So Long And Farewell, My Friend

(Jerry Dean Noblett)

It was the “summer of 1969” that I met you in the that unforgettably hot gymnasium at Fresno State.  However, it was a cool late spring morning on May 24, 2010, that I said my final farewell to you, my friend.

Jerry, I know that you were watching from above and wondering what all the fuss was about?  Well, my friend, you touched many people during your visit here on Earth.  Your honesty, kindness, and sincerity was always evident.  Your presence cast a huge shadow among friends and family that can not erased.

You know I once heard a saying that has always stuck with me. It goes like this:

“It is not what you take with you when you leave this Earth, rather, it is what you leave on this Earth when you are gone.”

Jerry what you have left on this Earth as your legacy is your honesty, integrity, and courage.  Those three traits embodied what Jerry Dean Noblett was all about.  The courage was most definitely personified in the last few months of your life, battling heart and kidney disease.  Only your family know just how courageous you were.

For those of us that have had the privilege of knowing you and calling you their friend, we will forever miss you!

So I say, with a very empty and heavy heart, so long and farewell my friend.  I will miss you!

PS  Keep the pinnacle game ready for Detjen, Bomprezzi, and me, ok!