Jimmy Lane Draper was born in Macon County, TN, on July 19, 1968 to Johnny Author Draper and Betty Jean Stubblefield Draper. He was one of four sons born to this union.
Jimmy was preceded in death by, Grandparents, Curtis and Curley Draper, Lester D. and Velma E. Stubblefield, Aunt, Geraldine Coker, Uncles, Ronnie Draper and Bobby Roddy.
Working in Construction as a carpenter was what Jimmy did as an occupation. Being the avid outdoorsman, outside is where you would find Jimmy, most of the time. He loved Archeology and FlintKapping. Jimmy loved to hunt arrowheads and was very talented when it came to making arrowheads. He had pursued this with great expectation. When he wasn’t busy with his arrowheads, Jimmy would go camping and fishing.
When he needed time out to relax or to think, you could find Jimmy on the porch swinging. Jimmy was a very loving and caring son, brother, and uncle, that enjoyed time spent with his family. He was a member of Lafayette Church of Christ.
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, the Lord called Jimmy home. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends here on Earth, but our loss is Heaven’s Gain.
Funeral services for Jimmy were conducted Friday at 1 pm from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Jerry Mercer and Matthew Stafford officiating. Roger Coker, Don Coker, Bret Zachary, Jack Roberts, Jr. Hollaway, Chad Roddy, Tony Hale, and Michael Davenport served as Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Walton Cemetery.
Jimmy is survived by; Parents, Johnny A. and Betty Stubblefield Draper of Lafayette, TN, Brothers, Johnny Dewayne (Fredia) Draper of Whitleyville, TN, Jason L. Draper,
and Jarrad (Brandy) Draper all of Lafayette, TN, Nephews, Cohen Lane Draper of Lafayette, TN, and Matthew (Ashley) Stafford of Whitleyville, TN, Niece, Shawn (Randy) Spivey of Gainesboro, TN, Great nephews, Levi Stafford and Neylan Spivey, Great niece, Ava Stafford, His dog, Buddy, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends also survive.