Bethel J. Drew

Augusta, GA – Bethel J. Drew, 80, of Boykin Rd, entered into rest, Sunday, June 27, 2010, at his residence surrounded by his family.
Graveside services with full Military Honors will be held Thursday, July 1st, at 10:00 am, from Hillcrest Memorial Park, with Chaplain Finley Limehouse of Regency Hospice officiating.
Mr. Drew joined the United States Army in 1947, and honorably served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired from the Army in 1968 as an E-6 Staff Sergeant. In 1968 he became an employee of TTX-Hamburg in North Augusta, SC. He started out as a welder and advanced to the position of Director of Safety, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. He and his wife then retired to Edisto Island, SC, where they enjoyed seventeen years of retirement.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Perry Drew, and by three sons, Eddie, Roger, and William David Drew.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Juanita Drew of Augusta; daughters, Linda and her husband Alvin Young of Augusta, and Donna Drew, of Seattle, WA; son Greg and his wife Norma Drew; grandchildren, Brandon Drew, April Drew, David W. Drew, and Tiffany Drew; great grandchildren, Kaden Desante, Tyler Martin, and Madeline Boyd; and nieces from Michigan and Tennessee.
The family wishes to thank special friend, Kim and all of the people with Regency Hospice.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 30, from 6 until 8 pm, at the funeral home.
Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd, Augusta, GA, 30906.

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