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Obituary: James Gray Drummond

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James Gray Drummond, 84, passed away July 21, 2000, in Salt Lake City.

Born Aug. 18, 1915, in Jasper, AL, to Guy John and Susan Edith Maupin Drummond. Married Gladys He-len Nickle June 19, 1940 in the Manti LDS Temple. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many positions including district president, branch president (twice), bishop, and high councilor. He worked for 41 years at City Utilities in Springfield, MO where he retired as the Superintendent of the Electrical Transmission Department. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the U.S. Navy. He served a mission for the LDS church with his wife, Gladys, at the Peter Whitmer Visitor's Center in the New York, Rochester mission.

His greatest joy in life was his family, his genealogy work, and serving the Lord through his commitment to the Church. Until 10 years ago, he lived in Springfield, MO where he is still respected in the community for his work on behalf of the municipal utilities, his faithfulness to the church, and his example of honesty and integrity. He was a devoted husband, a caring son, and a beloved father.

Survivors include, his wife, Gladys Nickle Drummond, Salt Lake City, UT; children, Richard Drummond, Springfield, MO; Carol Henderson, Mukilteo, WA; Susan Grissom, Independence, MO; Debra Drummond, Orem, UT; Daniel Drummond, Higley, AZ; Kay Taylor, Allen, TX; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Drummond, PA; and sister, Ruth Thatcher, NJ. Preceded in death by parents, Guy and Susan Drummond; brothers, Burton, William Drummond; and in-laws, Dan and Lena Nickle.

Services will be 12 noon, Wed., July 26, at the Eagle Gate Stake Center, 135 "A" Street, Salt Lake City. Friends may call 6-8 p.m., Tues. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, and 10:30-11:30 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.