Mommy's Favorite Things: My Grandpa!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

My Grandpa!

My grandfather was a great man. He would have been 79 today and I miss him dearly. He passed away 4 1/2 years ago and not a day goes by that I don't think of him. I was only 15 when he passed, but I remember him so much. He was my buddy, friend and grandpa. He was well loved by many. 

Here's my grandpa's obituary

Joseph C. *****, 74, of Gladwin passed away Saturday, Sept. 24 at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.

   Joe was born Jan. 27, 1931 in Aldrich, Alabama to Horace and Ruby Honeycutt *****. He married the former Mildred Holmes on Oct. 22, 1965 in Houston, Texas. Joe was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Daimler-Chrysler in 1989. They came to Gladwin in May 1995 and he was a member of Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church. Joe loved his hobby of woodworking which kept him very busy making furniture, cabinets, etc. for many and was well known for his talent. He was also past Master of the Warren Lodge of the Free and Accepted Mason, a member of the Shriners and was past President of the Coquina Gardens in Marco Island, Florida.

   Surviving are his wife, Millie; two sons, Richard (Kathleen) ***** of Almont and Randall ***** of Eastpoint; and two grandchildren, Jason and Heather.

   Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Alexander officiating.

   Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. Friends may call at the church from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday. Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled children. Sisson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.

He never got to meet his 2 great-grandchildren Avery (my daughter) and Jax (my nephew) Jax was born 6 months after his death, and Avery was born 20 months after his Death. 

My grandfather had a Triple By Pass surgery and went into a coma, He never came out of it and passed away 4 days after surgery. He was overweight and had diabetes. He suffered most of his life, But woodworking was his passion and he loved to see everyone else happy. 

They would've celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary just 1 month after his passing on my grandma's birthday. I miss him so much it hurts!

On a good note I THINK my grandpa is here looking over Avery and I. Every once in a while stuff will go off and I'll say "Grandpa if that's you please let me know you're here" Sometimes it will go off again and sometimes not. Our Christmas tree ornament went off 3 times randomly in the 2 months it was up. And Avery's rocking horse goes off often as well, and that button is HARD to push!!

Anyway, I wanted you all to know what a great man my grandfather was. And I can't believe he would've been 79!