Vance Thomas Venable was a unique person who had a positive influence on countless
individuals.† He was born to be an educator and loved his profession because he cared
so very much about people.† He had a rare gift that allowed him to reach young folks
who may have otherwise gone by the wayside and never reached their full potential.
He could be straightforward and harsh one minute and smooth as silk the next.† He
believed in living life to the fullest and taking anyone who wanted to go along with
him.† I could not have found a better father for my children or a more faithful
partner for my life.† I have absolutely no doubt that he is now with God, for no one
deserved it more.
Kenneth Bryan Kay , my only sibling, was a beautiful soul, one of a kind optimist, and
master at humor.† He never thought of himself as the Wise One that he really was.†
He struggled to say things in just the right way when he wrote.† I guess that was the
academic in him. †We were always quite different in that way.† I figure if anyone is
going to filter what I write, it should be the reader.† He seldom met anyone he didnít
like or who didnít like him.† Not too many folks get through life with that ability.
He left behind a lovely wife, two fine children and five beautiful grandchildren.† His
son and son-in-law are currently serving in the U.S. Navy.†
Again, I have no doubt that he was welcomed with open arms into Godís Heaven.
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