My sweet Papa Tootie (my dad’s dad) passed away this weekend. I flew into Abilene, Texas on Monday and will spend the week here with my family, including my Granny, his wife and love of 66 years.
A father of four sons, skilled carpenter and homebuilder, dedicated follower of his faith and lover of his family, Weldon Warnick King was a good man and will be missed by many.
It’s a bittersweet time — the reflection on a life well-lived, the reunion of people apart for years (even decades) and the gift of a few unexpected days with close family.
Rest in peace, Papa. I love you and will miss your kind and playful spirit. Your life and example make me proud.