Rusty Lee DraperJune 12, 1962 ~ December 1, 2017 (age 55)
Rusty Lee Draper, 55, of Surfside Beach, SC passed away on December 1st, 2017 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Lee Draper and Shirley Ann Draper, as well as a nephew, Joey Morgan.
Rusty was born on June 12th, 1962 in Akron, Ohio, a son to the late Joseph Lee Draper and Shirley Ann Draper. He attended and graduated from University High School in 1980. Rusty was a State Championship Wrestler and he served proudly in the United States Air Force. In July of 1986, he married his dear wife, Sandra Draper, who lovingly cared for him during his illness. Rusty worked as a copier technician and laborer and was of the Christian faith. Rusty was well known for his ability to make people laugh and was always a jokester. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter.
He is survived by a large and loving family, including his two devoted children, Cortney Stockman and Joseph Draper, stepdaughter Kristen Long, two grandchildren Heather Stockman and Colton Draper, his wife Sandra Draper, his four siblings Michelle Meier, Pamela Morgan and David Draper, and Jeff Varner; as well as several nieces and nephews who loved to spend time with their Uncle Rusty.
A memorial service will be held in Rusty's honor on December 30th, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Mountain Rest, South Carolina.
The family wishes to give special thanks to the Draper family and the Johnson family.
Memorials, donations, flowers and condolences may be sent to the Draper family at 205 Double Eagle Drive 111, Surfside Beach, SC 29575.
Rusty will be forever loved and his memory will always be cherished by those who knew and loved him. May he rest in eternal peace.