Thursday, November 12, 2009

Farewell Dad

Dad passed away about 11:30 today. Mom, myself, and Christie were by his side holding his hands.

Last night he was nearing the limits of what doctors could do for him. We had called the family to Tulsa to be with him today and to ensure that his passing would be peaceful and respectful of his wishes. His body just wasn't able to hold out any longer. He was not in any pain.

We will post plans for memorial services as soon as we have them. For now, we anticipate a service sometime Monday.

Thank you all for your support and love for Dad and family. He was an amazing man. He lives on in the hearts of everyone whom he loved.

-- Bob


  1. My heart is broke


  2. Ed must have passed just after we left you this morning. I shared this information with all the Kairos people. He was loved and much admired. We will miss him.

  3. Like Robin, many hearts are broken..
    God bless and keep you and your family as you go through this difficult time!
    RIP Okie Grandfather!

  4. Ed is a good friend. I and all the Kairos community will miss him very much. He truely was the hands and feet of the living Christ to many of us.

    David Calvin

  5. I am so sorry to hear this news! God bless you all in this very difficult time.

  6. I am so so sorry to hear of Dad's death but he obviously had had enough suffering.

    May I just say thankyou Bob for your wonderful and informative commentary of the last days of his life. It must have been very difficult for you.

    I picked up on Oakie Grandfather through Bill Miller's blog and was fascinated by Dad's comments on his fight with cancer.
    We'll never meet but I send heartfelt condolences from Leeds, England to Oklahoma, US.