of Conway, AR
March 8, 2002 - September 1, 2023
Andrew Clayton Killough, 21, of Conway, Arkansas went to be with his Savior Jesus Christ, September 1, 2023. He was born March 8, 2002 in Conway to Josh Killough and D.D. Simpson. Andrew was preceded in death by his amazing Uncle Clayton Killough; treasured Grandfather, Gary Sirk; treasured Maternal Grandfather, Don Stobaugh; the best big brother, Tanner Killough; his brother from another mother, Drake Shaw and his beloved Dad, Josh Killough.Drew graduated in 2020 from Vilonia High School. Received a dual scholarship to Crowder College in Joplin, Missouri, then moved on to Central Baptist College in Conway, Arkansas as a left-handed pitcher. He had a passion for baseball and loved the outdoors, hunting, shooting ducks, hunting for big bucks and fishing out of his boat. He had big goals to strengthen his body and his arm in hopes of becoming a professional pitcher. After his leg gave out on him, he had plans to return to college, help with the baseball team and graduate. He wanted to become a baseball coach and role model. He always said he wanted a big family with four kids. When asked, his pallbearers described him as selfless, loyal, loving, protector and the life of the party. Someone who brings strength and happiness and shows the appearance of a warrior with an undescribed soft love. A brother and achiever, one who could not bear to let anyone down. One that never failed to give light to anything and anyone he touched. If you wanted one guy on your team, he was your best bet. One of a kind, the most genuine, wholesome and welcoming person you have ever met with a contagious smile. Courageous, adventurous, daring, loving, caring and selfless all describe Drew. Like a missing piece to the group, he completed us all. One whose perseverance is to be admired, he always said there was purpose in the pain. His faith for God's will over his life never wavered and only grew evidently stronger.Drew is survived by his Faithful and Loving Mother, D.D. Simpson; Second dad, Erik Simpson; favorite little brother, Zack Simpson; Maternal Grandmother, Kay Stobaugh; Paternal Grandmother, Debra Sirk; Paternal Grandfather, Kevin Killough; Grandmother, Donajo Simpson and Grandfather, Larry Simpson. Aunts, Kristin Stobaugh and Lisa Scroggins (Brent Scroggins). Cousins, Brooklyn Vardaman, Kate Scroggins, Max Scroggins, Van Vardaman and Jordon Stobaugh Baggett.Pallbearers are Austin Banks, Austin LeJune, Hunter Wooldridge, Jordon Cullum, Kyle Bass, Luke Wilson, Nick Simon and Ragan Mayor.Honorary Side Man: Zack Simpson.In Lieu of flowers, per Drew's wishes, donations will go for a personalized double headstone for him and Tanner.
Our heavenly Father has welcomed Drew to paradise on the first day of September. A place of peace and beauty we can only begin to imagine. Our love and our prayers are with his family always. I wish I had the honor of getting to know Drew. But, one thing I do know is that this young man shined his light for Christ so BRIGHTLY! Rest in paradise forever.
There are no words to express my sadness. I am so sorry for you loss.
Sending heartfelt prayers during this time. I watched your journey through social, what an amazing and faithful young man. I know you are so proud. One thing we do know is we will meet again one day and what a glorious day that will be. DD you were such an inspiration during a time that was difficult, thank you for showing that strength and faith. Prayers for the days and weeks ahead. Prayers for comfort and strength.
Being friends and neighbors for years, and watching our kids grow up playing in the snow and just hanging out together has been so much fun. Drew has touched all of our lives, and always loved by all of us. We cherish all of the memories and are completely broken hearted. Love you DD, Eric, and Zack.
Praying for peace and understanding for your family and friends, Drew. God bless.
Praying for the family. You will be missed!
I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Drew but know many who did. It wasnâ€™t until I read his obituary that I realized why I may have been so drawn to his story. In retirement parents lived at the lake and thought the world of his grandmother, Debbie. I also taught his Uncle Clayton years before his tragic death and have known many of the Stobaugh family for years.It was obvious from following Drewâ€™s journey that he was a special young man. He remained courageous and positive for so long and was such an inspiration to us all. I pray you can find peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and has been reunited with those loved ones who have gone before him. Continued prayers for your family and his many friends.
I will forever miss being able to pick you up and spin you around until you got too big and it was the reverse. Rest in love, peace, and, comfort. You are, and will be forever loved, cherished, and missed. Say hello to your brother and dad for me. See you another day Drew.
