Obit-Draper1Gary Draper beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend died in the early morning on December 24, 2015. He was 83 years old. He passed away at his home with his loving family by his side.

Gary was born in Ely, Nevada on September 26, 1932. He was the son of Douglas Draper, and Phyllis Draper. He was raised in Ely, Nevada but in 1961 he moved and made his home in Sparks, Nevada.

He worked for several years for Helms Construction as a truck driver. He retired in 1994. He would travel to Maui in January every year since 1981. In his spare time he restored classic cars and showed them off in car shows. He enjoyed playing golf, old time western music, but his passion was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle with all his friends. Gary lived life as if there was no tomorrow.

He is survived by his wife Marlene Draper, his sister Murlynn Ingle, his children, Gale Buchholtz, Gary Draper, Grandchildren Jennifer Fulcher, Travis Fulcher, Taylor Draper, Great grandchildren, Tiana Fulcher, Linnise Rodriquez, several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.

A service will be held at Mountain View Mortuary, 425 Stoker Ave, Reno, Nevada, on January 4th at 2:00 pm.