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William Norbert Drury III
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William Norbert Drury III, 87, of Bluemont, Virginia, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 in the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, West Virginia.    

Mr. Drury was born April 17, 1930 in Shively, Kentucky, son of the late William Norbert Drury, Jr. and Mary Helen Greenwell Drury. William worked for Comsat General in Fairfax, Virginia from 1981-1992, and was with Quaker Oats Company in Chicago, Illinois from 1957-1980 where he worked as an office service supervisor.    

From 1951-1953 William was a Corporal in the U. S. Army, serving in Germany as a small arms mechanic. William belonged to the Knights of Columbus Council 1136, and the American Legion Post 41, Berryville, Virginia.    

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Nora Franda Drury, they were married on May 18, 1957 in Chicago, Illinois. Also surviving are a son, William Norbert IV, and his wife, Tracy Kessler Drury, and their children, William Norbert Drury V and Paul Edward Drury II; sisters, Betty Havnoonian (Andy), Ida Myers (Raymond); brothers, Robert Drury, Paul Drury (Iris) and James Drury (Sharon); and many nieces and nephews.    

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Martha Drury Sigler and brothers, Sylvester and Thomas Drury.

Visitation is at noon until 2:00 PM, Wed. April 11 at Tomblinson Funeral Home in Henderson. Burial will follow at St. Louis Cemetery of Henderson with Military Honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 41, PO Box 507, Berryville, VA 22611 or to St. Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church, 1020 W. Main St., Berryville, VA 22611.

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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tomblinson Funeral Home Henderson Chapel

325 First Street
Henderson, Ky 42420

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2:00 PM
St. Louis Cemetery

Main St
Henderson, KY 42420

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St. Louis Cemetery

Main St
Henderson, KY 42420


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