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Rev. Gregory Scott "Greg" Drake

October 1, 1967 — September 22, 2021

Rev. Gregory Scott “Greg” Drake, age 53, a resident of Carrollton, GA, formerly of Rome, GA, made his heavenly flight Wednesday morning, September 22, 2021, surrounded by his loving family.

Greg was born in Rome on October 1, 1967, son of John Berry Drake, Jr., and Sylvia Brooks Drake. He was a 1985 graduate of Model High School where he played several sports. In the years after graduating, Greg married his precious wife, Toni, in 1992 and they began to build a beautiful life together. During the next 28 years they served together as he pastored several churches in Northwest Georgia. Greg was so very proud to become the father of Kaylee and Layton; watching them grow into followers of Christ brought him so much joy. Greg has pastored The Church at Carrollton for the past 14 years. In ministry, Greg allowed the Lord to use him as an instrument of peace in so many lives. He held a passion for sharing the truth of the gospel. No matter where Greg was, in the grocery store, camping, or doing home improvement projects with his family, when the Holy Spirit laid a message on his heart, he was an obedient servant. Greg always put others before himself, which was evident in all he did. He consistently spent his free time serving others or sharing truth, even when it might not be easy to share. As he would often tell his congregation, “Don’t take my word for it, follow after what God’s Word says.”

Greg loved the outdoors, going camping or rather “glamping” with his family. Additionally, the constant sting of home improvement projects have always been in the works for Greg. He also enjoyed cooking and grilling. Unknown to some, Greg had a soft heart for the canines of the Drake home, especially Coconut and Freckles, who Greg spoiled completely rotten. He was a great storyteller, had a quick wit, and loved his family and friends. Mostly, he loved to talk about his Lord and Savior, telling everyone he met about what Jesus could do for them. To know Greg Drake, was to be impacted by him; his heart and vigor for sharing the Kingdom of God was truly a marvel to experience.

Greg is survived by his wife, Toni Traylor Drake, whom he married December 12, 1992; daughter, Kaylee Morgan Drake; son, Layton Graham Drake; parents, John and Sylvia Drake; brothers and sisters-in-law, John Berry “Johnny” Drake III and Lori Drake; and Daniel Lee Drake and Lisa Drake; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Duane and Kathy Wallace; brother-in-law and sister in-law Scotty and Dusty Smith; brother-in-law, Drew Wallace; grandmother-in-law Martha Hughes; Several nieces and nephews, Austin Drake, Logan Drake, Brady Drake, Olivia Drake, Sophie Drake, Aidan Smith, Asher Smith, and Carter Wallace; a host of other relatives and friends also survive.

A Celebration of Life for Greg will be held on his birthday, October 1, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. at the Stewart House Chapel, 102 South Street, Carrollton, GA, 30117. Rev. Gary Bradley will be officiating. A reception will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to The Church at Carrollton, 2004 N Highway 133, Carrollton, GA, 30117.

Salmon Funeral Home of Rome has charge of the arrangements for Rev. Gregory Scott “Greg” Drake.

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