More detail on this person: Funeral Service for
Mr. James Richard (Jim) Drury, 73, of Rockford,
will be Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 10:00 am at the
Providence Baptist Church. Rev. Paul Shaw and
Travis Thornton will officiate. Burial will follow
in the Providence Baptist Cemetery with Veterans
Honors provided by the Alexander City Veterans
Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on
Friday, June 3, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at
Radney Funeral Home.
Mr. Drury passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1942 in Gastonia, North Carolina to Charles Andrew Drury and Marjorie Nellie Drury. Mr. Drury coached Youth Archery, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a captain in the U.S. Army, and served in Vietnam in 1970-1971 as a pilot in the Cobra Helicopter Gunship as Platoon Leader.
He is survived by his spouse, Susan Drury of Rockford; daughters, Ashley Redden (Jeff) of Dadeville and Jamie D Thornton (Jason) of Rockford; son, Michael S Drury (Melanie) of Osyka, MS; grandchildren, Isaac Joyner, Brandon Drury, Remy Thornton, Krystal Drury, Lance Drury, and Sidney Thornton; and brother, Thomas L Drury (Jackie) of Canton, NC.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers the family request that contributions be made to the Providence Baptist Church Youth Fund, 2950 Coosa County Road 459, Rockford, AL 35136.
Cemetery Details: Providence Baptist Cemetery, Rockford, AL, 35136
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