Drew Robert Neal, 27, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021.
He was born Dec. 29, 1993, at Crawfordsville, to Dale Neal and Rhonda Goodman.
Drew graduated from North Montgomery High School in 2012 and Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in education. He did his student teaching at Terre Haute North High School. Throughout the years he worked at Steak ‘n Shake, Creekside Lodge, Crawfordsville Country Club and worked at Cracker Barrel since it opened. He was currently the business teacher at Crawfordsville High School for the last four years and was active in the Link Crew, Prom Committee, Spirit Club, Middle School Stage Crew for the musical, was the ninth grade class sponsor and was looking forward to chaperoning the student trip this summer to Costa Rica. He enjoyed traveling, singing, kayaking, was a social butterfly and a Cubs fan. He loved spending time with his family and loved teaching his students. He had a contagious smile that would always light up a room.
He is survived by father Dale (Marcia) Neal; mother Rhonda (Patrick) Goodman; siblings, Blake (Kalyn) Neal, Kaitlyn Neal, Tanner Neal (twin brother), Jana Perrott, Josh (Leah) Neal and Emily (Tristin) Knee; grandparents, Carolyn Sue and Robert Rosenbaum; nieces and nephews, Gracelyn Neal, Naomi Neal, Brixton Neal, Addison Knee, Alex Neal, Sophia Neal, Camden Perrott and Ella Perrott; his two fur babies, DC and Patches; and countless students and friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Marlin and Naomi Sue Neal. Visitation will be at Sanders Priebe Funeral Care, 315 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville, on Saturday, March 27 from 1 p.m. until the time of the celebration of life service at 6 p.m. The service will be live-streamed and recorded which can be viewed on Drew’s obituary page at www.sandersfuneralcare.com. Cremation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the student trip to Costa Rica, c/o Tiffany Sinnet, 1 W. Athenian Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933; or the Animal Welfare League of Montgomery County, 1104 Big 4 Arch Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933.
Share memories and condolences online at www.sandersfuneralcare.com.