Ullrey Memorial Chapel Inc.
817 Almond Street
Yuba City, CA 95991
(530) 673-9542
More Obituaries for William Drost
Looking for an obituary for a different person with this name?

William Asbury Drost Jr.

1935 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William Asbury Drost Jr. Obituary

William (Bill) Asbury Drost Jr, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend passed away on May 10, 2016.

Bill was born May 7th, 1935 to William (Barry) Drost and Betsy Drost. He attended the academy of Richmond county where he graduated high school. At 20, William enlisted in the US Air Force. Upon graduating top of his class in officer school, Major William A. Drost Jr. chose his assignment to be navigating the new B-52 G Bombers at Beale AFB, California. Bill continued serving his country by Navigating the B-52 G bombers into the Cuban Missile Crisis on Classified Missions, and safely returning home. After his return home Bill was awarded a trophy for flying the bombers successfully for 2000 hours. Bill was part of the NAV Crew 75. Shortly after returning home bill decided to honorably discharge his active duty enlistment and build his legacy with partner and wife Inez. Bill and Inez managed their successful businesses, Nor-Cal Equipment and Drost Corp. Bill liked to talk and had the gift of gab; he always had an interesting story to tell of his flying days or what the future had in store. Family meant the world to him. He will be greatly missed by all those who loved and adored him.

Bill is preceded in death by his loving wife of 45 years, Inez Drost. Bill is survived by son William (Billy) Drost III; granddaughters Monica Drost-Griswold, Megan Drost-Santos; grandson in law Nick Griswold and great-grandson Xavier Griswold; cousin Louise Weathers; sister in laws, Dolores Clark and Mary Triguerio; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. Viewing services will be held May 27, 2016 from 4-7pm at Ullrey Memorial Chapel in Yuba City, CA. Funeral Services will be held at Sutter Cemetery in Sutter CA May 28, 2016 at 11 am. Following the funeral a pot luck reception is offered to family and close friends at the Sutter Youth Organization Hall in Sutter CA Please bring your favorite dish.

Send Condolences at

Published in Appeal Democrat on May 27, 2016
Read More
Give others a chance to express condolences. Not right now.
Planning Guide
Free funeral planning guide compliments of Ullrey Memorial Chapel Inc.