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Funeral services for Robert Gene Drinkard, 81, of Cullman will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Peck Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Gary Drinkard and Bro. J.B. Dunn officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in New Salem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 16, at Peck Funeral Home.
Mr. Drinkard died Wednesday, June 14, at his residence. He was born July 5, 1935, in Morgan County to Iley Leldon Drinkard and Jewel Leesell Lindsey Drinkard. He was a member of Freewill Baptist Church and served as a deacon. He sang gospel music and had a ministry of serving at assisted living facilities and nursing homes. He worked in carpentry, plumbing and electrical prior to retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a son, Mark Drinkard.
Survivors include his wife, Hazel A. Drinkard; three sons, Robert H. (Stan) Drinkard, Timothy Lee Drinkard and Randy Gene Drinkard; a daughter, Deborah Netherton; three sisters, Venia Lindsey, Sue Shrum and Jeri Jarrett; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Drinkard's grandsons will be his pallbearers.
Peck Funeral Home, 1600 Highway 31 SW, P.O. Box 427, Hartselle, AL 35640; 256-773-2541; 256-773-2543 (fax).
Published on June 15, 2017
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