Sunday, November 08, 2009

I'll Miss My Friend

We've been at the funeral home the last two Sunday evenings. Last week, the brother of our good friend Joyce had passed away and tonight was visitation for our friend Charlie Yow.
I heard someone remark tonight that Charlie was an extraordinary, ordinary man. He went on to say that Charlie seemed ordinary in that he never put on airs, but the things he did were extraordinary.
He graduated from Dora High School in 1957 and became a successful businessman. He loved to fish and made a career in the fishing lure industry. He served as a councilman for the City of Sumiton.
The Dora High School Alumni Association selected him as the Alumnus of the Year in 2007 because of his lifetime of support for the school and the community. He was always kind to me.
Tonight when we spoke to his wife Joan at the visitation, she told us something that Charlie had said about Jilda and me and I was touched. She told us that Charlie had said that "this world is made up of putters and takers. Those two are putters."
I know that Charlie was a putter and I will miss my friend.

1 comment:

  1. Roger Murphy11:30 PM

    I had the pleasure of working with and for Charlie Yow when I was with Eagle Claw Fishing Tackle. And through that, I was fortunate enough to come to know him and his wife Joan more with each passing year. No one I have ever met could "hold court" the way Charlie could, because when he spoke-people would clamor to hear what he had to say. This would be the case if it were business related, or one of his patented and always entertaining stories. EF Hutton had nothing on this man "When Charlie spoke-people listened". I could not get enough of him, when ever he was around and I feel very very fortunate to know both Charlie and Joan and will forever cherish the time spent with both of them, and naturally will never forget him. My deepest condolences, to Charlie and his entire family.
    Roger Murphy
    Thornton, CO


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