Visits From Family Members and Friends… The Final Goodbye

From early June 2017 (Father’s Day Weekend) thru mid-August 2017, Terry received several visits to Tampa from immediate family members and friends.

I tried to go back into my photo albumn and pull a copy of some of the photo’s taken during these staggered visits.

It was so nice that all of Terry’s immediate family members had an opportunity to travel to Tampa to spend some quality time with Terry during his remaining weeks.

Terry with his 3 sons (Timothy, Tyler and TJ) on Father’s Day weekend in June 2017

Terry with his middle son Tyler and daughter-in-law, Tanisia

Terry with his dad, Don in late June 2017

Terry with his dad, Don and step Mom, Jan on the MacDill AFB pier on 4th of July eave to enjoy the holiday fireworks celebration.

Terry and his Dad, Don using their “matching walkers” to travel towards the door of Gary’s brother Jan and sister-in-law Gail’s house in the Orlando, FL area for lunch.

Terry with his Mom, Mary during her mid July 2017 visit.

Terry with his Mom, Mary and twin sister Sherry and brother Mike with Mike’s step grand daughter during their mid July 2017 visit.

Terry with former next door Dallas neighbors Jerry and Lisa and son Logan during their late July 2017 visit.

Visit in early August 2017 by Terry’s oldest brother Larry, sister-in-law Mary and nephew Jake and niece Ashley while Terry was in hospital.

Brief visit in mid August 2017 by Terry’s oldest son Timothy and grandson, Logan

Once again, so glad that all Terry’s immediate family members traveled to Tampa to visit with Terry for awhile in his last few weeks. I know it meant alot to Terry and also to myself that everyone came to visit and to share fond memories of their growing up together with Terry.

Luv.

Gary

P.S. There also was a late August 2017 visit to Tampa from Gary’s brother Jan and sister-in-law Gail from Orlando and also a visit from Vickie and George (Gary’s brother Randy’s former neighbors from Crestview, Fl who moved to Tampa) who met Terry several times over the years. They came one Saturday morning to see Terry while he was briefly in the Hospice House.

Also, below are a couple photo’s of Terry’s last visit with his family at Thanksgiving time (November 2016) in Midland, TX, just a few months before Terry’s major surgery in January 2017.

8 thoughts on “Visits From Family Members and Friends… The Final Goodbye

  1. That everybody travelled and spent time with Terry in those last months is testimony to how much he was loved, and how much you are loved. These pictures tell a story of love. The love of a man who deserved none of the pain he endured both emotional and physical in his life, a man who beat up on himself far to frequently but who in the end, I think understood just how precious he was and now his precious spirit lives on in all of those who loved him, most particularly you x

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