Dan Drew, 81, of College Station, passed away Wednesday morning at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008 at A&M Church of Christ in College Station with Ken Wilkey officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Chapel College Station. Interment will be in College Station Cemetery.
He was born in Abilene, Texas to Evert and Lutie Weger Drew. He graduated from Paris High School in Paris, Texas in 1944 and joined the United States Navy during WWII. In 1949, he married Flowayne Holt and in 1950 received both his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from North Texas State in Denton.
Dan worked for the Naval Ordinance Test Station in China Lake, Calif., General Dynamics, and IBM before moving his family to College Station to join the Computer Science Division at Texas A&M in 1960. He received his Doctorate Degree of Engineering from Texas A&M in 1966. He became the Director of the Computer Science Division in the School of Engineering at A&M and retired as Professor Emeritus in September 1987 and was a member of IEEE.
He was a member of the A&M Church of Christ where he served as a Bible teacher and as an Elder. He was a lay-minister, preaching at Trona Church of Christ and Benbrook Church of Christ in the early 1950’s, Central Church of Christ in Bryan in the 1960’s, and other Churches throughout the Brazos Valley.
Dan is survived by his wife, Flowayne Drew of College Station; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Daniel and Karen Drew of Houston, Philip and Shelly Drew of Vancouver, Wash., David and Melody Drew of Plano, and Stephen Drew of Plano; one daughter, Nora Drew of West Palm Beach, Fla.; thirteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. (Source: The Eagle)
Dan Drew and Flowayne also spent a few years in Baguio City, Philippines as missionaries and has touched the lives of many Filipinos. Our condolences to the bereaved – Editors.