Thursday, October 5, 2017

Run Dedication for John Harrison Sligar Jr

I have the true honor of dedicating today's 8.08 mile training run to the beloved memory of John Harrison Sligar Jr. Born April 3, 1983, and passed by the way of suicide August 26, 2008. He is missed more and more with each passing day. He was very intelligent, funny, and had a beautiful singing voice. He enjoyed “flowing” and making his own beats. John was a talented artist who loved to draw and paint. Anyone who came in contact with him found an instant friend. He loved his family dearly…and all miss him so very much. I send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of you today...as you remember the remarkable man he was. Thank you Trisha for allowing me to run for your beloved son...I pray his memory will continue to bless you all the days of your life. Please share this post, and comment below with your most cherished memory of John's life for all to see. God bless.

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Run Dedication for Ralph Miller

I have the beautiful honor of dedicating today's 5.15 mile training run to the beloved memory of Ralph Miller. He passed by the way of suicide 1-year ago today, but his life will continue to bless us forever. Ralph is remembered as an avid outdoorsman…he loved hunting and fishing. His smile could light up the world, and his laughter was one of a kind. He was always happy, and was a true ray of light to our darkness. He loved his family very much, and I send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to each of you today. When Ralph left…he took a piece of us with him! Thank you to the Miller family for allowing me the special opportunity of dedicating today to your beloved loved one...I am truly honored! Please share this post, and your most cherished memory of Ralph's life in the comment section below. God bless.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Run Dedication for Vernon Poe

I have the true honor of dedicating today’s 5.08 mile training run to the beloved memory of Vernon Poe. He passed by the way of suicide four years ago today. He is loved and missed dearly! He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, and a friend to many. Vernon was the type of loving, caring, and kind-hearted person that only comes around once in a lifetime. He spent many years in law enforcement, with 23 years of service with the Powhatan County Sheriff's Office. His calm voice and demeanor...coupled with his great sense of humor will forever live on in our hearts and minds. I offer my deepest thoughts and prayers out to his family and friends today...as you remember the memories he left behind. His life was selflessly devoted to all of you. Thank you Mary for again allowing me to honor your brother's amazing life with a dedicated run...may he never be forgotten! Please share your most cherished memory of Vernon’s life in the comment section below. God bless.
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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Run Dedication for Michael Clinton Lester Jr.

I have the true honor of dedicating today's 5.38 mile training run to the beloved memory of Michael “Mikey” Clinton Lester, Jr. He passed away recently after bravely facing throat and lung cancer. His precious memory is celebrated, loved, and will be missed deeply! Mikey loved to fish, hunt, or do anything outdoors. He loved Florida State football, UNC Tarheel basketball, and was a fan of the Detroit Lions, NY Yankees and NY Knicks. With his interest in sports, his drawing ability, Christian faith, and service in the US Army…it would appear that Mikey and I could have been good friends had we known each other. Mikey’s military service to our country took him to Korea, and Ft Sill, Oklahoma. He often said that, “There was nothing in this world more beautiful than an Oklahoma sunset.” Mikey…we can only imagine the beauty you are experiencing now. I send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of his family and friends today...especially Shayna, Brandon, Taylor, and Kaylee. Please accept my run as a very small token of condolence for your loss…as you remember the remarkable man he was. Thank you Sabrina for allowing me to honor Mikey’s life today...I pray his memory will continue to bless you all forever. Please share this post, and comment below with your most cherished memory of his life for all to see. God bless.

