“He fought a good fight, finished the course, and kept the faith.”
As I contemplate another Father’s Day without Dad, my mind once again returns to the day when my brothers Bobby and Eddie and I were making arrangements for Dad’s funeral and burial. Bobby, a Floyd County Baptist minister, suggested these words from 2 Timothy 4:7 for Dad’s tombstone. After a stroke and cancer treatments, Dad’s death was not unexpected, but we struggled to comprehend the unimaginable that day — Dad was no longer in our lives. Nothing would ever be the same.