Our deepest condolences to the family first of all. But what a way to make a point as a die hard Dallas Cowboys fan!
The obituary reads, “Robert Clyde Drew, beloved husband, father, and Papa, drew his last breath January 25, 2018, mainly, we suspect, to prevent himself from having to watch the Patriots and Eagles in the Super Bowl. A loyal Cowboys fan, he died peacefully with his daughter by his side, knowing full well that Dez, did, in fact, catch the ball.”
Of course, the last line is referring to the infamous call that reversed an amazing catch in the 2015 Divisional Playoff Game between the Cowboys and the Packers, that in many Cowboys fans’ minds (myself included) was, in fact, a catch. The catch would’ve put the Cowboys on the Packers' 1-yard-line.
“Rob was born June 21, 1931 somewhere in Maine, though none of us are sure where exactly,” The obituary continues. “He grew up on the east coast before making his home in Wichita Falls, Texas. He married his sweetie pie, Barbara, in 1971, and together, raised five beautiful children.”
The obituary goes on to describe the Air Force veteran as a stylish, yet practical man who dressed like a member of the Rat Pack, was an expert in flag etiquette, beat pancreatic cancer and loved sharing Taco Bell tacos with his granddaughter.
Drew was laid to rest at Crestview Memorial Park on February 1.