Mr C --> my hero! Truly he was THE definition of a great and gifted man. I can honestly say that as my high school music teacher, he influenced my life as no one else in my life ever has. He gave me my love of music and oh so much more. He taught me the importance of good character, the value of always doing one's best, of never giving up, and of sticking with it to the end. He had a significant impact in forming who I am today. Even after high school, it was always just amazing to me how I continued to learn from him; every time we would run into each other in town, I always came away so much the richer for it. What a privilege to have known him, what a privilege to have had him grace my life. He truly was a special, special man.
To the family: what a privilege to have been able to share your lives with him! You have been so blessed. Please know my prayers are with you during this difficult time. Even amongst the tears of your loss and heartache, I would encourage you to rejoice for him because for him there are no more struggles, no more pain, no more suffering. He now sits whole and healed at the feet of our Lord Jesus and, no doubt, he gets to make beautiful music in heaven! What could be better than that? Be encouraged, you will see him again and share in that joy.
Respectfully, Cheri (Cavett) Vincent, class of 1971