Where I’ve Been.


On February 11th my dad passed away.  He smoked most of his life, and at 76 found out he had lung cancer. Here’s his obituary:

Allen Thomas Bloodworth, 77, of Trion, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. He was born on Jan. 2, 1939, in Thomasville, a son of the late Earney Freeman Bloodworth and Catherine Benton Bloodworth. He died Feb. 11, 2016. He served his country in the U.S. Navy and was of the Presbyterian faith. He resided in Thomasville during his childhood and was a former resident of Hutcheson, Kansas, and Lilburn. He was owner of Lenders Recovery Services. He enjoyed gardening and working in agriculture from his childhood, when he raised his award-winning cow for Thomas County Future Farmers of America in 1954, and in 1955, harvested the most peanuts on an acre of land. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sons, Broc and Greg Bloodworth; sisters, Grace Dean, Dot Brown, Joyce Hampton; and a brother, Leon Talmadge Bloodworth. He is survived by his companion, Debra Beaver, of LaFayette; children, Ken Bloodworth, of Holcomb, Kansas, Kathy (Phil) McAnulty, of Overbrook, Kansas, Julie (Mike) Casey, of Overland Park, Kansas, Suzie (Chris) Eads, of Rantoul, Kansas, Amy Nell (John) Burton, of Raymore, Missouri, Allen “Jay” Thomas Bloodworth, of Kansas City, Missouri, Lindsey (Brian) Kilgo, of LaFayette; brother, Alvin “Chip” Bloodworth, of Acworth; grandchildren, Nicholas, Jonathan, Victoria Bloodworth, Shelby Molt, Brandon (Keisha) Statler, Rachel, Jacob, Allie, Kelsie, Carson, Quentin, Zachary Eads, Braxton, Brayden, Brycen Kilgo; great-grandchildren, Izzy, Maddy Grace, Mallory Molt; and several nieces and nephews. Services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, at the funeral home chapel, with Wayne Lindsey, Lloyd Davis and Linda Barineau. Burial is at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, at Little Ochlocknee Cemetery, Ochlocknee. The online guestbook is at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com. — Wilson Funeral Homes — LaFayette Chapel


I guess I’ve been in mourning. I’d like to write some fantastic words about my dad, but I’m just not ready to do that. Not because I don’t know what to say, but I guess it’s because I just can’t get the words to come out right.