Today we buried a great man. One of a kind, my Uncle Earl. Well, he's really a step-uncle, but no less loved.
He always had a smile and a wink. Even in his last months, through the pain of the pulmonary disease and cancer, he lived his life as if he would never give in to the illness. Always busy, always thoughtful of others. A funny fellow, loved by many.
In 1965 he lost a baby girl only 5 days old. In 1994 his only son accidentally overdosed. Yet these things did not stop him from giving back to his family, community, church and friends.
He kept his sense of humor and love right until the end.
Heaven harvested one of the best from earth this weekend and Earl was welcomed with all the glory of God, "Well done my faithful servant".
Having just this past October celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary, he leaves a wife, Shirley, and daughter, Karen, granddaughter Morgan and a multitude of family and friends.
We will miss your bright face and funny quips, but we rejoice in knowing that you are united in Heaven with your God and your loved ones. Thank you for touching our lives too.
We will wear the earrings you made for us in fond memorance of you. I hope they are a hit in heaven as they were here in our neck of the woods.