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Oral Wayne Draper
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Birth: Jan. 29, 1923
Harlan County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 2012
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA

O.W. (Wayne) Draper age 89 passed from this life on June 1, 2012 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on January 29, 1923 in Reagan, Nebraska, the son of James & Katie (Pruitt) Draper.

He attended Neosho High School & served in the United States Air Force during WWII. He sold cars at Neil Norton Motors for 28 years & was a member of the First Baptist Church of Miami. Wayne was united in marriage to Hazel Harris on December 2, 1946 unto this marriage 4 children were born. After 45 wonderful years of marriage Hazel preceded him death. On January 29, 1993 Wayne married Joyce Crosby and shared 19 wonderful years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Hazel, 2 sisters and 4 brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce of the home; 4 children, Mary McSwain and her husband Gary, of Houston, Texas, John Draper and his wife Sheila, of Miami, Oklahoma, Peggy Oney and her husband Randy, of Fort Wayne, Indiana and Alvin Draper and his wife Sheila, of Miami, Oklahoma, 6 step-children, Dr. Tom R. Crosby, Marsha Davis, Steven Crosby, Gary Crosby, Kimberly Faxon and Stacie McCrate and a host of grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Wayne Draper will be held 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Miami with Rev. Rick Longcrier, officiating. Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Miami. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home, Miami. Online condolences may be made at

Family links: 
  James Raymond Draper (1883 - 1966)
  Katie Pruitt Draper (1891 - 1968)
  Hazel Edith Draper (1926 - 1991)*
  Thomas Eugene Draper (1908 - 1987)*
  Bertha Ellen Brumback (1914 - 1948)*
  Raymond Lester Draper (1918 - 2003)*
  Oral Wayne Draper (1923 - 2012)
*Calculated relationship
Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery
Ottawa County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Garden of Peace block 16 lot 4 grave 1
GPS (lat/lon): 36.91429, -94.87901
Created by: Darryl & Debra Vickers
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91152507
Oral Wayne Draper
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