I remember him as being a very generous man. And I remember when he was a landlord. These tenants would come by and give him a sad story, and he’s giving them money. And I’m going, “Dad! This is a for-profit business and you’re not doing a very good job! You know, just giving away money!” It would just make me so mad.
He was very generous with his time and very generous with his knowledge. I was talking to a friend of mine. I told him what happened and he says, “He got to spend the last year of his life, it was with you, working on your house in Arizona.”
I would come home and I would say, “Yeah, I didn’t do much of nothin’ today, Dad.” And he’d say, “Well, look at everything you learned.”
He had a lot of knowledge and he knew how to do everything. I’d say, “I don’t know how to fix this, Dad.” And he’d say, “This is how you fix it.” I thought, well, I’ll go on the internet and see what the internet says. It said the same thing, too. So that was it. He had a lot of knowledge and he knew a little bit about everything.
I miss him and I think about him when I travel on the highways.Trey (Tad’s son), speaking at Tad’s memorial service, Wildwood Baptist Church (950 County Line Church Road, Griffin, GA 30223), June 22, 2012, audio provided by Gloria Boyer (Tad’s daughter)
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