Mike's grandfather, Papaw John, just passed away this past Monday. Mike will be flying on Thanksgiving Day to be with his family and attend the Memorial service. We are sad at his passing but thankful that he is no longer suffering but is with Jesus and free of pain.
Below is a the newspaper obituary about Papaw.
Born in Roda,Virginia. Corporal U.S. Army, WWII the Alutian Campaign. John was a police officer in Tennessee, an actor of both stage and screen, and a senior financial executive for a major corporation. John attened New Life Church and was a Trustee there for 15 years. He was an election judge for El Paso county for 10 years. He was a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and Toastmasters Club.
He is survived by his wife Mary Machin Napier, son: Sandy Napier, Daughters: Anne Grant-Tenorio and Allison Whitaker, 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, and Papaw John to many.
The Internment will be held at 2:00pm on Friday, November 28, 2008 at the Fort Logan National Cemetary in Denver. A Memorial Service will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, November 29, 2008 in the World Prayer Center on the New Life Church Campus.
Papaw we will miss your wisdom, your smile, and your hugs.
We are thankful and blessed to have been left such a legacy. Please be praying for Mike and his family Thanksgiving week-end.