Friday, May 1, 2009

PawPaw's Memorial Service

Josh's grandfather passed away this past Monday.
Today we had the honor of attending his service at the veterans cemetery in Arlington.
Bill Leftwich was a wonderful, talented man.
He was a freshman at Texas A&M in 1941. This began the families Aggie traditions.
He designed the Corp Center at A&M and has a life size bronze of the first Reveille inside.
In 1975 he built the house they lived in out of adobe.
Just two years ago, his Christmas ornament was selected to be hung on the white house Christmas tree. Laura Bush sent him a had written letter inviting him to attend the lighting of that tree.
Bill has authored several books and was a fabulous artist by trade. He was just so talented.
We will miss him...


Camille, Blake and Pierce said...

What a sweet tribute...He did many things and lived a good life... what a blessing

Corrie said...

I'm so sorry. He sounds like he was a great man.

Seeing coffins draped in the American flag always makes me choke up.

da momma said...

beautiful pictures! Im so sorry for yalls loss, what a neat man! Hug eachother for me, whit

Lisa said...

Wow - what a wonderful life lived. I'm so sorry for your's never easy to lose a loved one.

Tricia said...

What beautiful pictures! That is where my grandfather was buried last month. It was a special experience. He was a survivor of Pearl Harbor.

Angie Campbell said...

Praying for you and Josh in this time. The military funerals are so beautiful and emotional, and your pictures capture it. My grandfather and Darrell's grandfather also had military funerals and they are so touching.

Hugs from League City to you both