Ian Andrew Frew, 23, died June 23. He was born May 10, 1990, in Knoxville, and grew up in Gulf Breeze, Fla. He was an active member of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and was a key volunteer of the youth group.
Ian graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 2009. He was born with hypo plastic left heart syndrome. He received a heart transplant at Vanderbilt University Medical Center when he was just 21 days old, a miracle second birthday. Exceeding all expectations, Ian lived an adventure of a life for 23 years. He was a man with a big heart. He was full of love and showed it in his own special way. Every moment with him was full of laughter. He laughed at every joke, and he laughed long and hard.
He was always searching for his way in this life, happy for the friends and family he had to journey with him.
He had a passion for helping the people of Honduras, obvious in his five mission trips there.
He is survived by his parents, John and Susie; brother Colin; his dog, Frasier; grandparents; George and Joyce Wilson, of LaFollette; aunt, Christi Hardin, of Pensacola; Uncle Ross and Aunt Diana Frew, of Townsend; Uncle Scott and Aunt Elizabeth Wilson, of Speedwell and numerous cousins and a multitude of friends.
The family would be honored by any donations be made in memory of Ian to Helping Honduras Kids (www.helpinghonduraskids.org
Obituary courtesy of Cross-Smith Funeral Home