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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Kenny Lee Draper

January 18, 1956March 20, 2020

Kenny Draper, 64, of Victoria, TX, passed away on March 20, 2020 at his home from a year-long battle with Stage IV renal cell carcinoma. Kenny was born in Blytheville, AR to Melvin (deceased) and Peggy Draper on January 18, 1956. He grew up in Waco. He married Pam on June 20, 1987, and they raised two wonderful daughters, Jordan Kamille and Mallory Kendall. He was the Operations Supervisor at Coleto Creek Power Plant, having worked there for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Navy. Kenny was involved in volunteering for youth sports throughout his daughters Jordan’s and Mallory’s lives: softball, basketball, soccer, running, gymnastics, and diving. His job was an important aspect of his life, having forged strong friendships with his co-workers.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pam, daughters Jordan (fiancé Matt) and Mallory (boyfriend Nate), dog Sawyer, as well as son Christopher from a previous marriage. Also, his mother Peggy, brothers Jackie (Cindy) and JR (Ida), sister Lori Ann (Greg), nephews Jason (Julie) and Ethan, nieces Janae (fiancée Jenny), Cristin (RC), and Melanie (James).

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to New Century Hospice for their assistance and dedication.

At this time, due to Covid-19, a memorial service for Kenny has been postponed. Please check back for an update.

Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Pamela Reichel Draper, Wife
  • Melvin Draper Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Peggy Sue Meatte Draper-North, Mother
  • Jordan Draper and Fiancee Matthew, Daughter
  • Mallory Draper, Daughter
  • Christopher Draper, Son
  • Lori Ann (Greg) Fielder, Sister
  • Jackie (Cindy) Draper, Brother
  • Melvin (Ida) Draper Jr., Brother
  • Sawyer, Chocolate Lab Mix 4 Legged Companion

Services

  • Memorial Service will be held at a later date

Memories

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Bob Maggiani

March 30, 2020

I wish to send my deepest sympathies to Kenny's family and friends. I'm saddened to hear of his passing. I had worked with Kenny many years ago at Coletto. I always enjoyed working with Kenny; he was a kind and thoughtful person. I recall a group of us going out for lunch. Kenny took us on a mini tour of war memorials. He was very proud of his fellow Texans that laid their life down. I remember that was such a nice day. I hope we can recall all the wonderful memories Kenny has provided us. Again, my deepest sympathies.

Stephen Bauder

March 27, 2020

Dear Pam and Family, it is always sad for me to hear of a fellow Coleto Creek Family member passing. We all kind of grew up together as friends and family for many years at the plant and company events. Kenny was always smiling and friendly to everyone. You and your family have our deepest sympathy at this sad time. Steve & Sylvia Bauder.

Sharon Kacir

March 25, 2020

Dear Pam and family:
I have such pleasant memories of dear Kenny (and you) during visits to the plant, as well as Christmas parties. The Draper family was always special to Ladie and me. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you God's grace and peace at this difficult time.
With love,
Sharon Kacir

Kirk Klinkerman

March 24, 2020

It was a blessing to have Kenny as my Supervisor. I will always remember our training in Buffalo, NY and the side trip to Niagara Falls. Kenny had a sense of humor. He enjoyed quietly walking into my office and loudly clapping his hands together. Given the right circumstances I would jump in my seat pretty high. I have to admit it was funny. It is hard to believe he has passed. He will be missed. My condolences to Pam and family.

Kenneth Reese

March 23, 2020

So sorry to hear of Kenny’s passing. Kenny’s smile and great sense of humor were a treasure to all he met. I send my deepest condolence’s to Pam and family in this time of sorrow . . . may God bless Kenny’s soul.

Gary Banning

March 22, 2020

We are sorry for the loss of Kenny, he was a great guy and friend he will be missed. Things just aren't the same here at work. I pray that all of you make it through these tough times. God Bless

Lori Fielder (Draper)

March 22, 2020

My brother Kenny was the life of every family get together. He had a laugh that always had you laughing right along with him. He was the oldest brother and the one I always looked up to as the dorky little sister. He would protect me from the other two when they were picking on me and I always loved him for it. I’m going to be lost without him in my world. Rest In Peace big brother and I’ll see you when I get there. I love you.

Douglas Richter

March 22, 2020

Rest in Peace Kenny, it was a pleasure to work with you.
You set the bar high, and gave us a great example in your leadership out here at the "Ole Power Plant".
Our hearts are heavy, and we will miss you.

Janae Draper

March 21, 2020

Every Christmas I always knew where the dollar lottery tickets were coming from! Uncle Kenny! One of the many great and funny memories! If you were looking for a good laugh it was always coming from him! Love you Uncle Kenny! You are truly a blessing!

Melvin (JR) Draper

March 21, 2020

Blessed to have had Kenny Lee as my brother. He will be greatly missed!

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Biography

Kenny Draper, 64, of Victoria, TX, passed away on March 20, 2020 at his home from a year-long battle with Stage IV renal cell carcinoma. Kenny was born in Blytheville, AR to Melvin (deceased) and Peggy Draper on January 18, 1956. He grew up in Waco. He married Pam on June 20, 1987, and they raised two wonderful daughters, Jordan Kamille and Mallory Kendall. He was the Operations Supervisor at Coleto Creek Power Plant, having worked there for 37 years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the Navy. Kenny was involved in volunteering for youth sports throughout his daughters Jordan’s and Mallory’s lives: softball, basketball, soccer, running, gymnastics, and diving. His job was an important aspect of his life, having forged strong friendships with his co-workers.

Kenny is survived by his wife of 32 years, Pam, daughters Jordan (fiancé Matt) and Mallory (boyfriend Nate), dog Sawyer, as well as son Christopher from a previous marriage. Also, his mother Peggy, brothers Jackie (Cindy) and JR (Ida), sister Lori Ann (Greg), nephews Jason (Julie) and Ethan, nieces Janae (fiancée Jenny), Cristin (RC), and Melanie (James).

The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks to New Century Hospice for their assistance and dedication.

At this time, due to Covid-19, a memorial service for Kenny has been postponed. Please check back for an update.