Thursday, September 10, 2009

A Tribute to My Father

My father is known as Mel Yarnell to his friends and family. He is the son of a Pennsylvania farmer who left the farm to join the United States Air Force, where he served for 27 years as a security officer and recruiter, before retiring in Louisiana. A strong believer in Jesus Christ who is a consistent witness to lost souls, he has always looked for ways to bless others who are in need. The dynamic nature of his love for others is seen in how he continues to do what he can for them in spite of having suffered a debilitating stroke that paralyzed the right side of his body a few years ago. My father's life story was recently summarized in "The Posse Press," a publication offered by the Bossier Sheriff's office. This provides some details about my father, a Christmas blessing to the people of Korea, and how he met my mother. I am proud of both of them.

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  1. Anonymous12:37 PM

    WE HAVE KNOW MEL SINCE WE WERE AL STATIONED TOGETHER AT LORING US AIR FORCE BASE IN MAINE, AND HAVE REMAINED FRIENDS EVER SINCE. MEL AND GRATH ARE VERY HEART WARMING PEOPLE AND VERY FAMLY ORIENTED AND THEY HAD A GOD LOVING HOME THAT THEY RAISED THEIR CHILDREN IN. IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO VISIT WITH THEM AND SEE THEIR SMILING FACES-- THEY ARE LIKE FAMILY TO US---LINDA LEGLEU

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  2. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Malcolm in the middle, we have known them for just a short time. They are two God loving people. They, I don't think have ever meet a stranger. They maked us feel like we were apart of their family from the moment we meet them. The church we go to is because God put us in Mel's way.
    If there were ever a family to LOVE that is the Family. The Yarnell Family.

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