Nacogdoches Community Leader Drowns In Florida

The East Texas News has received word that a Nacogdoches community leader has died while on a trip to Florida.

The wife of the pastor of Grace Bible Church in Nacogdoches where David Draper attended has confirmed with us that Draper, president of First Bank and Trust in Nacogdoches, drowned earlier today in the gulf near Destin, Florida.

Draper not only was president of First Bank and Trust, he also served on the Nacogdoches Economic Development Corporation.

Details of how the drowning occurred could not be confirmed.

Members of Grace Bible Church are heading to Florida to be with his family.