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MOUNT AIRY — Mr. Joseph William Draughon, 66, of Mount Airy, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center - NorthEast in Concord. Mr. Draughon was born April 12, 1947, in Surry County, the son of the late Marvin S. Draughon Sr. and Margaret M. Draughon. Joseph was a retired truck driver, truck salesman and automotive body repairman. Joseph was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was a teacher and mentor to many. Above all, he loved his family — all of them — particularly his five granddaughters. He also loved banana pudding and his dogs. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Ann Venable Draughon of the home; a son and daughter-in-law, Myron Joseph and Melanie Draughon of Pfafftown; a stepdaughter, Tracy Golding of Mount Airy; three granddaughters, Megan Draughon, Morgan Draughon, and McKenzie Draughon, all of Pfafftown; two stepgranddaughters, Stacy Hawks and Elizabeth Rose Hawks; a sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Eddie Rupard of Jonesville; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Marvin Draughon Jr. of Kernersville, Jeff and Patty Draughon of Ararat, and Alex Draughon of Mount Airy; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Draughon was preceded in death by a stepson, Michael Hawks. A memorial graveside service will be held Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Hutchens-Venable Cemetery, with the Rev. Jake Penley and the Rev. Shirley Combs officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Moody Funeral Home in Mount Airy. Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to the Hutchens-Venable Cemetery Fund, c/o Lu Ann Browne, 929 Siloam Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Mount Airy Newspapers from Sept. 3 to Sept. 5, 2013