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July 22, 1945 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old


James D. Drummond, 78, of Piqua, passed away at 3:34 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Troy Health & Rehab. He was born July 22, 1945 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to the late William Blaine and Minnie Pearl (Campbell) Drummond. He married Shirley (Baumann) Drummond August 15, 1970 in Piqua and she survives.

Other survivors include a daughter, Starla (Brian) Rossman of Piqua; six grandchildren, Corinne (Matthew) Kershner, Ryan (Kristin) Wolfe, Luke Milligan, Alexander, Philip, and Samuel Rossman; three great grandchildren; two siblings, Harry (Sakina) Drummond, and Twila Drummond; his sister in law, Sandy Drummond; also many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Sakina S. Drummond; and his brother, Wesley Drummond.

Jim was a very proud Air Force veteran that served in Vietnam and earned the rank of Staff Sergeant. He worked as a Heavyweight Diesel Mechanic for Caterpillar for many years. Jim was very handy and could fix just about anything and was willing to help and find a solution for anyone that needed help. Jim was a member of the Russell Road Church in Sidney and loved his church family. He really enjoyed the hymns sang at church, and was affectionately known as "Candyman Jim" at church, and he was the "Tootsie Roll Man" at the VA. He always had candy and would search out people to offer candy to them. Jim loved to collect guns and was always early for everything, and was always available to lend a helping hand to family and friends.

A service to honor Jim's life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2024 at the Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home with Pastor Fred Gillenwater officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Veterans Elite Tribute Squad. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dayton VA Medical Center. Guestbook condolences and expressions of sympathy, to be provided to the family, may be expressed through

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March 15, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High St
Piqua, OH 45356

Funeral Service
March 15, 2024

6:00 PM
Jamieson & Yannucci Funeral Home
333 W. High St
Piqua, OH 45356


Dayton VA Medical Center
4100 West Third Street, Dayton OH 45428


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