Dick Drumheller

April 9, 1936 - August 13, 2008
Dick Drumheller

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Richard Larry ìDickî Drumheller, USAF Ret., 72, of Hendersonville, NC, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at the Elizabeth House in Flat Rock.

Born in Trevorton, PA, he was the son of the late Andrew and Evelyn Heslop Drumheller. He was also preceded in death by his son, Jonathan Drumheller, who passed away in 2002.

A veteran of the Vietnam War, he served in the base operations of an Airborne Command Post. He had resided in Hendersonville since 2001.

He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Nancy Goggins Drumheller of Hendersonville; his daughter, Sharon Murray and husband, James, of Herndon, VA; three grandchildren, Christopher and Amanda Drumheller of Dallas, TX and Ainslee Murray of Herndon, VA; and his nephew, Brian Goggins and wife, Lisa.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to their close friends and neighbors for their love and thoughtfulness, especially to their special friends, the Jones Family, Eileen Facciola, and to all the angels at the Elizabeth House.

A memorial service will be held at 10 AM Saturday, August 16, 2008, in the Kirby Memorial Chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The Reverend Jane McKown will officiate.

Military Rites will be conducted by Hubert M. Smith American Legion Post 77, Hedrick-Rhodes Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5206, and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 14. The family will receive friends at their home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Dick Drumhellersís name to Four Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care, 571 S. Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Saturday, August 16, 2008
12:00 AM

Kirby Memorial Chapel - Directions
125 Orrs Camp Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • August 14, 2008
    Kymm Ballard says:
    Sharon and Nancy, My heart hurts for you today on the loss of your father (husband). In the eyes of little girls, Daddy's are a solid rock in our lives which now may feel void. However, I do know from personal experience, that they never truly leave us. They are watching after us all the time and one day soon, you will find yourself talking to him. The best part, is when you finally realize he has answered. Dick seems to have had a wonderful life, according to what I read about him. You should be proud of him. Besides, 50 years of marriage is a lot of time to get to know someone! I am sure he is in a much better place and happy without any pain. His mind is clear and he is free to move, fish, play cards or whatever makes him happy. I am thinking of you and your family through this hard time. Please know your friendship means alot to me and I can keep a check on Nancy if you need me to! Prayers and thoughts, Kymm

  • August 14, 2008
    Jim and Grace Stevens says:
    We're so sorry for your loss-- Sharon always talked about how special he was. We wish we could be with you but please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Grace and Jim

  • August 14, 2008
    Darrel Lang says:
    Sharon: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of loss of your father. Losing one's parent is so very hard. When a friend hurts, I hurt.

  • August 15, 2008
    Mary Doyen says:
    Though we didn't know Dick, Sharon's new colleagues at RMC wish to extend our sympathies to Sharon, Nancy, and the rest of the family. Based on our conversations with Sharon, it's clear that Dick was a wonderful person who played a big influence in Sharon's life. Mary Doyen President, Rocky Mountain Center Lakewood, CO

  • August 15, 2008
    Jacquelyn Sowers says:
    Dear Sharon, May you and your family be enveloped in the love and support of your Society colleagues at this difficult time. We are with you in spirit and close in heart. Wishing you comfort and peace, Jackie