Brent Alan Droke
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Brent Alan Droke, 49, a resident of Sweetwater, passed away Friday night, Oct. 18, 2013.

He was born in York, Ala., but moved with his parents as a young child to Cleveland, where he was raised and graduated from Bradley Central High School in 1982.

He was a member of the Cleveland Christian Church. He was employed with Don Ledford Automotive in Cleveland. He loved antiques and was an avid Alabama college football fan. Above all he was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife of 13 years, Kerry Smith Droke; two stepsons: Anthony and Zakary Jones; one daughter and son-in-law, Callie and Matt Gentry of Etowah; father and mother, James and Naomi Droke of Cleveland; three granddaughters: Emily, Lily and Kylee Gentry; one stepdaughter, Ashley Cross and her husband, Mitch; one stepgrandson, Colton Riden; several other extended family members; and a host of special friends.

A celebration of his life is planned for Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at 8 p.m. at Cleveland Christian Church, 3448 Davis Circle, Cleveland, with minister Louis Rouse officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 6 until the 8 p.m. service time.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Cleveland Christian Church in Brent’s memory.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Brent and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial Web page and guest book at

Companion Funeral Home and the Cody family are honored to assist the Droke family with these arrangements.