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Old 05-14-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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We lost dad last Saturday to cancer, and we're going to miss him a lot.

Dad taught me to drive stick in a '66 Chevy truck with a 3 on the tree shifter. He taught me that primer gray is a color. He taught me to bait the hook on my cane pole when we went crappie fishing. He taught me how to shoot straight. He definitely did not teach me to wrench on cars as he could strip a fastener faster than he could say "That beats all I've ever seen in my life!" but he did show me enough to plant the seed with me. He definitely taught me to have a good set of tools, as dad would usually start most repairs with nothing more than a crescent wrench, vice grips, and a screwdriver. That's all you need, right? Aside from that, all he did for me, my brothers, and sister was teach us to be the good parents, husbands, wives, friends, and coworkers that we are today. Dad did alright by all of us in that regard.

Dad was an Army veteran and was laid to rest in the National Cemetery in Fort Smith, AR on Wednesday. Cancer took him at 74, but he lived a good life, if not one as long as we would have liked. Dad was a pretty simple soul but he was a good man and I hope I can continue to live up to his name.

We'll miss you Dad.

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Sorry for your loss... Sounds like a Dad weal would like to have.
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Sorry for your loss. RIP to your father.
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I am sorry for your loss (lost my father in January). I know how much it hurts. Hang in there brother and don't forget all of the great memories you all shared together.
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Wonderful tribute to your dad.

May he rest in peace.
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