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Monday June 28th, 2021
6:00pm - 7:30pm

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Woodland United Methodist Church
Tuesday June 29th, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Arthur Franklin Drewery

Arthur Franklin Drewery, 96, of Windsor, Virginia passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021. He was the son of the late Eddie Lee and Mary Munford Drewery. He was the youngest of six siblings.

Frank graduated from Isle of Wight High School in 1943 and shortly thereafter joined the Army and served as a paratrooper during World War II. He returned home to marry his high school sweetheart and worked at Home Beneficial Life Insurance Company for forty years. Over the years he has served the community in many organizations including being a founding member of the Isle of Wight Ruritan Club and was active until his death. He was a member of George F. Dashiell American Legion Post 49 and Smithfield Masonic Lodge. He was also an active member of Woodland United Methodist Church including serving as a trustee and treasurer and sang in the choir for over sixty years. He also volunteered with Meals on Wheels for over 15 years and worked part-time with Colonial Funeral Home. He is fondly remembered as the “wedding and funeral singer.”

Frank was known by many names by his friends and family including Daddy by his children, GiGi or Granddaddy by his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Uncle Frank by his many nieces and nephews and Droopy by his Ruritan family.

Frank was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Eula Belle Doggett Drewery; daughter, Gail Drewery Brock; son, Arthur "Artie" Drewery Jr., and son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Michael Adams, Sr. Frank is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Drewery Adams, son-in-law, John Massey Brock, Jr. and his six grandchildren, Stephanie Brock Hudik (Ronald), Dr. Joanna Lee Adams, Abigail Adams Simons (Ed), Jay Brock, Jeff Brock (Christine), Stephen Michael Adams, Jr. (Alexa) and eight great grandchildren, Isabella and Alaina Hudik, Lachlan and Lily Brock, Cole Brock, Ainsley and Annabelle Simons and Conor Adams.

Frank was also predeceased by his wife of 5 years, Mary Virginia Drewery. Frank is survived by his step-children, Tommie Griffin, Dee Steinert, Brenda Hundley and Brian Griffin.

Frank also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including his good friend, Mildred King.

A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Woodland United Methodist Church, Windsor, VA with burial to follow. A visitation will be held on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 PM at RW Baker & Co Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, the family ask for memorial donations be made to the Blatchford-Raveling Scholarship at Woodland United Methodist Church. Checks can be mailed to Dee Steinert, 20051 Orbit Rd, Windsor VA 23487. Condolences may be made at RWBakerfh.com.

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Susan Creekmore Jul 2 2021 9:32 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Drewery

Shirley O’Briant Jun 29 2021 11:31 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Arthur Drewery

Heather and Mike Powers Jun 28 2021 8:49 PM

Prayers for all of Frank's family🙏🏻Will always cherish the wonderful memories ,Always smiling &enjoyed talking with him.

Mike&Cathy Edwards Jun 28 2021 4:55 PM

A life well lived! Truly one of the greats. We all will miss you Frank.
Our deepest sympathy to all of his family.

Ann, Travis, Tyler and Troy Bracey Jun 28 2021 10:34 AM

Bonnie & Family: You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. Frank was an amazing person & always upbeat. It was a blessing for those who knew Frank. He always left you smiling.

Durwood & Carolyn Scott Jun 28 2021 8:49 AM

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