Obituary Listings

Ralph "Bud" Rollin Drury, Jr.

June 26, 1930 November 13, 2018
Ralph  "Bud" Rollin Drury, Jr.
There are condolences waiting approval on Ralph "Bud"'s Tribute wall
Obituary for Ralph "Bud" Rollin Drury, Jr.

Ralph “Bud” Rollin Drury, Jr. died on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, MS, surrounded by his loving family after a long illness. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph R. Sr. and Nina Lois Drury, his sister Dorothy Lois Drury and his daughter Lynette Hudson Coleman.

Ralph was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Mary Addie Dobson Drury. He is survived by their children Thomas “Tommy” (Stephanie) Drury of Wade, MS, Mary Lois Drury (David) Gulley of Little Rock, AR, Deborah “Debbie” Drury Lawrence of Pascagoula, MS, Ralph “Bubba” (Tiffany) Drury III of Mobile, AL, Christopher “Chris” Drury of Gautier, MS.

He is also survived by his devoted wife, Beverly June Drury, step-son Edward “Eddie” (Annette) Thorn of IN; son , R.V. “Buddy” (Sheila) Hudson of Charleston, SC, brother, Walter “Buddy” Drury, and uncle Harry S. Drury both of NC; and grandchildren, Ashley Drury (Pete) Costello, Kaitlyn Drury, Jonathan (Katie) Gulley, Jennifer Gulley, Whitney Lawrence (Adam) Carter, John Matthew Lawrence IV, Jeremiah “Jared” (Rachel) Lawrence, Alexander “Alex” (Maria) Lawrence, Delaney Drury, Kinsley Drury, Nevaeh Drury, Noel Fortier, Jonah Fortier, Heather Hudson (Daniel) Jackson, Holly Hudson (Bryan) Kindley, Matthew Ryan Hudson, Stacey Coleman (Shane) Kirk, Scott (Deirdre) Coleman, Shipp (Stephanie) Coleman, Shane (Farrah) Coleman, Eric (Andie) Thorn, and Victoria Thorn (Alex) Davis; as well as 21 great-grandchildren.

Ralph was born June 26, 1930, in Salisbury, NC, where he lived until joining the military at age 18. He served in the Navy as a BTC and in the Army as a Specialist 5 TC. He was a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam War and while he served he traveled the world. He moved to Pascagoula in the sixties and briefly worked for Ingalls Shipbuilding.

In 1970, Ralph began his employment with Singing River Hospital System. He established and became the Director of Construction and Design system wide where he was well known and respected. He retired after 32 years of service.

He and his wife June met while they were employed at SRHS and have been married for 23 years. They enjoyed traveling and camping with their RV group “Friends on Wheels,” with whom they shared much fun and many memories. He loved his friends, his RV group, and the men and women who worked with him at SRHS. He considered all of them a part of his family.

Ralph was the kind of person who would rather watch funny cartoons or old Western movies. In his spare time, he also enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, and boating. Sitting around the campfire with friends, telling “tall tales” (and he had a million of them!) was a favorite past time of his. He loved God, his family and friends with steadfast devotion. He will be remembered by all with smiles and laughter. Ralph was “one of a kind,” “a legend in his own time,” and he will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to First Baptist Church of Gautier or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Gautier, on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 2:00 pm with Rev. David Aultman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service, from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

Heritage Funeral Home, locally owned and operated, in Escatawpa/Moss Point, MS is in charge of arrangements. You may view and sign the online register book for Ralph Drury, Jr. at www.heritagefuneralhome.us


To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of Ralph "Bud" Rollin Drury, Jr., please visit our Tribute Store.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

17

Nov

1:00 PM 11/17/2018 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 11/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Gautier

325 De La Pointe Drive Gautier MS, 39553
Gautier, Mississippi 39553

First Baptist Church of Gautier
325 De La Pointe Drive Gautier MS, 39553 Gautier 39553 Mississippi
United States

Service

Saturday

17

Nov

2:00 PM 11/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church of Gautier

325 De La Pointe Drive Gautier MS, 39553
Gautier, Mississippi 39553

First Baptist Church of Gautier
325 De La Pointe Drive Gautier MS, 39553 Gautier 39553 Mississippi
United States
Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Ralph  "Bud" Rollin Drury, Jr.

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Ralph "Bud"

Provide comfort by sending fresh
flowers from our local florist.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.
Loading...