Drew (Michael Andrew) Marcum
Born on July 17, 1991 in Beech Grove, Indiana to Michael D. Marcum and Lori A. Marcum passed away Sunday August 26, 2018. Drew was beloved by his adoring family and large circle of close knit loyal friends. He will be incomprehensibly missed by everyone who knew him because he was the light in the room when he entered, always the warm, outgoing, social, inclusive and caring person that everyone instantly felt comfortable with. His smile and laugh were incredibly infectious and were so contagious to everyone. He was a champion for and stood strong for his beliefs and amazing supporter of family and friends. Drew was a lifelong fan of both the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts.
From a young age Drew excelled at and amazed others with his mastery of technology. He received his Bachelor's degree from Eastern Michigan University and worked in his major field of study as a digital marketing analyst in Detroit, Michigan where he excelled in his fast paced career and was an integral part of the success of the projects and teams he worked on.
Drew is survived by his Father Michael D. Marcum (Toomie Farris) of Fishers, IN and his Mother Lori A. Marcum of Onsted, MI. as well as a brother Alexander Lee Marcum of Fishers, IN. and Grandparents Don and Elaine Fruitt of Zionsville, IN. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents James and Joyce Marcum of Clinton, MI. Other survivors include Uncles James (Vickie) Marcum, Tim (Linda) Marcum, Thom (Cindy) Marcum, Tammy (Dennis) Sweet, Aunts Orena (John) Kidder, Shelley (late Robert) Mastie and Uncle Eric (Sara) Fruitt, a large group of cousins and a huge circle of loving, loyal friends.
Calling will be at Leppert Mortuary - Nora Chapel on Thursday from 1-2 PM with services to follow. Interment will be at Our Lady of Peace cemetery in Indianapolis, IN.
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My deepest condolence to Marcum family and people who knew him. Drew was a great friend. Very social and fully of energy, he really cared about the people around him. He encouraged me on many occasions and always spoke highly of his friends. I could tell that he looked for the positive in everyone. Last time we hung out he told me a story about one of his past relationships that really touched me. He was dating a lady who had a small child. The lady confined in him that she was struggling financially and could not afford to purchase a television at the moment and had to watch the cartoons with her little daughter on a small laptop. Drew purchased a 50'' LED and had it delivered and installed at her apartment without her knowledge creating an amazing surprised when she got home. Even though the relationship between them didn't work out he was happy that he was able to brighten up the kids childhood with a large television. This is the kind of man Drew was, a warm hearted person who really cared about the people around him. One could typically find Dew surrounded by friends, socializing, listening to music, enjoying the crowd. I remember one of his favorite songs that he asked me to replay many times when we were driving in the car with him, it was Fast Car by Jonas Blue, he loved it. We would crank the volume up and sing it outloud. I will forever think of him when I hear this song. I'll miss you buddy.
Hello, my sincerest regards to the family of Drew. I knew him briefly in high school after sharing a creative writing course in high school and he was seated beside me. He was kind, attentive, and polite; passing in the hallway he would always greet as though years old friends. Although to me, he seemed like a quiet individual, you could tell he was outwardly friendly and everyone liked him.
He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerest sympathies, Conor Slatick & Family
Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of Drew. We pray our loving Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) grants your family peace during this difficult time.
Our son Joshua was an Ann Arbor ‘house mate’ of Drew’s and thought so much of him and was a dear friend. Drew was always such a kind, thoughtful person and would always say hi to us when we’d visit Joshua in Ann Arbor. Our hearts break for your loss and please know that we’re lifting you in prayer.
Barbara, Brad & Joshua Spiegel
Thousand Oaks, CA
Drew was wise beyond his years and always had a smile. I will always remember his visits to Florida, but specifically his 21st birthday visit. I took him to his first (that’s what he said) strip club and he taught me protocol. He was a super kid and will be missed dearly.
Drew was an amazing person. My heart breaks for you, Michael, Alex, Toomie and the rest of your family. May you find God's peace and comfort during this most difficult time. We have been praying for your family and Drew and will continue to do so in the days ahead. May God give you strength and happy memories and know that you were wonderful fathers and brother and he was a great man. Natalie Nicely
Lori and Family,
We are so sorry to hear of Drew's passing. I wish I could give you a big hug right now! May God's loving arms be around you in this difficult time.
Love, Doug and Karol Heidbreder
Drew always met me with a genuine hug and a smile. This is a wonderful way to remember him. Please know that you are being lifted up in prayer.
So sorry for your loss! You and your family are in my prayers.
Drew was a “life of the party” kind of guy. His positive attitude would light up a room. He was passionate about his interests, caring for those around him and intelligent. He will be missed dearly. My deepest and most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences on Drew’s passing.
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I am so sorry about Drew's passing. My just heart breaks for you and Alex tonight. I've known you as a strong, loving mother to both your boys throughout their growing up years. Though nothing can give you the comfort you need, just know my heart is with you and your family.
My deepest condolences to Mike & all of the family. I wish I could be there to support you but it is impossible right now. Please know that I am praying for all of you & will be with you in spirit.
I only knew Drew for a short period, working with him for the past several months, but I liked and respected him right away. He was smart, worked hard and had a great sense of humor to boot. Can’t ask for much more. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed.
A family is most precious and may you always carry Drew in your hearts until you’re united again in God’s holy kingdom! May the peace of Christ be with you today and always! My sincere sympathy with you Lori, Alex and family.
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My thoughts are with you all right now and as you mourn the loss of your precious son, brother, cousin, grandson and friend. I know how much he meant to his family and those close friends he had. My very sincere condolences to Lori, Alex and the rest of his family.
Drew was an inquisitive 4th grader with a great sense of humor and a ready smile. He was a loving and devoted son who made his mother proud. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.
I won't say that I was such a close personal friend to Drew, only that in the short time I knew him we were able to connect and he had that infectious charm, wit and calmness about him that impacted me, more so than me influencing him.
But, what I will attest to is that Drew saved my bacon one night when we were "out on the town" together with a couple other close work friends. By stop #3, I was done for ... and decided, in a right-quick hurry!!, to get up and outta there. Fortunately Drew followed me out and saw me safely to a place removed from harm - removing my car keys from me (just in case) and, then summoning another of our other friends to stand watch until an Uber showed up that they ordered up.
Two weeks ago I spoke with Drew about a new business project he had worked on and knocked out of the park! He was enthusiastic, proud, and seemed like he could take on the world. That's how I think of Drew ... and will.
Drew is now a starman ... and will light the way.
With respect and love ... kb
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