Cremation will take place followed by the funeral service.
Funeral services will be held Monday September 17th, 2018 at 11am at First Assembly of God
My dad was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Whenever he could he would pick up his rod and reel and head for the beach to do pier fishing and a two time deep sea fishing expedition.
He served proudly in the US Navy aboard the USS Salisbury Sound AV-13, did his training in California and later stationed in Okinawa, Japan.
My dad loved his lord and became a youth minister and later an associate pastor. He studied at Beth Haven in Louisville, KY and had many adventures with churches in Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and New York.
Now in New York, well needless to say they had a hard time understanding that Southern Accent and some of the Southern words that New Yorker's had never heard, He would say "do you want a whippin" meaning spanking and that all favorite "ya'll".
Dad was married to my mom Syble, for 50 wonderful and loving years they had been through alot together, he stood right by mom as she was diagnosed with breast cancer, went into remission for 5 years and had it reoccur in July 2012, she fault as hard as she could but on November 26, 2012 lost her battle. Dad was devastated to say the least and almost had a breakdown, we as a family rallied around him and pulled him back to us. He later met and married Mary Cupp of Topeka.
My dad was full of life and energy and would do anything to help whomever he could. He started having trouble with his left leg and ended up having one surgery after another totaling 15 and the last one, he had his leg amputated.
This man was a man of God and we know that on August 20, 2018 at 220 pm when he left this earth that he was knocking at the pearly gates meeting his God.