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Charles Edward Drinks, Jr.

December 21, 1941 ~ July 12, 2020 (age 78)


Charles E. Drinks, Jr., 78, of Davenport, FL (formerly of LaPlata, MD) passed away on July 12, 2020 at Spring Lake Nursing & Rehabilitation Ctr.

Born in LaPlata, MD on December 21, 1941 to the late Charles and Minnie Drinks, he is also predeceased by his first wife, Barbara Drinks; son, John R. Drinks, Sr.; brother, Edward L. Drinks; and sisters, Carole Gehring and Lillian Petersen.  Charles leaves behind his wife of 20 years, Donna Cermak; sisters, Diane Dean and Judy Norris (Joseph); children, Katherine Odom (Patrick), James E. Drinks (Tonya), Michael T. Drinks,  Steve Cermak (Diana) and Nancy Cermak (Eli Pothier); grandchildren, Victoria McDowell (Marcus), Danielle Fawley, Sarah Fawley, John Drinks, Jr. , Crystal Drinks, Ben Cermak, Abby Cermak , Tim Cermak, Samantha Eddy (John), Amanda Wilkins (Jeremy) and Cara Barger (Nick); and several great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, (211 St. Mary’s Ave., LaPlata, MD) on Monday, July 20, 2020 from to 6PM to 8PM; Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 11 AM at the Arehart-Echols Funeral Home. Interment to follow at the Trinity Memorial Gardens. At the cemetery everyone except immediate  family must please remain in you car.  Please wear a mask and practice social distancing.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charles’ memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis, TN 38148).  Online condolences to the family can be shared at

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July 20, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Funeral Service
July 21, 2020

11:00 AM
Arehart-Echols Funeral Home, P.A.

Interment following funeral service
July 21, 2020

Trinity Memorial Gardens
3221 Mattawoman Beantown Rd.
Waldorf, MD 20604


St Jude Children's Research Hospital
P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 143, Memphis TN 38148
Tel: 1-800-822-6344

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