Burney R. Drew, age 89, passed away Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at his home. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, March 23rd at the family home, 1333 Ruth Dr. Darlington, SC 29532. The family is receiving friends at their home from now until the service.
Born on April 29, 1932, Burney was the son of Horace Alford Drew and Mary Elizabeth Johnson Drew. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, retiring in 1971. Burney then worked as a contractor for the log home industry. He traveled the United States, building homes in several parts of the country. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was former president of The Woodstone Hunting Club. He also enjoyed building and working on things around the house, feeding and watching deer, geese, ducks and wild turkeys; and helping his neighbors. Burney was one of many cooks who participated in the famous Indian Branch Chicken Bog for many years. In everything he did, perfection was his goal. He was a Master Mason for over fifty years and received his Life Membership in St. David’s Lodge #72 in Darlington on November 1, 2009. He attended Epworth United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, Ruth Eagerton Drew; four children, Michael H. Drew of Marion, David B. (Cindy) Drew, Debbie R. (Rusty) Turbeville, and Stephen Drew, all of Darlington; grandchildren, David B. (Mallory) Drew, Jr., Daniel Drew, Lauren Drew, Austin (Meagan) Turbeville, Jennifer (Courtney) Stutts; and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Drew of Fayetteville and Rudolph Drew of Florence.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Agape Hospice for their compassionate care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agape Hospice of Florence, 2182 West Evans St. Florence, SC 29501; Smile Train, www.smiletrain.org; St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, stjude.org; or Wounded Warriors Project, woundedwarriorproject.org.
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