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George Thomas Draper, Jr.

January 19, 1934 ~ June 29, 2018 (age 84)
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Obituary of George Thomas Draper, Jr. USMC Veteran George Thomas Draper, Jr., age 84, of Millsboro, DE passed away at his home suddenly of heart failure on June 29, 2018. He was born on January 19, 1934 to the late George T. Sr., and Mary Lodge Bird Draper in Wilmington, DE. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953 until 1957 and won several medals including the Good Conduct Medal, Nato Ribbon, Naval Occupation Medal, the National Defense Service medal, and Presidential Unit Citation. He retired as a pipefitter from the Du Pont Chambers works Plant in Deepwater, NJ, He was a member of Oak Orchard Community Church, and worked as a driver for the Christian Storehouse. He loved people, and helping anyone he could and was an active volunteer. He was devoted to his family, coached baseball, loved fishing and was a devoted Eagles and Phillies fan. He sang in the choir, was an Elder in the church, and also served as a Board Member. He was preceded in death by his wife Linda, in 2015, and his daughter Cynthia L. Draper in 2017. He is survived by his children: Carolyn C. Neil, and husband David, of Landenberg, PA Christopher T. Draper, and wife Rhonda, of Middletown, DE; and Stephen S. Draper, of Newark, DE. He is also survived by a step daughter: Tami Genna, of Camden-Wyoming, DE. George is also survived by a sister: Nancy Wright, of Wilmington, DE; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren, as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many, many church friends. He also leaves behind his beloved canine friends: Toots and Daisy. In addition to his parents, wife and daughter – he was preceded in death by four sisters: Mary; Eleanor; Isabelle; and Anna. A time of visitation with the family will be held at Watson Funeral Home in Millsboro , De Monday, July 9, 2018 from 9:30 AM till 11:30 AM with a Memorial Service and Celebration of His Life following at 11:30. Pastor Allen Miller will officiate. Interment will be at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery with the conferring of Military Honors at 1:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: The American Heart Association. 200 Continental Dr # 101, Newark, DE 19713. Phone: (800) 242-8721 Electronic Condolences to: www.watsonfh.com


Donations may be made to:

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
200 CONTINENTAL DR #101, NEWARK DE 19713
Tel: 1-800-242-8721


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