Calvin Turner Draper

Calvin Turner Draper

March 4, 1925-August 20, 2020

Calvin Turner Draper, 95, died August 20, 2020, at his home surrounded by family.

Mr. Draper was a native of Northampton County. He was born, March 4, 1925, to the late Elizabeth Beale Draper and Carlton Wingate Draper.

Mr. Draper served a tour of duty in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  He also joined and retired from the U.S. Army Reserves when he reached the rank of Major.

He retired from the Jackson Fire Department where he served as Chief for many years as well as a NC state fire instructor. He was appointed and served as Postmaster in Jackson, where he served for thirty-five years.

He was a member of Creeksville Baptist Church where he served as deacon, choir member and Sunday School teacher.

He was predeceased by three sisters, Blanche Galloway, Margaret Conner, Geraldine Draper, a brother John Draper, son, Douglas Draper, and beloved fur companion, Sandy.

Survivors include his wife Judy Draper, son, Calvin Draper (Betsy), two daughters, Brenda Byrum (Joe), Donna Newsome (Glenn). Two stepsons, David Strickland (Becky), Kent Wiggins (Charlene), a stepdaughter, Trudy Hatcher (Donald).  He was blessed with ten grandchildren, Chris Glover (Barbara), Brian Glover (Denna), Sheila Glover, Lisa Glover, Mike Barnes (Kari), Steve Barnes, Crystal Davis (Jason), Emily Ligon (Brian), Kelli Wyatt (Lance), and Allison Draper. He also had five step-grandchildren, Christina Hebert (Ashley), Lindsay Johnson (Rich), Brittany Strickland (Caleb), Shannon Wiggins, and Matthew Wiggins.

He was also survived by sixteen great grandchildren, Christie Glover (Payton), Will Glover (Caroline), Logan Glover, Madison Glover, Savannah Beltrami, Lucas Barnes, Karlie Barnes, Conner Barnes, Deborah Barnes, Alec Barnes, Chelsea Barnes, Cheyenne Davis, Jaxon Davis, Matthew Ligon, Charles Maxwell Ligon, Sydney Wyatt and one great-great grandchild, Carlie Doyle and four step-great grandchildren, Philip Johnson, Phoebe Johnson, Lane Christo, and Everett Hebert. Mr. Draper also had a special caretaker, Phyllis Bracy.

Rev. Andy Sloan and Pastor Matt Ledbetter will conduct a graveside service Sunday, August 23, 2020 at 1:00 pm in Creeksville Baptist Church Cemetery.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions you are requested to share a memory and sign the online register at Social distancing is also requested at the graveside.

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