OT - Obituary - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Mud in my Veins
Caver Dave's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 5,512
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
OT - Obituary

One of my co-workers father in law passed away last weekend. Knowing he'd eventually go (long bout with cancer & numerous side effects of the treatments), he penned his own obit.

I thought everyone could benefit by reading it!
Caver Dave is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 02:54 PM
Way Outta Control
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Palouse
Posts: 13,432
Thanks: 1
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary

That was great... I'm stealing it!

Michael Royal Holcomb [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yourock.gif[/img]

I want CJDave to write my Eulogy.
LEVE is offline  
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 03:56 PM
Can't Get Enough
jeeperjohn's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: The Plywood State.... Florida
Posts: 1,340
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary

Wow. I had a neighbor once who several years after moving into town wrote a letter describing moving into town and expressing her thanks to the community for allowing her the privilege of living there. She unknowingly wrote her own obituary many years before her death.

At close to the time, I Went to another elderly friends funeral. Brother Jack's son did the eulogy and started if off with, "I am the luckiest man alive today." He went on to explain this statement. To make a long story short, among other things, he was the luckiest man alive today to have a father like he had.

Some valuable lessons there.
jeeperjohn is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 07:06 PM
Dirt Dog's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Troy, Ohio
Posts: 7,409
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary

Thats awesome Dave. It's real food for thought for my future. I hate to read the stuffy canned ones you see in the paper that don't reflect any real light of a person's life. Without knowing him, I think that did. I want one like that too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/applause.gif[/img]
Dirt Dog is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2007, 05:58 AM
Keyboard Implanted
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
Posts: 6,394
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary

[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I would count it a priviledge to write your obit, LEVE. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] When the tiny pin***** that is our mortal life on this planet is over, and we step into the "real" life that is eternity, each of us had better be able to answer these three questions: (1) Who did you love? (2) Who loved you? and (3) What did you DO with what I gave you? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] When I look around and see how lives are spent, I can see some that would be easy to defend under cross-examination and some that would definitely be a little tougher. Not long ago, Jeepchick and I were talking about writing our own obits. It's a good idea. After all, who knows you better than you? That obit was a great story of someone's life. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
CJDave is offline  
post #6 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 12:45 PM
uglyjeepoffroad's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 2,339
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary


It is amazing how much being strong in your Faith affects your outlook on death.
uglyjeepoffroad is offline  
post #7 of (permalink) Old 02-06-2007, 08:22 PM
Keyboard Implanted
Smokngun's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Palmyra, WI
Posts: 2,209
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Re: OT - Obituary

What a wonderful man. I hope, when my time comes, someone will think half of me what that man thought of everyone around him.

Very cool obit (if there is such a thing).
Smokngun is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome