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My Dad passed into his eternal home this past Friday.

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:37 PM
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My Dad was a great fisherman, a great golfer, mechanically-minded, and an avid Clemson fan. I inherited one of those traits. He and my Mom made sure we had plenty of great memories as my brother and I grew up.

I learned several things from my Dad, but the most important things were that Jesus loved me and wants to redeem me, singing (especially hymns) when you are downhearted always helps, and fairness - "There's 'he said' and there's 'she said' and the truth is typically in the middle."

Dad started showing signs of dementia about 5-6 years ago. This was worsened when his prostate cancer returned about a year and a half ago and metastasized into his hip bones. Then, about two weeks ago he had a very bad headache. After a CT scan showed no aneurism, the ER determined he had a bad migraine. A few days later he had another one. After that, my Dad's health declined considerably with significant agitation until Mom had to request Hospice care to provide a respite. The Hospice nurse came in for an assessment and agreed. But, somehow, which we have yet to determine, Dad tested positive for Covid. Therefore, he could not be placed in the Hospice house for the respite.

But, God knows the plans He has for us. Thankfully, Mom is a retired nurse. So, she and I were able to take care of him once Hospice had a hospital bed sent to the house. This past Thursday and Friday we knew he was in his final days on this Earth. My brother and sister-in-law were able to get here Friday evening. Dad was unresponsive at this time. But, we went in and told him Mom would be taken of; she told him she would be OK.

After some discussions, my brother and his wife left to head to their hotel. After they left, Mom said we needed to get Dad ready for the night. After a minute or two, I joined Mom in the room, and she was singing hymns to Dad. I joined in. We sang for about 5-10 minutes and were singing when Dad passed from this broken world into a perfect, eternal home with our Lord and Savior. What a blessing to have passed away in the home he loved and with Mom and I singing to him!

Dad had already prepared his obituary. All I had to do was make a few modifications. The Friday morning before Dad passed, Mom and I prepared the funeral service with hymns he loved. Dad had already chosen the Psalms he wanted included in his funeral service. The two pastors had already been notified. The funeral service both glorified our Lord and honored my Dad very well.

Thank you for allowing me to share this story. I know the Clemson family extends beyond just our immediate family and friends. Please be in prayer for my Mom as she starts the process of grieving and getting other matters in order. She is a strong lady and will do well. Plus, she has the sweetest dog in the world to keep her company when I can't be there.

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:38 PM
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So sorry, prayers for your family.

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:46 PM
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Thanks for sharing your story. To us on Earth, tomorrow is never guaranteed. In Heaven, there will always be a tomorrow. Your Dad knows that now and is enjoying his Heavenly home. God bless.

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:45 PM
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My prayers to you and your Mom.....you Dad sounds like a truly wonderful person.

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:49 PM
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My thoughts and prayers are with him and you all at this sorrowful time

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:49 PM
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Sorry for your loss but he is in a better place and you will see him again one day

I unfortunately had similar circumstances with my parents but they are both still in my heart and mind

God Bless

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Aug 9, 2022, 1:52 PM
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May your Dad RIP with the Lord in Heaven.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:00 PM
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My sincere condolences for you and your family and may you find comfort in the Lord.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:00 PM
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All families should be blessed like yours has been and will always be!

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:12 PM
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Sounds like y'all have a wonderful family and as you stated, blessed to be by his side. Prayers sent upward to all your family.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:16 PM
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Very sorry for our loss. Prayers for your family.

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Can't think of a better send off...

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:16 PM
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Home, surrounded by family, knowing everything will be ok when you go, and singing. We can all only hope and pray for the same.

Well done.

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Written incredibly well, I feel like I was there

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:17 PM
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Praying for you & all your dad’s family and friends to have peace, comfort and the mighty love of Jesus beyond our understanding the sweet Holy Spirit fill you all during this time of grieving in Jesus, Amen.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:21 PM
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You can rest easy knowing that your dad is in a much better place. So sorry for your loss.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:27 PM
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So sorry for your loss, but what a wonderful write-up you have done. I know it is very tough (lost my Dad in 2020) and you have me here in my office wiping my eyes. The Clemson family is an extended family indeed. Blessings on you and yours CUTiger1989.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:29 PM
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What an honor it is to be there when our parents graduate?!!! Those moments . . . you’ll always cherish.

Proud of you and your family . . . and will continue to cover you all in prayers.

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So sorry for your family's loss. Prayers.***

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:30 PM
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So sorry to hear about your dad's passing...

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:35 PM
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sounds like you and your mom took great care of him, and you have wonderful memories of your time with your dad.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:36 PM
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Sorry for your loss but while grieve we do not grieve as those who have no hope. Your story reinforces a concern of mine - with all the contemporary services that are the current trend, I fear we will soon have a whole generation who have little, if any, knowledge of the traditional hymns of the faith.

