Robert E. Drew was born on October 5, 1942. He was born in Sand Town Bottle (a small balck community near Vian, Oklahoma. He was the 3rd child born of six to Mr. Charles Drew and Mrs. Edith Mary Lee W(Williams) Drew.
He grew up as a child in Ike Bain Hill. The Drew family were members of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, under Pastor Jack Brown.
Robert attended and granduated from Tulsa Booker T. Washington High School in 1961.
He served as head pastor in different local churches thoughout the United States in such cities as McAlester and Langston, Oklahoma, also in Phoenix, Arizona and Wichita Kansas. Elder Drew also founded his own gospel group, and some with other groups bringing the word of God in song.
Robert was married in union to Swhairsawn Drew, Leatta Drew, Elaine Drew and Patricia Drew during his life time. Elder Drew retired from pastoring and moved back to Tulsa from Wichita Kansas on May 5, 2011.
Elder Drew departed this life on August 24, 2012 surrounded by his loving family.
Elder Drew was preceeded in death by his parents, son Kelvin Drew and sister Elsenia Marie Riggins.
He leaves to cherish his memory is natural son, Michael Drew, other children through marriage, daughters Felicia Drew; Jackie Burks; Emma Harris; sons Chris
Drew; Billy Drew; Steven Drew; his siblings Lillie M. Bruner; Dora M. Deville; David Drew; Savahhah Pl Isaac; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Viewing for Elder Robert Drew will be held on Friday, August 31, 2012 1:00-7:00 pm.
Services will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2012 1:00 pm.
Interment Rose Lawn Cemetery,