Edwin Gray Draper died peacefully at home on January 4, 2014. He was born the sixth child of Ernest and Nellie (Williams) Draper. Following high school, Ed joined the army. When he returned from duty, he married Shirley Joan Baker on April 24, 1954. They raised six children together.
Edwin worked for the Lake Osceola State Bank in Baldwin for 18 years. While in Baldwin, he was active on several boards and a Boy Scout Master for 10 years. In 1983, he moved his family to Garland, Texas where he worked as chief auditor for Merchant Bank and then as an accountant for La Madeline’s restaurant chain until his retirement.