David M. Drinkard

Monday, July 31, 2006

DAVID M. DRINKARD, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 16, 1949, a son of James Thomas and Betty Jane (Snyder) Drinkard. He died Sunday, July 23, 2006, in his home at the age of 57.

Mr. Drinkard was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a carpenter.

On June 17, 2006, he was united in marriage with Maria G. (Monroe) Drinkard, who survives him. He is also survived by his daughter, Jennifer Elaine Drinkard; his son Kristopher David Drinkard; seven brothers, James Drinkard, Jr. of Eagle, Colo., Keith Drinkard of Oskalooka, Kan., Eric Drinkard of Denison, Kan., Mike Drinkard of St. Joseph, Mo., Paul Drinkard of Broomall, Penn., Charles Drinkard of Atchison, Kan. and Jeff Drinkard of Atchison, Kan.; six sisters, Margaret Schmidt of Salina, Kan., Jackie Bulger of Lawrence, Kan., Elizabeth Wagner of Anahuae, Texas, Rachel Widen of Concordia, Kan., Cathy Lark of New Lenox, Ill., and Beck Moore of St. Joseph, Mo.; several other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 27, 2006, at the Nelson's Chapel of The Springs. Interment followed in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the David M. Drinkard Memorial Fund at Arvest Bank. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.