017.
He was an American attorney, professional wrestler, politician,
He was a member of the athletic staff of legendary football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.
Tom was a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, serving as Speaker from 1983 to 1987.
Drake was a resident of Vinemont, Alabama; his wife of over 55 years, Christine Mckoy Drake – also an attorney, stateswoman and former member of the Alabama Board of Education – died on September 26, 2011, after a long battle with brain cancer.
Tom Drake passed away at 86 years old.