They were blessed with one boy (my dad) and four girls (one set of twins among them.) He enjoyed bluegrass music, working on his house, gardening and puttering around his house and yard.
I have many memories of him but some in particular involve hot summer afternoons of picking blueberries when I was in elementary school. He used to lean down to me and whisper, “you can eat some if you want to. I don’t mind.” And wink. He always winked at me and smiled so big you would think he was playing a joke on you. His eyes always twinkled when he grinned. I always loved to hear him say, “Little Cindy-…” (and whatever followed.) One of his daughters (my aunt) was named Cindy, so the designation was necessary and it stuck.
He was a wonderful man who loved his wife, loved his family and loved his God. We are so sad to see him go but so happy to know how alive he must be in the presence of His Lord.