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Lee Roy V. Draper

LeeRoy V. Draper

A memorial service for Lee Roy will be held at Perl Siskiyou Funeral Home, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd, Medford, on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Chaplain Paul Hagadore, officiating.

Lee Roy was born in Shamrock, Texas, Feb. 7, 1930, to Virgil Draper and Beatrice Moore Draper. Lee Roy passed away peacefully at his home in Eagle Point, on Jan. 8, 2009, after a long battle with COPD.

Lee Roy came to Oregon in 1940 where he attended Butte Falls, Derby, Reese Creek, and Prospect schools. He married Rose Mary Manly on Jan. 16, 1948, in Prospect. Lee Roy enjoyed playing music, hunting, traveling, and dune bugging with family and friends. He loved his family and was most happy when he was with them. He was very loved and will be extremely missed. He was a truck driver since he was 18 years old, retiring after 35 years with R B Browns Trucking in 1995.

Lee Roy leaves behind his beloved wife of 61 years, Rose Draper; son, Bill Draper and wife Sandy, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz; daughter, Judy (Draper) Hull and husband John, of Shady Cove, Ore.; daughter-in-law, Debbie Draper and spouse Terry Coryell, of Fallon, Nev.; brother, Jim Draper and wife Joan, of Redwood Valley, Calif.; sisters, Rita Bentley, of Carson City, Nev., and Barbara Middlemist, of Castle Rock, Colo.; brother of his heart, Jack Rienks and wife JoAnn, of Gilchrist, Ore.; grandchildren, Jim, Angela, Robert, Tami, Erik and spouses; 11 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifetime friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Dan Draper; and great grandson Daniel Williams.

Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to Hospice of Providence, P O Box 2548, Medford, OR. 97501, or The Eagle Point Friends of the Library Lee Roy Draper Memorial, P O Box 459, Eagle Point, OR. 97524.