Glen Elwin Drewett

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Glen Drewett was born March 2, 1932 and passed away on August 13, 2019. Glen was the son of the late Stella Hooper and Glen William Drewett of Jena, Louisiana. He is survived by his younger sister, Mary Ann Drewett Gainey of Plano, Texas; his son’s, Al Drewett and wife Judy Hippler Drewett, and Fred Drewett; daughter, Laura Drewett Sellers and husband Donald Sellers, and a host of grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He is predeceased by his first daughter, Brenda Drewett; eldest son, Mike Drewett, and the wife he loved for 40 years, Jacquelyn Hollis Drewett.

Before his graduation from Jefferson Military Academy, Glen was Commander of the Pershing Rifle Team and remained an expert on arms and marksmanship for life. He continued to attend reunions at the academy until recently. Mr. Drewett was a 2nd Lieutenant of the 101st Airborne, in charge of ordnance and a paratrooper. Also, piloting aircraft was major interest.

He majored in Petroleum Engineering at LSU, completing a five year program in four years, while working to support his young family. In summers he plowed the family farm with a mule. Later, he was a commercial fisherman at Larto Lake, Louisiana, where his family has lifelong ties.

Glen founded Marine Urethane on the basis of his original designs for shock cells and pipe rollers. These proved to be valuable safety features that prevented many accidents prevalent in the Oil field.

He was a popular figure in the “Oil Patch” of Lafayette, Louisiana, where he raised a family. He was known as a diligent salesman, an amusing story teller, a sharp wit, a voracious reader, a GA pilot, an avid hunter, fisherman, and a boating expert - building and rebuilding many boats. He enjoyed sailing the Caribbean with wife Jackie, golfing, and ballroom dancing with the big bands.

He will be much loved and missed by his family and friends.

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