Drummond executive dies at 68
by Jennifer Cohron
Aug 01, 2012 | 6295 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Larry Drummond
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Larry Drummond, vice chairman of Drummond Company Inc., died Monday at his residence in Jasper. He was 68.

Drummond was the son of Heman Drummond, founder of the locally-based mining company that in 2011 made Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies.

Drummond became part of the family business after earning a bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration and a master’s degree in accounting at the University of Alabama. He was also awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.

Bud Long, a consultant with Drummond Company, referred to his longtime friend as “the best person I have ever known from any respect you could name — an A student, a good athlete, a superb businessman and a tremendous family man.”

Long added that Drummond embodied the principles listed in the handbook of the Boy Scouts of America, one of many organizations in which he was active during his life.

Among the boards on which Drummond served was that of the Walker Area Community Foundation. Long said Drummond enjoyed giving back to the community that he loved.

“He could have lived anywhere in the world, but he would rather live here than anywhere. It meant that much to him,” Long said.

Drummond is survived by his wife, Abbie Kiker Drummond; daughter, Terri Drummond Lyon and husband John of Birmingham; two sons, Scott Allen Drummond and Patrick Lee Drummond and wife Debbie of Birmingham; five grandchildren, Orrin Henry “Hank” Ingram III, Kelsey Ann Lyon, Mary Stewart Drummond, Lindsay Jane Drummond and Patrick Miller Drummond; two brothers, Garry Neil Drummond and his wife Peggy of Birmingham and John Howard Drummond and wife Toni of Jasper; brother-in-law, Thomas O. Davidson; two sisters-in-law, Billie Ruth Lindsey Drummond and Beverly Hubbard Drummond; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Jasper. The funeral service will be Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. at the church. Dr. Charles Carter will officiate. Burial will be in Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery in Sipsey. Drummond’s nephews will serve as pall bearers.