On Tuesday, March 28th, Andrew Thomas “Drew” Troxler departed this world and was welcomed by his Lord and Savior and reunited with his son Baker, who no doubt ran and jumped into his daddy’s arms. A Celebration of Drew’s Life will be 3:30pm Monday, April 3, 2023, at Crossgates United Methodist Church in Brandon with visitation beginning at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Crestview Memorial Gardens.
Born in Shelbyville, TN on February 6, 1980, Drew spent most of his childhood in McComb, MS before moving to Brandon, MS in junior high. It was at Brandon High where he thrived and grew. He was an outstanding baseball and tennis player, excelling in all sports he tried. His talents allowed him to continue to play baseball, the game he loved most, at Hinds Community College. There he continued to have success and be a part of teams that advanced deep into post season. While sports were definitely a strength and loved by Drew, what he took most from his high school days were the friendships and brotherhoods that were created and have continued to this day. Often called “Bubby” by family and friends, a name his sister gave him, he loved his friends and made countless memories that will be shared forever among the group. It was also in Brandon where he met a special young lady who he eventually began dating and fell in love with. For 23 years, Abby was the love of his life, and they married July 15, 2006. In those 17 years, their love continued to grow as they went through many life experiences together. They grieved together over the loss of their first born, Baker, in 2011. They rejoiced welcoming their son, Baylor, in July of 2012. Drew absolutely adored his son Baylor and loved watching him excel in school, sports, and friendships.
Drew was preceded in death by his grandparents, his son Baker, and his mother-in-law, Beverly Jepsen.
Drew is survived by his wife of nearly 17 years, Abby; son, Baylor; his parents Tom and Kay Troxler; his sister Kimsey (Alan) McCormick; sister-in-law Stacie (Chris) Hurt; father-in-law Chuck (Teena) Jepsen; nieces Lydia McCormick, Allie Hurt, Lily Parker Hurt; nephew Mac McCormick; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any charitable donations be made to Children’s of Mississippi hospital in memory of Drew and Baker.