Early Sunday morning my dear, Dear Father-in-law lost his battle with cancer and Parkinson’s disease. Our hearts ache with the loss as we continue our journeys forward without him.


Being an in-law, I don’t feel qualified to begin listing all his inspiring characteristics for fear that I would leave out things that his children would find very important. Instead, to know the kind of person Dear Father-in-law was, I look to his children, each of them is a continuing testimony for their Dad.


Dear Father-in-law & sons-Tim, Jeff, Reuben III

The five amazing people he raised to adulthood work hard, care for their neighbors, reach out to people in need, defend each other and love deeply; characteristics that they witnessed intimately through the nurturing hand of their Father.


Dear Father-in-law, Dear Mother-in-law

We are hurting. We smile while we cry and our heads bend low with the weight of grief. Our remembering gives us comfort.

“But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory,

and the lifter of my head.”

Psalms 3:3

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