Doc was a great inspiration to all around him. I've never met anyone who was kind hearted as he was and don't think I will meet anyone else in my life to even come close to him. He was so full of life and liked having a good time whether it was his family, working, golfing or his stories. For me personally, he as like another father to me. He took an 18 year old kid from KFC and believed in me enough to coach me and mentor me along the way. Besides teaching me the world of optics he taught me many life lessons of which at times were not always what I wanted to hear. But it he always had my best interest at heart. I think anyone who has any contact with him knows he was a true friend. I love this guy and am missing him very much. Hope someday I can impact some one else's life like he did mine to keep his legacy alive.