Michael Edward Drewry

Born in Union City, TN on September 8, 1957

Departed on August 18, 2019 and resided in Goodlettsville, TN

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Michael Edward Drewry, 61, of Goodlettsville, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 following a brief battle with cancer. Born September 8, 1957 in Union City, TN he was the son of Joann (Robinson) Drewry and the late Edward Dayton Drewry. He spent his early years in Greenfield, TN where he enjoyed the small-town life and he developed a strong sense of family which he carried with him throughout his life. Mike received his Masters in Accounting from the University of Tennessee at Martin and had spent his working career as a “numbers guy”. He had spent the last several years as an accounting manager with the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. He had also worked with John A. Gupton College in Nashville and Humphries & Associates, PC in Franklin, TN. Mike was a huge UT fan and enjoyed watching their games. He rarely did things for himself although he would get a few lottery tickets each week and he loved Sudoku puzzles. He was extremely good at these puzzles and would seek out the most challenging of them. A true family man in every sense of the word, Mike was dedicated to his family. He and his wife, BJ, were each other’s best friend. Among the things they enjoyed and did together were their yearly trips Destin, Florida and playing cards often times with friends. Mike also loved to watch war movies; something Bridget did not enjoy so much, and he was an avid collector and reader of John Grishom novels. He also adored his dog Gracie. Mike is survived by his wife of 35 years, BJ Drewry; his mother, Joann Drewry; his three children, Amanda Leigh Drewry, Kyle Edward Drewry, and Joanna Brook Merritt; his sister, Bobbie Sue Drewry and special friend Bob Buckley; and his grandson, Mark Dayton Merritt. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4 – 6 PM at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital. www.stjude.org

23 Comments to Michael Edward Drewry

  1. Mark Stevens
    August 21, 2019 6:55 am

    To my friend, my supervisor and one of the most decent people it has been my pleasure to have known, you will be missed.

  2. Kathy Meadows
    August 21, 2019 7:11 am

    Mike is one of the nicest men I have ever known, a true gentleman. His love for his wife; children; and family was his first priority. This is your “pause” with each other, until you are reunited in Jesus’ house. A life well-lived is an understatement for this respected man.

  3. Melvin Smith
    August 21, 2019 7:19 am

    Words can not begin to describe how wonderful and kind a person you have been to all people, Mike we will miss you, I will miss our early morning talks and just seeing the gleem in your eyes when talking about your family and especially your grandbaby. Gone but never forgotten, you left a lasting impression on all of us. Thanks for being you.

  4. Paul Havlicek
    August 21, 2019 7:56 am

    To a former supervisor, peer, confidant, walking buddy, and friend. I miss our lunch time chats.

  5. Dennis Wright
    August 21, 2019 8:31 am

    To a former supervisor and a truly nice guy. You will be missed. Your trials are over and your reward awaits.

  6. Bill Jackson
    August 21, 2019 8:56 am

    Mike, we will really miss you. Thank you for the impact you had me personally and thank you for being a excellent role model for what others can be. You did well, my friend. Thank you.

  7. Ken Horvath
    August 21, 2019 8:58 am

    You will be missed but not forgotten. God bless you and give your family comfort.

  8. Janice Tomlinson
    August 21, 2019 10:22 am

    To a former co-worker who was just the nicest person someone could work with. God bless and give your family comfort in knowing He loves them and that you are with Him.

  9. Avis Easley
    August 21, 2019 10:41 am

    Your kind spirit, warm smile, and big heart will never be forgotten. I will miss our frequent hallway chats. May your family find peace and comfort during this time.

  10. Marthagem Whitlock
    August 21, 2019 11:10 am

    So many times I have appreciated Mike’s expertise, his kindness to help me on budget issues and his constant willingness to help us be the best we could be. Mike will be missed.

  11. Dennis Temple
    August 21, 2019 11:56 am

    A man of true character and kindness.

  12. Dennis Temple
    August 21, 2019 11:58 am

    A man of true character and kindness.

  13. Lisa Ragan
    August 21, 2019 1:08 pm

    I treasured Mike’s calm and kind demeanor. BJ, I remember walking with you at the NAMI Walk a couple of years ago, and I agree with you, Mike was one of the kindest men I knew. I am so sorry for your loss.

  14. Jennifer Nguyen
    August 21, 2019 1:24 pm

    Mike was so kind and helpful to me in every interaction. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Beverly Barnhill - Humphres & Associates
    August 21, 2019 4:33 pm

    We are so saddened by the loss of our long time friend and team member. Mike was an all around great guy, and it was a joy to work with him. He will be deeply missed by the Humphres & Associates team. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  16. Janice Childers
    August 22, 2019 11:25 am

    Although I didn’t know Mr. Drewry, I know his precious daughter, Amanda. Judging by Amanda, I know he must have been a wonderful person. My condolences to all of his family. My prayer is that your pain will be softened by the memories of him that you hold dear.

  17. John Crow - Humphres & Associates
    August 22, 2019 12:43 pm

    Mike was one of the finest and most honorable men that I have ever had the privilege to know and to work with. He was a tremendous help and could always be relied upon, particularly during the crunch time of tax season. His easy going, quiet demeanor helped bring a sense of calm to all around him. All of us at Humphres & Associates are truly saddened by his passing, and our hopes and prayers go out to his family members.

  18. The Merritt’s
    August 22, 2019 10:29 pm

    Every occasion when I spoke with Mike he was always such a pleasant man and he was such a good sport at Marks baby shower during the baby bottle chugging contest and this is my fondest memory of him and he won! He just took off the lid and drank it in one gulp , without missing a beat , while all the other dads were desperately trying to suck out of the bottle. He was very sweet and loved his family BIG !

  19. Kathy Craig
    August 22, 2019 11:00 pm

    Mike was our very dear friend and we will miss him terribly. I know for sure that no man has loved his family anymore than Mike loved his. Rest In Peace my dear friend.

  20. Keri Virgo
    August 23, 2019 9:40 am

    Mike was an incredibly helpful person. He always worked with our team with patience and kindness. He always went out of his way to help me understand the financial side of our program. He will be truly missed.

  21. Sheri Smith
    August 23, 2019 11:42 am

    To the best accounting manager I have ever had the privilege of working for. I will truly miss you! Had I known the time was so near I wish I could have seen you one last time and given you the biggest hug and thanked you for being such a great co-worker. May your spirit watch over your family members in this time of their greatest grief. The State of Tennessee is better for having had you as a team member and you have left some very large shoes to fill. May God bless you and your family!

  22. Alan’s and Susan Joyce
    August 23, 2019 4:58 pm

    Mike was a true “gentle” man who loved his wife and family dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you go through this time. May you find comfort in God’s Grace! We do not grieve as those with no hope………✝️

  23. Britney Bongang
    October 24, 2019 9:20 pm

    I was shocked to hear of this terrible loss. Mike was a great guy with a warm smile that brightened the room around him. He was an awesome teammate, always patient and understanding. Praying for your family.

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