August 27 obituary
Candyce Jane “Candy” Drummond passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Midland.
Funeral service for Mrs. Drummond will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stonegate Fellowship’s Building F in Midland with Patrick Payton officiating. Everyone is asked to wear bright colors and bling in celebration of a spectacular lady. The service will be under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home in Odessa.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today in the Stonegate Fellowship prayer room.
Candy was born in Colorado City to Prentice and Joyce Bass on Feb. 12, 1948. She graduated from Snyder High School in 1966. Go Tigers!
She attended the University of Arkansas, attempting to major in architectural design. She then became licensed as a dance master out of New York City in 1968. She opened and operated five separate dance studios in Big Spring, Stanton, Lamesa and two in San Angelo for 13 years. She eventually found her true vocation as a printer and graphic artist while working in that field from 1984 until her death.
She moved to Midland in 1982 to follow the oil boom, which then collapsed a year later, and she went to work for her stepfather, Herb Feather of Feather Printing. There, she found her true calling and met her true love, Steve Drummond, and married him on Nov. 28, 1986 in Midland.
Her favorite hobby was serving as the unofficial greeter for Stonegate Fellowship. Candy never met a stranger.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Prentice and Joyce Bass; one brother, Joe Bass; one niece, Julie Walton; and one cousin, Doug Nolan.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Drummond; one daughter, Tiffany Drummond; one brother, Bill Bass of Houston; one sister in-law, Carol Bass of Snyder; one brother in-law, Don Drummond of San Antonio; one former sister in-law, Melissa Bass of Houston; her nieces and nephews, Jamie and Cameron Price of Snyder, Jackie Bass of San Angelo, Kate and Marios Parperis of Tulsa Okla., Tanner and Reilly Bass of Houston and Cade and Zane Walton of Midland; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and her cousins and their families, JoAnn Nolan and John and Heather Echols, all of Midland, and Sally and Vernon Itz of Grapevine.
Pallbearers will be John Echols, Joe Robinson, Perfecto Garcia, Patrick Savory, Randy Smith, Rob Bourland and Bill Sneed. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Mullinix, Mustapha Ceesay and members of Don and Minda Parks’ community group.
The family wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the Stonegate family and friends who have been with them in these trying times.
Memorials may be made to The Life Center of Midland.
Online condolences may be posted at www.sunsetodessa.com.