Friday, September 23, 2011

Wayne B. Stuckey

Grandpa Wayne Stuckey went back into the hospital on September 11. He was discharged under the care of hospice, and died Friday, September 16. When I learned of his passing, my initial reaction was shock. I realized that even though he had been in and out of the hospital over the last several months, I had let myself believe that we might see him again at Christmas.

One of my favorite pictures of Tyler with Grandpa and Grandma Stuckey.

Grandpa Wayne will always hold a special place in my heart. He was kind, loving, and easy to get along with. He loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren dearly. Ever since I started dating Wayne, Grandpa Wayne, he got teary with goodbyes. He had a hearty laugh and twinkling blue eyes. He made me feel so welcome in the family and loved on us all. He will be sorely missed.

Rachel posted a lovely tribute to Grandpa on her blog.


Kathy Beachy said...

No matter how young or old, special people are always missed.

Rachel Kathryn said...

Thank you for these words, Mel. Hopefully, we can help hold each other up this weekend. See you soon... XO