New Paris, OH- Kenneth Jay “Kenny” Druley, 62, passed away Thursday morning July 15, 2021 at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. Kenny was born in Richmond, Indiana on January 20, 1959. He has lived his entire life in Preble County, Ohio and graduated from National Trail High School in 1977. At the age of 13, Kenny began his lifelong love of farming by working for area farmers. He and his wife, Cathy were married in the barn on his farm on September 24, 2011. Kenny worked at Thornburg’s Market in Richmond for 13 years as a meat cutter and then started his career as a professional truck driver, eventually becoming an owner-operator. In his leisure, Kenny enjoyed playing pool and euchre, riding his Harley Davidson and spending time in the woods with his dogs.
Survivors include his mother, Beverly Sue (Grubbs) Smith of Venice, FL; his wife of nearly 10 years, Cathy (Vivian) Druley; 2 daughters, Elizabeth Ann “Beth” Crawford of New Braunfels, TX, and Jillian Lee “Jill” (Jacob) Chew of Cloverdale; 2 granddaughters, Annabelle Lee and Gracelynn Lee Chew; 2 sisters, Katie (Marc) Caring of Nokomis, FL and Larnell A. (Donnie) Dunaway of Greens Fork; nephew, John Bailey of Florida; aunts and uncles including Rex and Ann Grubbs; special friend, Randall Bailey; mother in-law, Win Vivian.
Kenny was preceded in death by his father, Marion Leroy “Hank” Druley on September 29, 1978.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until the time of funeral services at 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 21, 2021 at Marshall & Erlewein Funeral Home, Dublin. Pastor Judi Marshall will officiate. Cremation will follow.
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