Obituaries 9-25

Published: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 11:22 AM.

Barry Chester Drewes

Barry Chester Drewes, affectionately known as “Captain Barry,” of Seagrove Beach, died suddenly on Sept. 10.

He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Arthlenda Lee-Drewes of Seagrove Beach; daughter, Britt Drewes Farrar (husband Bill) of Richmond, Va.; grandson, Sam Farrar; sister, Susan Minich of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Audrey Neal of Seagrove Beach; and a great number of nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and one great, great niece, living from one side of the country to the other.

Barry was born April 23, 1949, to Chester and Mildred Drewes in Orange, N. J. An alumnus of St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, N. J., and the University of Richmond, Richmond, Va., Barry became a general contractor and homebuilder by trade.

His true love was anything near water becoming a commercial diver, licensed boat captain, and a fisherman for life. Barry was a Harley rider for 20 years, an avid golfer and enjoyed every activity that came his way from playing the harmonica to being a member of the Single Action Shooting Society (S.A.S.S.). He loved his animals and will be mourned by Willie, Coal and Ozzie.

Barry told a great story and never met a stranger. His friendships lasted a lifetime as best friends Hugh Boyle, Alan Pollack, and Cary Herp can attest.
A private memorial on the water is pending.

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