Joe Drummond | Obituary | McAlester News Capital

Joe Douglas Drummond and Priscilla Louise, his lovely wife of 49, were unexpectedly taken from this life after a car accident on Highway 20 in Osage County, just outside Hominy OK; on the morning of September 1, 2022. Joe died that morning and Priscilla the next evening, September 2, 2022 at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, OK.
Joe was born on November 24, 1948 in Hominy Oklahoma to Jack and Georgia Jean (Ferguson) Drummond Cox. He graduated from Hominy High School in 1967. Joe played French horn in high school. In the 1970s, Joe ran a ranch with his brother and father. In 1978 he graduated from OSU with a Bachelor of Science degree. After graduating, he worked as a sales engineer for Dowell Schlumberger. This position took the family to Midland, Texas, Farmington, New Mexico, Casper, Wyoming and Mustang, OK. In 1989 he accepted a position with the Oklahoma Water Resources Board in McAlester. They remained in McAlester until their children were grown. They moved back to the Hominy ranch in 2000, and he later retired from the state in October 2018.
He enjoyed farming with his son on the same land he worked with his father and brother. He always had to be in the middle of the work Matt was doing on the ranch.
He loved being an ESA husband where he volunteered alongside Priscilla. He was Man of the Year for a couple of years. Joe founded W/S Environmental with his late friend Kent Wilkins
Priscilla Louise Dailey Drummond was born on September 10, 1954 in Ponca City, Oklahoma to Harry Vernon and Dorthy Mae (Evans) Dailey. She graduated from Ponca City High School in 1972, where she played flute in the marching band and twirled the baton. She then attended Northern Oklahoma State College, where she received her Associates of Science degree in nursing in 1974. She later received her BSN health management degree from Oklahoma City University in 1994. She graduated with her MHA from NSU.
She was a clerk at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary for 10 years. She has spent the last 20 years as a Health Care Supervisor at various manufacturing companies such as Ford Glass, Kimberly Clark, Spirit AeroSystems and Buswerk.
She was a member of ESA – Epsilon Kappa – Hominy for 50 years, where she held numerous management positions, including President from 1994 to 1995.
One of her passions was farm pond fishing on the ranch. She was always competing for the biggest fish with everyone, especially her daughter Melody.
Joe and Priscilla met in Hominy in March 1973 and married on May 19, 1973 in Hominy. When they were young they loved to dance. She could be seen dancing in Osage County almost every weekend. They also taught Country Line Dance, 2 Step, Cotton Eye Joe and Waltz. Joe also played bass guitar in various bands over the years. Joe and Priscilla had three children who were the joys of their lives – Melody, Jill and Matt.
They were avid sports fans. From the beginning of their marriage, they watched sports on television and also traveled to numerous sporting events around the country. They loved OSU football, where they were season ticket holders for years. They took their grandchildren with them whenever they could. When her grandchildren started playing ball, their focus shifted to her. They rarely missed a game. As the girls started hitting home runs, Joe began giving them $100 bills for each home run. As soon as the game was over, Joe had the $100 ready with a big smile on his face. Chance loved going to the games where he would ride Nana around on her scooter. Hope was about to nap with Pop-Pop and send him on his many trips to the snack stand.
They loved to travel. They’ve been on too many cruises to count. Her daughter Jill and her family were her favorite cruise partners. Their favorite trip was a family trip to Hawaii with their children and grandchildren in 2013. They also loved Disney, where they celebrated numerous celebrations including their 30th wedding anniversary. They started attending the National Finals Rodeo when it was held in Oklahoma City. This tradition continued when it was moved to Las Vegas. They had season passes and went every year for the past 30+ years.
When their children were born, they began the tradition of camping at the ranch on Memorial Day weekend. Her family and friends came out to camp, fish, hunt, and ride quad bikes on the ranch. It was one of her favorite weekends of the year. They loved sharing their love of nature with their family and friends. They also loved the animals around their place. They often sat and watched the wildlife from their porch.
Joe and Priscilla were survived by their three children: Melody White (Joel), Ft Collins, CO, Jill Drummond (Dr Robb Brinkley) Tulsa, OK, and Matt Drummond (Heather) Owasso, OK. Priscilla’s sister and brother; Felicia Rowe, Claremore, OK and Randy Dailey (Vicki) Ponca City; Joe’s sisters, Judy Ellis (Charles) Bixby, OK, Georgianna Hendrickson (Tom) Dunwoody, Georgia, and a sister-in-law Pat Drummond, Hominy, OK. Her grandchildren – Madi Drummond, Addison Drummond, Katie Drummond, Chance Brinkley, Hope Brinkley, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding the death were Joe’s father and mother, Jack Drummond and Jean Drummond Cox, brother John Roy Drummond. Priscilla’s father and mother, Harry and Dorthy Dailey; a brother-in-law to Ralph Rowe
The memorial service for Joe and Priscilla Drummond will be held at 2:00 p.m. on September 24, 2022 at First Baptist Church, Skiatook, Rogers Campus. Arrangements and services have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Service, Hominy, OK
The family has asked these charities for donations:
https://www.skiatookpawsandclaws.com – Skiatook Paws and Claws Animal Rescue
http://osb.k12.ok.us – Oklahoma School for the Blind
http://www.osd.k12.ok.us – Oklahoma School of the Deaf

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