Wish I could've been there today, such a brave sweet man who loved his children, family and this community. You my friend will be greatly and dearly missed, My deepest condolences and thoughts and prayer go out to his children and family and friends.
My deepest condolences to all the family and friends of this brave man. Regardless of how one of their own passes, it does one's heart good to see all the firefighters, EMTs, and Paramedics come together. No matter where they serve, they are family.
I am not from Barnesville but happened to be in Barnesville when the funeral of this man took place. It only took me a few minutes to realize, based on all the emergency responder's vehicles, that one of their "own" had passed. And then, by accident, I witnessed the recession line into the cemetery, where the casket of this hero, draped with red velvet, lay atop a new, shiny firetruck, with uniformed mourners following down one of the tree-lined street of Barnesville. I pulled my car over to watch this humbling and amazing sight before my eyes. It was sincerely spectacular for a bystander with no connections to this town or person to witness. Citizens of Barnesville and family members of this firefighter, you honored your daddy, son, brother, colleague, and neighbor well. I am ever so grateful I was at that very place at that very moment.
A battle with cancer is never truly "lost" for those who worship a savior, and if this man did, then he has still won, only this time he won his eternity.
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