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Kenneth R. Drayton


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Kenneth R. Drayton Obituary

WAY CROSS - Kenneth R. Drayton, 78, of Waycross, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Baptist Village Retirement Communities. He was born December 6, 1937 in Fort Meyers, Florida. He was raised and graduated High School in Jonesville, Michigan in 1955. He went on to serve his country in the United States Navy.

Kenneth met and married Mary Lou Thrift, of Nahunta, in Waycross in 1959. He graduated from Michigan State University and worked for years as an Instrumentation Engineer for the Kodak Company in Rochester, New York. Kenneth was active in the Instrument Society of America.

Kenneth is survived by one son, Kenneth B. Drayton of Nahunta, Georgia, six grandchildren, Robert Shane Drayton of Atlanta, Georgia, Courtney Drayton of Nahunta, Kailee Drayton Rowell and her husband Caleb of Nahunta, Justin Drayton of Nahunta, Amanda Drayton of Rochester, New York, Mary Jayne Drayton of Rochester, New York, one great grandson, Lennox Drayton of Karlsruhe, Germany, one brother, Karl Drayton and his wife Nancy of Clarkston, Michigan, two sisters, Karen Drayton Trueman and her husband Robert of Inman, South Carolina, Suzanne Drayton Wade Mercer and her husband Robert of Columbus, a daughter-in-law, Lori Drayton of Rochester, New York, and numerous other relatives.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his daughter, Wanda Jean Drayton of Rochester, New York, his son, Gregory Drayton of Rochester, New York, his parents, Robert P. and Julia Belle Griffin Drayton of Waycross, his brother, Keith Drayton of Antioch, Tennessee and by his wife Mary Lou in 2012.

Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2016 in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hickox, Georgia. The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Waycross Primitive Baptist Church, 107 Linden Drive, Waycross, Georgia 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Apr. 15, 2016
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