Mike Draughon



Michael I. “Mike” Draughon, Jr., age 67, passed away on the evening of Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, in Sylva, N.C.

A native of New Orleans, Mike was born on May 17, 1953, to the late Audrey Foruria and Michael I. Draughon, Sr.

For more than 30 years, Mike was a dedicated automotive mechanic and weapons enthusiast before retiring to North Carolina with his family.

Mike is survived by his sons, Michael I. (Rachelle) Draughon, III , Ret. U.S. Coast Guard, Matthew J. (Jennifer) Draughon Ret. U.S. Marine Corps; his grandchildren, Austin (Ana) Draughon, U.S. Air Force, Kelsey Draughon; and his siblings, Cheryle (Merrill) Mura and Scott Draughon.

Private arrangements were entrusted to Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made to your local wildlife rehabilitation center in honor of Mike’s love of furry and winged friends.