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Millard "Gil" Gilreath Jr.

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December 01, 2015
Dad, It's been three years since I saw you draw your last breath. So much has changed, but I remain consistent and resilient in the face of difficult and unimaginable challenges...just as you would. I stand firm. Your provided a legacy of decency and appropriateness which I work to instill and reinforce. I'm saddened by the thoughts of you not being available, but joyful in knowing you are complete happy.

2 years ago, I went to see the Bengals play the Chargers on this day...you were with me in spirit. Last year, I was in Tainan, walking where you walked 49 years before, today...nothing significant other than managing situations, relationships and expectation in a way you would agree to and see fit...in short, be of good character.

Thanks for all you instilled in me through not only words, but actions. Thanks for teaching me to appreciate things, appreciate people and actions. I'll do my best to do it right and continue in the face of adversity. I miss you.
July 17, 2015
Random time to miss you badly...but I do. On the eve of my little girls returning to Nebraska, how I wish you were there to reinforce and stabilize. I'm doing my best, I'm not compromising. There were things that were unacceptable to you and you made it clear. I am doing the same and referring to God's word for the reason...not opinion. I carry that sense of clarity with me, even though the future is murky...I know how to make a decision. You'd be proud of the girls, how lovely they are and how they are growing up. I only wish I could be a more steadfast influence on them daily...doing my best every day. Matt and I will be at "The Shoe" in Septmeber for the Buckeyes' home opener...I know we'll wish you were there...
December 01, 2014
What a great photo of you and Leslie. It deserves to be on the Wall of Fame :)
December 01, 2014
Two years ago today. I miss you dad, and wish you were here. Thanks for the promise you left behind. We have done our best to honor you.
November 24, 2013
One year is looming large. December 1 will mark that day and I will be watching the Bengals play at San Diego. Dad, they HAVE to win...It's somehow fitting I find myself at a Bengals game...LIVE...on this anniversary. I miss you...not a day goes by when there is not some thought of you an some wish to talk to you. I'll see you in heaven someday...hopefully not soon...but soon enough. I miss and love you.
July 23, 2013
A couple of difficult events the past few days..."lefty" winning the British Open nd not being able to talk through it...and tonight, Ohio State and Michigan for 2012 was replayed...that was the last game we watched...under difficult circumstances...missing you...it chips away at me
June 15, 2013
On the eve of Father's Day, I feel very strange. I so not know what to do, feel or say...I have not been here before...but I miss you, Dad.
April 22, 2013
THrough the darkest times you led me back. THrough every pain you helped me heal. Through every sorrow you carried me through. Life is too different without you. I should've known you had left me something to help me and I didn't find it until a couple of days ago. I shall continue to write to you forevermore and hope to one day see you again. Love you!
April 21, 2013
Carolyn and Family
I am so sorry for the loss of Gil he was such a strong steady and loving gentleman and I know he leaves a great void in your lives. God did not take him until his work was complete. If any want to see the quality of that work they need look no further than his legacy that is his family. He is alive in each of you! God bless you all as you strive to go forward. I know the difficulty!
April 11, 2013
Dad,

I look up at the sky daily seeking your wisdom for the choices that I make. I know sometimes I'm not at my best, but I want nothing more to make you proud. As we prepare to put our house on the market and get ready to move to Florida, I pray that this is the right decision. It is so hard not having you around to talk to, and all of us miss you more than imaginable. Thank you so much for providing me with the example of what a father and husband should be. Hopefully I will become half the man you were. I love you dad, just wish I could hear your voice one more time.

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