The Greatest Dad

Happy Father’s Day!

I’m still fairly new to this being a Dad business. My oldest will turn 7 this year but I’m blessed to draw on the example of my Dad, Roger.

RogerStockton

My Pop is the most selfless, patient, and resourceful person I’ve ever encountered.

We have worked side by side for the last 5 years building the Western Representation PAC and the Dustin Stockton political machine.

I could talk about that he spent his life literally saving lives as a paramedic/firefighter. How he successfully navigated raising three sons while maintaining an entrepreneurial spirit always with a second company he was developing. I could talk about his passion for experience and life long pursuit of knowledge. I could go on for hours about the sacrifices and wisdom he has blessed our family with.

His broad array of talent and knowledge is something I aspire too.

For my own kids, listen to Grandpa, and this song:

Tell us about your awesome Dad below!

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19 Responses to The Greatest Dad

  1. Sandra Magers says:

    I would like to commend my Father, Joe Coffield, for being a patriotic, hard-working veteran of World War II. He taught diesel engineering during the war, as ordered, and I believe helped in the war effort as did many others on the home front. He has never failed to be a loving parent and is still going strong at 92! Happy Father’s Day, Daddy! We love you!

  2. Jill Gabbert says:

    My father, Leslie, raised us 6 children with my mom. He never cursed, drank, smoked, or raised his voice at us kids. He is a strong Christian man, and a wonderful father. He is quiet, but a man whom many strive to be like. I love him very much and wish him and all the fathers a happy father’s day!

  3. William T Branch says:

    My Father was a very quiet man. He very seldom ever raised his voice. The greatest thing I can say about my Father, is that the most important things to him, were God and Country. He made sure that he taught us these things and made sure we had a love of God above all else. I lost my Father last year to Cancer. He was 78, I am now 51 and have a daughter who is 4 today. I hope I can be the kind of Father my Father would be proud of.

  4. Allen Crane says:

    My dad is larger than life. Jack Crane was a farmer, and raised us 6 kids to be honest, and hardworking, and to never expect something for nothing. He was an infantryman during WW2, and fought on the island of Luzon. He carried the experience the rest of his life, and could not talk about it without getting emotional. He was truly of the ‘Greatest Generation’. He passed in March.

  5. Joe says:

    Lost my dad in 1998 to cancer, I do miss him.

  6. Linda McCall says:

    My dad is 89 and a World War II vet, a Navy man. He was honored recently with other vets at an Arkansas Rehab facility where he is recovering from surgery. The VFW there had a very moving flag ceremony. I am so full of pride for what those men went through to save our country. I am sad that so many no longer feel that pride for our country. Those men (and women) fought for our freedom. My dad married my mother on April 1 while on leave. They just celebrated 69 years. He was a wonderful Christian man and provided for our family. Thank you for letting me pay tribute to my dad, one of the few WWII vets left.

  7. Red from Florida says:

    My Dad came from a very abusive Mom and had his first baby at 19 and 8 more to follow. He worked every day on the farm from early until late, and had a very damaged back from the beatings he got from his adopted Mom, but never complained. He never raised his hand or voice to any of us kids, never took a hand out, never drank, cursed or went any place without taking us with him. He taught all of us to work hard, pay your taxes and love one another. My Dad Coroden Moore is my hero.

  8. My Father grew up poor.Just a Texas country boy.He married my mother at 18yrs. of age.Then joined the U.S.Navy.He served Honorably.He loved his family with an undying devotion.My Dad loved the Lord with all of his heart and Life.He was a people person.Never met a stranger!When my Mother died he nearly died with her.He was a lover of nature,and animals.Light hearted at times,but steadfast in his roots.With no warning he left this life,in August 4,2004.He wanted me to sing a certain song at his funeral,”Which he called his homecoming”The event I will never in my life forget.Well over a 1000 in attendance.I sang the song with all my strength,Then gave our family’s history all the way back to Scotland.I live on realizing I could never fill such footsteps.I do strive to live my life,clinging,and standing up for all the things that he put in me all my life.I look forward to being with him soon! Dr.Elijah Warden U.S.Army ret.CSMJ.

  9. Eddie Brian says:

    George Strait was too AMERICAN for Hollwood………..AND one of my all-time favorites!

