Samuel Blount Drewry Sr.

Published 5:09 pm Monday, December 9, 2019

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BOYKINS ― Samuel Blount Drewry Sr., 87, passed away on Dec. 8, 2019, at home surrounded by his family.

Samuel Blount
Drewry Sr.

Sam was a lifelong resident of Southampton County, and was a son of the late John Herman and Nellie Moore Drewry. He was also predeceased by a brother, John Herman Drewry Jr.

Sam was a retired project manager for Severn Peanut Company. He was a member of Boykins Methodist Church, where he served on many boards. He was a 1949 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and proudly served in the Navy Air Corps during the Korean War. Sam was a member of the Boykins Masonic Lodge No. 287 A.F. & A.M. for 66 years and the Boykins Lions Club and American Legion.

He served on the Boykins Town Council for over 30 years and was a former mayor.

He greatly enjoyed his two Meet-and-Eat groups until his health declined.

Sam was a honorary member of the Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, and served on the Board of Directors at Southampton Academy.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 66 years, Carolyn “Jean” Partridge Drewry; one daughter, Dawn Drewry Nickerson (Dr. Michael Nickerson) of Kilmarnock; two sons, Samuel B. “Dee” Drewry Jr., of Branchville, and John Moore Drewry (Kim) of Courtland; one sister, Nelle D. Drummond of Trinity, Florida; eight grandchildren, Samuel B. Drewry III (Ashleigh), Dr. Michael D. Nickerson Jr. (Bonnie), Dr. Drewry Nickerson Carter (Russell), John Blake Drewry, Victoria Wilson Drewry, Megan Nicole Drewry, Benjamin “Beau” Robert Hamilton Nickerson and Haley Rose Moore Drewry; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog, Taco. Sam was so proud of his family and enjoyed spending time with them on the Albemarle Sound.

The memorial service will be on Wednesday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m., in Boykins United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kyle Bass and the Rev. Michael Baugham officiating. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends at the residence, and suggest memorial donations be made to Boykins Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Boykins United Methodist Church Building Fund or Southampton Academy.

Wright Funeral Home & Crematory has charge of arrangements.

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