Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A Good Man Concluded His Race

My Brother-in-law, Bob Adis passed Saturday.
We attended his funeral today.
I came across a tribute to him at another blog.

https://saynsumthn.wordpress.com/2015/08/25/pro-life-hero-spends-final-hours-defending-babies-in-front-of-planned-parenthood/#comment-156964

I couldn't say it any better.

I knew Bob since I was 5 years old.
He dated my sister and later married her and stayed with her for 55 years, almost to the day.
He was like a father to me at times.
I lived in his home and ate at his table.

Bob became a born again Christian late in life.
But he made up for lost time, teaching Bible Study, doing outreach to the less fortunate.

When the funeral concluded, he got a standing ovation.

I'm proud to say, I knew Bob.

17 comments:

  1. I am so very sorry. What an honorable man. Prayers for you and your family.

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  2. I wish I'd known him. But I will, one of these days. :)

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  3. Wow! He left this earth doing God's work. Sorry for your loss.

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  4. Condolences, and may he rest in the peace of knowing the Lord.

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    1. You make me think. Bob didn't know how to rest.
      There better be work in heaven! :)
      But thanks, NFO. I appreciate the sentiment.
      It's easier knowing he's in the presence of Jesus.

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  5. Ed: Sorry for your loss. I, too, had a brother in law that was pretty much a brother to me. I knew him when he was dating my older sister when I was 7 yrs old, and grew up knowing him as a brother. I know that I will see him someday, and look forward to our family re-union with God. My prayers for your family.

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    1. Thanks, Bob.
      Sounds similar.
      Thanks again.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss..what a gentleman and honorable man he was..I read the comments...what a tribute...God bless you my friend...xoxox

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  7. Ed, can only echo, so sorry for your loss.

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  8. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss Ed.

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  9. He must have been a fabulous man...I'm so sorry for your loss...for the loss to so many.

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  10. Thanks, all. I just got home from visiting with my sister and my nephew was there.
    Everyone is so worried about her that the 5 kid's loss tends to get neglected.
    But she's doing well.

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