  10. lc says:

    I lost my dad when I was 15 years old. This happened in 1964. through the years he has grown from simply being my dad to a giant. There are seven of us kids and all turned out very well. I knew him but for a few short years, but he is honored as a veteran, father, and companion forever.

  11. rose says:

    My Dad died 13 years ago, he was a Veteran of WW2 and he worked hard & provided for his family. He never took a handout, drove a truck for a plumbing supply company most of his life. I’ve learned many things for him & today I honor him.

  12. My husband – father to our two children – has defied the legacy his absent father and neglectful mother gave him – and is a passionate dad. To him that job comes first. He brings an incredibly delicately balanced mix of absolute love and sternness that has resulted in two children who are confident, critically thinking, strong, and becoming wiser every day. I wrote about one aspect of what makes him an exceptional dad right here – something many dads are afraid to do – but that all our children need so much these days:
    http://fitfamilytogether.com/making-of-a-champion-in-life

  13. Clemence says:

    I have the worlds best father. He has guided me through life, and I owe so much to him! I truly thank God for him, and I love him so much!

  14. WALLY says:

    MY DAD DIED WHEN I WAS ONLY 7 YRS. OLD AT THE AGE OF 41 IN 1929. NOW I THANK GOD I WAS ABLE TO BE A FATHER RAISED 2 BOYS AND 1 GIRL. THEY ALL TURNED OUT WONDERFUL SO I GUESS I DID A GOOD JOB. MY ONLY REGRET IS I NEVER GOT TO WISH MY FATHER “HAPPY FATHER’S DAY”!

  15. James Rogers says:

    My dad was a most intelligent man who was mostly self-taught. He acquired many skills during his life and taught me so much I was never at a loss when any problem came up. He was so patriotic he volunteered to serve in World War II and though he came back physically unharmed by the fighting, I could tell it sometimes bothered him mentally. He seldom spoke of any of the bad things he witnessed, he mostly spoke of the loveliness of some of the “old world’s” wonders he got the opportunity to see. He had Alzheimer’s disease the last five years of his life and died in 1999. I miss him and sadly missed him the last five years he lived because he didn’t know me. Alzheimer’s disease is the worst disease I have ever witnessed because it takes your mind from you.

  16. Dick Kirtley says:

    My Dad was a quiet man who served in WWII. When the war ended, my mother remarried and he adopted me as his own son. He later gave my mother 2 sons and a daughter, but treated us all alike. He sacrificed much to give us all a good home and all the things we needed. We didn’t really appreciate or know what he sacrificed for us until we got on our own. He never talked about the war, and said he spent it in Hawaii riding motorcycle dispatch. We thought he felt guilty for staying in Hawaii, was why he never talked about it. We didn’t find out until after he died in 2000, that he served as a sharpshooter in the West Pacific.

  17. Cason McClain says:

    My Dad Roy C McClain, brought me to a saving knowledge of Jesus when I was a boy. That was many years ago, but I’m looking forward to our reunion.
    Thank You Lord For My Daddy
    Cason

  18. brenda says:

    My Dad is 83, retired Air Force and now doing some construction work mostly as a volunteer though occasionally he and his buddies snag a paying job. He’s never had much time for a rocking chair on the porch because he stays so busy. He didn’t go to college but knows about so many things, can fix anything, build most anything, engage in conversation on most any topic, always learning new things on his own. He’s a patient teacher, a Christian, a Patriot, a believer in the Constitution and so much more. I love him and I’m so proud of him.

  19. Mike Harlow says:

    Mom & Dad met in high school and married about a year later. They had my sister then he joined the Army Air Corps and went off to fly B-24s over Germany. I know he did it well because that’s how he did everything. Another sister & I were born after the war. The one thing I remember was that he taught me to be independent. If freinds were doing something stupid, he said I didn’t have to go along with it. I could always come home and they’d be glad to see me. It worked. One day I got to make that decision and it faired me well. A good freind was arrested and the record followed him all through life. Not me. I knew the adventure was stupid and chose not to go along. This taught me to do the right thing when nobody was looking. He and Mom taught me this by example. Dad passed about four years ago but Mom is still teaching me to do the right thing when no one is watching and that’s what I do. I also taught it to my son and instructed him to pass it on to his children. My dad was my best freind. He is missed.

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