|Birth: ||Jan. 17, 1949, USA|
|Death: ||Aug. 6, 2009, USA|
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC - Edwin (Ed) Byrd Drane, 60, long time Hilton Head Islander, Conservationist, Architect, and Town of Hilton Head Island Urban Planner passed away on Thursday, August 6, 2009 after a brief illness. Ed was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 17, 1949, the son of Myrtle J. and Louis E. Drane, Jr. He grew up in Savannah, roaming the forests near his family home, spending his summers at his grandmother's beach house, surfing, and going camping with the Boy Scouts and earning his Eagle Scout rank. Ed followed in his father's footsteps and was a 1973 graduate of Georgia Tech, with a degree in architecture. He is survived by and will be deeply missed by his wife, Betty, son David Edwin Drane and wife, Tricia, of Bluffton; daughter Laura Elizabeth Curvin and husband, Jason, of Columbia, SC; mother, Myrtle Drane Scott of Savannah; sister Karen DeLoach and husband, Danny, of Savannah; and brother and sister "in heart", Carl and Donna Johnson of Reidsville, NC. There are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and especially his nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. Ed was known over the years for bringing home pets and then telling the family that Betty did it. He is survived by his beloved dogs Bally, Sassy and Pooh the $10.00 cat. He was pre-deceased by his father, Louis E. Drane Jr. and Stepfather Peter Scott. Ed was happiest spending his time in God's outdoors. Watching the sunrise, walking the beaches, hiking in the woods, the mountains and by the streams, admiring the flowers, the wildlife, the trees, watching the sunset and sleeping under the stars. His general philosophy of life was to "Treat others as you want to be treated", "Be kind to everything that lives" and "Do all things with love". A funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, at St. Andrew By-the-Sea United Methodist Church, with Pastor Neil M. Yongue, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Coastal Discover Museum for use in the Sea Turtle Protection Project, P. O. Box 23475, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925; The Hilton Head Humane Association, P. O. Box 21790, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925; or The International Sea Turtle Symposium for student scholarship assistance, P. O. Box 4904, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. Condolences to: www.Tributes.com The Island Funeral Home and Crematory 843-681-4400. Savannah Morning News (SMN), Tuesday, August 11, 2009.
Beloved Husband, Father, Son and Brother
Created by: Betty Drane
Record added: Oct 30, 2009
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