I know him as Papa and if he wasn’t talking about Jesus then he was most certainly talking about his family. He was a friend to all, a supporter to all, and he was always kind to all. Within five minutes of talking to him you felt like you’d known him for years. He was patient and intelligent, kind and uplifting, soft spoken and yet somehow commanding. When you heard him preach you knew he looked at Jesus as a friend and an ally. He gave you hope and joy and comfort in knowing that you could be a friend too. He loved his family and his wife unconditionally. Two words sum up who Papa was and will always be to those who knew him: Devoted and fulfilled. Devoted to his family, his friends, and to his Lord. Fulfilled by his love of his family, by his work and his many accomplishments, by his faith and unbreakable love for Jesus, and by his life. A life that for us seems over but for him has truly just begun. We love you, Papa. Thank you for being an example, a friend, and an all around genuinely kind soul.
Brittney, Malakai, and Sawyer Carney