Drew John Schneider, age 63, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2022, at SAAD Hospice in Mobile, AL after a short bout with cancer. Drew was born in Rock Island, IL on March 3, 1959, to William Daniel Schneider and Barbara Barrett Schneider.
Drew graduated from Rock Island High School in 1977 and from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa in 1981. Drew lived most of his adult life in Daphne, Alabama. He lived in Denver, Colorado for about 7 years then returned to Daphne.
Drew enjoyed reading, working crossword puzzles, watching Jeopardy and the numerous dogs he had throughout the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Daniel (Red) Schneider and Barbara Barrett Schneider. He is survived by his brother W. Daniel (Dan) Schneider (Barb) of West Palm Beach, FL; his sisters, Mary Ann (Mollie) McIntyre (Jay Winkle) of West Olive, MI and Nancy Schneider (Gary Gard) of Thornton, CO; his niece, Danielle McIntyre (Michelle Monge) of Seattle, WA; nephews, Michael J McIntyre (Carrie) of Muskegon, MI, Jason McIntyre (Melissa) of South Lyon, MI and William D Schneider of Maryland; and his dog, Daisy. In addition, he is also survived by his best friends, Cheri Cleveland of Daphne, AL and Bryan (Blackie) and Katie LeBlanc of Fairhope, AL
The family wants to extend a special thanks to SAAD staff, Oak Cottage, for the excellent care he received while there.
Memorials made be made to the animal rescue/shelter of your choice. No services are planned at this time.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is assisting the family.
I met Drew when he moved to Daphne after graduating from college. His parents had already pretty much adopted me, so I have to admit I was a little jealous. I was working at the Yacht Club when he walked in and I remember thinking he looks just like Richie Cunningham! I later shared that with him, I don’t think he was amused. We became the best of friends, and almost 40 years later we still were. I will miss my friend. I have his little girl Daisy, and think of him when I look at her. Fly high my friend.
Drew was smart, witty, lovable and exasperating all at the same.
He was my baby brother with whom I shared a birthday. Those will never be quite the same anymore.
But the fact that he is finally at peace gives me the exact same thing.
Love you, Drooper. Will miss you always.
The Drewster became a part of our Colorado family, thanks to my brother Tom.
Hiding Easter eggs so he kept Zachary, my son at 4 years old…. Looking! As we know that is Drew, always out for a laugh!
What a character, southern gent, and Mr. trivia!! Many fun times together concerts ( yes!! Jimmy Buffett was tops) Rockies games, Estes Park, barbeques, hanging out at “The Plaza” ( Drew’s favorite bar) and even going to seeing Forest Gump! ( my idea and next door to the plaza!! Lol), him surprising my son at his family birthday party! I just love this guy and have such great memories.
We love you! Happy you didn’t suffer long. Our Drewster will be greatly missed. And I still think he could have kicked ass at Jeopardy years ago!!
Huge hugs to your family and other friends!! We love you Drew!!