DREW, REX H. "Uncle Rex"
Age 86 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday April 10, 2014. Rex was born November 13, 1927 in Charleston, PA the son of the late Verne Delos Drew and Alma Meyers Drew. He was a Veteran of World War II and Korea serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. Rex served in Peiping, China and Guam during World War II and was a member of The China Marines. He also served in Cuba during The Korean War. Rex was pre-deceased by his parents, his brothers Raymond, Jack, and Neil Drew, and by his sisters Jean, Kathleen, and Beth. Rex married his wife, Phyllis L. Strope Drew, on July 8, 1967 and they would have celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary on July 8, 2014. He was a retired carpenter with Carpenters Union Local # 277 in Horseheads, NY. Rex was a member of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Past Exalted Ruler 1975-1976, State Vice President 1982-1983, and Elk of The Year 1989-1990. He served as Youth Committee Chairman at The Elks Lodge in addition to several other committees. He served on The Town of Veteran Zoning Board of Appeals. Uncle Rex enjoyed hunting, golf, bowling, vegetable gardening, and bird watching out his back window. Rex loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Rex is survived by his loving and devoted wife Phyllis L. Strope Drew; sons and daughters-in-law: Gary & Brenda Drew of Horseheads, NY, Mark & Cindy Ackley of Horseheads, NY and Francis " Skip" & Germaine Ackley of Lowndesboro, Alabama; daughter and son-in-law: Pleasant & Clarence Norris of Leesburg, Florida; grandchildren: Ryan & Tonya Ackley of Bradford, Pa, Bethany Ackley and fiancé Anthony McNeilly of Elmira Heights, NY, Megan Ackley of Lowndesboro, Alabama, Hunter Drew of Horseheads, NY, and Misty Henline of Westminster, MD; sister-in-law: Jeanie Smith of Smithboro, NY; brother-in-law: Eugene Strope of Binghamton, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends . Relative and friends are invited to attend Rex's Gravesite Funeral Services on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 3 PM at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY. Pastor Michael Schooley will officiate. Those wishing may remember Rex through memorials to The Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2997 6 Prospect Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STRET HORSEHEADS, NY.
Lynch Funeral Home
318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845
Published in Star-Gazette from Apr. 13 to Apr. 15, 2014