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John Allen Drew Jr.


1968 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
John Allen Drew Jr. Obituary

John Allen Drew Jr. 49, died January 31, 2018, in a truck accident. John was born in Oroville, CA, December 30, 1968. John lived his early years in Oroville and Ukiah, CA, and then moved to Yuba City, CA, where he spent most of his teen and early adult years. He graduated Yuba City High School in 1987.

After John graduated high school he worked at the Rite Aid Warehouse Center in Woodland, until he moved to Reno, Nevada 22 years ago. For the last 7 years John enjoyed driving trucks for Williams Tank Lines, Inc. John had a bigger than life personality. Whenever you were around John, he was sure to make you laugh. He will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

John is survived by his wife, Maralee Drew of Reno, NV; four sons, Patrick Drew, Matthew Drew, Ronald Swanson, Matthew Swanson; and grandson, Nathan Drew, just born February 8, 2018, all from Reno. NV. He is also survived by his parents, Jim and Arlis Hedge from Yuba City, CA; two sisters, Tara Croghan from Yuba City, CA, and Angela Jones from Oroville, CA; stepbrother, Russell Hedge from Nebraska; stepsister, Leslie Ortiz from Fresno, CA; uncle, Donald Ereth from Oroville, CA; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

John is preceded in death by his grandpa, Frank Ereth; grandma, Lila Metcalfe; two aunts, Karmon Howarth and Ardith Metcalf.

A Graveside Farewell Service will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11am at Memorial Park Cemetery (5646 Lincoln Blvd., Oroville, CA) and Celebration of Life to follow at the Yuba City Moose Lodge (205 S. Walton Ave., Yuba City, CA.) friends and family are welcome to attend.

Arrangements are entrusted to Oroville Funeral Home (530) 533-0323.
Published in Appeal Democrat on Mar. 2, 2018
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