Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lt. Colonel Steven Todd Drewry 1966-2011

Today, my heart breaks for my niece Kim, after the loss of her husband Steve. I realize that "sorrow may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning", but it's still difficult to understand and accept. God help us all...
Good Night Steve, and here's to trusting and knowing we'll meet again in that land where we'll never grow old, with no more sickness, no more sadness, no more tears, and no more death...
LT. COLONEL STEVEN TODD DREWRY, U.S. Air Force, age 44, of O’Fallon, IL, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011 in St. Louis, MO. Born December 15, 1966 in Memphis to Ron and Nancy Drewry. He graduated from Bishop Byrne High School and later received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Memphis and a Master’s degree in Information Systems management from Webster University. During his Air Force service, he served in various positions as a pilot, instructor, inspector, executive officer and commander. He was a decorated veteran of Operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. He additionally deployed in support of Operations Joint Guard, Joint Endeavor, and Southern Watch. His decorations include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the Air Medal, the Aerial Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Air Force Achievement Medal. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 13 years, Kimberly Ann Rowsell; son, Adam and daughter, Kristin. Beloved sister of Cindy Drewry German of Collierville, TN; brother, David and his wife, Tina of Las Vegas, NV; six nieces and nephews and his most faithful friend, Buddy. Visitation is at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Poplar Ave. on Thursday, December 8 from 6-8 p.m., with graveside services at 11 a.m., Friday, December 9 in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family requests any memorial donations be made to the Aplastic Anemia, MDS Foundation. Memorial Park Funeral Home, "Behind the stone wall", 901-767-8930. Condolences may be offered at www.MemorialParkOnline.com
Published in The Commercial Appeal on December 7, 2011

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