John Shackelford Draper, 84, of Axton, Va. passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2022. He was born October 9, 1938, in Martinsville, Va. to Edgar Harrison Draper and Fannie Hensley Draper.
In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Dyches Draper; brothers, Gerard and Tommy Draper; sister, Frances Walston (Jack).
He is survived by his daughters, Bettie D. Bowles (Gene) and Nancy D. Oakes (Joey); grandchildren, Sherri Shively (Brandon), Stevan Bowles (Shenika), Sylvia Oakes, and Marshall Bowles; great grandchildren, Colton Bowles, Reagan Shively and Grayson Shively; brother-in-law, John Dyches (Joan); sisters-in-law, Patsy Draper and Florence Draper; also many beloved nieces and nephews.
Mr. Draper was the owner operator of Draper’s barbershop for over sixty years.
He was a member of McCabe Memorial Church. John enjoyed hunting and playing golf.
A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 16, 2022, at McKee-Stone Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. and will be officiated by Reverend Dr. G. H. Vaughn. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McCabe Memorial Baptist Church, 107 Clearview Drive, Martinsville, VA 24112.
Arrangements are by McKee-Stone Funeral Home-Martinsville, VA
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