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James R. Draper

AGE: 78 • Jupiter, FL

James "Jay" R. Draper, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 11. Mr. Draper was born in Charlotte, NC to Eben and Ashlyn Cannon Draper. Mr. Draper retired from a successful career with Fieldcrest Cannon textiles, moved to Florida and spent summers in Spring Lake, NJ. Mr. Draper loved reading and completing the challenging Sunday Times crossword. He will be remembered for his intelligence on a wide range of subjects, particularly history and literature. He is survived by four children: Benjamin, Carlie, Ashlyn, and Eric, and his 12 grandchildren. Mr. Draper was predeceased by his wife, Frances "Sam" Meehan Draper. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Spring Lake Community Theater, 300 Madison Ave, Spring Lake, NJ 07762, which held a special place in Mr. Draper's heart. Condolences can be sent in the care of Carlie Jakub, 3 Danna Court, Fair Haven, NJ 07704. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 25th at 4:00 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 301 Monmouth Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ. God bless you, Jay Draper; may you be at peace.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 21, 2017
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