Funeral services will be held for William Bennett “Bill” Drake at 1 p.m. Monday, July 14 at Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, 385 N. Church St., Spartanburg. Private burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens.
Drake, a Spartanburg radio icon, served as an adjunct faculty member at USC Upstate for more than 27 years teach public speaking.
The University recognized him recently naming a new award for him to honor adjunct faculty members. Drake became the first recipient during a recognition service in May.