George T. Drumwright

July 16, 1920December 19, 2013
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George T. Drumwright, Sr. peacefully passed away on December 19, 2013. He was a graduate of Maury High School, a World War II veteran, and retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Eunice; daughter-in-law, Trisha Barnette; half-sister, Ruth Griffin. Left to cherish his memory are his three sons, George Drumwright, Jr. and wife Susan, Richard Drumwright and wife Pearl, and Barry Drumwright and wife Kathy; his 6 loving grandchildren Joshua and wife Love, Paul, Kathryn, Kent and wife Jackie, Dean and Nicole. George is also survived by his sister, Doris Alley and husband Lee; and his brother-in-law “Grif” Griffin . George will be greatly missed and remembered always as being kind and wanting to help the less-fortunate. George was a handyman extraordinaire and loved children and family.

The family will receive friends at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave. Norfolk, VA. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with burial to follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kings Daughters Hospital, Norfolk, VA. You may offer condolences to the family at


  • Visitation Saturday, December 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 21, 2013

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Angela Hughson

December 26, 2013

For the entire Drumwright family, we are very sad to know you are suffering the loss of your father. Please know that we care and will keep you in our, Chuck and Angela (Rowell) Hughson.

Martchen Dickson-Cooper

December 22, 2013

I talked with Nancy yesterday and she told me about the loss of your dad. I have always heard really nice things about him. Just know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care. Martchen

Robert Blake

December 21, 2013

George, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Let me know if there is anything we can do. I hope we can connect soon and catch up.

Barbara Creel

December 21, 2013

Richard, Very sorry to read about your dad. Thoughts and prayers are with you and family. In the brief moments I talked with him at your wedding, he was a treat. God bless.


December 21, 2013

Our condolences. Take comfort in knowing that there is hope for the future at Isaiah 65:17 which promises hope for the future.

Jennifer Alley

December 20, 2013

My thoughts are prayers are with your family. I haven't seen George in a very long time. I'm sorry for your loss.

Eric Litz

December 20, 2013

My condolences to Richard, George, Barry and the entire Drumwright family. You folks will be in my prayers and thoughts in the days ahead.

Your Dad was a second father figure to me. I will always remember him as a kind, caring and very funny friend who reached out to include me in many of your family activities. Knowing him made my life richer.

Love to all...


Thelma Burns-Bynun

December 20, 2013

May God bless all of the Drumwright family. I will continue to keep you in prayer.

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Debbie Bevel

December 20, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I enjoyed visiting with George and family at Sentara while my mother was there. God Bless you all!

Joyce Hann

December 20, 2013

Please accept my condolences in honor of the memory of your father and friend.