Five years have come and gone but not a day goes by that I don't think of you. Christmas is upon us and I was just remembering how much you loved seeing all the kids open their gifts. We will be thinking of you when we celebrate with mom. Missing you...
Daddy I miss you today. It is Sam's birthday today. She misses you too, but it is still really hard for her to even say your name. She especially missed you calling to tell her Happy Birthday, telling her you loved her and calling her Babydoll. I still remember the night like it was yesterday. You and mom staying with me until I had her. Helping me raise her and caring for her as if she were your own. She will always think of you as her Dad because in all aspects you were. We all still miss you and love you. We still feel you everywhere. I love You Daddy!
Today is just a day:
Tomorrow is too:
Each day that goes by:
Is one that I miss you:
I really miss you Dad, love ya, love ya
Barbara ,family, i;m so sorry for your loss. their just are not words to say, except, that i;me praying for you and family. so sorry that i could;t come to funeral home. i no you will understand.i love you much, dixie
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Aunt Barbara, Cindy, Anthony, Dee and the rest of the family, we are praying for you all. I have so many memeories of my Uncle never to be forgotten. I love him dearly. I want to encourage you all to allow God to minister love and peace to you at this time, climb up in HIS lap and lay back against him and hear HIS heartbeat it is there that peace will come. It is promised that he will be a father to you. I love you all so much.
Barbara, Cindy, DeeDee, Anthony and all the grand kids, and Hattie, Mun, Farlin, and Bonnie, and everyone else who loved Tommy, my heart grieves for you and the huge loss and the tremendous void in your lives with the passing of Uncle Tommy. Tommy is such a dear, special, and unique man. He will be greatly missed by so very many.
Dearest Barbara ........Please find peace in knowing that while Tommy was a great, loving, loyal, husband and friend to you, YOU were/are a GREAT, loving, loyal wife and friend to him. The two of you are soulmates. You each enhanced each other's life in every way. You both have set such good examples. Yours and Tommy's Love is eternal. Uncle Tommy's legacy is awesome and you and the kids and grand kids are the most significant extension of your husband. Such an honor. Few leave such a positive, loving, sincere, warm, and selfless legacy. Such a good man. He was/is a light to so many. During the empty and lonely times, I hope you can find some comfort in knowing Tommy is temporarily away and one day, in God's timing , the two of you will be together again. Love is eternal. God Bless and much love!
Dee, We are so very sorry for your loss. I have thought of you and your family often. I will continue to keep you in my prayers and I hope God's love will surround and comfort you during this difficult time
Jim and Terri Osborne
Dee and Family: I just want to say that you had a wonderful father and he will be sadly missed. He fought the long battle and he finally won and is sitting with Christ. I enjoyed very much taking care of him while he was receiving chemotherapy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Susan Rannells, RN OPONC
Barbara & Family
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God bless you and your family
Dee and Family: I am really sorry to hear about your dad! We are praying for you and your family. Find comfort in knowing he is in a better place. Love Pam, Kenny,Amanda and Ashley
Dee and Cindy and families,
I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Please do not hesitate to let me know if I can do anything for you.
DEE AND FAMILY - OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN YOUR TIME OF LOSS. WE LOVE YOU ALL AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL. JUST TRUST IN THE LORD HE KNOWS WHAT IS BEST AND JUST REMEMBER YOU WILL ALL SEE HIM AGAIN! THE BIBLE MADE THIS PROMISE TO US ALL AND WE CAN REST IN THIS COMFORT.
My uncle Tommy was a special man,who was allways there to lend a helping hand or just talk to.He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by anybody who knew him.My sincere condolences to all of his family.
Barbara,Cindy, Anthony,Dee & Family,
I'm so very sorry for your loss. May the memories you have with him bring you some comfort.
God Bless Each Of You.
Jessica~Terry~Brook & Dusty Parks
Uncle Tommy was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed!! I love you all! and you are in my thoughts and prayers!! May God be with you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.
Sam, we know how close you were to your "pawpaw" our deepest sympathy to you and your family.We love you!..The Braham Girl's.
The video was beautiful and I cried thru the whole thing! So many fun memories with Uncle Tommy, Aunt Barbara, Dee, Cindy & Anthony.... I love ya'll very much and I wish I could be with you right now... You are in my thoughts.
My uncle tommy will be missed sorely. The world will not be the same without him. Many of best memories are the times I spent with him and his family in my youth, to many to mention here. I will always love you Tommy and my heart goes out to all of you Barbra, Cindy, Anthony and Dee Dee. I only know that there is one more bright star in the heavens tonight, reunited with the ones that have gone on before him.
barbara,my prayers are with you,in your time of grief.may all your memories of 44,years comfort you,the loss of someone so close is diffcult to bear, but tommy will always be with you looking down at you with all the memories yet to come.god bless.my deepest sympathies.
GONE TO SOON....can't find words for this lose....To those closest to him I am so sorry that you lost such a great person.His picture sums it up best .I never saw him without that smile and a laugh that he made his own.He is a uncle that I will truly miss! GOD BLESS.......
Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart,all ye that hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 "Love and prayers from my family to yours"
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
My condolences to all of Tommies family.
