Remembering Sharron Drury
Please consider joining other members of our Southwest Christian School family in mourning the loss and celebrating the life of former SCS president, coach, and teacher, Nola Sharron Owen Drury, who passed on February 27, 2023.
Mrs. Sharron Drury was a Fort Worth Native. She graduated from R.L. Paschal High School and received a B.S. in Education from Abilene Christian University in 1972. After graduation, she married Dewey Dearl Drury and the two of them moved back to Fort Worth where Sharron was a public school teacher for 3 years.
In 1976 she became the volunteer elementary P.E. teacher and coach at Southwest Christian School, served as PTO President, and was on the Ways of Means Committee. She joined the SCS staff in 1985 and served in a variety of positions, including 6th grade teacher and coach, Dean of Students, President, and Development Officer. She was also the first varsity football, baseball and boys basketball coach.
In addition, Sharron served on the Abilene Christian University Board of Trustees and was involved in various committees. She was a member of the Fort Worth Woman’s Club, President of the Sorosis Club, and assisted the gardening department in the upkeep of the grounds around the club.
She had a huge heart for Christian Education and was a vital member of the SCS community. Her legacy will continue to live on throughout our campus and community. The Owen building on the Chisholm Trail Campus is named after her parents, Harold and Betty Owen. On the Lakeside Campus, the middle school building is named the Drury Building after Sharron. In addition, the prestigious annual Light of Christ and Heart of a Servant faculty and staff awards began in 2000 to honor Mrs. Drury for her unprecedented service to SCS.
Through her love of Jesus Christ and acts of generosity, Sharron will continue to impact lives forever. Southwest Christian School is eternally grateful.
Before she passed, she asked that the message below be shared with the SCS community.
Dear SCS Families, Staff, Administration and Board Members of Past and Present,
Southwest Christian School has been a gift from God for me and my family. Many individuals and families planted seeds throughout the years that our precious Lord grew into the wonderful school it is today. When we became too tired, God carried the load when we could not. He provided miracle after miracle for the school and for the families that worked and attended there. I believe He has a sweet spot in His heart for our school family.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
My goal in life was to please God and my prayer is that I succeeded. I am blessed that He chose me to dedicate over 30 years of my life to the children of SCS. They have made more of an impact on me than I ever could have on them. I pray that each one of them lives their lives, through whatever may come, hand in hand with our Lord & Savior.
It was an honor to have served with those who were there before and it has been an honor to watch all of you now carry on the torch. May the flame be everlasting!
“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Sharron Owen Drury
Former President, Former Coach and Forever Friend
Visitation will be held tonight, March 7, from 5-7 p.m. at Laurel Land Funeral Home (7100 Crowley Road, Fort Worth, Texas 76134). A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on March 8, at Altamesa Church of Christ (4600 Altamesa Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76133), followed by refreshments in the Gathering Room at 11:30 a.m. and a private graveside service at 12:30 p.m.
The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sharron Drury Endowment Fund at Southwest Christian School; ACU’s Exceptional Fund (ACU Box 29132, Abilene, Texas 79699-9132); and Neighborhood Needs.