Drake was born in Newport Beach, California to Billy and Debbie Ruiz.
Drake was an amazing kid. He always kept us all laughing. He could always take a joke and then dish on back. He was an insanely spirited young man who will always be remembered.
Drake loved the ocean and never wanted to leave the water. He loved going to movies. Mostly comedies. He always wanted to play football or rugby with his friends and prove he was stronger than them. He loved God and wasn’t ashamed of his faith.
Drake has two half-siblings in Texas, Chelsea, and Austin. His younger brother Caleb lived with him and several kids he called his brothers and sisters lived with him at various times. He had one set of grandparents who recently moved in with him and was getting to know better.
He will be missed.
Rest in peace, sweet Drake. I don’t know any of the families of these three angels but my heart is just broken and so full at the same time. The families have shown such grace and forgiveness which can only come from our Lord & Savior. The fact that all three best friends were called back to heaven can be no coincidence. These boys were sent here into these exact families to teach us all a lesson- they are real time proof of the goodness and fullness and mercy of God. I wish with every piece of me that this tragedy did not happen but I want the families to know that the world is watching and we understand the lesson you are teaching us all! God bless you all, especially those sweet boys. <3
Your story is very touching. I did not know you sons but they sounded like they were amazing kids. I hope your family finds peace in this life. Keeping your families in our prayers at night. GOD bless you and keep you in HIS loving embrace.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I have not lost a child in death but i have lost a child through drug addiction, he is still alive.
but it feels like a death..he’s gone GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
What a wonderful young man. I am so sorry for your loss, but I know you will be reunited with your beautiful son one day.
I know i have a heart, because it broke reading about these 3 friends. What beautiful souls and they were that way because people took an interest in their lives to show them the way. my condolences for your loss. The world is a different world today. I remember as a boy playing this game with my friends and cousins. We never thought of being murdered. Keep there memories close. Don’t let them be forgotten.