MACHIAS - Warren C. "Butch" Draper, 68, of Machias, passed away Sunday (Jan. 12, 2014) at his home.
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Born on Jan. 23, 1945, in Rochester, he was a son of Warren and June Rogers Draper Krieger.
Mr. Draper was a janitor for Pioneer Central School and worked in all the schools. He also worked in Yorkshire, Centerville, McKinstry, Farmersville and Delevan cemeteries mowing lawns. He had also worked for the village of Delevan.
He was a five-year member of the Delevan Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, yard work, woodworking and assembling models. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and being out and about in the community.
Mr. Draper is survived by his children, Jessica (Clayton Willover) Draper of Machias, Samuel (Crystal) Draper Sr. of Machias, Latisha Neamon of Machias and Jordon Draper of Machias; three grandchildren, Katelynn, Destiny and Samuel Draper Jr.; his stepmother, Cora Draper of Henrietta; his stepfather, Donald Krieger of Scio; close friends Rose and Robert Willis of Machias; four brothers, Raymond Draper of Massachusetts, Michael (Beth) Draper of Perry, Leonard (Robin) Draper of Florida and Warren (Ruth) Draper of Henrietta; three sisters, Betty (Curtis) Wheeler of Dansville, Peggy (Jody) Mitchell of Dansville and Carolyn (Duane) Williams of Concord, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded by his parents; a granddaughter, Kayla Ann Draper; a brother, Eddie Draper; and sister, Linda Bergholtz.
Friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday (Jan. 18, 2014), at W.S. Davis Funeral Home Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade, with funeral services following at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Keel officiating. Burial will be in Delevan Cemetery, Delevan.
Online condolences may be offered at www.wsdavisfuneralhome.com.
W.S. Davis Inc Funeral Home
358 W. Main St Arcade, NY 14009
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Jan. 14, 2014