John Crozier Draper, age 78, died at his home on April 19, 2023. He was the son of William Bernard Draper and Lewis "Tootsie' Frye Draper. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, William and Robert. He is survived by his children, Mollie Draper Levan (David), John Crozier Draper, Jr., and Charles Hancock Draper, and four grandchildren, Ashlyn Brooke Draper, William Griggs Levan, Dominick Donovan Draper, and Tayloe Cordelia Levan.
Johnny graduated from Campbell College with a degree in geology. He had a winning personality and an entrepreneurial spirit. He was a great cook, a funny and loyal friend, engaging, determined, hard-headed, and prompt! He was a lifelong Washington Commanders and Virginia Tech Hokies fan. He loved surf fishing, canoeing, and bird hunting. His family is thankful to the staff of US Renal Care for their care and support of Johnny, and grateful for the love and support of his family and many friends.
A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 1 Mountain Avenue, SW, Roanoke, VA 24016.