DD WE are praying for peace and comfort to you and your family with the loss of Drew Drew will be missed by many.
D.D., I am praying for you and your family. I am so very sorry for the tremendous loss of your beloved son. Prayers for comfort, peace, and healing.
DD and Family,We are all so sorry for the loss of your precious Drew. Our hearts and prayers with all of you. May the Lord hold you close in His Arms.
It was a great pleasure to know you and to have watched you played baseball along side of my grandson Bradley Phillips. Y'all was so funny. Just know you will be missed . PRAYERS to DD for peace and comfort, Drew was a great young man.
Gone but never forgotten â¤ï¸ until we see each other again. Fly high
Prayers for the family! I know he will be missed by many!
My heart hurts for your family. Drew was truly as sweet and kind as they come. Praying for yâ€™all.
Such an amazing young man in so many ways. He truly touched so many people in his short time with us. There will be a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Thank you Drew for all the AMAZING memories. Love you. Prayers and Love for DD, Erik and Zack
Prayers for comfort and peace to all the family and friends.
Will honor u and alway be there for your mom!!
Drew, you are with your brother and Dad now, and oh the joy you must have felt being welcomed by them at the pearly gates!! You will be missed here so much, but just knowing you're not in pain anymore, and you are God's perfect image again makes my heart happy. DD just know you are being prayed for, and you are covered in love. You have the most beautiful faith and unbelievable strength I have ever seen, and your sweet angels will be watching over you. God bless you and your family â¤ï¸
Iâ€™m praying for you all. Drew was a complete treasure and a beautiful soul.
Beyond blessed for the time I got to be with Drew. Iâ€™m sad he is not with us anymore, but more than happy he is with our Lord and Savior without any more pain!
You are missed by so many and your story and faith has reached even moreâ™¥ï¸ We love you so much and canâ€™t wait to see you again one day!ðŸ«¶ðŸ¼
Drew, you will be missed dearly by all that knew you. As we cherish the memories we have we will continue to love like you did to everyone around you. Continued prayers and love to D.D and family. Always and forever in our hearts.
He will definitely be missed. Our sincerest condolences to the family.
Love you always Drewâ¤ï¸ your wings were ready but our hearts were not Iâ€™ll never forget the impact you had on not just my life but everyoneâ€™s ! Hold it down in heaven for us ! This isnâ€™t goodbye this is simply see you later !
We never had the pleasure of meeting Drew..but our daughter Ashley, and granddaughters, always spoke so highly of Drew. There arenâ€™t enough words to say how very sorry we all are for all of his family.
RIP brotha Give ole Drake a hug an have a drink and shoot some ducks for me brotha
Drew, my brother. My heart is broken but I know you feel no more pain and living it up with Tanner and Josh. Iâ€™m currently in a position where I canâ€™t be there to properly say my goodbyes and I think thatâ€™s what killing me the most. Just know I love you brother and you will forever be one of my best friends. Throw strikes Drew! Love Dylan. Drewbie, you will always be in my heart and thoughts. Thank you for always being a friend to D when he needed one the most. We love you #7! Like Dylan said, throw strikes Bud! Love Ms. Stacy
DD, Continuing to pray for you all. Iâ€™m so very sorry for your loss. I pray that you feel the peace and comfort that only God can give you. Heather Smith-Hammers
Prayers for the family of a wonderful young man, Drew Killough. We remember you fondly. RIP.
Andrew's love of the game was only surpassed by his love of family and the Lord. His impact on those who were blessed to call him friend and brother will be felt for years to come.
Rest in peace, Drewâ¤ï¸Continuous prayers for his loved ones
We are truly sorry and pray for comfort and strength. Drew was such a kind young man and will be missed.
My heart aches for each and every one you. D.D you have the most amazing faith anyone can have and hope you hold onto that forever. Praying for you all during this difficult time. May Drew rest in peace.
Iâ€™m so sorry praying for your family.
I love you all so much! I would be there in a heartbeat if I could right now! I will continue to wrap you in love and prayers from afar and if you need anything at all please get in touch. Love you always and forever Drewby! Melissa
We will miss you. Only till we spend eternity together. Love you will catch a big bass for you.
Drew was an inspiration to everyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed.
Rest Easy Drew, your fight is over. Your dad, Tanner and Drake needed more in Heaven than we did on earth. Your memory will stay alive forever. Love you always and forever.
A very special young man that will always be remembered. ðŸ’•
Rest in peace and prayers for the family.
We will love you forever Drewbie!!
We love you Drew.