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John William Dry

December 7, 1952 ~ June 22, 2022 (age 69)


John William Dry, 69, passed away June 22, 2022.

A native of Fulton County, GA, John was a son of the late Lee Owen Dry and Mary Blanche Martin Dry and was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dry.

John owned and operated The Patriot Food Store in Arnoldsville from 1979 until 1989. He then was employed for twenty-six years with Cook Motor Company in Crawford before becoming a flight attendant with Express Jet until 2018. He spent the last few years working as a District Fleet Manager for GA EPD.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 2, 2022 at 3:00 PM at the chapel of Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, with interment to follow at Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the funeral home.

Survivors include his wife of forty-nine years, Cecelia; son, Mark (Allison) Dry of Ila; two grandchildren, Taylor Dry and Carlee Dry; siblings, Connie (Travis) Adams of Ila, Owen (Gail) Dry of Houston, TX and Sandra Ritzman of Dallas, TX; niece, Christy Dry (Jeremy) Wiley of Marietta; nephews, Richard (Tonia) Dry of Roswell and Joe (Susan) O’Shields of Atlanta; a number of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and other extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to either The American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or online at or, The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation National Headquarters, ATTN; Financial Operations, 733 Third Ave., Suite 510, New York, NY 10017 or online at

Lord and Stephens Funeral Home, EAST, Athens, is in charge of arrangements.

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July 2, 2022

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605
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Memorial Service
July 2, 2022

3:00 PM
Lord and Stephens - East
4355 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605
Guaranteed delivery before the Memorial Service begins

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