Henry Charles Draughn Jr.

Décédé(e) le 13 janvier 2021

Henry “Hank” Charles Draughn Jr. passed away at home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Hank was born to the late Henry and Pauline Howard Draughn in Smithfield, North Carolina. He was married to Wanda Green for forty four years.

Hank lived most of his life in Archdale, North Carolina. He was an avid hunter and angler. Hank retired from the Department of Motor Vehicles in High Point, where he worked for many years. He attended Green Street Baptist Church in High Point.

Hank is survived by his wife Wanda of the home; two sisters, Sandy (Jim) Martin, Stephanie Taylor, brother-in-law; Mike (Victoria) Green, sister-in-law, Beverly (Tim) Gardner, and was predeceased by brother-in-law Gary (Andrea) Green.

A visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, January 17 at Sechrest-Davis, Lexington avenue location from 6:00pm until 7:30pm. A Celebration of Life will be on Monday, January 18 at Sechrest-Davis, Lexington Avenue Chapel at 11:00am, followed by interment at Guilford Memorial Park Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made at the Catfish Hunter ALS Foundation, P. O. Box Hertford, North Carolina, 27944 or North Carolina ALS Foundation, 4 N. Blount Street, Suite 200, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27601.

Online condolences for the Draughn family may be made at www.sechrestfunerals.com


  • Henry Charles & Pauline Howard Draughn, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Wanda Green Draughn, Wife
  • Sandy Martin & husband Jim, Sister
  • Stephanie Taylor, Sister
  • Beverly Gardner & husband Tim, Sister in law
  • Andrea Green, Sister in law
  • Gary Green, Brother in law (deceased)
  • Mike Green & wife Victoria, Brother in Law
  • Gracie & Dollie, Pups (deceased)

  • Chris Fincannon
  • Kevin Green
  • Nick Grissom
  • Riley Martin
  • Wesley Martin
  • Nathan Smith


  • Visitation

    dimanche, 17 janvier , 2021

  • Celebration of Life

    lundi, 18 janvier , 2021


Henry Charles Draughn Jr.


Art and Terri Patsch

18 janvier , 2021

Although we only knew Hank for a short time through our ALS support group, we could quickly tell he was a kind, gentle, thoughtful and loving man. And his great love of Wanda was immediately evident.

Wanda, we know you will miss Hank tremendously. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Debbie DeMott

18 janvier , 2021

May the Lord hold you in his arms as you go through this sad time. Prayers, love, and heartfelt sympathy are with all of you.

Lori Weatherman

16 janvier , 2021

It was and always will be such a pleasure knowing Hank and Wanda. They came to the salon , just the sweetest couple . Arm in arm , Hank would escort Wanda in when they can e to get haircuts. He was such a joy to talk to , especially about cars. He loved his Wanda . I had the pleasure to go and cut Hanks hair while home bound and although he was slowly drifting away, he still laughed as much as he could . I am so thankful that the Lord spoke to my heart that night , and I was able to bring Hank a banana milkshake . I was able to say my good bye . Later when I text Wanda , she said He had trouble with good byes , so I changed it to “not good bye but see you later”
Hanks humor and smile will be missed but never forgotten.
He was a brave warrior in his battle ... he now has won his battle .
“ see you later Hank “
Thank you for all the laughter during you and Wanda’s haircuts .
Prayers lifted for you Wanda. He loved you tremendously

Mike Green

16 janvier , 2021

What do you do? What do you say? How do you feel? How could this be?
Life has no ryhme no reason or does it?
People live there live, no time for others
Most with no thought of what tomorrow will bring Hank loved to live, loved to Love, His wife of 44 years. A man that feared God and loved him in the same breath. So many trials but never seconed guessed God's love for him. We are not promised tomorrow. Do as Hank, Live, Love and treat others with love and respect as Hank. A true friend is always there for you, rather he is in heaven or earth. Hank has always been there for me. His memories are in my heart and yes will always be with me. I know I'll see him soon.
I love ya man!

