Remembering former CAA President Drury “Chip” Charles Nimmich Jr., ’76


Photo (right): Cmdr. Drury “Chip” Nimmich Jr., USN (Ret.), ’76, at the Jeep review parade during Homecoming 2021.

Cmdr. Drury “Chip” Nimmich Jr., USN (Ret.), ’76, was the 2021 President of The Citadel Alumni Association. He selflessly served the Class of 1976, the Summerville Citadel Club, The Citadel and The Citadel Alumni Association as Treasurer and on many committees before becoming the CAA President.

He worked in the Office of Admissions for 26 years and earned the Charlie Hendricks Award in 2006 from the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers.

From The Post and Courier

Drury “Chip” Charles Nimmich Jr., 69, of Summerville passed away peacefully on Friday, April 28, 2023.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 1 o’clock at Parks Funeral Home Chapel, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Inurnment will be at The Citadel at a later date. In honor of Chip, memorials can be made to any animal shelter in the area.

Chip was born on March 6, 1954 in Summerville, SC and is the son of the late Dru and Mary Nimmich. He spent many years serving his country as a U.S. Navy Pilot. Along with his time in the U.S. Navy, Chip was a part of The Citadel Associations. In his free time he enjoyed building model air crafts and spending time with his loved ones.

Chip is survived by his wife of 42 years, Stuart Nimmich of Summerville, SC; son, Drury C. Nimmich III of Summerville, SC; daughter, Claudia Gros of Summerville, SC; brothers, Mike Nimmich of Sumter, SC, and Geoff Nimmich of Beaufort, SC. He is predeceased by his parents, Dru and Mary Nimmich.

Arrangements by Parks Funeral Home, 130 West 1st North Street, Summerville, SC 29483.