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Today I Lay My Dad to Rest

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:53 AM
 
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Today will be one of the hardest days of my life. My family knows too much tragedy from losing my uncle, sister, 3 of four grand parents and my daughter. But this one hurts a bit differently.

He passed away Wednesday afternoon while removing debris from his road when a tree fell on him. At the scene it didn't seem to be too serious but later went into cardiac arrest after arriving at the hospital. He died doing what he did best which was helping others and the community. He didn't have to stop and remove that debris but he did so others would not wreck or get hurt.

My dad was a good man, known by most he crossed paths with as a man who helped them with something. He began as a mechanic and taught himself everything he knew from cars to computers to home construction. He educated himself by reading and eventually went back to school at 45 years old obtaining 2 associates, a bachelor's and masters degrees. He never gave up. He was a good father who loved his family unconditionally and provided for us and anyone else he could whether it be open or anonymously.

He was a Red Cross volunteer and a Godly man. He died doing what he was known for.

My father was a devoted Clemson fan. I am proud to have gotten the chance to take him and my mom to their first Clemson game in October vs Boston College. Like every Clemson fan who first experiences Death Valley, he was in awe and had such a great time. We had plans to attend the spring game but I am sad that he will miss it. I was looking forward to it so much.

Please keep me and my family in your prayers.

Rest easy Daddy until we meet again! Love you!




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Prayer sent.***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:57 AM
 



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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:58 AM
 

Lay down my dear brother, lay down and take your rest. Won't you lay your head upon your Savior's breast....I loved you, but Jesus loves you the best, and we bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight....


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:02 PM
 

Prayers for you my Brother. I know the feeling. Memories are things you will cherish forever.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 6:10 PM
 

Nobody can sing it like Aaron Neville.

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rest easy knowing he is in a better place***

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An awesome dad; God bless your family***

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condolences to you and your entire family***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:05 PM
 

I'm so sorry for your loss.


I pray for you and your family. My thoughts are with

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:10 PM
 

you.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:10 PM
 

I will pray for your family. And when we cheer C-L-E-M-S-O-N, it will be on memory of your dad.


You can take comfort knowing that all your Friends here on

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:12 PM
 

TigerNet share in your grief, while wishing peace and comfort to you and your family.

I knew long ago from your posting that you are a good man, a decent man, and one of whom I am certain your Dad was most proud.

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Condolences..and as you say, I'll "CUAtTheFinishLine" DAD!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:19 PM
 

Until then, R.I.P.

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Prayers for you and your family.***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:15 PM
 



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So sorry for your loss

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:17 PM
 

He sounded like a awesome man!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:24 PM
 

So sorry. God's strength and peace to all of you.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:25 PM
 

Prayers to all of your family

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:33 PM
 

GOd be with you. It will get easier just not better.


Sorry for your loss . . . Prayers for you and yours!***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:39 PM
 



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Re: Sorry for your loss . . . Prayers for you and yours!***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:01 PM
 

So sorry for the loss of your father. Cherish the memories. I lost mine fourteen years ago and I still miss his presence in my life, but I know he is with the Lord. Your dad is as well.


Sorry for your loss. Rember him for the good he did

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 12:47 PM
 

And forever speak his name and tell your great memories so his soul is always alive and with you.

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Re: Today I Lay My Dad to Rest

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:09 PM
 

I am so sorry to hear of you losing your dad prematurely. I feel your grief as your story brings back memories of me losing mine. Losing a parent is a terrible loss. Loving someone as you loved your dad comes at a terrible cost. That cost is the pain in our hearts when we lose them. Time will help heal and you will have enjoyment remembering the joys the two of you shared. Your dad was a wonderful man. Again, I grieve with you, as I am sure many on this board will do likewise.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:10 PM
 

vert well said! my prayers are with U today!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:32 PM
 

There is an old saying: I had rather see a sermon than hear one.Sounds like your dad was that type of man,one who puts others before himself and takes his call to servant hood seriously.This world we live in is in dire need of more people like your dad, Christians,who are willing to be God's hand and feet to others.My prayers for you.


Will be praying for you and your family.***

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:24 PM
 

Our prayers are with you and your family at this time and in the future. May your father rest in peace. He is now in a better place with our Lord and Savior!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:43 PM
 

prayers sent

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:47 PM
 

Death is so hard for us living folk, but just think where your Dad is now. God loves us all and no
better hands to be in. Still, I grieve for you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 1:55 PM
 

Losing a parent is so hard. I lost both w/I 6 months just 2 years ago. My prayer for you and your family is that your memories of your times together will make this difficult time a little easier.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 2:09 PM
 

Prayers for you and your family. I'm still blessed to have both of my parents and cannot imagine your pain and grief. Stay strong and keep those great memories fresh

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 2:28 PM
 

Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Keep your head up and carry on as your Dad would want you to my friend.

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Praying for you and your family.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 2:52 PM
 

Your father was a great man. From what you've said, he did so much for others. You have reason to be proud. God bless.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 3:12 PM
 

I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds like a wonderful man. My prayers are that God will hold you and your family close and he will give you strength to get though the days ahead.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 4:26 PM
 

This April it will have been 5 years since my Dad, a Great Clemson Man, passed from this earth into eternity. I am praying for you and your family. The pain will diminish over time , but the hole never gets quite filled. I was blessed because I had other shoulders to cry on. I miss my dad, but I know that we'll meet again one day. Thank you for letting us share your grief.....blessings to you and your family.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 4:47 PM
 

Your dad will not miss the Spring game, trust me.

Prayers sent


Thank the Good Lord for having such a wonderful father and

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 4:53 PM
 

friend. The world is better for his having been here.

