Dr. David Barnes Drewry, 87, longtime Petersburg pediatrician, passed away July 9, 2014, at Southside Regional Medical Center.
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Dr. Drewry was born Jan. 14, 1927, in Grimesland, N.C. to the late Dr. William H. and Hazel Burton Drewry, and moved to Drewryville, Va., when he was 8 years old. He was a graduate of Drewryville High School, a 1946 graduate of the University of Virginia, and a graduate of the U.Va. School of Medicine. Dr. Drewry was a Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He practiced medicine in Petersburg from 1955 to 1997, and was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church and a member of the Petersburg Kiwanis Club, where he had perfect attendance for 25 years.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sandra E. Drewry; one daughter, Catherine Drewry Russell (Thomas) of Prince George; one son, William H. Drewry (Catharine) of Fayetteville, N.C.; one brother, Burton L. Drewry, of South Hill; four grandchildren, Rebecca Haase, Thomas Bryan Russell Jr., David Russell and Virginia Anne Drewry; and three great-grandchildren, Thomas Bryan Russell III, David Drewry Russell Jr. and Zoey Ann Russell.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, 2014, at the Drewry Family Cemetery, 13009 Cedar View Drive, Drewryville, Va., with the Rev. Jonathan Dundalow officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 11,at Western Heights Baptist Church, 24416 Cox Road, Petersburg, VA 23803, and suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the church. Wright Funeral Home, Franklin, has charge of arrangements. www.wrightfuneralhome.org
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Published in The Progress-Index on July 10, 2014