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Drew Robert Stocker

Drew Robert Stocker, 25, was welcomed into the arms of his savior on Jan. 4, 2021, while residing in N. Hollywood, California.

Drew was born Sept. 29, 1995, at Grays Harbor Community Hospital in Aberdeen, Washington, to Stephanie Anne (Miller) Stocker and Charles Andrew “Andy” Stocker. He attended Stevens Elementary, Miller Junior High and graduated from J.M. Weatherwax High School in 2014.

Drew started playing Pop Warner Football when he was in second grade, where he met and played with a group of special teammates that would play with him through his high school career. Drew bled blue and gold for his Bobcats. He also wrestled, played basketball and baseball. He cherished his football days most and in his senior year, he helped lead his team to some exciting playoff games — ones which most of us will never forget.

When Drew was about 7 years old, he and his sister Bailey got quads and spent numerous hours creating a dirt track in the front yard together, riding until dark. Their childhood was mostly spent outside, playing baseball in the yard and riding bikes with their neighborhood friends. He later loved his game of Xbox and playing video games with friends and online.

Drew loved BIG — he loved Jesus, his family and friends more than anything. He loved his sports, specifically the Seahawks and Mariners. He had a love for music and spent some time DJing in California and Washington. Drew had a special bond with his childhood dogs Newman, Moose and Meatball. He loved adventure and the recent purchase of a motorcycle proved this. He loved riding with the boys!

Family and friends will remember Drew as a handsome young man with sparkly blue eyes, the best laugh and the biggest heart. They will remember him as a funny jokester (often inappropriate) and one that could make anyone smile. If he was in the room, you knew it! His beautiful, contagious smile and wit will forever be missed. As his name suggests, Drew, drew people to him. He always had a ready ear to listen to anyone who needed to be heard. His loved ones believe he is now coaching a heavenly team and serving up a KFC buffet after practice.

He leaves behind so many who loved him — parents Stephanie Stocker (Gabe Lopez) and Andy (Given) Stocker, sister Bailey Spurgeon, step-siblings Collin and Moriah Martin; grandparents Charles and Vicky Stocker, uncle Joseph (Beverly) Miller, cousins: Jimmy (Brandy) Miller, Nik (Christa) Miller, and Hadyn and Linkoln Miller; aunt Danielle (Mike) Mackelwich and cousins Michael and Nick Mackelwich. Drew is also survived by two special people in his life, “brother from another mother” Dyllyn Rhodes and dear friend/mentor, Joshua Jack. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Joe and Alice Miller.

Life on earth held its struggles for Drew, but he held tight to the hope of heaven and his unshakable belief that he was created for a purpose and loved beyond belief by his creator. “And he will wipe away all tears from their eyes. There will be no more death, no more grief or crying or pain … and now I make all things new.” — Revelation 21:4-5

Due to COVID restrictions, we must postpone having a service. There will be a celebration of Drew’s life when the restrictions are lifted and we can all gather safely. We will notify accordingly. In lieu of flowers, please be patient while we find a proper charity or create memorial a fund in Drew’s honor.