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Nicholas (Nick) DRAYER

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DRAYER, Mr. Nicholas "Nick" 71, of Lake Wales, Florida, died on Monday, February 10, 2014, at Lake Wales Medical Center. He was born on October 4, 1942 in Muncie, Indiana and moved to Lake Wales in 2003 from Columbia, South Carolina. He was a graduate of Ball State University and started his career at a division in Muncie, and held many diverse positions within GMC over the next thirty years. Probably the most enjoyable position was being President of General Motors Korea in Seoul, South Korea. He was a huge NASCAR and racing sports fan. He had been a volunteer at Lake Wales Care Center serving on two boards and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was active in the former Covenant Presbyterian Church in Winter Haven and attended the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Wales. Nick is survived by his beloved wife of twenty-five years Janice Drayer, daughters Kelly Doan of Independence, Kentucky, Dana Michel of Dayton, Ohio, and Heather Horan of Framingham, Massachusetts, six grandchildren, a sister Beth Drayer of Muncie, and an uncle Keith Fisher of Columbus, Ohio. Memorial services will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2014, at 5:00 P.M. at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Reynolds officiating. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until service the time. Memorials of remembrance may be made to the Lake Wales Care Center 125 East Park Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853 or First Presbyterian Church 16 North Third Street, Lake Wales, FL 33853.

Published in Dayton Daily News on Feb. 13, 2014
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