Neil Draper, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend. He was born September 2, 1961 in Salisbury, Maryland. He passed this world peacefully December 22, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Neil loved his family, friends and the Eastern Shore lifestyle that he lived. One of Neil’s true passions was horses and the harness racing industry. There were many nights he spent with family and friends down to the “track” at Harrington and Ocean Downs. It didn’t matter if the weather was mild, cold or down right sloppy! Just the atmosphere and the thrill of the race were enough for Neil.
He was a lifetime member and treasurer of Horse Lovers United Inc. a nonprofit group. With good friends Lorraine, Ronnie and David they help Standardbred race horses find good and loving homes to ride out their retirement years!
From sunrise mornings in the marsh, waters filled with crappie, yellow perch and rock...to duck, goose and turkey calls and those friends who made them...all were things he loved. Annual trips to Easton for the Waterfowl Festival, and the marshes of Dorchester for the “best oyster fritter” at the National Outdoor Show topped his list!
The “Country” and the “Shack” were special places where memories were made and bonds were forged for all time.
Neil will be forever sorely missed by his family and friends who loved him very much.
In honor of Neil’s memory donations to Horse Lovers United Inc. P.O. Box 2744 Salisbury, Maryland 21802 would be truly special, and something he would have dearly loved.