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A car guy to the end...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, May 9, 2012.

  1. unclmx
    Joined: Feb 12, 2012
    Posts: 58

    from Atlanta Ga

    If my Dad was alive, he'd be 101 years old today. Instead, he's been gone for 26 years. Even at that, there are days when I feel like picking up the phone to call him and tell him about something I did, just to get that old "atta boy" from him. Time is a bitch, don't let it steal anything from you, your Dad or your son(s).
  2. greg ducato
    Joined: Oct 19, 2011
    Posts: 29

    greg ducato

    My condolences on your loss
  3. My condolences to you and your family.
  4. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Thoughts and prayers....Sorry for your loss.
  5. truckjim
    Joined: May 21, 2011
    Posts: 166


    It's the way of life. Lost my dad when I was in high school. I envy the good years you and your dad had. I don't envy the loss you're feeling now. Good luck and enjoy the memories.
  6. aaron32
    Joined: Aug 5, 2011
    Posts: 5

    from ohio

    Sorry to hear that man ive been though the same thing
  7. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    Wow, Jay, very sorry to hear about this. Your father sounded like a great man to the end and what a wonderful way to remember him. Sorry for your loss and I hope you can keep those good memories strong forever.

    Jay, I'll 2nd that for Mark. I'd love to see some of his work. I could use some of that inspiration.
  8. chopt49
    Joined: Jul 5, 2006
    Posts: 945


    Thoughts and prayers for you in this difficult time.....sorry for your loss. Sounds like you had a GREAT father, you were very lucky.

  9. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 814

    from illinois

    Sounds like he lived a great life and raised a great family. I have learned many good talents and gifts through my dad. I appreciate them greatly!! I'm sure you miss him. Sorry for your loss..
  10. johnnyvees
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 214

    from sunland ca

    sorry for your loss. God loves a Hot Rodder
  11. Rich427
    Joined: Mar 14, 2012
    Posts: 75


    I'm very sorry. You and your family will be in our prayers.
  12. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
    Posts: 605

    LSR 2909
    from Colorado

    Sorry for your loss.
  13. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 817

    from England

    What a heartfelt read, thanks for letting us in to a bit of your life. Your dad sounds like a great guy, and as i read further up, celebrate your fantastic relationship with him, and i hope your loss will be more bearable as time goes on.
  14. Cadillacjerk
    Joined: Nov 16, 2010
    Posts: 93


    Wow! So well written...just got back on line very sorry for your loss
  15. n847
    Joined: Apr 22, 2010
    Posts: 2,706


    I can't imagine how it would turn my world up side down! Sounds like he was a great man! Best of luck and prayers to your family!
  16. robertsregal
    Joined: Oct 2, 2008
    Posts: 743


    Sorry for your loss, sounds like you had a Awesome Dad!
  17. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    Sorry to hear that, losing your Dad and partner is tough.
  18. WortRod
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 292

    from california

    truley a sad story.It is the hardest thing I have ever done was when my father passed,there isnt a day that goes by that I don't think of him and long for my best friend,the bright side is having the hindsight to be able to use his great parenting,car guyness,and giving personality as lessons.I can only hope and pray that I will be the father he was and I know you feel the same.Saying that it is part of life doesn't mend the pain but keeping friends and family close helps more than you can imagine,our prayeers and thoughts are with you .

    The Wilsons
  19. CH3NO2JAY
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 244

    from Chicago

    :( Sorry to hear, I'm going through the same thing, but with my Aunt. I been doing my best to spoil her while she is still with me. Positive vibes to you and your loved one...
  20. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,094

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    The more people that pass away that you are close to. The more apealing it is to go when its your time knowing there is people waiting on the other side for you. Remember that. Rip hot rod brother.
  21. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,619

    from Michigan

    Dear God,

    Please ease the pain in our good friend Jay's heart over the loss of his much-loved father. Let him truly know that we share his grief, and stand with him. Embrace his father with your love. Bless Jay, his father, and their family. God bless us all. In Jesus' name. Amen.

    As our own Ian Berky very often says, "Much love, brother."
  22. Misfit1
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 6


    RIP..... Hot Rodder!....See you on the other side....
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 2,841


    I lost my Dad a year ago to cancer, and he taught me to be a car guy as well. In understand to whatever degree is possible. Believe your friends when they tell you that you honor his memory by who you are...

    All the best to you and your family. Though I don't know you personally, it's still a punch it the gut when I hear of this happening.
  24. Jay, I understand how you are feeling . Just went through the same thing last month. I appreciate the times we had together. You will be able to look back on the times you had with your dad and smile. Be strong.
  25. CruZer
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,913


    I lost my Dad in 1978 to the same thing. I miss him more today than I did then.
    I'm sorry for your loss, just keep him in your thoughts and he'll always be around. remember the good stories about him to tell your friends.
  26. johnboy94
    Joined: May 31, 2007
    Posts: 75


    Went through it on Dec 26, 2011. Dad swore up and down he was going to sell out all his cars for the last 5 months of his life, he never put one up fpr . He too was a car guy till the end. Mom said the other day it makes her a little sad everytime she sees one drive off. Hope you spent all the time you could with your dad. Its never enough time.
    Remember the good times, thoughts are with you.
  27. I lost my Dad back in Oct. He is the reason I am into cars. I still have the father/son built 57 pickup from when I was a teenager.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you.
  28. Blackmaria60
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 532


    My own pain of losing my father to pancreatic cancer is welling up right now as a result of reading about your father. It's been 5 1/2 years and isn't any easier. He was my hero. He was John Wayne.
    Good luck to you, and I'm. So. Sorry. For your loss....
  29. Lancer
    Joined: Jan 11, 2004
    Posts: 1,247


    Sorry to hear that bro.
  30. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,346


    Thoughts and prayers going out to you, your Dad, and friends. Bob

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