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Jesse Earl Drumright

Funeral services for Jesse Earl Drumright, 91, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in the Rose Chapel at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.


Mr. Drumright passed away at 10:50 a.m., Monday, April 9, 2018 at West Vue Nursing Center.


He was born April 4, 1927 in Howell County, Missouri, to Elmer C. Drumright and Elsie E. Downen Drumright.  On December 5, 1947, he was married at West Plains, Missouri, to Ella Callahan.  Mr. Drumright was a long time farmer and had worked for many years at International Shoe Factory and Amyx Manufacturing.  Jesse was a deacon at Hope’s Rest Primitive Baptist Church; he loved his God and Church.  He was a hard worker and wonderful family man.  Mr. Drumright was a gifted musician; as a small boy at the age of seven, he began playing music.  He played many different instruments throughout the rest of his years.


He is survived by his wife of seventy years, Ella Drumright; four children, Janice DeBoard and husband, Gary, Gorden Drumright and wife, Lois, Frank Drumright and wife, Rita and Steven Drumright and wife, Vicki; twelve grandchildren, Craig Drumright and wife, Julie, Kelli DeBoard, Meggan Richardson and husband, Lance, Jessica Adams and husband, Bobby, Hayden Drumright and wife, Audrey, Dalton Drumright and wife, Chanda, Lizabeth Huntley and husband, Chris, Ronnie Drumright, Floyd Drumright, Barbara McIntosh and husband, Tre, David Drumright and Chris Drumright and wife, Kasey; many beloved great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ed Drumright.


His parents and one grandson, Jason DeBoard, preceded him in death.


Burial will be in the Hope’s Rest Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to Riverways Hospice or Ronald McDonald House and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at