He was one of the first men I met in my young life that I actually looked up to. A kind man who served his parents, who served his country, who served his family. He walked the walk, and would do so with warmth, a wink, and a smile.
You telling me you were proud of me meant everything. Thank you for welcoming me as part of your family.
Your wife, your children, your grandchildren, all who knew you, love you and will miss you.