- 78 years old
- Date of birth: Aug 4, 1934
- Place of birth:
Ohio, United States
- Date of passing: Jan 25, 2013
- Place of passing:
Arkansas, United States
|A man of integrity, loyalty, and a giving heart.|
"Happy Birthday, Grandpa! You would have been 82 today. Time flies, no matter how much we miss reminiscing our past experiences. Love you."
"Happy Veteran's Day, Grandpa. Thank you for your service. Love you."
"Happy 81st birthday, Dad. Miss you. Missing your words of wisdom in only the way you can express. Missing your laugh and the twinkle in those blue eyes. However, Will has inherited your glare and wrinkling of the forehead whenever you heard something idiotic. He also has your appetite. Loves him a good meatloaf and cabbage. Raschel missesyou, too. Still perks his head at the sound of your name and sniffs your picture. We all miss you in Earth, Dad, but we will all gather together again one day. Please watch over us until then, and speak to my heart (or through the wind chimes) those words of encouragement when you feel the need. Love you."
"Happy 81st Birthday, Grandpa. I really miss you, but I'm sure you're enjoying watching over us and watching Maddie & Will grow. It must be wonderful to be in the arms of our Lord in Heaven, and Kelli and I hope we are setting a good Christian example by being a positive influence here on Earth. I hope many of the lessons that you passed down to me are setting an the right example for Maddie & Will. Look forward to seeing you again one day."
"I miss him. I miss his white hair and aging face. I miss his charming sarcasm- and yes, sarcasm can be charming. At least it was on Dad. I miss his twinkling eyes and red nose. I miss his writing- that perfect, meticulous print that never changed through the years. I miss the way he referred to my mom as the “dumb polak”. Her family was native Poland. I miss the sound of his snoring from the next room, his hollering during a football game, and his "corrective" criticism I played my musical instrument of choice that day. During one practice I even told him to shut up. Did I ever apologize? Dad encouraged the princess in me, and was proud as heck when I could get muddy, golf with him, kept scorebooks for him, spent time with him, anywhere.
I miss him. Wise, steady, consistent, responsible, considerate, well mannered AND well manicured. Sharp. Witty. Tough. Stubborn. Did I say stubborn? He went to University of Chicago, became an electrician, enlisted in the Army, and became an engineer. He was a great husband, an excellent father and you know what else? A good friend. Dad was my friend. He accepted me, embraced me, loved me and probably worried about me endlessly.
He was my source of security. Stability. My "Go To" guy. My confident. My safety net. My "many things I never told him". He was willing to give me his oxygen. He suffered grief, he suffered disease, and probably a great many things I never knew of. I miss him. I'll see him again in God's glory, but damn I miss him. And I know I said a bad word. But sometimes the experience justifies the word, at least Dad would agree with me, I'm certain of it.
I held Dad’s hand for 30 minutes before he passed. He told me he loved me. He told me he was proud of me. My final gift to Dad was to point him towards his Father... “Because one day you will die”, I said. For once, he obeyed me. See, he once was a deacon, Sunday school teacher –never miss a Sunday kind of guy- until he moved down South. He was a church regular until one day, mom had her varicose veins operated on. Missed a couple of Sundays. Church called checking, not necessarily on his absence, but the absence of his tithe. FUMC El Dorado, Perrin Jones, made that call. When Bro Doug Wills accepted the call to FBC Norphlet, Dad started attending church again. “Good ole country boy preacher” he would say. So, I now find comfort that dad found Jesus...that dad knows God...I will miss him, but I will see him again.
I miss him."
"Happy Veterans' Day, Grandpa."
"Happy Veterans' Day, Grandpa."
"Happy 80th birthday in Heaven, Dad. Love and miss you much.
"Happy 80th Birthday, Grandpa. Miss you everyday.
This is your cousin Mat in Phoenix. Your father and my uncle was a great man and I am very sorry to hear of his passing. I had not seen him or Tim since my father's funeral in 1994. I hope all is well with you and your family. Please stay in touch.
"Dean... Thank you. My mother is busy helping my dad, as he just had a knee replacement. Tim has moved to Georgia, and we haven't heard much from him since Grandpa's passing. Once I'm able to locate a new phone number or email address, I will let you know."
"Debra. Sorry for you loss your dad was my uncle I am Fritz oldest son. I live in Texas. Do you have any information on your uncle Tim."
"Debra, You and your family are in our thoughts and our prayers,, Only visited with your Dad two or three times when we bought something from his garage sale,, a wonderful man,,, our love and hugs your way.. Marlin, Becky and Brad Ward.."
"Lifting you up in prayer Debra and family. May God surround you with his love to give you comfort during this difficult time. Love you."
"Very sorry for your loss. May the arms of Jesus welcome him home and
send comfort you and your family."
"Debra, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."
"Debra, You know I played American Legion baseball for your Dad for 4 years. He was a tremendous influence in my life. My prayers go out to you and your family...."
"Debra, So sorry for the loss of your Dad, will keep you and your family in my prayers."
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