So we are always confident — we know that so long as we are at home in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord; for we live by trust, not by what we see. We are confident, then, and would much prefer to leave our home in the body and come to our home with the Lord.
Therefore, whether at home or away from home, we try our utmost to please him; ~ 2 Corinthians 5:6-9, CJB
On Wednesday, November 12, 2014, my cousin Butch, as he affectionately was called, unexpectedly entered into eternal life, just seven days shy of his 71st birthday. His funeral was yesterday, November 15, 2014.
Butch was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin. Because he was so close to my mother, who helped raise him, Butch was more like a big brother to me than an older cousin. I looked up to Butch, and there were many times he looked out for me.
My cousin Butch was an extraordinarily intelligent and a phenomenally gifted man. He always had plenty of self-confidence, yet he constantly was aware that his brainpower and talents came from Creator God.
Butch loved to make people laugh, and that is just one of the many reasons why he was a very likeable and a well-respected person. All the same, what I remember most about Butch was his calm and no-nonsense demeanor.
There can be no doubt that Butch will be greatly missed by multitudes of family members and friends. I personally will miss him dearly.
Rest in Peace Butch . . . .