of Witts Springs, AR
October 7, 1943 - March 31, 2021
Bennie Ray Drewry, age 77 of Witts Springs, Arkansas died on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021 at Baptist Health in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born at home in Magic Springs, Arkansas on October 7th, 1943 to Boyd Lawrence Drewry and Sibyl Walter Christian Drewry.Bennie was the cornerstone of his family and a pillar of the community. He was always there to lend a hand and tease you to keep you humble. He was a kind, smart man that could fix anything and someone you could always count on. He spent 40 years in construction and rarely missed one of his girls' ballgames after a long days work. He was a proud Mason and was baptized in the name of our Lord. He loved caring for his cows, baling his hay, helping out with community events and just running around visiting. People all over Arkansas knew him as Pappie. Bennie was a loving husband to his wife, Linda Williams Drewry for 57 years, who he is survived by. He was a devoted father to two daughters, Tina Davis and husband Walt of Perryville and Teresa Bell and husband Greg of Witts Springs. He was the best Pappie to three granddaughters, Laticia Rainwater and husband Chad of Charleston, Callie Baldridge and husband Aaron of Quitman and Shelby Bell of Little Rock. Bennie is survived by three precious great-grandboys who he couldn't get enough of, Kortland Baldridge, Hudson Rainwater and Cayden Rainwater. He is also survived by his siblings, who he loved fiercely, Rick (Marge) Drewry of Western Grove, Dennis (Shirley) Drewry of Witts Springs, Norma Harkness of New Blaine, Millie (Millis) Jones of Alpena, Rose McCracken of Harrison and Lena (Royce) Jones of Harrison; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Bennie is preceded in death by his parents, Boyd and Sibyl Drewry; siblings, Charlie L. Drewry and Mary Noble Drewry Reynolds; and nephews, Charles Harmon and Richie Drewry.Funeral services for Bennie will be 2:00 PM Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 at Roller-Coffman Chapel in Marshall, Arkansas with Bro. Jim Arnold Jr. officiating. Special music will be performed by Bro. Jim and Sis. Diane. Visitation will be 12:00 till 2:00 PM preceding the service. Burial will be in Witts Springs Cemetery where Bennie will be laid to rest with Masonic honors. Bearers will be Kim Loftin, Brad Taylor, Matt Loftin, Shawn Casto, Bill Watson, James Jones and Danny Casto. Honorary bearers will be Witts Springs Masonic Lodge #603.
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Great fellow who will be missed by the community.
Bennie was a great family man and very nice to my family. He was a great jokster, teasing us all when visiting his house. He was a great pillar of the community. He will be missed.
Bennie and I were friends for many years
We want to send condolences to the entire family. There will be a great void in your family, as well as in the town of Witts Springs. Bennie always had a smile on his face, and that’s how we will always remember him. Hugs and Prayers to you all during this difficult time of loss.
Linda and family, I was so sorry to hear of Benny passing. Praying for your comfort and encouragement during this time. It is difficult, but with your faith and God's reassurance you can make it.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.
Praying for your family at this hard time.Rhonda, Reta and Leroy Sullins
Linda and family, I was so sad to hear about your loss. Benny was so friendly to all of us at the bank and always sharing that great smile. He was certainly always a pleasure to be around. I remember our last day there and how Benny and Linda both came in and wished us all a good retirement and how they would miss us. Well I can tell you Benny will certainly be missed by all who knew him. A great friend to many! Prayers for the family.
So sorry to learn of Bennie’s passing. Sending my condolences to the family. I will miss seeing him around the community. RIP, Bennie!
So sorry for your loss.
So sorry to hear about Benny. I have lots of good memories of going to your Parents house when I was growing up. Mary was my best friend. I know he will be missed. My prayers are with Linda and family.
Thank you so much for all the happy times that Ricky spent staying in your yard while he was turkey hunting. He hasn’t been able to come in the last few years because of his own health problems but he enjoyed talking to you every year about it. Your friendship was important to us and you will be greatly missed by us. I’m sure you are looking for turkeys for now in heaven.
Prayers for family and friends, he was friend to my brother Jerry Foshee
Sorry for your loss Bennie Ray was a great soul I know he will be dearly mised prayers from the Hiett family Mark Randall Robert.
The Lord has received a great man..there will be rejoicing in Heaven.Prayers for the family.
Sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry to hear this. Bennie was a great person. My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family! Bennie truly will be missed.
My most heart felt condolences Bennie will be sorely missed my prayers for comfort are with you all
My sincerest condolences . Benny's was a great guy . Praying for the family
My sympathies to all the family. So many wonderful memories when I would come to visit with my mom, Joanne Campbell Ruhe. So sorry for the loss of Bennie. Hugs to you all!
Our deepest sympathy he will be missed by many our prayers for his family
Bennie will always be remembered for his big smile, positive attitude and community involvement, and his love for his family. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to my good friend Linda and family.
Our deepest condolences for the family. I can remember growing up and listening to his stories and jokes in my Granny Nancys store all the time. He will be missed dearly! Praying for you all at this time.
We are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for your family. RIP Bennie.