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Monday, September 4, 2017

Run Dedication for Christopher Smythers

I have the amazing honor of dedicating today's 8.03 mile training run to the cherished memory of Christopher Wayne Smythers. He passed by the way of suicide in September of 2015, but his life will continue to live on in our hearts forever. We choose to remember all the beauty he brought to this world. He lived in Chaparral, New Mexico at the time of his passing, but Chris was formerly of Barren Springs, Virginia. He was a true hero as he served in the United States Army, and spent some time in the Persian Gulf. Please join me in sending our deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of his family and friends today. Please accept my run as a very small token of condolence to you all. Thank you Jamie for allowing me the opportunity of remembering your beloved brother-n-law on this very special occasion…his 35th birthday. We may never see his face again, but we will never forget how he made us feel when he smiled. Please share this post, and your most cherished memory of Chris' life in the comment section below. God bless.
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Run Dedication for Ollie Montgomery

I have the unique honor of dedicating today's 8.58 mile training run to the beloved memory of Ollie Montgomery. She passed away in December of 2016, and is loved and missed more and more with each passing day. She spent many years of service dedicated to the Pulaski Hospital, and Jefferson Mills. Ollie was loving, caring, and would go out of her way to do anything for anybody. Please join me in sending our deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of her family (whom she loved dearly) and friends. Thank you Teresa for affording me the honor today of running for your amazing aunt. Please share this post, and your most cherished memory of Ollie's life in the comments section below. God bless.
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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Run Dedication for Geneva Summers

I have the amazing honor of dedicating today's 8.08 mile training run to the cherished memory of Geneva Summers. She passed away after a massive stroke in October of 2011, but her life will continue to live on in our hearts forever. We will always cherish the beauty she brought into this world. Geneva’s outgoing personality was sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. She loved fishing, was caring beyond measure, and loved her family more than anything else. Please join me in sending our deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of her family and friends today…please accept my run as a very small token of condolence. Thank you Teresa for allowing me the special opportunity of remembering your beloved granny…I am truly honored. Please share this post, and your most cherished memory of Geneva's life in the comments section below. God bless. #rundedication
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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Run Dedication for Randy Rakes

I have the true honor of dedicating today's 8.38 mile training run to the beautiful memory of Randy Rakes. He passed away in July of 2012 by the way of throat cancer, but he left behind an amazing legacy that will forever be remembered. He was a hardworking man who loved the outdoors…you would rarely see him without a chainsaw or a tool in his hands. He truly loved his John Deere tractor! Randy was a man of few words, but the ones he did use…were chosen wisely! He invested most of his adult life working for Volvo, and was a dedicated UAW member. He is remembered as a talented banjo player, and now plays in the band of angels with his mother and father. I send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of his family and friends today…as you celebrate the person he was. Thank you Lori for allowing me to honor Randy with a run dedication. I know his memory will continue to bless you forever. Please share this post, and leave a comment below with your most cherished memory of his life. God bless.
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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Run Dedication for Andy Evans

I have the beautiful honor of dedicating today's 6.15 mile training run to the beloved memory of Andrew W. Evans. He passed by the way of suicide in March of 2016, but his life will continue to bless us forever. Andy is remembered as a kind, intelligent, and artistic person with a heart for the Lord. He worked hard, but in his free time he loved fishing, weight training, and playing basketball with friends. He enjoyed riding his 4-wheeler, dirt bike, and street bike. His absence has left a hole in the hearts of all who knew and loved him. I want to send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to all of his family and friends today. Thank you Andrea for allowing me the special opportunity of dedicating today to your brother...I am deeply honored! Please share this post, and your most cherished memory of Andy's life in the comments below. God bless.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Run Dedication for Bob and Phyllis Kendall

I have the beautiful honor of dedicating today's 5.41 mile training run on the New River Trail in Foster Falls, Virginia...to the beloved memory of Bob and Phyllis Kendall. They both passed away in May of 2017...just days apart from each other. They were married for 64 years and had 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. They were faithful longtime members of First Baptist Church in New Castle, Virginia. I want to send my deepest thoughts and prayers out to each of you in your time of mourning. Please accept my run as a very small token of condolence. Thank you Nancy for allowing me the special opportunity of dedicating today to such an amazing couple...your grandparents! Please share this post, and your most cherished memory's of Bob and Phyllis' lives in the comments below. God bless.

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