My Father passed away this week at the age of 87. I will write a tribute after this weekend and the viewing and funeral have been held. I am currently busy working on a photo/video slideshow for the service.
Here is the short post I put on Facebook this week announcing the passing of my Dad.
“Dad peacefully took his final journey this evening surrounded by his family. While we mourn his passing, we are comforted in his faith in Jesus Christ our Lord, and know that he is truly in a better place. A special thanks to the wonderful staff at English Meadows (Elks Home) and the Hospice team. Arrangements forthcoming.”
Steve (DOS) and I have been in Roanoke over a month ago now, and thought it was his last day when we arrived back here. Dad was a fighter though, and we were blessed with another month of his presence here on earth.
You are missed by your family and friends, but we know you are the hands of Jesus now. Godspeed, Dad.
UPDATE: I finished the video tribute and am attaching the link below. I showed this at Dad’s viewing yesterday. I still need to include my written tribute to Dad, but this is a slideshow of various photos of Dad and the family, set to music. It includes 4 different songs and is about 17 minutes.