MARS HILL – Walter “Walt” Samuel Draffin, age 91 of Mars Hill, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.
Walt was born August 20, 1926 in Bally Bay Co. Monaghan, Ireland to the late Alexander and Sara Draffin. He came to the United States at the age of 28 and became a US Citizen in 1960. Walt worked as a landscaper, first in Los Angeles but eventually all over the country. He was a hard worker and loved to watch and play golf. Walt was known for his strong handshake; as well as his giving spirit and love for helping others. He was a faithful and active member at First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville, where he was a Deacon Emeritus. He is preceded in death by his wife Arleen Meeker Draffin who died in 1997; a step-son; brothers David, William, Johnny, Eric and Herbert; sisters Ruth, Maudie, Mabel and Viola.
His memory lives on by his niece, Jillian Kirk, who lives in California as well as his cousin Ken Draffin and family that live in Ireland; also a step-granddaughter and additional nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Tuesday, October 10 at 4:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Weaverville with the Rev. Skip Gillikin officiating.
For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mr. Draffin’s obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.
First Presbyterian Church of Weaverville
Tuesday October 10th, 2017
30 Alabama Ave.
Weaverville , NC 28787
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Walter was a wonderful neighbor. He greeted us immediately when we moved down the street. He was always the first to offer help in time of need. We loved his affectionate stories about "Cricket." Tom and Samantha Maynard
Submitted by Tom and Samantha Maynard on Oct 5 2017 06:40:34 AM
Sending my condolences, thoughts, and prayers. I had the pleasure of serving Mr.Draffin his meals here at MHRC, I will truly miss his laughter, and his smiling face, and his joking. He was a wonderful man!Rest in peace Walter Draffin
Submitted by Kim Garrison on Oct 4 2017 10:05:38 AM
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