He was born in Pennington Gap, Va., on Oct. 15, 1943, to the late Curtis W. And Ruby Bruner Draughn.
Buddy and his wife, Phyllis, owned and operated CL Draughn Ditching, Inc., for over 49 years. He is survived by his wife of 55-and-a-half years, Phyllis Ayers Draughn; a sister, Mary Alice Thompson; brothers and sister-in-law Jimmy and Denise Draughn and Ricky Draughn; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Janice Ayers, and Gayle and Charles Jackson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dane and Anna Ayers and Doyle and Linda Ayers; a special friend, Mike Payne; multiple friends and employees; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jerry Hylton officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.