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Sorry to hear about your dad's passing. You and your

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:43 PM
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family have been in my thoughts and prayers.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:45 PM
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Thank you for sharing! This is the way I want to go also, with singing of hymns that I grew up with, with family there and all in one accord. May the blessings of God be with you, your mother and all your family members! Prayers are with you all.

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So sorry for your loss. So glad he (and you) know Jesus.***

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:47 PM
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I guess there is no good way to have someone close die.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:48 PM
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My dad died from a fall working on his house when he was 58 and I was 23. I didn't get to say goodbye. Again, there is no easy way as you watched him decline and suffer. I'm glad I didn't see that in my father. But at the same time, you have the peace of knowing you were there with and for him. I'm thankful for that for you. And you will see him again one day. Thanks for sharing your story and may God bless you and your family.

Small detail but somehow fat fingered the 3, I was 25 not 23.


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Thank you for sharing your story.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:04 PM
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I know that was very difficult for you at that age. And, I imagine it still is when you are reminded of your Dad. Prayers for you as well.

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:49 PM
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What a blessing! This was the best devotional I've read in a while, and I read a lot of them. I pray God's peace for your family, especially your Mom. What a legacy your Dad gave you. I hope the wonderful memories of him lift you in your grieving. You will see him again!

God Bless!

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Aug 9, 2022, 2:59 PM
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Prayers for you and your family. May the passage of time turn the grief you feel today into fond memories of the time you had together.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:11 PM
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Major condolences. I know he must have been a wonderful man.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:11 PM
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You, and your family are in my prayers.
This is a Bible Verse that helps me when I miss my parents.

John 14:1-6
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4 You know the way to the place where I am going.”

5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?”

6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

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Amen!

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Aug 9, 2022, 4:09 PM
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I added these verses to my Dad's funeral service requests .. the closing prayer included them.

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 8:37-39

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My condolences to you and your family.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:13 PM
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Praying for all of you during this time. I appreciate you taking the time to share.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:22 PM
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A great story that needed to be told. Despite the circumstances, I'm glad you were able to share his ending. My father died alo0ne at his house of a heart attack. That has always haunted me.

Prayers for you and your family. Let the memories carry you forward! Remember what you've lost, and hang on to what you have.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:28 PM
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Prayers for you and your family. With Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, he now has his heavenly body. Good bless you and your Mom.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:43 PM
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where he is. We can only hope others prepare the way he has. Prayers for your mother and the rest of the family. This loss of a life partner is hard and I know your mom is thankful that her children will be there to fill this void. Thanks for sharing your story! My heart goes out to you.

God Bless you and your family!

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:44 PM
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Wish you would share his obituary with us.

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Aug 9, 2022, 6:23 PM
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Several holes in one and 2 in the same round ! Many, many other accomplishments- hope he shares the rest

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Aug 10, 2022, 9:17 AM
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The Mole®,I sent you a TMail with the link to his obituary. And, yes, clover65® is correct. Dad got eight (8) holes-in-one during his golfing years with two (2) of them occurring in the same round ... actually in the front nine. He got the two (2) holes-in-one at Rolling S in Waterloo, SC.

He also got to play a round of golf at the Cabra Castle Golf Course in Kingston, Ireland. We have been to the Old Course at St. Andrews in Scotland, but he didn't get to play.

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Aug 9, 2022, 3:54 PM
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A moving story. Bless you and your family.

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Aug 9, 2022, 4:10 PM
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Prayers for you and the family. Family is what life is all about.

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Aug 9, 2022, 5:05 PM
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Prayers for All!

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Sounds like your dad raised a good boy as well.

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Aug 9, 2022, 6:25 PM
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I think I can safely assume he falls into the "They don't make em' like they used to" category.

Godspeed CUTiger1989Sr

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Aug 9, 2022, 6:30 PM
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Thank you so much for sharing. It's an honor to be in the room with someone you love as they leave their earthly home to be with God. I had that honor with my parents and more recently with my beloved sister. I know you were a great comfort to your father and particularly for your mother.

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Aug 9, 2022, 7:53 PM
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CUTiger1989,

My sincere condolences to you and your family. You'll see dad again soon enough! God bless you.

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Aug 9, 2022, 8:21 PM
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Thank you for sharing your story. I to had to move in and help with home care for my Dad the last year of his life. Covid made it impossible to place Dad in a memory care as well. I believe and so should you we were given a special opportunity to spend time with our Dads. I wouldn’t trade the time I spent with Dad for anything. And as time goes by you and your Mom will say the same thing. I will have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers as y’all go through the next few days. And remember “ you and your Mom are very special people because Home care for a love one is not easy!” I know.

