Mark Allen Drews Sr, 64 of Westville and formerly of Danville, left this life on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 3:59am at his home, surrounded by the family he loved. Visitation will be from 11-1pm (12-2pm EST) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Kruger Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville. Services will start at 1pm (2pm EST) at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery where he will be laid to rest next to his parents.
Mark was born to Harold and Margaret (Jones) Drews on May 21, 1957, the oldest of three children. He attended Danville schools, graduating from DHS in 1975, and going straight into work. Mark worked for Norfolk and Southern Railroad for twenty-two years as a carknocker. After leaving the railroad he drove a semi truck for nearly fifteen years for Curry Ice and Coal, as well Langley Trucking. Mark was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, bowling, coaching youth baseball, and watching Nascar. He loved being a Papaw and spending time doing whatever the grandkids wanted to do.
Mark leaves behind his children: Mark (Michelle) Drews Jr., Kala (Jakeb) Chambliss, and Bradi (Matt) Whitfield; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother Stevan (Michelle) Drews, a sister: Lisa (Rex) Richards; four nieces and nephews: Collin, Jordan, Kalin, and Kierra. Mark was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents, and his best friend C.A. Rush.
Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger Funeral Home Facebook page. Should you wish, memorials may be made in Mark’s name to the OSF Bobette Steeley Hegeler Cancer Center, 806 N. Logan Ave, Danville, IL. 61832.