MERKLE DRAUGHN SR. was born July 26, 1948 in Lake Charles,
LA and raised in Mansfield, LA, went home to meet the Lord
on October 9, 2013 in Dallas, TX at the age of 65. Merkle
faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army and bravely
fought in the Viet Nam Conflict. He retired in 2001 from
AT&T/Lucent Technologies after 23 years of service. Merkle
was an avid New Orleans Saints fan and was a member of the
Lone Star Van Club where he served as Sergeant of Arms. He
was also known as a Jokester & always had a beautiful smile
on his face while he gave everybody a hard time. Interment
was at DFW National Cemetery.
Preceded in death by his parents Alex & Rosebud Draughn and
brother Willie Williams.
At the time of his death, he was survived by wife of 17 years
Glenda Draughn, son Merkle Draughn Jr., son Ragenal Draughn,
daughter LaToya Draughn, daughter Katrina Verduzco and husband
Adrian and daughter Kendra Wallace and husband Chase, 11 grand-
children, sisters Gloria King &d husband Robert, Doris Williams
and Gail Williams, step-brother Bennie Draughn and numerous
other family members and friends.