Paul D. Drew - Putnam Sentinel

CONTINENTAL — Paul D. Drew, 78, of Continental died 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born August 12, 1941 in Miller City to the late Kurnal and Pauline (Dietrick) Drew. On September 3, 1960 he married Janet L. Miller, who preceded him in death on January 19, 2016.

He is survived by five children: Jackie (Tim) Snider of Bryan, Rickey (Nita) Drew of Continental, Janine Drew of Ottoville, Randy Drew of Continental and Paul "Tobe" Drew, Jr. of Findlay; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and three brothers-in-law: Bob Parsons of Delphos, Terry (Lana) Miller of Delphos and Don (Mary) Miller of Fremont, IN.

Paul is preceded in death by a sister: Betty (Chester) Hoge; an infant brother: David Drew; a grandson: Boston; and a sister-in-law: Pat Parsons.

Paul worked for General Motors, Defiance from 1965-1997 where he was a truck driver. He was a member of the Defiance Moose and the Columbus Grove Eagles. He enjoyed bowling, NASCAR, go-kart racing, car shows and hot rods. One of his greatest joys was spending time with his grandchildren.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, October 4, 2019 at Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Continental with his grandson-in-law Tim Crisenbery officiating. Burial will follow in Monroe Cemetery, Continental. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to 6th Floor at Mercy Children's Hospital, Toledo. Condolences can be expressed at: