Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Uncle Ed

Wednesday was the funeral for my uncle Ed Morrow, my mother's brother.  Ed is the one in the "M" hat in the picture to the left.  Andy and I were pallbearers and we gathered with the rest of the family at FBC Eupora for a great meal prepared by the church.  Dad spoke at the funeral and did a great job and Andy sang "Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) before we moved on to the graveside service.  This was the first graveside service that I've been to that included military honors and it was very moving.  The soldiers carried the casket to the grave site and then marched to the back corner of the cemetery where they stood at attention while Dad spoke briefly.  Then they gave a gun salute and one of the soldiers played Taps on the bugle.  I don't think there was a dry eye there after that.  Two soldiers removed the flag from the casket and presented to Ed's wife, Glenda.  It was such an honorable service for Uncle Ed and I'm sure he would've hated it!  He was a quiet man and didn't require or desire much attention.  Well, he got that well deserved attention today and he will be missed.


troy.mitchell said...

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We are so sorry to hear about your uncle. Troy and Myra

Davis and Suzanne said...

So sorry for your loss.

bettyb said...

What a wonderful tribute you just gave,David. I know your mother has to be so sad,but what a comfort to have her husband and two sons take such an active part in her brother's "graduation" as Bro.Johnny says.