Andrew "Drew" Rennie Lands, 51, died Thursday, August 13, 2020 at his home. Born April 5, 1969 in Spartanburg, he was the son of the late James Renny Lands and the late Sherry Alverson Haire. He is survived by his step-mother, Linda Lands of Piedmont, SC; half-brother, Matthew Lands of Arden, NC; half-sister, Erin Haire of Spartanburg. In addition, are special friends and neighbors, Jim McNulty, who walked frequently with Drew and has adopted his faithful dog, Ellie, and Evelyn Doolittle, who watched out for Drew after the death of his grandmother, Lois Dobbins Lands in 2005. Drew was a dedicated member of Central United Methodist church where he was a member of the Upper Room Sunday School Class and for the last four years had been the Superintendent of the Sunday School. He considered the membership of Central as his extended family and had taken pictures of nearly every member over the years. Drew was afflicted with spina-bifida his entire life and never complained of his difficulty with mobility or other effects of the disease. He walked all over Spartanburg, loved the Cottonwood Trail, Hatcher Gardens, and was frequently given rides by strangers or friends which he readily accepted. He always asked those people about their family origins, how long they had lived in Spartanburg, and often quizzed them on their interests. Drew was known by most of the research librarians at the Spartanburg County Public Library who helped him with Spartanburg history, origins of buildings, and genealogy. His formal education was at the Charles Lea Center and Carver Junior High School, but he never stopped learning. He was an avid bird watcher and could identify the calls of any song bird. Drew was fond of cooking, and flower arranging, often surprising neighbors or friends with beautiful bouquets or even a single flower. He also collected recipes, enjoyed cooking some of them, and recently searched the internet for Italian and French cooking specialties. He had a burning desire to learn new things and watched nature shows on ETV from 8 until 10 every Wednesday evening. An outdoor memorial service will be held at 11:00AM, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at the amphitheater and columbarium in Central Park, behind Central United Methodist Church, 233 North Church Street, Spartanburg. The service will be conducted by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Norrell. Social distancing will be practiced. Donations in Drew's memory may be made to Central United Methodist Church, 233 North Church St., Spartanburg, SC 29306. The J. F. Floyd Mortuary To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Andrew "Drew" Remmie Lands please visit our Sympathy Store.
Central United Methodist Church Columbarium
233 N. Church Street
Spartanburg, SC 29306
SEP 8. 11:00 AM (EST)
Central United Methodist Church
233 N Church St
Spartanburg, SC 29306
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