Dr. James A. Drummond, 79, of New Palestine, formerly of Osgood passed away at 3:37pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at his home. He was born in Ft. Wayne on October 6, 1941 the son of Arthur and Georgia Fern Skelton Drummond. He was married to Sharon Shaner on September 11, 1965 and his wife of 55 years survives. Other survivors include one daughter Tamara (William) Butler of Shelbyville; one son Andrew (Karen) Drummond of Monterey, California; two grandchildren May Drummond and Hannah Butler. Dr. Drummond was a 1959 graduate of Ft. Wayne South High School and a 1966 graduate of the Indiana University School of Medicine. He served his internship in Lexington, Kentucky and his residency in Canton, Ohio. Dr. Drummond was boarded in clinical and anatomical pathology and was also a General Practitioner of Medicine. He and Sharon served as missionaries to the Congo from 1968 to 1970 and also in 1970 he graduated from the Lexington Theological Seminary with a Masters Degree in Divinity. In 1979 he and Sharon opened their medical practice in Milan and practiced there until his retirement on December 20, 2013. Dr. Drummond had served as Ripley County Health Officer and was a member of the American Medical Association as well as the College of American Pathologists. In his spare time he enjoyed model trains, collecting stamps, and was an avid reader. Funeral services for Dr. Drummond will he held on Tuesday, June 8th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Graveside services will be at 2pm at the Forest Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be on Monday at the funeral home from 5pm to 7pm. Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital in care of the funeral home.