Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Hillcrest Mausoleum & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX
Stephen Woodrow Drinnon
April 13, 1959 – August 30, 2019
Stephen Woodrow Drinnon, age 60 of Dallas, Texas passed away August 30, 2019. He was born in Haskell, Texas on April 13, 1959.
He received degrees of B.B.A Accounting and B.B.A. Management from Texas Tech University in 1981 and practiced as a Certified Public Accountant until returning to Texas Tech University to receive a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1992. He distinguished himself while studying law at Texas Tech graduating second in a class of 147 with highest honors and received the coveted American Jurisprudence Award on six occasions. During his career he worked in both Midland and Dallas. He started his law career in Dallas at Brown McCarroll Law Firm and most recently practiced at the Drinnon Law Firm and Cowles & Thompson. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Society of CPA’s.
He had a passion for hunting from an early age starting with dove and deer hunting in Haskell County and was able to expand the hunting field to Alaska and Africa over the years. He also loved telling stories. He would captivate his family and friends of the details of his adventures whether it be hunting, travel or the interesting people he knew.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Robbie Lou Roberson Drinnon, his father, Cleatus Woodrow Drinnon, and his second mother, Glenda Joan Davis Drinnon.
He is survived by: Son - Damon Lee Josselet Drinnon, Son - Mitchell Stephenson Drinnon and wife Trisha, Grandchildren - Dylan Lee Brazos Drinnon, Mason Thomas Pecos Drinnon, Hayven Taylor Drinnon, Maddox Michael Drinnon, Bo Brett Drinnon, Brother - David Thomas Drinnon, Sister - Leesa Drinnon Toliver, Sister - Sharla Drinnon Carver.
The family requests any memorial gifts to be sent to the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Stephen Woodrow Drinnon
September 7, 2019
Interesting, adventuresome, complex, savvy, considerate, caring, loyal to his roots, good hearted, are just a few words that come to mind when thinking of Stephen. His grandmother Vivian and my grandmother were best of friends, talking for hours on the phone when they could no longer drive, and I have heard secondhand how proud she was of Stephen, and from Stephen the devotion he had for her. This devotion also extended to all his family and friends. That impressed me from the start. I am sad to learn of his passing, and I know he will be missed.