2013-09-12 / Obituaries


Richard L. “Tiny” Drinkard, 77, of Thomasville died Sept. 9, 2013 at St. Vincent Hospital East in Trussville.

He was born Sept. 27, 1935 in Thomasville. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a retired driver with UPS.

Survivors include his wife, Marlene J. Drinkard, Thomasville; two daughters, Twila (Todd) Blackburn, Thomasville, Shan (Ken) Higginbotham, Jackson; his mother, Eunice Drinkard, Thomasville; one brother, Jerry (Brenda) Drinkard, Thomasville; three grandchildren, Kathryn Blackburn, Thomasville, Jessica Higginbotham, Lara Higginbotham, both of Jackson.

The service was Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Liberty Baptist Church with Revs. Warren Huggins and Benny Harrison officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery in Thomasville.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Dwain Drinkard, Harvey Steadham, Derry Steadham, Nicholas Steadham, Daryl Drinkard, Dennis Drinkard and Ricky Steadham.

Honorary pallbearers were The Centurions, The Revelators and The Glory Road Quartet.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


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