|Project by Operaman||posted 08-08-2010 12:23 AM||3289 views||3 times favorited||54 comments|
My father, only hero, fellow wood worker, and the most Godly man I have ever known lost an 11 year battle with cancer on June 2, 2010 at 7:27 AM EST. Resolute to the very last breath, concerned about those he was leaving behind, not about himself. I made this casket as my last and final respect to the man whom I had the honor of calling “pop”. My only regret that is that he didn’t live long enough to see it completed. On Thursday morning, June 3, I went to the funeral home and lovingly picked him up in my arms and placed his body inside on the pillows and white linen I had prepared for him; happy and honored to carry him the last mile of the way that he was unable to travel on his own.
I love and miss you pop. Rest in peace.
In loving and reverend memory of Johnny Foster Tinker
May 18, 1944 – June 2, 2010
(The casket is made of cypress and cherry/cherry crotch)