Leslie R. Draper

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Leslie Randall Draper, 76, of Hopewell died Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2008 in John Randolph Medical Center.

Mr. Draper was born in Martinsville, Va. and had been a long time resident of Hopewell.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War. He retired at Fort Lee as a M/Sgt with 23 years of service. Following his tenure in the military, he was employed with Firestone Corporation and Virginia Power Company.

Mr. Draper was the son of the late Frank L. Draper Sr. and Gladys Parcell Draper. He is survived by his wife, Norma Draper of Hopewell; three sons, Leslie D. Draper and his wife, Debbie; Charles F. Draper and his wife, Robin, all of Neptune City, N.J.; Mark Lee and his wife, Brandy of Smithfield, N.C.; four daughters, Rosemarie Giorella and her husband, Joseph of Winder, Ga., Bonnie Sue Stafford and her husband, Michael of Bradley Beach, N.J., Susan Martin of Hopewell, Va.. and her husband, Michael of Winston Salem, N.C., and Sharon Ledford and her special friend, Ernie Brown of Walnut Cove, N.C.; 15 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; two brothers, David G. "Sonny" Draper and his wife Nancy, Frank L. Draper Jr. and his wife, Jeannie; two sisters, Shirley Agee, Lemma Sue Cobbler and her husband, Boonie, all of Martinsville, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008 at 4 p.m. in the Hopewell Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Cremation Service with the Rev. Dr. David Hayes of Family Worship and Praise Center officiating. Following the service, the family will receive friends until 6 p.m. Interment will be private. Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions may be made to Super Kids Ministries, P.O. Box 212, Prince George, VA., 23875. Condolences may be registered with www.jtmorriss.com
Published in The Progress-Index from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15, 2008