Rocky Taylor

15 janvier , 2021

Hank and I worked together at DMV in High Point, and became good friends. He and I had a lot in common such as being former police officers, former managers at corporations, and how we loved our pets and how they provided a comfort that nothing else could match. I'm proud to call Hank a true friend, and I will miss him and our conversations we had after retirement. May the Lord bless and comfort you Wanda and your family.

Wanda Draughn

15 janvier , 2021

Honey you will forever be missed. I can't thank you enough for your love, care, and support you have freely given. You have always placed me upon a pedestal. I feel I am the luckiest women on earth to have been selected to have been your wife.
You fought a hard battle. You were strong and courageous. Through out the battle you kept your humor and your surprises. I don't know how you did it.
As much as I hated to release you to Jesus, I knew it was time.
I know you are in Heaven dancing with Gracie and Dolly.
I love you, miss you, but glad you are no longer in pain or have that awful sickness and now have your arms, legs and wings. As the songs says, I'll meet you soon at Jesus's feet.
Boo Boo

Jill Summon McAbee

14 janvier , 2021

Wanda, I was so saddened to hear of Hanks passing. Sherry always shared a great respect for the two of you. May Peace, comfort and love surround you now as well in the many days to come. Sending much love from the McAbee’s (including fur baby kisses from Jemma, Tank & Rusty)

Debra Alphin

14 janvier , 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I am especially sorry that I can't be there to celebrate Hanks home going because of Covid. Please know that you are in my prayers 🙏 and I love you.

Bryan Duncan

14 janvier , 2021

Hank Draughn Was my best friend in high school at T Wingate Andrew's. We were laughing all the time. I remember setting at a street light with Hank on a friday night ,cruising Main Street downtownand. A guy pulls up next to us starts revving his engine in an invitation to race, so Hank starts revving his engine too. He had a Pontiac Lemans with a 289 high performance engine. He had added "glass packs" to make it loud too. Anyway when the light turned green the guy next to us peels rubber down the street... and hank turns right! laughing loudly he says I got nothing to prove.

Robin Rice

14 janvier , 2021

Hank was a cousin of mine who will always have a special place in my family’s life.These old memories are all great ones; funny and genuine; but Hank was also thoughtful and of high character. We will miss you and never forget our times together . Wanda felt Hank was the best guy and she is right; a perfect gentleman and good husband. Rest In Peace !


Henry Charles Draughn Jr. was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways and had a great sense of humor. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. Someone that first met him might think he was a bit rigid, however, once you learned him you discovered quickly he had a teddy bear heart. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility. Hank was not ashamed of his faith in God. He felt it was important to live by example, and he did his best to set a good example for what the believed.

       His parents were Henry and Pauline Draughn. Was raised in High Point, NC. He was brought up to be hard working, compassionate and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

      Growing up in the Draughn household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he seemed to be the one who helped to keep the stress at bay. He was raised with two siblings, two sisters, Sandra Martin, and Stephanie.

      As a young child, he was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He wasn’t pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. As a child he took part in football with several nose injuries and loved baseball. During his teen years when he was not working he would find time relaxing with some fishing, hunting and souping up his fast cars.

       Compassionate and devoted to Wanda, held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Wanda and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make her happy, and indeed he did.

     He enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small or large groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling assignments efficiently. Enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was Plant Superintendent. He was employed for 25 years by Lilly Industry. He started in the barrel room learning every job up to the Plant Superintendent, Starting Lilly out of High school left Lilly in 1978 for the High Point Police Dept. He worked as a Police officer 7 years then went back to Lilly. When Lilly merged with Valspar he made a career change to DMV and remained there till retirement. At DMV he constantly was out preforming others.

     He  liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were target shooting, which he received many trophies from match shootings. Was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

       He was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of ’s favorites was Gracie . She was a Boston Terrier that knew how to charm him with those big brown eyes. They were best friends for 14 years.

      Henry Charles Draughn Jr. passed away on January 13, 2021 at Home. He fought a brave hard battle with ALS, but kept his humor to the end. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Draughn, his sisters Sandra Martin, Stephanie Taylor. Services were held at Sechrest Chapel. Was laid to rest in Guilford Memorial Park.

      Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Henry Charles Draughn Jr. he was committed to living the life of a good man/husband who was both practical and trustworthy and, loving. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.