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Rest in Peace

Posted by: Tamera Burgess    Feb 26, 2013

I Love You & Miss You Dad

Posted by: Barbara "Barbie" Vannoller - Jackson, TN - Daughter   Feb 01, 2013

I fist met the Colonel about 2 1/2 years ago and had the pleasure of visiting with him several times over the holidays. He was a friendly and positive presence in worship at First UM Church of Lowell and always enjoyed schmoozing at the fellowship time after the service. As a Christian, he was ready for the end of life on Earth. I will miss him greatly. I am a choir member and Bob always sat in the front row when we sang and beamed. I felt like I was singing to him and he was smiling back.

Posted by: Bob Richards    Jan 17, 2013

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I have so many good memories. Will be in Missouri for a cousins funeral there so won't be to the celebration of Bob's life. Our prayers are with you.

Posted by: Jim & Marilyn - Grand Rapids, MI - Friends   Jan 17, 2013

So many memories! When in little league baseball dad came to every game even though I never got a hit. He never criticized, never told me to man-up, never tried to make me somebody different than I was. He did however get me some glasses. I've been wearing them ever since. He used to take my brother and I to the roller rink every week. Most kids were dropped off and many never had a ride home from Woodland Sport

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Posted by: Bob - Lowell, MI - Son   Jan 16, 2013

We will miss your smiling face and great talks, rest in peace.

Posted by: Randy & Amy McCallum - CLarksville, MI - Friend   Jan 15, 2013

God bless you

Posted by: Dakota krzysik    Jan 15, 2013
1-9-2013 Last night I got to see Dad before heading back to Tn.

There isn't enough words to write to describe how great Dad was. I am so thankful we got to see one last time. He fought a battle so long & he just wanted to rest. The everlasting Love we all have for him will go on and on. Although my heart aches everyday and the tears won't stop I know deep down inside I have to be strong for him because he wanted us to smile & remember good times.

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Posted by: Barbara ( Barbie) VanNoller - Jackson, TN - Daughter   Jan 15, 2013

Colonel will be missed, he is home now with our lord.

Posted by: Pam Krzysik - Lowell, MI - Friend   Jan 15, 2013