James Merritt Drake
1938 — 2020
Beloved son, brother, uncle, cousin, friend and world-renowned organist, James Merritt Drake, 81, peacefully passed into the loving arms of the Lord and his heavenly family on March 14, 2020, at Quail Ridge Assisted Living, Pocatello, Idaho. Dr. James Drake was best known as a world-class organist, concertizing in numerous countries around the world. He was an outstanding teacher and professor of organ. He loved people, scriptures, the gospel of Jesus Christ, playing practical jokes and making spoonerisms. Jim, as he was often called, was born October 24, 1938, in Logan, Utah to Reuben Merritt Drake and Edna Johnson Drake. He lived his early years in Utah, Louisiana, and Idaho, moving...