- 61 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 15, 1953
- Place of birth:
Arlington, Virginia, United States
- Date of passing: Sep 7, 2014
- Place of passing:
Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Guy be with us forever. "You'll Have That"|
"I Love You Pop Pop, I miss having fun with you and you holding me."
"Every day, every hour, every minute I miss you so much. You are everything to me and I love you more than you can imagine."
"I have been so depressed without you this Holiday season. I wish I could just hideaway until the pain is gone...You were/are a very special part of my life and always will be."
"Dear Dove Family,
I'm sorry that you are experiencing the mourning of losing a love one. Many if not all of us has experienced this, but I would like to share a brief scripture that will may just bring you comfort.
(Revelation 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
Thanks for reading."
"I am so grateful to have been able to know uncle guy. His gentle spirit and genuine character have always made me feel comfortable and welcomed on my visits. His love for him family was so beautiful to see and he was always willing to help. He was easy to talk to and I appreciated his honesty. He was in all of our lives for a reason, may we carry the wisdom we gained from him and share it with other."
"I didn't really see Uncle Guy that much but when I did he was an awesome person to be around. He always made people smile and he made me smile. When we heard he had cancer we came down to visit but who knew that was the last time I would see him. I wish that I would've known. He was a great Uncle to have and I will always remember him. When he died, I just couldn't help but crying my eyes out. He was a great man and he will be missed."
"Guy was my "baby cousin"; the youngest of them all. actually he and Aubrey were the only ones born after me. It is sad but reasonable that th others who were born up to 11 years before me would die first, but NOT GUY! He should have outlived all of us !
But as Papa Ben always sai, " he's got a little Chapman in him; he'll be alright". and he will be;...we just miss him so!
Aunt Louise an Uncle Aubrey mdove to VA the last few days before he was born so I did not have the growing-up memories with him and Aubrey (they moved from Atlanta where we were nearby in Cartersville) but our granother lived with us an we got regular pictures and letters on the boys as they grew up and some nice visits ( incluing some not-so-good memories of Uncle Aubrey sunburning the soles of his feet and Charlie the dog getting lost on the way back home)
But I was (and AM) so happy Guy an Mary found one another and create Kellie! He had joy and much love in what was his too-short life because of them , more tha most of us have in a much longer span of time.
Guy has left holes in all our lives but such happiness and love from his having lived! We will pick back up where we left off when we get to the other side!
"I first saw guy on 8-21-76 when we were waiting to be interviewed at the post office ,Merrifield Va I. had long hair full beard and rode a Harley ,guy had a afro of red hair and was really skinny , we hit it off and the rest is history , he was and still is a friend , time and distance does not change that ,RIP my brother will see you on the other side J.B. Brundage"
"It's hard to think that this was a year ago. Everything was so fast and it makes it difficult to even process. You added so much to all our lives and I'm lucky to have known you."
I didn't even realize that an entire year had passed already. Aunt Mary sent me a link to this page so I wanted to sit down and write a few things here. Remember when you and Aunt Mary got married? I remember this so clearly and I'm not sure why because I was so young at the time. I remember watching you two dance in the family room, downstairs at grandmas house. This is probably my fondest memory of you, and at the time you were pretty new to our family. I still can hear "The wonder of you" playing in the background in my head. I remember how happy Aunt Mary was that day and I'll never forget that.
I think my second fondest memory of you is around the time Kellie was born. You were so proud and so happy when she finally arrived. I remember being in high school around the time and I was taking a photography class. I wish I still had the photos that I took of Kellie as a baby laying on my sofa.
I remember driving home from grandmas in one of your older cars when Lora and I were still really young. There was a hole in the carpet in the back seat and the metal was slightly eroded. Lora and I would throw candy wrappers through the hole and jump on top of the back seat to watch them fly down the street from the back window. Even when we were being obnoxious you were always so calm and patient with us kids. I have no clue how you handled us sometimes all the while keeping a smile on your face.
I don't know if you ever really understood how important you were to so many people - especially your immediate family. But I knew and always knew because I watched it happen. I don't know if you ever really truly understood what an amazing gift you were. It was like you were custom made by some higher power to fit like a puzzle piece into so many peoples lives; filling these little empty spaces that no one else could have ever come close to filling. I watched you play different roles to so many different people as a husband, a father, a son, a brother, a uncle, and a best friend. You even were a father figure to one of my cousins. You filled so many peoples hearts with warmness and laughter and love.
The last time I saw you, you were working on something in the garage when I pulled up to the house - I think maybe a piece of furniture for Kellie's room or something? Which was completely typical of you because anytime I pulled up to your house or Grandmas house you were always working on something. Weather it was doing something in the yard, tinkering with something that was broken in the house, or fixing your car - you were always working hard on something, because that's what you did.
Thank you for being such an irreplaceable part of our family. I love you.
"Guy and I were roommates in Germany. Three if us and Guy drove his orange "One Way" Jesus van to Pstends, Belgium, then ferried to Dovet, England. We celebrated New Year's in London.
I'll always remember him as one of the gentlest people I ever met. Guy, sorry we wern't able to meet with Doug a few years ago. God Bless you. I know where you are. Hope to make it there when the Lord calls me.
John W. Minton"
"Mr. Dove was one of the funniest people I knew. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face, even when he would come tell us to quiet down during sleepovers. You were a great dad to Kellie, along with Lora and Luchia. Everyone misses you Mr. Dove. Thank you for filling everyone's lives with smiles and laughter."
"Do you ever have one of those days, where you get lost in old memories? You find yourself day dreaming of memories that brought you the best laughs, cries and smiles. Lately I've been having those days thinking about you, Guy Dove.
You, Guy Dove were an impeccable father to my best childhood friend Kellie Dove. You filled our days with unforgettable laughs and fun that I wont ever forget.
I remember when Kellie and I wanted to become actresses and you would bring out your old camcorder and film us dancing and singing and having a blast. We would ask you to record us over and over again and although I'm sure it got annoying at times, you still kept filming for us.
You brought us to your old job at the post office (I believe that's where it was, its been years) and you spent the whole day showing us around and spending time with us. You did a lot for Kellie and I. Like, bringing us to the movies, the pool and all of those times you brought us to Blockbuster where Kellie and I took forever trying to agree on a movie (laughs).
And maybe life isn't about the tragedies. Maybe life is about all those tiny moments that keep us going through all the darkness. The Little Things. I cant express to you my gratitude for being able to know a pretty spectacular and selfless person like yourself. Having you be apart of my childhood and growing up has made a difference in my life truly.
I will never forget your smile, wonderful presence and the love and care you showed to your family. God has gained a beautiful angel. I love you, miss you and will be seeing you.
Love your old pal,
"I never realized how much I want and need you, there were so many things we didn’t get to do; the laughter, the cries, the no goodbyes.
And although I am happy for you, that there is no more sorrow or pain, I missed you so much and grieve almost every day. I miss your smile, even on the bad days.
I know you did not want to leave us alone, but I guess God wanted you back home. You loved us so much, you held on as much as you could. Then you left and went with God.
I wish I had just one more day, one more walk, one more smile, one more "you'll have that" But most of all I wish you hadn’t had to die…
You could be here with me now, talking, laughing, crying with me,
Sharing everything life throws our way, Enjoying each other.
I wish I could hold your hand one more time, I miss that most of all, being able to hold your hand; no matter what happens in the world outside you were a haven, knowing that you would be there whenever I came home. Whatever happens I had you there to hug and hold hands with. Now what am I going to do without you there.
You are loved so very, very much and always will be."
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