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Lawton Lamar Drew

May 21, 1937 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 85)


Lawton Lamar Drew, age 85, of Douglas, went to be with our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Coffee Regional Medical Center. Mr. Drew was born on May 21, 1937, in Douglas City, GA to the late Loren Wadley Drew and Penny Hayes Drew of Douglas Ga.

                Mr. Drew was a very important member of the Coffee County Community and he helped to shape the lives of so many into the men and women they are today.  He was part of the Coffee County school system for thirty-five years. He was very active in sports with the school and was a referee for thirty-five years. He was a volunteer firefighter for the City of Douglas Fire and Rescue for Fifty years and put his life on the line to help people on countless occasions. He was the definition of a true Hero. Mr. Drew’s hobbies included Hunting and model trains. He will be dearly missed by family and friends and his legacy will live on in the lives that he helped change.     

Survivors include: Wife, Sylvia Ann Drew of Douglas, GA, Son, Lamar “Bud” (Donna) Drew of Douglas, GA, Daughter, Deena Drew (Robbie) Roberson of Waycross, GA, 5 Grandchildren, Randall (Alison ) Drew of Douglas, GA, Dr. Stuart  (Kathryn ) Drew of Youngstown, OH, Dr. Aaron  (Shelby) Drew of Douglas, GA, Roman  (Allison ) Roberson of Waycross, GA, Summer  Roberson of Waycross, GA,  6 Great Grandchildren, Dillon  Drew, Alyssa  Drew, Addison  Drew, Ansley  Drew, Henry  Drew, Hadley Roberson. Mr. Drew was preceded in death by his father, Mr. Loren Wadley Drew and Mother, Mrs. Penny Hayes Drew.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 22, 2022 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Sims Funeral Home.

Funeral Ceremonies will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at 2:00PM, at the Chapel of Sims Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Bounds officiating. Interment will follow at City of Douglas Cemetery.

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July 22, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sims Funeral Home
201 N Peterson Ave.
Douglas, Georgia 31533

Funeral Service
July 23, 2022

2:00 PM
Chapel of Sims Funeral Home
201 N. Peterson Ave
Douglas, GA 31533

July 23, 2022

Douglas City Cemetery
1623 N. Gaskin Ave.
Douglas, GA 31533

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