To Those I
Love and Those Who Love Me...
I am gone,
release me, let me go.
You have so many things to see and do.
You mustnít tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now itís time I traveled on alone.
So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must.
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
Itís only a while that we must part,
So bless the memories within your heart.
I wonít be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will hear.
Though you canít see or touch me, Iíll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, youíll hear,
All of my love around you soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way,
Iíll greet you with a smile and say
for me, for now Iím free
Iím following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day.
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at close of day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss,
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you sunshine of tomorrow.
My lifeís been full, Iíve savored much,
Good friends, good times,
a loved oneís touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and share with me,
God wanted me now;
He set me free.
Robert Daniel (Danny) Whited - went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2010. He was born on April 28, 1945 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He was a graduate of the Oak Ridge High School class of 1964 and served in the Army after graduation. Preceding him in death was the love of his life Sharon Kay Whited who passed away on September 14, 2006, as well as his father and mother, Melvin and Madge Whited. Danny was a very devoted father, grandfather and brother. He left behind his son Matthew and daughter-in-law Michelle and two grandchildren, Josh and Haley, from Knoxville, TN. He also left two brothers, Ray Whited and wife Nell from Lebanon, TN; Gene and April Whited from Kissimmee, FL; as well as two sisters, Patricia and Melvin Schill of Oak Ridge, and Sue and Virgil Holverson of Ammon, ID. Danny had a wonderful loving nature and will be missed by his many friends and family. He was a true artist with his woodwork and had pieces displayed in the Oak Ridge Art Gallery. He also enjoyed his many motorcycle adventures, hiking, and camping.