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Mr. Douglas L. Draffen

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“Doug and I served together on USS Horne DLG-30. We were fast friends then and always. I had the pleasure of meeting his father, mother, sister, and...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Michael Ladman - West Milton, OH

“So sorry to hear about your dad. You are in my prayers! Love ya ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dottie Abell - Benton, KY

“I was so sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Beth C. ”
3 of 23 | Posted by: Beth Clark - Paducah, KY

“Doug, Kim, Matt,& Jill We are so sorry for your loss. May God give you the comfort that you need in the days ahead. Love and Prayers. Joey, Roni,...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Roni Driver Harrison - Benton, KY

“Katie - My heart is broken for you and Doug's family. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you! Love you ~ Brenda ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Brenda Duniganatt..net - KY

“To the family of Doug Draffen, I am deeply saddened by your loss. I worked with Doug at the plant and think so highly of him. Not only did he...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Stacey Bridges - Paducah, KY

“We are thinking of you during this difficult time. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Chrystal and Kevin Harned - KY

“I enjoyed working with Doug. He always had a smile and a positive attitude. My thoughts and prayers go out to Doug's family. ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Mary Beth Hudson - Benton, KY

“Ootbeer -- I will miss seeing you around sale barn and getting to talk... I just couldn't believe the news. You have always been such a good friend...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Amanda Beth Bridges-Freeman - KY

“Doug has always been in our hearts, the good memories will remain. He was a great friend and we will miss him. May God be with his family and lift...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Gaylon and Pam Bridges - Mayfield, KY

“To the memory of a very good friend.. ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: James S. Price - Paducah,, KY

“Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you and you're all in my prayers. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Lorri - Benton, KY - friend

“Katie We are very saddened to hear of Doug's passing. His smiling face will be missed. We pray that God will wrap his arms around you and comfort...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Randy & Paula Carter - Friend

“Jennie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Doug will always be thought of as one of the best friends I ever had. He was very special to...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Cindy Gat - Benton, KY - friend

“Matt, Jill and family I am sorry to hear about Uncle Doug's passing. I know how much you will miss him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: June Hudson - friend

“We are so sorry for your loss. We never know what a person in truly going through on the inside, we just know what we see them showing us on the...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Mike and Madonna Edwards - Benton, KY

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you Katie and family. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Donald And Pat Pigg - Friends

“So sorry for your loss. Doug was such a good friend to my dad. They went squirrel hunting on Friday and were planning on a meal next week. Your dad...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Darlene Swift Harvey - Friend

“My heart goes out to Doug's family. Doug was such a good man. He was always so bubbly and nice. He will be missed by all. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Sims - Dexter, KY

“Jenny and all family, there are no words to express my sorrow. Doug was a lifelong friend. Doug, what were you going through? I love you and will...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Elainia "Lana Culp" DeArmond - KY

“I am so sorry for your loss. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Doug. Doug was such a joy to work with. ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Steve York - Benton, KY

“Jackie and I are so sorry for your loss. Doug was a great guy and will be missed. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Kay English - Benton, KY - friend

“I worked with your Mom, Martha. She was so proud of you and Gail! ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Edna Joyce Butler - Calvert City, KY


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Douglas L. (Ootbeer) Draffen, age 64, of Benton, KY, died Saturday, January 7, 2012, at his residence in Benton, KY. Draffen was a chemical operator at Air Products and was a member of Hardin Baptist Church.

He was the son of the late Weldon P. Draffen and the late Martha (Cox) Draffen. He was also preceded in death by two sisters Jonda Gale Story and Jennie Lynn.

He is survived by one daughter Jennie Hughes of West Paducah, KY and one grandchild.

Arrangements are being handled by Collier Funeral Home, P.O. Box 492, Benton, KY where the family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012. Graveside funeral services will be at Briensburg Cemetery at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, January 10, 2012, with Rev. Ricky Cunningham officiating. Interment will be at Briensburg Cemetery, Benton, KY.

The family ask memorial contributions be made to the Hardin Baptist Church 6867 US Hwy 641 S. Hardin, KY 42048

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