Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors

1010 Bering Drive, Houston, TX


William "Bill" Drawe

July 24, 1938November 20, 2019

William J. Drawe, III, passed away at his home on Wednesday, the 20th of November 2019, at the age of 81. Better known as Bill, Dad, Grandpa Billy, Uncle Billy, Santa Claus Billy and “&G”, he is loved by many for his warmth, commitment, humor and hugs.

Bill was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, to William J. and Doris Ward Drawe, Jr. He is predeceased by his parents and sisters, Shannon and Sr. Catherine Marie, OP, as well as his in-laws, Cyrus (Bud) and Inez Lohfink.

Bill enjoyed a long career in the Oil & Gas industry as a Civil Engineer and management consultant in Louisiana, California and Texas.

Bill is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carol; his children Donna, Lisa Hanzelka and Scott and partner PJ Gray; and his granddaughter, Sr. Luisa Grace, OCD (Anna). His loving family extends to his siblings and spouses (on both sides), numerous nieces and nephews, and a whole slew of cousins.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from ten o’clock until eleven o'clock in the morning on Monday, the 25th of November, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 9900 Stella Link Road in Houston.

Immediately following the visitation at eleven o'clock a memorial mass and celebration of Bill’s life is to be conducted.

Following the mass, all are invited to greet the family during a reception to be held at the church.

In lieu of customary remembrances, the family would like to suggest memorial contributions to be directed to the Corpus Christi Catholic School, Attn: Susan Miller, 4005 Cheena Dr, Houston, 77025; or a charity of one's choice.


  • Corpus Christi Catholic School


  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, November 25, 2019


William "Bill" Drawe

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Michael Reifel

November 26, 2019

Bill co-authored (with me) the chapter "Platform Function and Types"; in the book "Planning and Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms", published 1986 by Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, Inc.

My condolences for your loss.

Mike Reifel (now, age 82)
Sugar Land, Texas

Jo Carcedo

November 25, 2019

To the Drawe Family: Bill was a tremendous man, always generous, kind, and a loving friend and family man. He will be greatly missed by many.

In sympathy,


Laura Drawe

November 24, 2019

Loving wishes to your family for the loss of this gentle, kind man. He radiated such love and peace at all times. I can recall little Emma resting on him and sleeping with such comfort and love.
Also half of an incredible couple how produced a wonderful family and always gave unconditional love to all.
I am honored to have been a part of this incredible life.

May the Lord's peace be with you all.