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Cowboys Fan's Obituary Goes Viral

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An obituary has taken the internet by storm after claiming the man died to avoid watching the Patriots and Eagles compete in the Super Bowl.

"Robert Clyde Drew, beloved husband, father, and Papa, drew his last breath January 25, 2018, mainly, we suspect, to prevent himself from having to watch the Patriots and Eagles in the Superbowl," begins the dedication to Dallas Cowboys fan and United States Air Force veteran Robert Clyde Drew, 86. "A loyal Cowboys fan, he died peacefully with his daughter by his side, knowing full well that Dez, did, in fact, catch the ball."

The obituary soon captured the attention of many Dallas Cowboys fans as well as others, who commended Drew for his loyalty.

"The @dallascowboys and i both salute you, mr drew.  peace be unto you," tweeted one person after an ESPN reporter shared the obituary. "May you rest in royal blue."

"RIP Robert," added another. "Sorry the boys have done you wrong so many times. Smart idea to go before the SB. Thoughts and prayers to your family. #HBD"

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"As a USAF veteran and the #1 Dallas Cowboys fan: Thank you for your service and for being a true Dallas Cowboys fan all the way," wrote one on the obituary's guestbook. "Rest in peace, sir."

"From one Cowboy Nation member to another, rest in peace," chimed in a second. "I hope your family finds comfort in this tough time. From cradle to grave, Cowboys we shall remain!"

In addition to being a Cowboys fan, Drew is described as a quirky man who had a deep love for Taco Bell, had worked at a Chevrolet dealership, and had once defeated pancreatic cancer.

"Rob was a stylish, yet, practical man," the obituary continues. "He dressed in the fashion of a Rat Pack member and amassed quite a collection of Fedoras, yet could often be found wearing the latest couture V-neck from The Fruit of the Loom. He was an expert on flag etiquette, played the piano and guitar, and could recite almost every line from any episode of Perry Mason or Bonanza."

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"He was also a connoisseur of breakfast joints and a fanatical detailer of his automobiles," it added.

Drew left behind his wife, several children and grandchildren, and a "bunch of great-grandkids," according to his obit on

He was reportedly laid to rest on Feb. 1. Instead of flowers, Drew's family asked people "do something nice for someone else."

Sources: (2), Twitter (2, 3) / Featured Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture/Flickr / Embedded Images: Bigcats lair/Wikimedia CommonsRanger Steve/Wikimedia Commons

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