Mr. Alfred Keel "Al" Drayton, 61, of Clarkton, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.
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Mr. Drayton was born July 1, 1951, in Miami, Fla., and was the son of the late Alfred Henry Drayton and Eva Mae Knutson Drayton. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Rose Marie Varnum Drayton; two sons, Alfred Christopher Drayton of Winnabow, and Shawn Keel Drayton of Clarkton; two daughters, Melissa Ann Drayton of Clarkton, and Ericka Drayton of Hawaii; six grandchildren, Kelsea, Brandon, Brad, Ethan, Alexia and Adon; two brothers, William Drayton of Marion, and Michael Drayton of Wilmington; three sisters, Cheryl Gilmore of Asheboro, Lucille West of Atkinson, and Cara Morrell of Rocky Point.
Funeral services were set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Dixon Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Negron officiating. Burial was set to follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at White Funeral Service, 3660 Express Dr. in Shallotte. They will receive friends at other times from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jeremie Varnam, 55 Trawler Dr. in Varnamtown.
You may offer online condolences at www.shallottefunerals.com.
Arrangements by White Funeral and Cremation Service, Shallotte.
Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Nov. 30, 2012