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Aug 9, 2022, 9:18 PM
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Prayers sent for you and your family. My dad passed into Glory a couple of years ago unexpectedly (although he had some health problems). It was obviously difficult losing him but I’m truly happy for him today and look forward to seeing him again.

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Aug 9, 2022, 9:40 PM
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I can think of no better eulogy (obituary?) for your father than this post ‘89. My heart breaks for your family’s loss. God Bless you and your family my friend.

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Sounds like man I would have loved to have known. So sorry

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for your loss.

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Aug 9, 2022, 10:04 PM
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God bless you and your family in the journey you are now on. I lost my Mom in January. She was/is my best friend. Please allow yourself the time you need to grieve.

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Aug 9, 2022, 10:13 PM
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My mom also passed in January a few weeks short of her 80th birthday. I had her service on her birthday. Glad you were able to be with him when he died. My thought when my mom died is that my life as I know it will never be the same. It gets easier every day and you will always have all the great memories and can laugh about all the great times you had together.

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Aug 9, 2022, 10:42 PM
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Incredible ending to his life, yet I am saddened for your loss anyway. Prayers for you and yours!

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Aug 9, 2022, 11:08 PM
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Very sorry for your loss. Praying for you, your mom and family.

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Aug 9, 2022, 11:13 PM
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So sorry for your loss 89. God Bless you and your family brother.

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Aug 9, 2022, 11:13 PM
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God bless you, your mother and family

Your dad is in heaven.

Remember the good times. You will see him again one day

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Aug 9, 2022, 11:42 PM
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When we know our loved ones and friends know Jesus it gives us a certain peace that we cannot understand nor get on our own. Prayers for your Mom, you and family. GOD BLESS & GO Tigers

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Aug 10, 2022, 4:01 AM
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sincerest sympathies.

Losing a parent is always one of the most difficult experiences in life, for although mine have been gone for over 20 years, I think of both daily. I will remember you and your family in prayers, while continuing to offer my best wishes.

You've been a good friend all these years I've been a member of TNet, and I appreciate that very much.

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Aug 10, 2022, 7:48 AM
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you also inherited that from him, as well. Funny how that works, and how much smarter Dads get as Sons get older. My prayers continue for you and your family. Even though grief is normal, it still hurts. But, it sounds like your Dad got as close to perfect a sendoff as anyone could hope to exit this earth with. I am sure he appreciated it, more than you can know. Keep your chin up, and think of all those great memories, you will smile amongst the tears.

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It's tough losing a parent,

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Aug 10, 2022, 7:52 AM
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but I know those circumstances had to help ease the pain. You are a good son and you and your family are in our prayers.

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family. What a beautiful story.

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What a wonderful Son you are CUTiger1989..

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Aug 10, 2022, 9:33 AM
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to give such loving aid & comfort to your dying Dad this way which included singing.

I wish that when my Dad was unconscious for 4-5 days as he was dying I'd thought to play some of the Sunday morning quartet music he loved since a patient can still hear sounds I'm told..

so it's very possible your unconscious Dad heard you & Mom singing those sweet & comforting hymns!

Our heartfelt Condolences extend to you, your Mom & Family too.

Go TiGER(s) & Rest In Peace~

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Aug 10, 2022, 10:19 AM
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Prayers and gratitude for a life well lived

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Aug 10, 2022, 10:23 AM
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It saddens me to hear the news of your Father passing, but we know that he is at a better place in the company of our Lord and Savior where his soul will be blessed daily. Just know that you and your family will be in my prayers, God bless you, and yours, Amen.

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Aug 10, 2022, 10:33 AM
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I lost my dad to dementia almost a year ago. Please accept my condolences and my prayers for your loss. I still catch myself wanting to call and tell him something, and probably always will. Be glad for what he gave you and savor it all.

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My condolences and prayers for your family.

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Aug 10, 2022, 6:31 PM
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So sorry for you loss.

I lost my Dad this past December. He was 92. Together, we attended over 375 Clemson games together. I'll have tears in my eyes at the first home game this year. Lots of great memories.

I share in your sorrow today but know they are both are in a better place. Thanks for sharing.

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Aug 10, 2022, 7:41 PM
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We all feel for your loss because we all know that your Dad was the second best Dad in the world. Second only to our own...... and that is the way it should be. I never realized how absolutely great my Dad was until he was gone and I suddenly became an orphan. I take great pleasure in knowing my Dad would be proud of me if he were alive today because I have always tried to be the honest,hardworking man that he definitely was. That’s what Dads are for and
I’m sure you will always represent what he stood for as a man. ❤️

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