Robert Clyde Drew

21 June, 193125 January, 2018

Robert Clyde Drew, beloved husband, father, and Papa, drew his last breath January 25, 2018, mainly, we suspect, to prevent himself from having to watch the Patriots and Eagles in the Superbowl. A loyal Cowboys fan, he died peacefully with his daughter by his side, knowing full well that Dez, did, in fact, catch the ball.

Rob was born June 21, 1931 somewhere in Maine, though none of us are sure where exactly. He grew up on the east coast before making his home in Wichita Falls, Texas. He married his sweetie pie, Barbara, in 1971, and together, raised five beautiful children.

Rob was a stylish, yet, practical man. He dressed in the fashion of a Rat Pack member and amassed quite a collection of Fedoras, yet could often be found wearing the latest couture V-neck from The Fruit of the Loom. He was an expert on flag etiquette, played the piano and guitar, and could recite almost every line from any episode of Perry Mason or Bonanza. After so many visits to the Taco Bell with his granddaughter “Shorty,” Rob developed quite a passion for their tacos. He was also a connoisseur of breakfast joints and a fanatical detailer of his automobiles.

In addition to his membership in the Elks Lodge, Rob was a Master Mason with Grand Lodge of Texas Freemasons, a member of the Maskat Shriner organization and a Knight with the Knights Templar Commandery No.59. Rob proudly served and retired from the United States Air Force as a Senior Master Sergeant. His days as a jet fighter mechanic served him well in his career at Longhorn Chevrolet. However, his greatest accomplishment may have been that one time when he beat pancreatic cancer; a feat not achieved by many.

Rob leaves behind a loving family in his wife, Barbara, his children, Lorie, Robert (& wife Debbie,) Deborah (& husband Danny, deceased,) Carla (& husband Jack,) Clark (& wife Judy,) and Keith (& wife Rebecca,) as well as grandchildren David, Chris, Jackie, Jason, Courtney, Aaron, Nick, Sabrina, Brittany aka “Shorty”, and his sweet Brie, along with a bunch of great-grandkids.

Rob was the life of our party and will be deeply missed.

A graveside service is planned for Thursday February 1st, 2018 at 2pm, Crestview Memorial. In lieu of flowers, please do something nice for someone else.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, 1 February , 2018


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A Chubb

7 February 2018

RIP, Mr. Drew, from another Cowboys fan. Please tell Coach Landry we all miss him.

Walt De BELL

6 February 2018

To the Drew Family,

I am so sorry to read about the passing of Robert.
I never met Robert but we are members of the same family, the Dallas Cowboys.
I too am from the East and hope to some day move to Texas to be closer to our Boys.

Walt a.k.a. Tlaw

p.s. I am a TV western fan too.

John Allen

6 February 2018

From one Cowboy Nation member to another, rest in peace. I hope your family finds comfort in this tough time. From cradle to grave, Cowboys we shall remain!"

Tina Stevens

5 February 2018

I heard about your Dad in my local newspaper, I had to read his obit, what a beautiful and real tribute, may you all find peace in the wonderful memories of him. Our loved ones are near gone as long as we keep them in our hearts.


4 February 2018

No words can be said in a time of sarrow to ease the pain. As a member of the armed services thank you for your service and as a proud member of the cowboys nation RIP.
To the family that wrote the obituary for this great man thank you it was an amazing one.

Dannie - Texan Stuck in Chicago

4 February 2018

As a USAF veteran and the #1 Dallas Cowboys fan: Thank you for your service and for being a true Dallas Cowboys fan all the way. Rest in peace, sir.

Rafael Cervantes

3 February 2018

From one Cowboy Nation member to another, rest in peace. I hope your family finds comfort in this tough time. From cradle to grave, Cowboys we shall remain!

Joe Lloreda

3 February 2018

Dez, did catch it. Can both the Patriots and Eagles lose in the Super Bowl?
RIP Robert Drew.

Justin Nicklas

3 February 2018

Enjoy the games from the best seat in the house! Your family are in my prayers. I concur that Dez did, in fact, catch the ball. Go Cowboys!


3 February 2018

R,I.P.Mr.drew,Tell Don Mereidith I lost the football that he gave me in the sixties when I was 6yrs old.I threw it in the back of a moving pickup,and Dez did catch that ball!!!!

From the Family