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Roy Frank Drusky II


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ROY FRANK DRUSKY, II June 22, 1930 - September 23, 2004 Roy Frank Drusky, II, the love of my life, wonderful husband, loving and greatly admired father, sweet and kind grandfather called "Giddy" by the ones who loved him most, a man in whom there was no guile, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, June 22, 1930, to Roy Frank and LaVern Ewing Druschky, went to sleep in Jesus on September 23, 2004 to await the resurrection, after a four year journey of failing health. Roy and his wife, who adored him, felt priviledged and highly honored to have been brought, by God, to meet in Daytona Beach, Florida, on June 13, 1956. They were married on March 9, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia and moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in April. In December of 1958 they were invited to move to Nashville and he was asked to join the Grand Ole Opry in June of 1959. Roy recorded many albums and traveled over much of the world for 30 years, retiring from entertaining in 1980, when he joined the Seventh-day Adventist Church and became a devout Christian. He traveled with Kenneth Cox Ministries for 15 years, singing and recording gospel music which he enjoyed more than anything he had ever done before. He was an avid reader and student of the Bible, teaching a Sabbath School Class for several years. Loving, admiring, respecting, suppiorting and surviving are his wife Bobbye and three great sons, Roy Frank, III ("Twig") and wife Diana, Tracy Alan, ("Tad") and wife Heather, Darel Bryon ("Tip") and wife Paula, five grand-children, Tristan Bryon, Tanner Toney, Roy Frank, IV, Emmylou Drusky and Brittany Easterling. Also surviving a half-brother and sister, Warren (Candy) Druschky of Webster Grove, Missouri and Lora (Bill) Epperson of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; one aunt, Mary Brooks Ewing of Ormond Beach, Florida, several cousins, nieces and nephews, Tina and Rob Schmidt, Tiffaney and Teddy Toney and many close and precious friends. Roy also leaves "the girls", Gabriella Isabella Anastasia von Druschky, ("Gabby") and Molly Wally Doodle all Day, ("Molly"), who have been great comfort to him the last four years and who we truly feel the Lord brought into our lives for such a time as this. A Remembrance Service and Gathering will be held Sunday, October 3rd at 3 p.m. in the Highland Seventh-day Adventist Church, Hwy. 109 S., nine miles north of Gallatin, or five miles off I-65, Exit 117, to Portland, TN, turn right at first intersection then three miles south. Church on left at caution light. We the family, express our great appreciation to Dr. Kenneth Case, Dr. William Faith, Dr. Stuart Spigel and all the staff at Sumner Regional Medical Center, with special "hugs" for the T.C.U. Nurses, Therapists, Techs., Cafeteria and Housekeeping Staff. Without all of you it would have been much more difficult for us to have made it through this, to the end. Our heartfelt and sincere thanks to each of you. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the LeRoy Parrish Family Life Center, c/o the Highland SDA Church, 100 Highland Circle Dr., Portland, TN, 37148. The Adventist Disaster Relief Association, (ADRA) 12501 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20904, or the Humane Society in your city or county.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sept. 29, 2004
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