Philip Andrew Markham (1958 - 2018) Ii
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Philip Andrew Markham II (1958 - 2018)

Shreveport, LA - Drew was born on November 15th, 1958, and grew up with his family in Shreveport. He passed away May 6th in Santa Ana, California, at the age of 59.

Anyone who knew Drew knew how talented, creative, and funny he was. He was on the forefront of the computer gaming industry, and directly developed and designed numerous highly successful, award-winning titles, including Return to Castle Wolfenstein, Redneck Rampage, Kingpin, and Cyberia. In his early years, he worked as a director and composer on various video projects for commercial and industrial clients.

Drew loved to cook, and gave credit to his maternal grandmother, Mimi, for inspiring his culinary skills. He also loved playing guitar and jamming with his friends, and was renowned for his impressions and character voices.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Philip Markham, and his sisters, Laura McDonald and Kathryn Parker. He leaves behind a daughter, Pauline Marie Markham, who lives in France with her mother.

He was married to Jennifer Singh at the time of his passing.

This is a quote from Drew that we all take comfort in: "This is just a moment in time. We will move through it, past it, and be together again on the other side."

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Published in Shreveport Times from Jun. 1 to Jun. 3, 2018.
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June 10, 2018
My deepest sympathies to both Drew's family and friends - he was a unique person and will be sorely missed!
I first met Drew in Shreveport in 1982, where we were both working at a local television station. I was immediately aware of Drew's incredibe sense of humor but later on came to realize just how smart he was (probably one of the most intelligent peopIe I have ever met).
Like most, as we grew and moved into our own lives we lost touch, but just thinking of Drew always brought a smile.
I'd like to close with a quite from Blade Runner - a movie he and I watched over and over again. I think Drew would appreciate it.

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and you have burned so very very brightly...".
Jeff Chapman
June 4, 2018
Drew was one of a kind, such a funny, smart guy who always, always made me laugh, whether he was drawing goofy pictures all over my schoolbooks or covering my eyes during class with big, goofy, green Hulk hands. Such good memories of one of my first Shreveport friends! My heart breaks for you all, Sue, Phil, Laura and Kitty. Sending you love and hoping you find comfort and peace in the days to come. May Drew's memory be a blessing to all who loved him.
Teri Robinson
June 3, 2018
I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am wishing you peace to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. May you draw close to God and know that He will soon eliminate such pain and suffering by means of His Kingdom. (Matthew 6:9, 10)
June 3, 2018
You know my heartfelt sympathies are with you and your family as you grieve. And I am always here for you should you need.
Debbie R.
June 2, 2018
I am sorry fit your loss. Love and prayers to the family. Lynn Johnson. Nommensen
June 1, 2018
We're so sorry for your loss.
Jim & Bobbie Malsch
June 1, 2018
Words seem so inadequate to express the sadness that we feel about Drew's passing. Sending love to Phil, Sue, Laura,and Kitty. We wish you hope in the mist of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Please accept our sincere condolences from the Devenney family. (Fern, Glenn, Kelly and Dawn)
Dawn Devenney
June 1, 2018
I knew Drew since high school and he was easily one of the most talented, gifted, and creative persons I will ever know (and that says a lot, living and working in Hollywood with some of the best for for 35 years.) He had so much to offer and his talents always raised the bar and challenged me. We worked together a lot in Shreveport and L.A. and created some really amazing things. He was amazing.

Our lives went different directions and I had no contact with him for most of the last 20 years sadly. Heartbreaking and shocking news. We won't see the likes of him ever again. Truly one-of-a-kind.
Jody Eldred
June 1, 2018
The last memory I have of Drew was in 1986 when he played my Ovation, adjusting the different open tunings accordingly, and played while we sang a bunch of Joni Mitchell tunes together. I had never met a guy who had perfectly committed to memory her words, songs and tunings and I don't think I ever will. Rest in peace, Drew. My heartfelt condolences to the Markham family. Sending light and love.
Toni Vincent
May 31, 2018
When I think of the first 40 years of my life, Drew is one of the major influences on it. We had so many great times and whenever Drew was involved you just KNOW it was going to be unique and insightful! Drew was one of those super-intelligent people that could sometimes be difficult, but would NEVER be boring...Like all his long-time friends, we learned to love him for being HIM. We miss you my dear friend, and we will indeed see you on the other side. Heartfelt sympathies to Sue, Phil, Laura, and Kitty.
Rick Skinner
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