John Harold Drummond, 85 was born on April 18, 1932 in Gallipolis, Ohio and passed away on November 30, 2017. He was the youngest of 12 children born to Lester Emerson Drummond and Minnie May (Rupe) Drummond.
He lived in Gallia County Ohio during his childhood, but moved to Illinois directly after high school graduation to be near his brother, Alfred. He married his high school sweet heart Juanita Marjorie Rose on May 19, 1951 as soon as she graduated the following year. John served in the Korean Conflict and was a proud veteran. They lived in Justice, Illinois when their sons, Wendell and Marty were born, but soon moved to Hinsdale where they lived until he died. John worked for Corn Products Corporation as a machinist until he retired. He was proud that he had never missed a day of work. John enjoyed woodworking, hobby trains, bowling, flying his Beechcraft Bonanza, and driving vintage cars. He was a great guitar player and loved to play and sing with family and friends.
John is preceded in death by his wife Juanita on August 23, 2010, his parents, 4 brothers and 7 sisters. He is survived by his sons Wendell Leon (Melanie) and Martin Lee (Terry). He has seven grandchildren, Jason, Amanda, Lee, Adam, Kayla, Andrew, and Timothy and nine great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank Bill and Marianne Green for their many years of friendship and assistance during the long illness of both of our parents. They would also like to thank all the friends, relatives, and caregivers who made his life easier through the recent years.
John passed away at his home in Hinsdale Illinois. His funeral will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11 am in Gallipolis Ohio at Willis Funeral Home. He will be interred at Bethesda Cemetery, Walnut Township, Gallia County, Ohio.
Friends may call at the Willis Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 6-8 pm.
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