Joe's truck had been sitting on that off ramp since 8:30 pm the evening before. He had called his sister Saturday evening and asked her to pick up his inhalers and meet up with him because he was having trouble breathing. When he didn't show up to there meeting point and she hadn't heard from him in hours my Aunt called his dispatcher and had them locate his truck. Once the truck was located State Patrol was dispatched to the scene and my Aunt drove an hour to his location. As you can imagine the outcome once she arrived was not what any of us expected!
Days later Dad's dispatcher called and informed us in the trucking world Our Beloved Dad, Brother, Papa, Uncle, and Friend passed away a HERO! She stated the way the truck was parked on the road side and the way it was secured was a last ditch effort to make sure that BIG RIG was off the road and not able to hurt anyone else! Our Dad is a HERO in the trucking industry because in his time of trouble he was able to get the truck off the road and parked before he took his last breath! Our Dad died doing what he loved! Driving Big Rig's was his passion!
Joe had a heart of gold! His passions were NASCAR (Mark Martin is his all time FAV), driving truck, fishing, and his friends and family! There was nothing more important to him than his family! He was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone that may have needed it!
Now it is our turn to lend him a hand. We have since had to go through the long process of making arrangments for his funeral and creamtion. (This is all being done in another state, not his home state since he was on the road when he passed) We have found that Dad had nothing in place to cover his final expenses. We are in need of help raising enough money to lay Our Beloved Dad, Brother, Papa, Uncle, and Friend to Rest with the respect and dignatity he deserves!
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