November 14, 1952 - November 20, 2020
Charlie David Droke, age 68, of Clanton, AL, formerly of Florence, passed away November 20, 2020. A private burial is planned at Florence City Cemetery. Rev. Vickie Mann will officiate the service.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Doris Droke, and brother, Gary Droke.
Survivors include his loving wife, Susan Droke; children, Jack Droke (Danielle) of Salt Lake City, UT, Sarah Blevin (Lane) of Bristol, TN, and Amanda Reiter of Ft. Rucker, AL; siblings, William R. Droke of Hoover, AL, Elizabeth Droke of Decatur, AL, and DeeDee Peeden (John) of Guntersville, AL; and 5 grandchildren.
Charlie was an active member of Lomax Assembly of God Church in Clanton. He began a career as a video technician while still in high school at WOWL-TV in Florence, before moving to WBRC in Birmingham, and later working for WSFA in Montgomery, the Department of Defense, ESPN, EWTN, and Game Creek Videos, as a videographer and engineer for numerous venues.
Memorials may be made to Adopt A Golden Birmingham, www.adoptagoldenbirmingham.com, which is an pet adoption service for golden retrievers.
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