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Re: May you be comforted by great memories and

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 4:58 PM
 

and the assurance of your heavenly Father.

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Thoughts and Prayers

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 4:58 PM
 

To You and The Family

God Bless

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 5:41 PM
 

He is gone on to heaven and so you can just rejoice in that! Prayers for comfort! He was a Dad that you and family was very proud of!

Lost my Dad the same way as helping as a volunteer medic and firemen as I only was 14. Even after that i volunteered as a firemen for 20+

years. I came to conclusion that it was part of GOD's plan.

I had to become a man sooner than later and rededicate my life to GOD.

My hope GOD will bless you through this. The torch has been passed.

Allow your self time to grieve as soon as you can and it is so ok.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 5:50 PM
 

So sorry your family has had so much heartache. Prayers sent to all of you nd rest easy knowing your dad is in GOD's loving embrace!


That's a good man.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 5:55 PM
 

Live a life like that and you've done something. Hope I can do that much good.

My condolences to you and yours.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:03 PM
 

God bless you and your family and give you peace!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:16 PM
 

CUAtTheFinishLine,
I will remember you as I pray. I turned 50 today. I lost my Dad to cancer when I was 34 and my Mom to cancer when I was 40. It was hard to see them wither. But, I had a chance to talk to them and let them know that I was proud of them and that they did a good job being parents. I do not know the details of your situation, but I pray God blesses you with wisdon and discernment beyond your years in the days ahead. May He bless you and keep you in His care.

Robert

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:37 PM
 

May God bless you and your family.


Praying for you to have peace, comfort and strength

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 7:53 PM
 

Your Dad will always be with you in spirit. Death robs life in this realm but gives life eternal in the next, he will be cheering you on as you make a difference in others as he did. God's work may be filled in your life as you heal and grow from one of life's biggest tragedy. Praying your healing will come as time passes. Praying the comfort you will need as the days pass will be with you forever. In our Lords name. Amen

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 8:11 PM
 

I'll be Praying for both you and your family


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 8:36 PM
 

Sorry for your loss!Prayers sent!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 9:29 PM
 

Very, very sorry for your loss. I lost my dad just a coule weeks ago on February 12th. My prayers are with you and your fame during this time. May the Lord's grace, presence, and comfort sustain you all.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 9:51 PM
 

Sorry to hear about your dad.

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 10:19 PM
 

My Heart is heavy for and with you. For I loss my father at the age of 10 over forty something years ago and this still hit home from time to time when news of this type surface every now and then. May God give you and your family comfort during times like these. Trust God. He had strange ways to strengthen our lives. Just Remember, if we keep our hands in his hands; he will give us BEAUTY FOR THOSE ASHES!! STAY STRONG, HE STILL HAS WORK FOR YOU TO CARRY ON. PS:NOW THE TORCH IS IN YOUR HANDS. GO MAKE YOUR FATHER PROUD.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:07 PM
 

Prayers!

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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:31 PM
 

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May He grant you peace during reflection and strength during the darkness. Thankful for all the memories.


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Posted: Feb 28, 2016 11:40 PM
 

Hang in there. Glad you were able to experience the BC game w/him. Prayers for you and your family.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 5:32 AM
 

So very sorry for you and your family's loss. Losing a dad is not easy. But knowing you will see him again surely helps...hope it gives you as much comfort as it did me. Will have all of you in my prayers. God Bless.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 6:38 AM
 

Wow, that is tough. Just remember there is always a time and a place for everything. I am glad you were close to your dad. I am sure he taught you a lot. Peace be with you and your family.

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I'm so sorry to hear it

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 6:54 AM
 

Sending a prayer and good thoughts to your family today.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 7:05 AM
 

May God be with you and your family. Always cherish the good times.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 8:47 AM
 

Prayers for all of you! God Bless!!


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 9:57 AM
 

Prayers are for you & your entire family. Cherish the years you had with him.

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Rest Easy CUatthefinishline...

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 10:07 AM
 

..it'll be great when y'all are all reunited. God's got y'all covered ; )

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Rest in the Fact that

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:30 PM
 

Your Dad is in the BEST Place!!!!!

Mine left this Earth to be with the Lord 12/14/2008. Not a day goes by I think about him. All of us share your grief and sense of loss in some shape or form.

Give your burden to the Lord. Cherish the memories you have. It is Ok to grieve.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:32 PM
 

Prayers for you and yours, brother.


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:42 PM
 

I'm sorry to hear of your dads passing . Remember him at the Spring game,wipe away the tears and know that he's there with you and you two will be together again in God's kingdom .

One year ago, on 2/26/2015 we buried my cousin Brent Mullan . Brett was on the Tiger team from 1999-2000.


He was a great guy and a Tiger fan like no other . Coach Swinney and his staff went out of their way to help with Brett's Clemson burial including a new Clemson Jersey with his name on it that he as buried in. Losing a loved one is tough but we'll meet again one day .


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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:51 PM
 

Done! Just remember, God has his plans for us, and his plans for us will last for an eternity. May God bless you and your family....

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Posted: Feb 29, 2016 12:58 PM
 

My Gods strength be with you and your family


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Posted: Mar 1, 2016 12:37 PM
 

Lost my Dad on 02/21/14....very sorry for your loss CUATFL....please accept my condolences and prayers for your family.

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Prayers for you and your family.

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Posted: Mar 1, 2016 12:57 PM
 

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Posted: Mar 7, 2016 12:54 PM
 

Thank you all for your comments, thoughts and prayers. Even though it has been almost 2 weeks (hard to believe) it feels like it was just a couple days ago. Even things like this weekend's series win kind of hurts because I know he'd have been excited and posting on FB about it. It really is hard to move on with so many reminders but I know I must. Thanks everyone!

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