"I will always remember Papaw as a very special person, a kindhearted, caring, and generous man, and a sweet and funny guy. He was a man of few words, and he was very wise and an excellent judge of character.
He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. I have so many happy memories with him, and I will cherish them forever."
"I will always be your Eli. Words cannot be found to explain how I feel. Just know that we will take what you have taught us, and continue it on through family and the generations. Rest knowing that we will take care of Mom. I love you. GoBANGO Daddy."