Arthur “Tiny-man” Drew Sr.

Published 4:43 pm Monday, July 29, 2019

On Friday, July 26, 2019 God called home one of his own, Arthur “Tiny-man” Drew Sr. Arthur was born on Dec. 11, 1943 to the late Joe and Gertrude Drew.  He was the last of this union.  Arthur was a firm believer in Christ.  He accepted Christ at an early age at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Ivor.  In his latter years he became a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church Smithfield until his health declined.  Arthur was educated in Surry County Public Schools. After finishing school, he married his teenage sweetheart, the late Mary Ann Winnegan Drew, before going out to the workforce for his long-term occupation as a tractor-trailer driver.  He drove for Gwaltney of Smithfield, Saunders Trucking and E.M. Scott both of Windsor, for more than 30 years until he medically retired.  Tiny-man loved spending time with his family and fishing with his buddies. 

Along with his parents and his wife, he was also preceded in death by his two sons, Donald and Raymond Drew; one grandson Christopher Laws; two brothers, Joe and Aullie Drew; three sisters, Elizabeth Binns, Margaret Mcelroy and Mildred McMillian.

He leaves to cherish his memory two sons, Arthur Drew (Chonda) of Suffolk, Kim Drew of Newport News; four daughters, Sandra Hatton (Clarence) and Melinda Wiggins (Troy), both of Carrollton, Debra Whitley (Laroy) of Smithfield and Devona Jones (Rev. Eric) of Waverly; one step-daughter, Lekesha Moton, one step-son, Deunco Moton; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Willie Robert Drew (Sarah) of Philadelphia, Edward Drew (Susie) of Smithfield; one sister, Nellie Mae Wells of Newport News; an adopted daughter, Judy Moore; four special friends, Richard Kelly, Bernard King, Abraham Seaborne and Glen Chapman; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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A Celebration of life Service will be held 12PM Wednesday, July 31, noon at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield.  Viewing will take place Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. at the chapel.  For more information, visit