George Benjamin Drummond

NEW ALBANY

George Benjamin Drummond, 88, formerly of Bloomington and Seymour, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in New Albany.

Born Dec. 18, 1925, in Chicago, he was the son of John William “Bill” and Lillian A. Argadine Drummond. On May 5, 1946, in Bloomington, he married Phyllis Lou Williams, who preceded him in death May 12, 2011.

George was a member of Community Christian Church, Seymour, and of “The Greatest Generation,” as he served our country in the U.S. Navy for 26 years. He served in both World War II and the Korean War.

George is survived by his four children, Kathee (David) Wheeler, Daniel (Jacquie) Drummond, James (Paula) Drummond and Martin (Lori) Drummond; eight grandchildren, Michele (Daniel) O’Leary, Renee (Denny) Smith, Paul David (Rachel) Menard, Michael (Julia) Drummond, J.R. (Kristin) Drummond, Curt (Holly) Drummond, Jessica (Dave) Cornett and Melissa (Sullivan) Cook; 15 great-grandchildren, Fallon (Casey) Pennington, Timothy O’Leary, Gary (Alora) Tash, Bradley Sheppard, Harley Menard, Samuel Benjamin Drummond, Adrienne Drummond, Peyton, Riley and Dru Drummond, Boaz, Jonathan, Hannon and Hadassah Drummond and Isla Mae Cornett; three great-great-grandchildren, Aubrey Tash, Isla and Lilian Pennington; seven stepgrandchildren; and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife; granddaughter, Julie Ann Menard; great-grandson, Job Ross Drummond; brothers, Jack, Guy and Richard Drummond and Harold Carlson; and sisters, Mabel Kirker and Helena May.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Church of God, New Albany, with the Rev. Leland Lockhart officiating. Burial will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clear Creek Cemetery, Bloomington, with full military graveside rites conducted by the U.S. Naval Funeral Honors of Indianapolis.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Navy Relief Fund or donor’s choice of charity.