May you find comfort in your memories.
June (Mullins) Hills
My family: I cannot find all the words to tell you what I am feeling. I grieve for you all. My heart aches and my eyes fill with tears each time a memory of Uncle Tommy comes to mind and each time I feel the pain of losing someone else. Memories of thinking I was taller than anyone when Uncle Tommy lifted me to touch the ceiling, and running through the house to hide when he came home covered from the mines. And my favorite "Love you Girl." I love you all so much and though I am not there in body- know that I am there in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all so much. ~Misty Moonshyne~
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Tommy was a wonderful person and loved his family! Doug and I will miss him. Barbara, if you need anything, please call us.
The Lord bless you during this time of loss. Looking at your family pictures I saw the same radient love I knew briefly with Aunt June (Mullins). You are such a blessed family with so much love for each other. My prayers are with you during this time.
Tommy has certainly been a pillar in my life!! He will be missed but not forgotten. With a heart as big as his the Pearly Gates of Heaven will have to be widened for him to pass thru!! My condolences to his family! I Love you all!!!!
I am so sorry for your loss. Your family video shows what wonderful memories you and your family share. I pray that each of you find comfort in these wonderful memories.
Aunt Barbara, Cindy, Anthony and Dee I am so sorry for your loss. I was just thinking as I was looking through the pictures on here that I don't think I ever saw Uncle Tommy when he didn't make me laugh. He was always in a good mood; at least from my point of view! I loved him and I will miss him very much! For the kids, as you all know, I have been there and I know that it's not easy no matter what but I hope that each of you will find your own way of dealing with this and that the coming days will bring you happiness. You can call me anytime. Aunt Barbara, I told Mom that you can come down and stay with us ANYTIME and I might even let you babysit my kids. I love you all and I will pray that God will bring you all peace and closure very soon. I'm sorry that I couldn't be there but I will be there in spirit. If ANY of you need ANYTHING, don't hesitate to call me. Love you all !!!!
Thomas Belcher, the man we are all honoring today. He was a wonderful son, loving brother, the best husband a wife could ask for, a father that loved and cared for his children, and a very proud pawpaw. If you were fortunate enough to know him, you knew that you had a lifelong friend. He was a man who was always first to give, even to a stranger. He was a man who thought his family to be very important no matter who you were – you were special to him. He touched the hearts of each and every person he met. His niece Darlene said it best, “He was a very unique man.” He was the most special man I ever knew and I had the pleasure and honor of being his wife for 44 years. – Wife Barbara
There are a lot of things that our pawpaw is going to miss, like graduations, weddings, holding his great-grandchildren – but more important, are the memories that he made and the impact he had while he was with us. There are some things that we will carry forever. Every few hours he would holler at Mawmaw, “Jean, fix me a cup.” He loved his coffee. Brittany, who he called “Britt-Britt,” remembers always having to make it for him his favorite way with the right amount of milk and sugar. Samantha, “Baby Doll” or “Tabby-Butt,” used to drink all of his milk when she was little. He tricked her one time and made her drink buttermilk. She hasn’t liked plain milk since. He loved chicken-on-the-bone, just like T.J. or as he called him “T,” “T-Bird,” or “J.T. McGuilitcutty.” Pawpaw used to scrub Ashley’s face with a dry washcloth for having too much make-up on and always called her by her full name, Ashley Toni Renee, especially when she was in trouble. “Chester,” Chase HAD to wear Pawpaw’s shirts every time he visited and stole them to sleep in at home. Ryan, or “Jacob” to him, loved when Paw asked him to go to work with him to help dry-wall houses.
We all have special memories of him, like the button being his and him constantly flipping through the boob-tube. He could have an entire conversation with the TV. If we didn’t want to sleep alone, he’d blow up the air mattress for us to sleep in his and Mawmaw’s room. He loved being outside sitting with Mawmaw or riding the four-wheeler. He’d always try to go through the waterholes everyone thought were too deep, even if it meant flooding his four-wheeler. Pawpaw used to sing Driving down the road in my big Cadillac, “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” and “Sold, The Grundy County Auction” by John Michael Montgomery on long car rides. He hated the squirrels and used Vaseline on the birdfeeder pole to try to keep them away. Lexi was his favorite dog, and called her “Dog.” He loved to aggravate her and talk about her messed up teeth and her one eye. You definitely could not tickle his feet. He hated it. You wouldn’t ever catch him not wearing his long johns and he never wore shorts, because he said his legs were too white. He would only wear his teeth on special occasions, and still then it was a hassle. Bath day was Saturday and Mawmaw had to shave his face for him, because she did it better.
These are things we will never forget. It is hard to not think of the things that he won’t be here for, but we cherish the time that we did have. Our pawpaw was such a strong, hard-working, determined man, as well as loving, giving, and so very proud of us. He wanted us to make goals and go after them. He supported each and every one of us. Pawpaw loved his babies and they all had a special place in his heart. He has a big piece of each of our hearts and we will carry on his memory forever. – Grandchildren Samantha, Brittany, Ashley, T.J., Chase, and Ryan
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.