Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Hi, I am Robert’s daughter, Robin, and wanted to setup a website where all of my family and friends could come and see how Daddy is doing.
A little back story on my Dad. He is a young 79 year old and has been a very active man his entire life. He married my Mother, Nelle Pardue, in February of 1960 and together they had three children. My brother Tracy, my sister, Teresa (Resa), and me. We were raised in a small town in TN on the backside of his parents farm. On which we had a large garden, as did his parents. We also raised several acres of tobacco, both burley and dark fired. All of us kids worked both in the garden and the tobacco fields, along with my cousins, Terry and Marsha, who were more like siblings than cousins. The same holds true to this day! We worked hard, but didn’t know it because we were with our cousins/friends!
My Dad also had various other jobs, electrician, factory worker, backyard mechanic, gardener, farmer, etc. He used to say he was jack of all trades, master of none. But I know I never had a problem he couldn’t fix. His longest employment was Ford Glass Plant from which he medically retired from, not by choice. He was a hard worker in his jobs and hard worker on the farm.
Four years ago, he lost his wife, Nelle, of nearly 54 years. Two years ago, he lost his oldest daughter, Teresa (Resa) and both of her children, his oldest grandson, Devin and his youngest grandson, Sean John-Robert. Three weeks after that he lost his youngest granddaughter‘s Autumn’s twins, Aidan & Addison.
To say he has had a rough time would be an understatement. So now it is just him, his son, Tracy and myself in our immediate family. He does have his grandchildren and their families and his brother and sisters and his wife’s family as well as a large, loving extended family.
He is active in his Church and has served as Elder for a few years now. He has gone on three mission trips, Peru, The Amazon area, and just this year in February, he went to Nicaragua, where he received an award for being The Little Strong Man. He has a heart of gold, and would do anything for anyone, and has done so many times over. They just don’t come any better than my Dad.
With just a little of his history, now to the details of what brings us here to this site. In March of this year, he was admitted to the hospital, and was diagnosed in early April with Stage 4 Adenocarcinoma lung cancer. He has been hospitalized three times now for complications, once in late April, once in May, and he is currently in again for complications related to this disease.
His close knit, loving family and friends have surrounded us all with love and non-stop support. Which, in my opinion is the best medicine! We all need love and laughter in our lives, and this family is blessed.
For those who are suffering from this disease, please know you are not alone, God never leaves us. And our families are a constant means of support. Our medical doctors and their staff have even become another part of our family. They have lead us through some difficult times, and continue to do so.
For Robert’s family, immediate and extended family, Church family, and friends, if you would like to leave Daddy a message, please do so, and I will share with him and my family.
Thanks for visiting, and may God Bless you and yours!