Ronald Mitchell Drawbond, 80, died Aug. 12, 2019.

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Ronald Mitchell Drawbond, 80, lost his courageous battle with cancer at his home in Raphine on Aug. 12, 2019.   

He was born March 29, 1939, son of Mary (Tyree) and Orval R. Drawbond. 

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Gloria S. Drawbond.  Survivors include a brother, John and wife Pat Drawbond; sisters, Betty and husband Bill Hoover,  Dorothy and husband Gary Gearhart; also Loretta Clark, Dale W. Clark and fiancée Stacy Eye , whom Mitch considered family; and special friend and neighbor, Ted Bartley.

Mitch was a member of Emory United Methodist Church of Vesuvius, a former member of Fairfield United Methodist Church, and he also enjoyed visiting Concord Church of the Brethren. After retiring from DuPont he worked part-time for Fisher Auto Parts. Mitch also served in the Army National Guard of Virginia soon after his high school graduation.

Mitch will be remembered by family and friends as a compassionate and generous person who always thought of others first,  leading him to help others by providing transportation, visiting sick and shut-ins, and helping in whatever ways needed.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Fairfield United Methodist Church by the Rev. Valerie Ritter.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Augusta Health Center for Cancer and Hospice of Shenandoah for all their loving care. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Shenandoah, 64 Sports Medicine Drive, Fishersville, VA 22939  or to Emory Church, 429 Tye River Turnpike, Vesuvius, VA 24483.

Arrangements are by Harrison Funeral Home & Crematory.

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