David Lee Drummond, 84, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at his home in Ormond Beach, Florida. He was born on April 13, 1937, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. David graduated from R.J. Reynolds High School, where he was a member of the band, and was a “more than good” trumpet player, and later attended Wake Forrest University and Lees McCrae College.
R. J. Reynolds was the site of one of his first jobs, followed by an accounting profession and his company, as his father had done. David then spent time in the Army Reserves and then was elected as Forsythe County Commissioner from 1978-1982 and in 1984 continued serving the remainder of Fred Hauser’s term after Fred passed. He was also a member of the Sertoma Club, the Harley Owners Group, and the Moose Lodge of Ormond Beach.
David enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and BMW bikes, boating and fishing on Lake Norman and Salem Lake. Retiring to Florida gave him more opportunity to go boating and fishing and riding his motorcycle, and it is where he became a member of the Mustang Club. He and Sue also loved to go on cruises together. When David and Sue moved to Ormond Beach, Florida in 2002, he helped to design their custom home.
David was well loved by all who met him. Kids loved him, and he was a fun, gentle, and kind person. He was always helping his wife with her work with the elderly and the Crickets Nest Craft Shop, which was a favorite of his to help with.
David is survived by his wife, D. Sue Drummond, son Michael S. Drummond, sister Diana Tonge of New Smyrna Beach, FL, his brother and sister-law, Doug and Gayle Drummond of Nags Head, NC, brother Don Drummond of High Point, NC, and sister-in-law Martha Drummond of Daytona Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his brother Dwight Drummond, brother Daniel Drummond, and his parents, Frances and Daniel Drummond.
David is very dearly loved by his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed and always in our hearts. David is buried in the Drummond family plot in the Forsythe Memorial Park in Winston-Salem, NC, where his marker displays David and Sue’s names, and the words Together Forever and You Are My Best Friend.
David Drummond with Lauren Gray