CHILLICOTHE - Drew Allen Charles "Drewby" Bannister, 28, of Chillicothe passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013, in Lake County, Fla.
He was born Aug. 13, 1984, in Peoria, Ill., the son of Brad and Robin (Vandak) Bannister.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Jordan (Kourtney) Bannister and Levi Bannister, both of Chillicothe; two sisters, Ivy (Justin) Carnegie of Fullerton, Calif., and Faith Bannister of Chillicothe; one niece, Jocelyn Bannister; grandparents, Bob and Alice Bannister, Ken and Kathy Dunbar, all of Chillicothe; and his partner in life, Annastashia Faye Mietelski.
Also surviving are several aunts and uncles, Craig (Shelia) Bannister, Dana (Loretta) Bannister, Patty (Jeff) Williams, Adele Bannister-Goodwin, Brian (Shelly Bailey) Dunbar, Kathy (Dwight) Elliott, Amy Vandak, Ginger (Dan) Garner, Tammy (Jeff) Howell and Landon (Brenda) Dunbar.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles E. Vandak; and Uncle, Alan Bannister.
Drew attended Nashville Auto Diesel College, were he graduated with Craftsman Awards.
He enjoyed fishing, music festivals, hanging with friends and family and his beer.
Drew placed his faith in Jesus Christ.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. The Pastor Justyn Smith will officiate. Burial will be in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Drew Bannister Memorial Fund at South Side Bank in Chillicothe.
Online memorials may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com
A Celebration of life for Drew will be held at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe on Friday, March 29, starting at 4 p.m.