Today I take a break from my regular life to remember my Papa, Clyde Earl Whitney. Papa passed away on Thanksgiving after losing his battle with colon cancer. Papa was a wonderful man. We will be laying him to rest tomorrow with full military honors. Papa served in WWII and Korea, followed by decades in civil service. He continued to volunteer at the McCord Air Force Base Air Museum well into his 80s.
Papa was patient. He was kind. He did not scold. He led not by words, but by his actions. He truly embodied the spirit of Christ.
He will be missed.