William James Drew, 79 of Ridgeland, SC and husband of Debra Kay Anderson Drew passed away at his home on September 26, 2017.
Mr. Drew was born in Flint, Michigan on July 9, 1938 to the late Claude Drew and Adelaide Fogilphol Drew. He was a building contractor; worked at Shumaker service station in Michigan; 1957-1980 was the owner of Drew and Harmon Concrete Company. Once he moved to South Carolina he was the co-owner of Drew Brothers Construction Company with his brother, Bob, until retirement. He was a Baptist; enjoyed deer hunting at Rose Dhu Hunt Club; enjoyed gardening and planting trees; always happy and loved everyone.
In addition to his wife of Ridgeland; he is survived by his sons, Billy Drew (Tina) of Honor, MI, Clayton Drew (Mandy) and Jimmy Drew all of Ridgeland and Raymond Drew of Minnesota; five daughters, Lori Patrilla (Rick) of Okatie, SC, Brenda Drew (Larry St. Croix) of Clarkston, MI, Shannon Hamilton (Dishan) of Ridgeland, Kimmie Drew of Orlando, FL, Nicole ‘Snick’ Starnes (Bill) of Ladys Island, SC and Katie Drew of Ridgeland; brothers, John Drew (Beatrice) of MI, Bob Drew (Diane) of Camp St. Mary’s; sisters, Gladys McConnelee of MI and Patricia Barber of MI; eighteen grandchildren; nineteen great grandchildren and his special pets, Jax (the dog) and Queenie (the cat). He was predeceased by his brothers, Henry and Claude Drew and sisters, Delores Eickhoff and Mary and Catherine Drew.
Private family services will be held.
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Hey, papa... I wish I had enough courage to speak up at your service. I just want you to know I was so fascinated in everything you used to do, from riding on the lawn mower, going to work with you just to see the fish in the pond, riding the bob cat .. lol then you got me my own, from your gun case, to combing your silky hair. I even remember when you would bring me to the bus stop in your truck with the lights at the top humming me songs. Oh we can’t forget the old coffee thermos. Papa I even remember the day I hit my head playing with your hammer, the small one though lol. I could go on and on...okay last one, papa remember when I crawled under the same hole bell used to use and got into the pool? This isn’t a sad moment, I’m happy. Your going home. No more pain. I love you forever and always your favorite.
Submitted by Papas number 1 on Oct 1 2017 12:47:57 AM
I love you more than words!You taught me the aspects of life that I use everyday! I will remain here until our Father calls me to once again be with you......Gone from earth but never forgotten! I love you daddy
Submitted by Kimberley Drew on Sep 30 2017 11:10:17 PM
I love you more than words could ever say. I'm going to miss you. you were the love of my life. You were the greatest husband I could ever have. You are not in anymore pain or suffering. One day we will be together again. I love you I'm going to miss you. I'm lost with out you.
Submitted by Debbie Drew on Sep 30 2017 10:21:09 PM
I love you Daddy, thank you for all of the memories, thank you for being the Grandpa to my kids, thank you for teaching me to drive a car and what unconditional love truly means. I love you with all my heart ❤️!!
Submitted by Snick Starnes on Sep 29 2017 09:14:09 PM
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Amanda Sauls Stanley lit a candle on Sep 28 2017 06:13:22 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family.
Bill was always pleasant and kind to us.
He now lives in perfection with Jesus Christ.
I'm so sorry your hearts are broken.
I grieve with you.
Prayers and love from Texas
Submitted by Molly Sutton on Sep 28 2017 01:05:32 PM
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. PRAYERS FOR COMFORT
Submitted by WENDY MORRISON on Sep 28 2017 12:55:55 PM
My heart is with you all!
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