Ross Arthur Drake, age 70 of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, January 16 after a battle with cancer. A native of Naples, New York, he was the son of the late Wendell and Orville Knight Drake. Mr. Drake was a retired engineer with Boeing and also retired from the Coast Guard. He is survived by his daughter, Teresa Barber of Lynchburg; son, Michael Drake of Hampton, Va.; brother, Henry Drake of Rineyville, Ky.; grandchildren, Katherine Elizabethe Barber, Daniel Ross Barber, Isabelle Faith Barber, Caleb Evan Drake and Nathon Ryan Drake, several nieces and nephews, family friend Guy Coers of Booneville and former spouse Audrey Drake of Lynchburg. He was preceded in death by a brother, Wendell Drake Jr. Memorial services were held on Wednesday, January 25 at 3 p.m. with visitation at 2 p.m. Pastor John Osier officiated. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.