A big guy with a big heart

by judy
(kentucky)

My husband was a very large size man, well over 6'7" and had a very big heart for helping anyone in need and animals as well.......He was a truck driver and logged well over a million miles in his career....helped many a driver when they needed tires changed,etc..... I always worried that he would be involved in an accident far away from home, as when my work allowed I would go with him from time to time and see so many car drivers cut truckers off with very little room for them to manevour their big rigs. Never dreaming he would be killed so close to home. His death occurred around 11pm on March 10,2005. He had experienced engine trouble with his truck that day and was delayed by 2 hours until the problem was fixed or he would of been home long before the 21yr old impaired driver met my hubby on the road. From what I was told the 21yr old had been home drinking , had a disagreement with his wife, took her car keys and headed down the road. He hit my husbands car head
on, for the 21 yr old crossed the center line at a high rate of speed. Both died that night, and I was also told neither suffered , but I wonder how we can ever know for sure. My husband had multiple blunt force traumas too numerous to mention and his body had to be cut out of the car. I was supposed to of gone with him that day but due to an allergic reaction to some medication I was not able to be with him. There are times when I wish I could of been there too, but God has his reason's for my being here. I was blessed to of been able to talk to my husband an hour before he died , he got to hear me tell him one last time I loved him.....

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Feb 12, 2009
Deep sympathy to you & your family
by: mel

My husband is also a truck driver so I know the fear of him being in a wreck far from home also. From reading your story you sound like your faith runs deep.I send my deepest sympathy & prayers to you & your loved ones.

Oct 23, 2008
you are a very strong women
by: Jennifer

I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounded like a great man. but youre right about God having his reasons. the thing is that i share the same fear that u shared. My father goes out and works on broke down semis on the side of the Highway. I cant help but to worry that someting like that is going to happen to him. i know your heart is heavy but just know that he is still w u.

Oct 23, 2008
you are a very strong women
by: Jennifer

I am so sorry for your loss. Your husband sounded like a great man. but youre right about God having his reasons. the thing is that i share the same fear that u shared. My father goes out and works on broke down semis on the side of the Highway. I cant help but to worry that someting like that is going to happen to him. i know your heart is heavy but just know that he is still w u.

Sep 26, 2008
Sorry For your Husban
by: Elizabeth

I am deeply sorry what to your husban and my wishes go out you and ur family.

God Bless you





Sep 09, 2008
How can we stop the madness of duii fatalities
by: Lorri Standley

I am so very sorry for your loss.. I lost (lost) is the most untrue word to use, we did not lose our loved ones they were stolen from us by drunk drivers who chose not to care about their lives or anyone else's lives including the surviving victims which we are. So my brother was stolen from my life on Jan 14th 2006 which also happened to be my 35th B'day. It was my worst nightmare come true. I am still living threw it as of now. The driver that KILLED my brother, it was his 4th Duii and not to mention my brothers best friends little brother. It definitly complicated things ten fold. It took forever for the trial to come. That was a nightmare in itself, the driver plead not guilty and tried to blame my brother because he was dead, it didn't work. The judge saw right threw him, thank god. He was sentenced to 15 yrs 8 months no early release either. Not one day... Good luck in your healing and grief. My prayers are with you... Lorri.

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