Drew Thomas Rawlins
July 18, 1957 ~ July 16, 2014
Viewing: Friday, July 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT
Funeral services: Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT
Interment: Richmond Cemetery
Our loving brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Drew Thomas Rawlins, 56, passed away peacefully and suddenly of natural causes on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Willow Glen Care Center where he was affectionately known as the "Big Boss". Drew was born on July 18, 1957 in Boise, Idaho, a son of Reed L. and Ethel Scott Rawlins. Drew lived in Meridian, ID, Trenton, Corinne, Manti and Brigham City, UT. He was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and faithfully bore his testimony often. Drew was a member of the Special Needs Seminary and enjoyed the Willow Glen Family Nights. He also was a member of the LINC Life Skill Group of Brigham City. Drew enjoyed watching TV and loved to sing with the "Sing Along Group" at Willow Glen. He was the poster child for the Special Olympics in 1985. Drew's favorite drink was Sprite. The family would like to thank Willow Glen Care Center staff for their loving care of Drew for 5 ½ years and the many who touched his life. Surviving four siblings, Alaine (Maurice) Carter, West Corinne; Marsha (Joe Weeks) Rawlins, Lewiston; Scott (Karen) Rawlins, Hyde Park; Daniel (Marylyn) Rawlins, Shelton, WA. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Yvette Rawlins, Deanna (Dean) Robinson and his grandparents. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. Viewings will be held on Friday, July 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 to 10:40 a.m. Interment will be in the Richmond Cemetery.
Sorry to hear of Drew's passing. My husband, Bill, was a roommate of his for a short time. He was always nice and I enjoyed talking with him. He will be missed.
I offer my condolences to Drew's family. I remember him always being friendly. He was always happy. I grew up knowing Drew. His happy positive attitude will always be an example for me to remember. Drew is a great man.
I am so sorry to hear of Drew's passing. He is an incredible person. His light and his loving spirit brought a special inspiration to our institute class. I love that guy! Drew was always so sweet and kind; he will be greatly missed.
We were just thinking of Drew a few days ago. We missed him when he left Trenton. He was a special friend to our brother Lorin. He will be welcomed with open arms by many and received into the presences of our Heavenly Father and his son Jeusu. Christ. We send wishes of peace and comfort to the family.
Richard and Cleone Allsop
I had the privilege of briefly working with Drew at CETC. He is truly a special man who brought light and goodness to all who knew him. His strength and tender heart will truly be missed in this world and greatly needed where he will now be. Thank you for being such a supportive and good family. Marsha, I was particularly aware of all your efforts to make his life the best it could possibly be.