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Tonight I honor my All Time Favorite Tiger Football Player.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:17 PM
 

Dad passed away last night about this time. He was Tiger Tough until the end. He never complained about his old age afflictions. He handled them with a steely resolve . That same steely resolve Frank Howard noticed when he watched my Dad play in the 1949 Shrine Bowl game. Howard awarded Dad a scholarship to be part of his single wing offense. At the end of Dads sophomore year Howard moved to a faster formation as times were changing. Dad fell Down the depth chart for the remainder of his college days.

After graduation he served as an Army Officer before going into the oil business for his entire career. I learned more from this man than you can imagine, includng his steely resolve. As for Dad himself his bite was much worse than his bark ! Everyone respected him and he was always kind to people that behaved themselves !

When I see people wearing the logo “A Clemson Man Needs No Introduction” it rings true. Dad needed no introduction. He was the finest example of a Clemson Man ! He commanded a room when he entered and was all business.

Thanks for everything Dad. I love you !

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:19 PM
 

Sorry for your loss. Hope you're doing okay and not too down. I am sure you're feeling rough.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:22 PM
 

Sorry for your loss and I applaud you for having a close relationship with such an outstanding man.

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Thx 1992 for honoring your DaD here today & every year preceding.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:26 PM
 

My sincere condolences & a crisp Clemson Military Salute for him.

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awesome tribute.***

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:29 PM
 

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers going out to you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:35 PM
 

You certainly had an excellent example to guide you. Pass it on. This old world needs all the help we can get. Regret your loss but always cherish the memories, they will sustain you throughout your life.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:39 PM
 

I’m so sorry he’s gone. Thank you for sharing this story. Made me tear up and smile a bit at the same time.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:40 PM
 

Would you mind sharing his name?

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:45 PM
 

That was an excellent tribute. I will add your family to my prayers tonight.God's Peace.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:46 PM
 

So sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for you & your family. Could be I knew him as I was there from 49-53 & knew several of the football players.

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Thomas P Gregory, Chester, SC***

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 11:03 PM
 

Deepest condolences. I believe my father knew your father. He was at Clemson 1946-1950
You and your family are in our prayers.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 7:54 PM
 

I am sorry for your loss but the memories of your father and his teachings are obviously strong. You are fortunate to have him and he to have had you as a son. Your tribute is very touching and kind.
Remember the good times because that is what he would want!

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:01 PM
 

I've often said, I wish I could be half the man of those in that generation and before. I have no doubt he was a fine gentleman from top to bottom. So sorry for your loss. Savor the memories.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:04 PM
 

Sorry for your loss but sounds a lot like my dad!

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:21 PM
 

So sorry to hear of your loss. Clearly you have wonderful memories of your dad and a wonderful legacy. I lost my dad many years ago when I was a teen and I miss him every day. You have an adult relationship and a wonderful bond. I know it doesnt feel like it now but you have been richly blessed with that. Pay that forward. I salute you dad for his service to Clemson, in the military, and as a dad and citizen. Prayers sent to you, your family, and all impacted by his loss.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:25 PM
 

A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:27 PM
 

Sounds like you were blessed with a great dad. May God give you His peace and comfort you with His presence during these days and may you be blessed with many wonderful memories. Based upon his high school graduation date, your dad was about 10-11 years older than me. I am very familiar with Chester since I grew up in Lockhart.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:36 PM
 

Broad River Bridge

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:34 PM
 

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:46 PM
 

prayers for you and your family. God bless

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:50 PM
 

So sorry for your loss

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:52 PM
 

Sorry for your loss. My Pop played for Howard 49 - 52. Unfortunately he passed in 94 (age 64) TMAIL me.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:52 PM
 

I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know your heart is breaking, but it sounds like you had a great man as a father. Prayers to you and your family

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:54 PM
 

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 8:56 PM
 

Sincere condolences on his passing. May all the character he developed in your family be an ongoing source of comfort and strength in knowing the way forward until you meet again.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 9:10 PM
 

My prayers go out to you and your family. My God welcome your Father with open arms.
May peace be with you in this difficult time.


