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Adams Funeral Home

129 Coleman Street, Marlin, TX

OBITUARY

Jimmy Drews

September 12, 1945February 17, 2020
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Jimmy Drews, 74, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 in Katy, Texas surrounded by his family. Visitation will be Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin, Texas. Funeral Services will take place Friday, February, 21, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church in Marlin, Texas.

Jimmy was born on September, 12, 1945 to Edmund Fred Drews and Martha Niemeyer Drews in Marlin, Texas. He graduated from Marlin High School in 1964. Jimmy then attended Sam Houston State for 2 years and then went into the National Guard from 1966 to 1970 when he was honorably discharged. He worked for Safeway Food Stores from 1968 to 1991 retiring in 1991. Jimmy then bought McMillian Meat Market which was renamed to Drews Specialty Meats. He operated his business until 2010 when he retired. Jimmy was involved in volunteer work such as the Falls County Go Texans, The Marlin Men’s Civic Association, and The Grace Lutheran Church. He served many leadership roles. Jimmy liked everything from cooking, fishing, gardening and singing. He enjoyed playing bridge with his friends and was great competitor with whatever he was involved. But most of all he enjoyed being with his grandkids.

Jimmy Drews was preceded in death by parents Edmund and Martha Drews. He is survived by his daughters, Lezlee Murphy and husband Jason, Lauren Jack and husband Bill; grandchildren, Stephanie Murphy, Drew Murphy, Jordan Murphy and Caitlin Jack; brothers Kenneth Drews and wife Imogene, Roger Drews and wife Maria, Keith Drews and wife Debbie, Duane Drews and wife Sandy; sister Patti Voges and husband Gordon; 6 Nephews and 8 Nieces.

Pallbearers are Chris Drews, Derreck Drews, Josh Drews, Brandon Drews, Jacob Voges and Daniel Drews. Honorary Pallbearers are Wesley Walker, Bobby Polk, Greg Amber, Ricky Hegefeld Jr., Joe Terry, David Ainsworth and Rodney Smaistrla.

  • FAMILY

  • Daughters, Lezlee Murphy and husband Jason, Lauren Jack and husband Bill; grandchildren, Stephanie Murphy, Drew Murphy, Jordan Murphy and Caitlin Jack; brothers Kenneth Drews and wife Imogene, Roger Drews and wife Maria, Keith Drews and wife Debbie, Duane Drews and wife Sandy; sister Patti Voges and husband Gordon; 6 Nephews and 8 Nieces.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Drews, Pallbearer
  • Derreck Drews, Pallbearer
  • Josh Drews, Pallbearer
  • Brandon Drews, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Voges, Pallbearer
  • Daniel Drews, Pallbearer
  • Wesley Walker, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Bobby Polk, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Greg Amber, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ricky Hegefeld Jr., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Joe Terry, Honorary Pallbearer
  • David Ainsworth, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rodney Smaistrla, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Burial Friday, February 21, 2020

Memories

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Tyr a Lewis

February 23, 2020

Jimmy Drews was an Awesome man! I knew him since High School, dated him thru High school , and after! He was Sweet, Kind , Honest , Funny , and Hard working! He went on to run his own Butcher shop . Jimmy never met a stranger, most always had a Smile! He also became an Amazing Dad and Grandfather! I know he's in Heaven, telling everyone some great stories! Jimmy will Definately be missed! RIP, JIMMY!

Sandra Roberson

February 23, 2020

I remember growing up and visiting with Martha and Edmund and Kenneth and Roger and Keith and Duane and Patti and your Dad. And at Safeway. May God bless you all. And Grant you peace. Sandra Kunkel Roberson.

Ricky Grams

February 21, 2020

Always a pleasure to be in Jimmy's company, will miss you cousin.

Beverly Lawless-Drake

February 20, 2020

To my Dear Friend,
You meant so much to me growing up. As your friend, I could tell you anything and you always were there for me. As your "little sister", I value the fun times more than I can say. I look to God and know that he has you...

To Lezlee and Lauren,
Your Dad was a wonderful friend. I am blessed to have had him in my life.

Love to all,
Beverly

Shirley Blanton

February 20, 2020

I received word about 7:15am just this morning about Jimmy. For such a close family to lose one of “the boys” as I had often heard them referred to by many is saddening . To me the Drews Family has always stood for dedication in their love for God & Church; Patriotism in supporting America, those who served & those who supported them at home. Their strength as a family helped set an example for many young people growing up in Marlin for decades. Their family is truly one who helped Marlin thru decades of change develop “the small town spirit” as we of all ages, faiths & backgrounds grew to appreciate. Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with you & your family at this difficult time.

Adam Tate

February 19, 2020

Jimmy will always be considered one of my really good , genuine friends. I enjoyed my time working for him and all of the good times we shared. He taught me a lot about life and character, thank you Jimmy for your leadership and involvement in my life, Rest In Peace buddy

Michael Jund

February 19, 2020

Jimmy was a good man and will be missed by all that knew him.
My prayers are with his family.

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