Harold W. Drye, 70, of Gold Hill, passed away Saturday, April 14, 2018.
He was born May 14, 1947, in Gold Hill, NC to the late Herbert Archie Drye and Eva Trexler Drye. Mr. Drye was a member of Bethlehem United Methodist Church in Gold Hill. He attended Mt. Pleasant School and retired from Fieldcrest Cannon in 2004 after 32 years of service as a Loom Technician.
Known as "The Man," he was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed spending his time hunting, fishing, farming, tending his animals and making memories with his family.
Mr. Drye is survived by his son, Randall Scott Drye and wife, Michelle of China Grove; former spouse and right and left hand, Betty Drye, of Salisbury, step-daughter, Sherry Foley and husband, Chris of Salisbury; step-son, Jesse Matthews and fiancée, Tina of Spencer; grandchildren, Samantha Parham and husband, Brian; Kristen Drye and fiancé, Patrick; Caelan Stinson; April Payne; Kaylee Matthews; Dustin Boger; and Amber Dooley and husband, David, one great-grandson, five sisters, Faye Safrit, Vetra Culp, Norma Jean Goodman, Lois Fortune, Carolyn McDonald; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Darryl Wayne Drye and siblings, Hilda Steele, Marjorie Almond, Alvin Drye, Eleanor Efird, and Clara Sue Fraley.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Wednesday, April 18, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Powles Staton Funeral Home, Rockwell, NC.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, April 19, in Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Gold Hill, NC. Burial will follow in Bethlehem United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Powles Staton Funeral Home of Rockwell is assisting the Drye family. Online condolences may be made at www.powlesfuneralhome.com.
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