Lloyd Thomas "Tom" Draffen, 44, of Fulton, formerly of Marshall, died Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, at his home.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Fulton High School. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton. A reception will be held at the family home after the service. Burial will be in Callaway Memorial Gardens in Fulton. Memorials are suggested to the Tom Draffen Memorial Fund at Callaway Bank in Fulton, Fulton United Church of Christ Building Fund or Siteman Cancer Center Pancreatic Research Fund at Washington University.
Born Oct. 7, 1958, in Marshall, he was the son of the late William E. and Doris Draffen, who survives. On Aug. 9, 1980, he married Laura Mae Lammers, who survives. He played trumpet at Slater High School and Central Methodist College and with the Columbia Community Band, Missouri River Brass Quintet and Memories Dance Band. He had earned his third degree black belt in tae kwon do and taught the art to children and adults. He also fought at the Tae Kwon Do School.
Additional survivors include two sons, Christopher Thomas Draffen of Fayette and Timothy Alan Draffen of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Joanna Sue Draffen of the home; two brothers, Bill Draffen of the state of Missouri and Bob Draffen of Glasgow; five sisters, Betty Fox of Uniontown, Ky., Doris Wood of Thompson, Becky Boggs of Saline City, Jan Hemeyer of Gilliam and Joy Draffen of the state of Missouri; several nieces, nephews and grandnieces; and one grandnephew.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Susan Kramm, and one nephew.