Esprix (esprix) wrote,

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My father, George N. Lutton, Jr., known to just about everyone as Buddy, passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, December 11. He was 76 years old and is survived by my mother, my two sisters and myself, four grandsons and two granddaughters.

We were able to make him comfortable in his last few days and he died without pain. He was comforted by his family and friends throughout, and I was fortunate to be able to tell him the things I needed to before he slipped into unconsciousness.

The viewing will be held Monday night, and a short service will be held on Tuesday morning. We have already covered the preliminaries - funeral home, florist and cemetery, plus notifying so many friends and family members - so we just need to coast through a weekend of helpful visitors, and then survive the services.

I'm keeping a detailed LJ entry on my laptop, but since I don't feel like figuring out how to hook it into Mom's laptop, I figured I'd use her dial-up access ({shudder}) to give everyone a quick update and post the details when I get home (and there is so very much to say about what an indescribably wonderful man my father was).

Thank you to everyone who has offered their thoughts these past few days, both online and in person. It is most appreciated. I do not know when I will be returning home or when I will next have internet access (although it will be easier now that I am not as concerned about tying up the phone line), but I will respond to everyone when I am able.
Tags: dad, death, introspection, life, sadness
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