Drew was born and grew up in Gainesville, Ga. He was married in 1990, and settled his family here. He attended Emory University at Oxford, followed by the University of Georgia
, where he graduated with a degree in Economics. A graduate of Gainesville High School, he always enjoyed Red Elephant football. He played on the 1981 State Semifinal AAA team, as offensive left tackle No. 77. Always active in school and church, a few of his activities included Boy Scouts, Young Life, Key Club President and Student Government.
Throughout his adult life, Drew was always concerned with the well-being of his wife and children. His professional life was a source of necessity and pride. A hard worker who navigated through storms and tried to hold himself to a standard we became accustomed.
At the time of his death, he had been president of ECOM America for 15 years, taking it to a level of performance characterized by the determination that Drew embodied. He enjoyed being outdoors. Golfing, boating and fishing on the coast of Georgia were a few of the regular activities we did together as a family. He was a member of Gainesville First United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 22 years and children, Dana Rowe, Emmeline, 21, Dickens, 18, and Rowe Wilson, 10. Drew is home with his heavenly father. He will be sorely missed and always loved by all who had the good fortune to know him. Rest in peace my love.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at the Gainesville First United Methodist Church. Dr. Terry Walton and the Rev. Kathy Lamon will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Little & Davenport Funeral Home Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2013, from 5-8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville, GA 30506.
Those wishing to send online condolences may do so at littledavenport.com.
Little & Davenport Funeral Home, 355 Dawsonville Highway, S.W., Gainesville, GA 30501, is in charge of arrangements.
Little& Davenport Funeral Home, Gainesville