Drew King

October 23, 1984 ‒ September 14, 2020

Lexington, Ohio

LEXINGTON: Drew King went places no one else was willing to go.  He didn’t judge…. instead, he helped.  Caring for others came natural to Drew.  He fed the hungry and helped the needy.  Drew did the things no one else was willing to do.  He passed away unexpectedly, at home, Monday, September 14, 2020.  He was 35.

Drew was born in Mansfield on October 23, 1984.  As a child he was active in soccer and baseball.  Drew was a 2003 Lexington graduate.  He also completed the masonry program at Pioneer Career and Technical Center, where he graduated at the top of his class and best in the state.  Drew was so talented.  He graduated from Ivy Tech in Indiana earning his associates degree in their HVAC Program.  He was skilled in masonry, welding, roofing and more recently in his career working as an HVAC technician for Milliron Recycling.  Whether it was mowing, landscaping, or his work as a technician, Drew was meticulous and detailed always giving 150%. He couldn’t help but take pride in any job well done.

Drew was the guy who would help anyone at anytime, family, friend or even stranger no questions asked.

He was that uncle…. the fun, energetic, loveable uncle, embracing his title as “Favorite Uncle”.  His nieces and nephews were always so excited to see Uncle Drew.

Drew served in the Army National Guard and was deployed to assist in the hurricane Katrina relief efforts.  In 2009 Drew was baptized, accepting Christ as his personal savior.

He is survived by his mother Debra (Dave) Cunningham, brothers Maurice King, III (Lisa King), Dustin (Katie) King, and Daryl Cunningham; a favorite uncle to 19 nieces and nephews; numerous aunts and uncles; birth father Maurice King, Jr. (Rhonda King); half brother and half sister Justin and Jamie King; grandparents Kathy Johnson and Paul Cunningham.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Wanda Cunningham and Maurice King, Sr. and Josephine King.

His family will receive friends Friday, September 18, 2020 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 am-11 am where funeral services will begin at 11 am.  Pastor Darin Stambaugh will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to assist Drew’s family with expenses. Please make checks payable to, Snyder Funeral Homes.

Online condolences may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.com

 

  • I am sorry for your loss. Drew meet my husband at Ivy Tech. Him and Drew became friends right away. Drew was a great guy. He came to our wedding. Would come hang out with Tim and I when he was in IN. We will sure miss him and his visits to IN.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! I went to school with Drew & the one thing that will always stick with me, is his smile ♥️ He’d always radiate a room with it & never walk around without it. No matter if it was in the hallway, classroom or just in passing. That smile. Such a sweet, caring guy that I’m so thankful I was able to grow up with.

  • My son Bryden used to love when Drew would show up at his papaws. He always loved playing with him. Rest easy Drew. From the looks of it you touched everyone you met. Fly high with the angels.

  • Thoughts and prayers with the family during these trying times. I went to school with Drew at Pioneer and became pretty good friends for the short time I was enrolled there.

  • May God wrap his loving arms around you all and bring comfort in this trying time! Deb all of us here at Blackford are praying for you and your family. We love you!

  • I am so so sorry to hear of Drew’s passing . He was an awesome guy. Loved by so many. I’m praying so hard for all of his family during this difficult time. We have very fond memories with him our family will always cherish. Your all in our thoughts and prayers ❤️

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of loss.
    the Milum Family , Sandy (Chick) , Rob and Amy, Soni and Sinda

  • Thinking of you Jamie, Justin and Mo.
    Love you girl, you know how he truly felt and his feelings despite what anyone else may say or feel and that’s all that matters. Death brings out the ugliest side of everyone, and I’m so sorry you have to go thru this. Always here if you need anything!

  • Drew, he was definitely one of a kind. Him and my deceased husband use to hang tight, he considered my husband Nevada to be one of his brothers and the day Nevada passed. Drew was right there with Jamie and Justin to help, to give me strength and support. Drew loves everyone. Drew never judged, he never talked smack about no one. He would cone and stay for a few days or a week . He kinda reminded me of a gypsy, always on the move. He was the super hero , the favorite uncle, the go to guy, for everyone if his nieces and nephews. He was the type to go out and play ball, ride a bike. Jump the trampoline and hop and holler with the kids. My adult kids called him Uncle Drew, my grandkids adored him. He would do anything for anybody, family or friend. Or even a stranger.
    God put a pure heart in him. And he used it every day to help someone. Or to be that listener, lend a shoulder to cry on.
    I love you Drew, and will miss you for ever.
    Gone way to soon. Never be forgotten ever.

  • He was like a best friend to me and my uncle i was close with him Saturday was the last time i seen drew i love you drew imma miss u so much im glad i got to spend the time with u that i did you made me laugh when i didnt wanna laugh u helped people even if you didnt know them u helped my grandparents out a lot im so thankful that i got to meet someone so kind hearted and someone that cared so much about people you could make my day ill always remember u rest in peace drew thank you for everything u ever done for me you where such an amazing person drew RIP

  • When Drew referred to me as brother, it was always heart felt. Great man in every aspect.
    I love you brother, may your memory always bring smiles.

    John Gardner
    “Nabber”

    Rest in peace Drew.

  • What an awesome young man! My heart is broken for your family and I’ve been praying for you a lot! Stick together, hug each other often and remember the good times … obviously there were many! And above all…draw peace from the fact that Drew knew Jesus well!

  • My heart goes out to all of you. I haven’t seen Drew in years, but I am sure that we would have picked things up where we left off! That was just Drew! I have great memories of our time at Pioneer CTC and I truly believe the world lost one of the best people that has ever lived.

  • With a heavy heart, I pray for Drew’s family and loved ones. His fellowship feels like such a large loss because he was such a unique individual. Psalms 119:50- “My comfort in my suffering is this: your promise preserves my life.” I thank God for the pleasure of knowing Drew, I’m better because of it.

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