Friday, January 28, 2011

For Charlie

Category:  Tribute

In memory of Charlie Elzer Loudermilk Louvin
Born July 7, 1927, Section, Alabama
Died January 26, 2011, Wartrace, Tennessee

So if they ask you when I’m gone
Was it everything he wanted?
When he had to travel on
Did he know he’d be missed?
You can tell them this –
Hell yeah he did
He saw it all
He walked the line
Never had to crawl
He cried a bit
But not for long
Hell yeah, he found the life that he was after
Filled it up with love and laughter
Finally got it right and made it fit
Hell yeah he did

(Neil Diamond, "Hell Yeah," from the album 12 Songs, 2005)

Charlie and your blogger, 1995

Charlie's funeral is Sunday afternoon in Nashville.  He will be buried next to Ira.

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