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Timothy Peter Dravis, 48 years old, lost his fight against pancreatic cancer on December 27, 2012 in Lawrenceville, GA at home, surrounded by his loving family. Tim was born to Lt. Colonel Anthony and Carolyn Dravis in San Antonio, TX on February 5, 1964 to an Air Force family. The family moved to Wiggins, MS when Tim was 9 years old, and he attended Stone County High School and university in Mississippi. Tim graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1989 with his MBA. His most important discovery during college was his wife, Rebecca. After college, Tim moved to the Atlanta area to work. He was in software project management for 10 years and later opened a patent development business. His most recent years were spent in educational software. His greatest achievement was his ministry service at Norcross 1st UMC, and his league coaching activities with his son and daughter. Tim had been diagnosed in April, 2009 and immediately began to aggressively seek a way to beat the cancer, although only 2% of pancreatic cancer patients live 5 years past their diagnosis. One of his comments was, “I want to be a 2 per center.” Tim started a journal of his thoughts and prayers and began his cancer outreach ministry. His Caring Bridge posts have brought peace and encouraged thousands. (http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/draviscancersmackdown) His life has touched many in his local community as well as around the world. Tim is survived by his loving wife, Rebecca (nee Prescott) and two wonderful children, Nathan, 15, and Lillie, 13 that reside in Lawrenceville, GA. His mom, Carolyn Martin Dravis, 81, resides in Miami, FL, and aunt, Dorothy Dzigurski resides in Mountain View, CA. Tim has 7 siblings; Anthony Dravis, Jr.(Francis), of Taiwan, ROC; Jeff Dravis(Evelyn) of Houston, TX; Chris Riley(Darby) of Leon Valley, TX; Pat Greene(Gordon) of Spring Green, WI; Mike Dravis (Roma) of Mobile, AL; Marty Dravis(Yael) of Tel Aviv, Israel; and Steve Dravis(Melissa) of Mobile, AL. Tim is also survived by loving nieces and nephews – Jed Schmidt (Tracy), Christopher Dravis, Elizabeth Turrentine (Chris), Sam Greene, Matthew Dravis, Luke Dravis, Jordan Dravis, Eliana Dravis, Daniel Dravis, Charles Riley, Martin Riley, Grace Riley, Aaron Dravis, Justin Dravis, Caleb Prescott, and Olivia Prescott. Tim is preceded in death by his father, Anthony Dravis Sr. A memorial celebration service for Tim will be held at First United Methodist Church in Norcross, GA, where Tim and Rebecca have been members for 24 years. The service will be Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10 am. A reception will be held at the church after the celebration service. The church web site is www.nfumc.org for more information. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to request donations to the Tim Dravis Memorial Fund which has been set up at: Fidelity Bank, River Exchange Branch, 2080 Riverside Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. (Please note donations should be sent to this branch only). Wages and Sons Funeral Home