#nocrossnocrown

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Condolences to you, and to your family. You were very


Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 9:19 PM
 

fortunate to have a father like that. You will discover, as the years pass, just how much you learned from him.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 9:41 PM
 

...recent success of the Tigers.

My father got aggressive dementia at the beginning of the 2015 season and died a year later. I wish he could have enjoyed the 2016 natty.

Prayers for your family. He was definitely a great Tiger.

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 11:16 PM
 

Sorry for your loss. America’s greatest generation taught us so much. God Bless,

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 11:17 PM
 

God bless your father and prayers for your family at this time

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Posted: Feb 25, 2019, 11:20 PM
 

Your dad led a remarkable life and set an amazing example for you to follow. That is a blessing that will always be with you. Praying for you and your family. God bless.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 12:57 AM
 

As men of faith, we know that the spiritual seed which is planted in these “jars of clay” when watered with duty & love begins to grow until it can no longer be contained in these earthen vessels. Your father’s large spirit has broken free now, not limited by a human body.
My Dad moved on 3 years ago at the age of 82, and since that time his influence on my life has been unexpectedly strong. I see things in a different light. I’ve come to understand some things that use to baffle me. Thank the Lord for faithful fathers!

Prayers & Blessings to you and yours~

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 1:11 AM
 

sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family. I'm sure you will always treasure the time you had with your father.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 4:53 AM
 

to your family my sincerest condolences and best wishes.

Harry


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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 6:47 AM
 

I am sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like an impressive role model.

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He's now one of my favorite players too...

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 7:49 AM
 

My condolences to this Tiger family.

Go Tigers AND Tiger Nation(al CHAMPIONS!)!

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Take care, stay well and see you soon in The Valley!


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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 7:57 AM
 

Sorry for your loss. The Clemson family raises your family up in our prayers.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 8:14 AM
 

Prayers for you and yours , there will be a bit more orange in the sunset now

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 8:31 AM
 

You and your family are in my prayers.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 8:37 AM
 

AClemson msn needs no introduction, a Godly man is known by his legacy.

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Sorry for your loss


Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 9:07 AM
 

your Dad and my dad probably knew each other back then.

Eddis "Fireball" Freeman

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Sounds like he had an incredible life


Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 9:11 AM
 

May God bless your dad, you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 9:18 AM
 

your father play hs ball?

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Chester High School.***


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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 10:46 AM
 

My condolences to you and your family at this sad time. My prayers are with you. God bless you and your Dad

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 11:42 AM
 

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 12:34 PM
 

From one Clemson man to another....
Go Tigers!!

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 1:12 PM
 

Your late Father clearly left a wonderful legacy. Cherish the multitude of memories and hold fast to the lessons he taught. I still miss my Dad nearly eighteen years after his unexpected passing. May you and family be comforted during this time of loss.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 2:34 PM
 

Much respect to you and your family Argonaut - sounds like your loss came after many years of winning due to an outstanding Dad.

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 10:58 PM
 

Sorry for what is hitting you now, but you are blessed to be well brought up and to have had so many great memories with him.

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Your description of your Dad so mirrors my Dad's

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Posted: Feb 26, 2019, 11:49 PM
 

Mine passed in December 2008 at 89. A toughman in his own right, but the compassion and humility to weather any storm. Dad had the good sense drilled into him from 1938 to 1941 to listen first, then give a response worthy.

Clemson Men who need no introduction will KNOW who they are as they pass the Pearly Gates. The 490+ Names in the Memorial Garden will welcome them with a salute worth of Dwight David Eisenhower.

Their memories is what will keep our Country free.

My sincereist condoleses to all your Family.

Ron Wright, 71PR

May God Bless America!

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Posted: Feb 27, 2019, 12:07 AM
 

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Reading your post shows what a great legacy you Dad left behind.

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