I wanted to do a post to ask you all to help me with a farewell to a friend - John D Colbert. John's life is being celebrated today by family and friends from far and wide. John passed away suddenly Tuesday March 18th at the young age of 54. John was a hard working, hard playing man that loved his work and family. He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather; as well a a good friend to all that wished it. John was particularly good to me in offering an ear when my wife died in 2011 and in many subsequent conversations. I know he loved his family greatly because in those discussions he made it very clear. I know he loved his work because I worked beside him on many occasions.
Please take a moment to offer thoughts, prayers, and wishes of peace and solace to his wife Deb, daughter Amy, grandson Andrew, brother Bert, and sister Maggie and any of the other multitude that will miss him.
Oh, if you find yourself coming upon a sporting event (especially football) and the Tennessee Volunteers are playing anyone but "your" team" - root them on. John bled orange with the best of them.
RIP John. You will be missed!