Wayne Drury Tyler Drury Nate Drury

Ok so please bare with me and read this..... as many of you may have seen yesterday my sister and I lost our father. Let me begin by saying he is in a better place and no longer in pain.... here we go.... so Wayne Ralph Drury though not by blood in my case was my dad and the only one I knew (I’m sure you all know I was adopted) was he the best dad anyone could ever ask for? No but he was mine and my sisters. And man oh man did he spoil me growing up. First I’ll share a few memories my youngest memory of my father were his good nights ... My loving mother would generally read me a story every night. My dad, a traveling salesman, whenever he was home I demanded a good night from after my story. I would pull the covers over my head and “hide” and up the stairs he’d come “ty-dy-the-toaded-roader” (sp?) I’d hear then he’d pull the sheets from my head and give me my good nights I so desperately wanted. Such a silly memory but one that I’ll never forget. I grew up trying to impress him at every turn whether it be at sports some of which I’d dominate (hard to believe, I know) some that just didn’t work out.  Fast forward a few years I knew my dad liked the sauce.... like father, like son I guess.... there was a drifting period. However towards the last few years my father and I reconnected and I’m so glad we did because to have never have been able to would have broken my heart even more and made me turn back to the bottle and relapse I’m sure. Which brings me to me (generally my favorite subject) but not lately. Many of you may have seen my sisters posts about me and long story short I have been following in my dads footsteps however I am pleased to say I am commiting to sobriety and changing my life so that’s my part of donations if anyone is willing to help with that as well. I’m in a safe place and clean after hitting rock bottom, but hitting rock bottom isn’t cheap and unfortunately neither is the hospital without insurance (which I had none). However please know this isn’t a pity party for me, I have to pull myself out and keep myself clean. Lastly Nate (my nephew) many of you know I grew up pretty well off and it was thanks to my dad so I would also split some of this with a a bond or college fund for him as he grows as I’m not sure dad had anything left when he passed..... to conclude dad you are missed you are loved and the main goal of this is to accomplish you’re dying wishes. My father always wanted to be cremated and ashes put to sea in Amelia island where he grew up.  I hope some of you who read this can help me to accomplish this as I don’t have the financial means to do so, I guess now I can relate to my dad more than ever. Had great jobs made great money and threw it away or drank it away. To anyone and everyone anything would be greatly appreciated, the goal here is $1,500 which I think we can beat but please if you can anything will help. .50 cents to a dollar to $10 to anything I’m hopefully optimistic and sadly heartbroken for my families loss. Also just kinda pulled this number out of a hat because I have no idea how much cremation costs... as most of you know I’m quite the planner. Thank you all for simply reading this and all the condolences.... My sweet mother is looking for a family picture so hopefully I can update that picture but even though he was a war damn eagle he knew I bled black and red so he became a dawgs fan for me so thanks dad thanks to all of you and I am done writing and rambling. RIP Wayne Ralph Drury say hey to your brother and your mom and dad up there and I know your smiling down on me and Dana, you will be missed. Best believe though the bottle will only be taking one Drury out, not me I’m gonna kick it’s butt for you and make you proud


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Tyler Drury 
Marietta, GA
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