4 hours and 48 minutes. That's a short time, and a very long time, to say good-bye to the grandfather of my children.
Hundreds and hundreds, maybe a thousand people, who came to pay respects and say one final goodbye to a very good man.
If you are in SEC country and have ever eaten a bell pepper or strawberry, you have probably eaten one of the ones he grew.
Mr. Jack was one of the largest produce growers for many years. You may have noticed his picture in all the Rouses grocery stores.
Sherrif Daniel Edwards, as well as State Rep. John Edwards, who could be our next Governor, spoke at the funeral of how Mr. Jack affected their lives.
I've never seen or been around anyone like him. He could come up with anything and everything, and he was a giving man that never ever said no.
He always came through. He was a family-first individual that had tremendous balance...balance of being a protector, a provider, a father, and a one-of-a-kind husband. More people, starting with myself, could only hope to be half the man Mr. Jack was.
He was Jack Nicholas Liuzza, and he passed away Monday, August 19, 2013.