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Quattlebaum Funeral, Cremation and Event Center

5411 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL

OBITUARY

James Robert (Bob) Drawdy, Sr.

April 14, 1945October 9, 2019
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James Robert (Bob) Drawdy, Sr Husband, Dad, Friend, Hunter, Bridge Builder

Bob Drawdy, aged 74 of Loxahatchee, Florida passed away on October 9, 2019, at his home after a short battle with colon cancer.

Born on April 14, 1945, as the youngest son of Henry and Korea Drawdy. Bob was married to his lifelong love, high school sweetheart, Terry Ann for nearly 55 years. They had three children that Bob was so proud of, Stacy Pedersen (Paul), Tammy Davis (Ed) and Jim Bob Drawdy. Then came six grandchildren, which brought so much joy. Cody Davis, Mackenzie (Davis) Thompson, Jessica Drawdy, Paige Pedersen, Justin Drawdy and Mandy Pedersen. May 2019 brought another wonderful gift when Bob got to hold his first great grandchild, Kenzie Ann Thompson. Bob lived his whole life in Palm Beach County. He built his life, his family, and many friendships. In 1979, he founded Drawdy Construction Company. In 1981, he was joined by his father and two brothers. For over 38 years Bob built many bridges, marinas and seawall throughout South Florida until his retirement 3 years ago.

If you knew Bob you know he spent a big portion of his life hunting, fishing and camping. You may have come to a barbeque or two.

Please join us for a Celebration of Life on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 1:00 – 4:00pm Services to begin at 2:00pm. The service will be held at Quattlebaum Funeral, 5411 Okeechobee Blvd, WPB, FL 33417.

  • FAMILY

  • Bob was married to his lifelong love, high school sweetheart, Terry Ann for nearly 55 years.

    They had three children that Bob was so proud of, Stacy Pedersen (Paul), Tammy Davis (Ed) and Jim Bob Drawdy.

    Then came six grandchildren, which brought so much joy. Cody Davis, Mackenzie (Davis) Thompson, Jessica Drawdy, Paige Pedersen, Justin Drawdy and Mandy Pedersen.

    May 2019 brought another wonderful gift when Bob got to hold his first great grandchild, Kenzie Ann Thompson.

Services

  • A Celebration of His Life Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Memorial Service Sunday, October 13, 2019

Memories

James Robert (Bob) Drawdy, Sr.

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Bob McKnight

October 13, 2019

I had the honor of playing with Bob on the great Lake Worth High School Football teams of the '60's. We played together on the special defensive teams, The Trojan Warhorses.

Rest in peace old Trojan.

Picture is of Susan McKnight, Trojan team mates Jack Coons and Bob McKnight.

Cathy Brand-Peters

October 13, 2019

Terry and family, I am just learning today of your loss. I am so sorry.. Bob was always kind and very nice to everyone. I pray that your family finds comfort in knowing that he is at peace and that his love for his family was both obvious and an inspiration.

With love,
Cathy Brand Peters

Bette Moody Hawk

October 12, 2019

Bob Drawdy was one of the most honorable husband, father and grandfather ever. He was so well respected in high school and after as he made a wonderful marriage to Terry. His live was one well lived and know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Lauren Jacobson

October 12, 2019

I will Never forget the first time I met Poppy, he made me feel like he had known me forever. I will forever cherish all of his hugs and walking into seeing the biggest smile on his face. Poppy will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure of knowing such a great man.

Sandra Drawdy

October 11, 2019

For 38 years you where the strongest man i every knew, you have been through so many near deaths we all lost count and you fought everyone. The past 2 years things changed and I have never seen that strong man again. i will cherish those fun memories of you and our children will also. May you find peace now and rest forever in our hearts and memories.

Patricia Hoffmeister

October 10, 2019

Jim Bob and I sort of grew up together. He was my middle sisters youngest son. Lots of great memories especially the barbecues at his dad's.

Linda Wooten

October 10, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful person and I'm am so glad to have known him and his family.
I am thinking of you, Terry, Stacey, Jim Bob, Tammy and the whole family....

Mackenzie Thompson

October 10, 2019

I have way to many great memories to share of you Poppy . I wouldn’t know where to start , All I know is that I had the best poppy around ; and I can’t wait to share all of the awesome stories and memories with Kenzie . Blessed she got to meet her great grandfather . Even though she won’t remember when she’s older , I will share every memory and story with her so she knows how great of a man , husband and grandfather you were !

Fly high poppy , with love always , Mack

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