It is with mixed emotions I send this email. We will miss Dad, his corny humor, bad jokes, generosity, and genuine love for others. However, he is now with Jesus, probably singing, and playing the guitar (with a hand not affected by the strokes). He is in no more pain and can see clearly.
Thank you for your prayers and continue to lift up Mom. After almost 70 years of marriage it will be difficult to transition to life without Dad around.
Love you all,
Dave & Robbye
Major David L. Hoyle, USMC (ret) Writes:
Bill Drum was a very good man. When I was in Marine Officer training at Quantico he would come get me for a home cooked meal and over night R&R.
Dr Hugh Hoyle writes:
Bill and Mill (Tilton) Drum were an integral part of the Maiden PHC (Living Word) when my father E. T. Hoyle was pastor. I remember one instance in 1995 when I was returning from ministry in Russia Bill and Mill me at Dulles and took me to the airport in Baltimore to catch a connecting flight to OKC. They were so gracious and kind.
[Editor's Comment: It may seem incredible to many of you my readers that I know so many people. Somehow, I have a contact or a relationship with people we write about at some level. I met Bill and Mill Drum when I was a young Marine at Quantico, VA. I was not in officer training like David Hoyle, but a member of the Quantico Marine Band for three years. I used to hitchhike to Washington. DC, about 33 miles to attend the National Pentecostal Holiness Church when Ray Stewart and later Walter J. Nash were pastors. The Drums were very friendly people, and over the intervening years I have seen them on various occasions. They were always kind to me. I honor the wonderful memory of Bill Drum who helped me to laugh and not be so serious, and pray for Mill as she begins her journey of grief. I can tell you, Mill, Jesus is there with you for He really cares for you,]