William Eugene “Bill” Draper, a 71 year old Trenton, MO resident, passed away at 6:35 p.m., Friday, March 4, 2022 at Livingston Manor in Chillicothe.
He is to be cremated under the direction of Slater Neal Funeral Home. There is to be a memorial held at a later date.
William Eugene Draper was born January 20, 1951 in Kansas City, MO to William Samuel and Janetta (Newsome) Draper. On October 21st, 1996 he was united in marriage to Beverly Couffman in Iowa. Bill worked pouring concrete for over 50 years, and has worked all over the United States. He was a member of the Operative Plasters and Cement Masons local 518. He enjoyed playing poker and was well known for his skill at pool.
Surviving relatives include his children; William G. Draper of Trenton, Kerrie Goerne of New Hampton, MO, William J. “BJ” Draper and wife Lauri of Unity WI, Kelly Draper of Joplin, MO, step children; Robert Casebolt of Trenton, and Christina Casebolt of Kansas City, MO, father William S. Draper of Trenton, brothers and sisters; Sharon Veatch of Independence, MO, Debbie Griffin and husband Frank of Trenton, Donna Scheib and husband Alvie of Trenton, Alice Albers and husband Jack of Trenton, Virginia Draper of Trenton and Bob Draper and wife Loraine of Trenton and 14 grandchildren.
Those preceding him in death include his mother, wife Beverly, and a brother John Draper.
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