Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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Carrol L. Draper

Born: 1/3/1943

Died: 4/16/2007

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

Carrol L. Draper, 64, of Noble passed away April 16, 2007, in Shawnee after a battle with cancer. He was born January 3, 1943, in Blanchard to Ernest and Oma Melton Draper. He was proud of his Mississippi Choctaw heritage. His grandmother, Rosie Karr Draper, and great-grandmother, Nancy Pebsworth Karr, were original enrollees.

Carrol attended school at Lakeview, Washington, and Norman. He owned his own construction company for several years in Noble before going to work for the Citizens Potawatomi Nation as their OEH Director.

Carrol served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife, Janet of the home, and seven children, Sheila, Tony, Debra and Rebecca, all of Texas, from his marriage in 1963 to Wanda Chambers, Shelly and Kisha of Kansas from his marriage to Vada Bergen in 1971, Chad and Noble from his marriage to Janet Henderson in 1976; one brother, Doyle of Noble; two sisters, Joyce Hewitt and Dorothy Sharp of Noble; 16 grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and friends.