OBITUARY

Sarah "Polly" Drever

October 15, 1923January 4, 2021
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Sarah Pauline (Polly) Drever, 97, of Killeen, Texas passed away on January 4, 2021. She was born in Mexia, Texas October 15, 1923 to Felix Royl Cole and Sarah Elizabeth (Rose) Cole. Sarah was one of six children. She grew up in a large loving family that lived in various rural settings in Texas. Sarah was an active athletic young lady and enjoyed playing various sports such as softball and bowling. Later in life her passion was searching for collectables to restore for resale at one of her many garage sales.

Her first job was at a restaurant in Gatesville, Texas. There she met a dapper young lieutenant by the name of Crawford Drever. He pursued her and she denied his marriage proposal two times. Then upon the third proposal she accepted. They were married February 6, 1944 in a small white chapel on North Fort Hood, Texas. They were married for 56 years. On the day of the wedding, their journey began. They had three sons: Gary, Jerry, and William. With their three sons, they traveled throughout the world as a military family. Their overseas tours included Hawaii, Japan, and Germany. They met and made many friends during Crawford’s military career. After his retirement in 1960, Killeen became their permanent home. Sarah will be remembered for her feisty personality that was complimented by her generous nature, positive attitude, and a smile that would warm your heart. She was preceded in death by her parents Felix and Sarah Cole, husband Crawford Drever, sons Gary Drever and Jerry Drever, sisters Jo Bell Palmer and Lois Hopson and brothers Felix (Preacher) Cole Jr. and Alvin (Buster) Cole

Survivors include sister Bobbie Milner, son William Drever and wife Debbie, and daughter-in-laws, Linda Drever and Pam Drever. Grandchildren: Chrissy Franks and husband Chad, Kevin Drever and wife Diana, Brian Drever and wife Jodi, Chad Drever and wife Leslie, Nathan Drever and wife Lisa, Scott Drever and wife Melissa, Shaun Drever, Justin Drever, Taylor Drever, McKenzie Drever

Great-grandchildren: Sarah Cobb, Dylan Cobb, Ryan Kadie Drever, Alicia Trahan and husband Brody, Lillian Drever, Emily Drever, Ethan Drever, Lauren Drever, William Drever, Avery Drever, Elizabeth Drever, Justin Drever and Jeff Drever

Great-great-grandchildren: Josephine Tshituka and Cooper Trahan The Visitation will be at Crawford Bowers Funeral Home on January 14th from 6:30 to 8:00p.m. The Funeral Service will be at 2p.m. January 15th at 1st Baptist Church, 3310 South W.S. Young Dr. Killeen, Texas. Sarah will be laid to rest beside her husband, Crawford, at the Killeen City Cemetery following the service.

Pallbearers: Brian Drever, Kevin Drever, Chad Drever, Nathan Drever, Dylan Cobb and Ethan Drever

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, January 14, 2021

  • A Celebration of Life Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Sarah "Polly" Drever

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Shaun Drever

January 11, 2021

I will never forget the long talks we would always have, you sitting in GrandDads old yellow chair telling me about growing up in Mound. You were always such a loving and kind person to me. As the debilitating disease that left your memories faded progressed, I will never forget when I came to visit you at the nursing home and the nurses aids told me, she hasnt spoken to anyone in a long time. I couldn’t help but wonder were you still there. After pulling out old pictures and telling stories for a little while you shocked me and spoke, I know that while you had no idea initially who I was when you kept calling me BC, eventually you came around asking me about Jerry and Pam and I couldn’t believe you said, Shaun I remember you even though im sure in your mind you thought it was some yesteryear because you kept thinking we were at 909 Oakhill Drive. It warmed my heart thinking you remembered me. I will also never forget climbing on the roof with Nathan, or watching fireworks from your backyard, I will never forget helping my Dad and Garry help you in your later years, how I have come to cherish those memories the most. But most of all I will never forget the incredible Christmases we would always share at your house. Moma Polly I will always love you and hold you forever in my heart. Rest easy and I will see you again. Love Shaun

John Tirella

January 10, 2021

Bill, Jerry, Brian, Chad, Ladies, Gentlemen and All. My deepest condolences on the Loss of your Mother, Grand Mother and Very Important Family Member. God Bless Her and You All in this time of Sorrow.

Tanna Lee Jones

January 9, 2021

My favorite quote,
“A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.”
L. Frank Baum
Aunt Polly, you are dearly loved. .
Thank You Lord, for giving me this wonderful priceless treasure. Her unique, vibrant, loving, lively soul will be remembered by us all. Rest in Heaven my faithful Aunt Polly, you did God’s work well. Amen

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