Monday, February 12, 2007

Heaven's Gain

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.

21 comments:

bobbysgirl8584 said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your uncle. He sounds like a kind man who was very devoted to his family. May he rest in peace.
Maria

chat2missie said...

Here's to Uncle Earl!!
Missie

garnett109 said...

Alas another one to God!
Salute to you Uncle Earl !
You shall be on my lists of many!

madcobug said...

I am so sorry about the loss of your uncle. May he rest in peace and may his family have peace. Helen

sugarsweet056 said...

Accept my condolences. My prayers go to the family & friends.
Yes, Heaven did recieve a fine man home.
Sugar

dcmeyer420 said...

Great tribute and eulogy. My condolences to you and those he left behind. Hugs to you, my friend.  

angcrewswife said...

You and your family are in my prayers, he sounded like a truely beautiful man.
       Ang

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU))))))))))))))))))))I am sorry for your loss,I will be praying for you and your family.You did a beatiful entry.He sounds like He was a great man.HAve a nice night.

queeniemart said...

i am really sorry for the loss of your uncle. You are in my thoughts.
lisa

jckfrstross said...

so sorry for your loss:(

Deb

deshelestraci said...

My sympathies.  God rest his soul.
Traci

rayne1123 said...

i am so sorry for your family.  i will keep you in my prayers
hugs
noelle

am4039 said...

I'm so sorry for your uncle earl. He sounded like a wonderful man.

quiltsnroses said...

Your uncle sounds like he was a wonderful man and a blessing to have in your family.  I am sorry for your loss.

bookncoffee said...

Oh...a very sweet entry for your Uncle Earl.   I am sorry for the loss.
Hope you are doing well.
Oh and I was very excited to see someone has collected and used a graphic that I made.  he he he.  That is such a treat.  It's the one of the beach in your side bar.  I had to go show Hubby and TheTeen that someone thought enough of a graphic I made to put in their side bar.  he he he
Sonya

emabecmar said...

so sorry for your uncle. prayers with you and your family.
Cindy ((((((hugs))))))))))

randlprysock said...

I am so sorry to hear you have lost your Uncle but you are right, he was a good man and heaven is holding him.  God Bless and prayers!
Lisa

ksgal3133 said...

I am so sorry for you loss.
Beautiful entry about your Uncle.

Hugs and prayers,
Gretchen
http://journals.aol.com/ksgal3133/LivinginSavannah2

xxroxymamaxx said...

I'm so sorry Sharon.  I'm glad you have such great memories of your uncle.  Love always, Shelly

lifes2odd said...

So sorry about your loss. Uncle Earl sounds like a wonderful man. Very nice entry in his honor. Martha

imgr8phil said...

He sounded like a very good man and I am sure he will be missed a lot.  Sorry for your loss.  At least you will always have that good memory of a wink and that will put a smile on your face when you think about it.

Phil