Thursday, July 9, 2009


Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. We lost are beloved Poppy on Sunday. He was 87 years old. It has been so hard this week. He had gotten so sick and it was sad to watch, but we just weren't ready to let him go. It has been the hardest to watch my Mimi. They were married for 65 years and they had such a great love for eachother and our family. We will miss him so much!

He was born in 1922 so you can imagine how old this picture is:)

He was in the US Air Force...what a stud!

With Mimi.

The principal of Gober High School

Family Picture: Poppy, Gaitha, Daddy, Mimi
I told Shane if we have a son as cute as Daddy I would never be able to get onto them!

In the Gober Baptist Church where he was a leader in the church and the community.

Mimi, Poppy, and her sister Martha.

At his office.

Me and Taylor with Poppy in our always matching outfits.

At his retirement reception when he retired as superentident after 38 years in education.

Taylor, Mimi, Me, Poppy

Christmas with his new Rangers hat.

We always sang as a family.

Being goofy.

Stopping by as he always did after picking vegetables in his garden.

Christmas 2006

At my wedding with Mimi in 2003

When everyone came to Fayetteville for mine and Shane's graduation in 2005.

In Fayetteville.


1 comment:

Anne-Camille Collins said...

What a great tribute post Laine.

So sorry for your loss. I know how much you adored him.