James William Drummond Sr. of Hudgins, Va., passed away peacefully at his home on June 15, 2021. Jim was raised in Norfolk, Newport News, and the Eastern Shore, and had lived in Mathews since 1958. He served the U.S. Navy as a Fireman and Electricians Mate aboard the USS Libra. After the service he worked as an electrician, eventually working at Dow Badische and then at Anheuser-Busch from 1971 until his retirement in 1994.
In retirement, Jim obtained a Masters License from the U.S. Coast Guard and ran a charter fishing enterprise aboard his boat, the Seagull. Jim also enjoyed piloting his Chesapeake Skipjack, Pagan Star, and the original Seagull, a Grover Lee Owens-built deadrise owned by his wife Cathryn.
Jim was a member of the Piankitank Ruritan Club where he cooked many breakfasts, as well as a member of the American Legion. He was also part of the periodic morning crew at Charles Barber Shop at Hudgins where much banter was had and news exchanged.
Jim was preceded in death by his father, James; his mother, Ethel; a son, Edward; a sister, Chari Norton, and his beloved wife, Cathryn, whom he loved dearly. He is survived by three sons, Jim, Charlie, and John; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Fair winds and following seas, Captain Dad.