In tribute to the late Herbert Cadle, who passed away Jan. 4 at the age of 74:
He helps those in need. His love for animals is overwhelming. This man has accomplished much in his life such as helping my grandmother, treating his dogs like royal subjects, and showing his generosity to all those who needed it.
My grandmother lived in front of him. Mr. Cadle had the most organized and beautiful home because of the time and effort he put into it. Every morning he would be kind enough to bring my grandmother her newspaper and even take out her trash on garbage days. This man would help her with any hard tasks while having a lovely conversation.
He casts a wonderful shadow, full of helpfulness and thoughtfulness. This man always helped those in need; he never said no.
Mr. Cadles total weakness was the love of dogs. He had three dogs named Bogie, Mercedes, and Lady. Bogie was the king, Mercedes was the prince, and Lady was the princess. They had the most beautiful homes full of heat when it got cold, light when it got dark, and even a homemade dog feeder. Whenever Mr. Cadle was working in the yard he would let them out. They would walk side by side with this man wherever he went.
Unfortunately Bogie and Mercedes passed away, leaving just Lady behind. Now Lady is full of sadness because she and everyone around her have lost the only true man they ever loved.
Mr. Cadle touched souls wherever he walked. He always dressed for the occasion. Around the yard his outfit screamed hard worker. He was a pilot most of his life before he retired. When he went to work he always went with a smile. Every year he looked forward to a trip to Tennessee where his son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter lived. They were always his life. I can always remember how excited he was to make that trip. He would always come over and tell my grandmother and I about his trip and how much his granddaughter has grown up.
Everything that came out of his mouth was a gift from God. He was like an angel sent down from God to help us in our times of need.
Never take your loved ones for granted, because they could be gone in a flash. We will never forget this man and what he has done for each and every one of us. We each have our own special memory of him and we will treasure it always.
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