Drew L. Thompson, 62, of Miami FL, passed away due to COVID complications on September 1, 2021. He was born in Fort Myers, FL and grew up in Island Heights, NJ. He went to Central Regional High School before moving to Brick Township. After he graduated from Brick High School in 1978 he headed back south.
Drew was a gifted artist and considered by many to be the Artist to the Stars in South Florida and the Bahamas. Drew was a free spirit and an amazing artist, painting murals for some of the finest. He could paint anything with amazing detail. He was the Lead Artist on the restoration of Mar-a-Lago, much of the gold leaf in the historic mansion was restored by Drew. In addition to art, he relished being outdoors, enjoyed boating and was a music lover. A champion sailor who not only could sail but knew every component on a boat, whether an ice boat in NJ or a 40 foot sailing sloop. He was a trusted navigator and made many transoceanic deliveries for friends. Beloved brother, cherished son, Godfather and friend to everyone, he was delighted in sharing interests and stories with everyone he met . Famous or folks he met in a jam session in a Tiki bar at some small port, they all became friends. South Florida and the world lost a bright spot. He loved Miami, and Key Biscayne, having lived there for almost four decades. He could have been a world famous artist but he loved the freedom to island hop, visit friends. He will be terribly missed by all who knew him.
He is predeceased by his father Merrill Thompson. He is survived by his cherished mother Carole Tamback of Clearwater Beach, FL and her husband Edward Peter Tamback, Jr, his beloved brothers Dennis Thompson of Sacramento, CA, David Thompson and his wife Kellee and her children of New Port Richey, FL, Douglas Thompson of Palm Harbor, FL, his stepbrother Eddie Tamback and his children of Palm Harbor FL, his loving and caring stepsister Tara Tote and her husband Joseph and their daughters of Tinton Falls, NJ, his treasured goddaughter Angela Elaine Neese, and many valued and respected friends.
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