Funeral service for Prophet William Drakeford, 78, of 1546 Kershaw Hwy. in Camden will be held Wednesday, September 7th, 3:00 P.M. at Parker Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Wake service was Tuesday, 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home with the McCaskill Lodge #308 performing their rites. Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Born in Kershaw County, he was a son of the late Solomon and Lelia Drakeford. Prophet Drakeford received his early educational training in the public schools of Kershaw County. He learned his trade in Brick Masonry at Denmark Technical College in Denmark, South Carolina. He was a member of Parker Baptist Church and an Army veteran serving in the Korean War.
Prophet Drakeford was married to the late Jessie Catoe Drakeford and to this union, there are two sons, Mark (Pamela) and Terril Drakeford and a grandson, Quincy.