Junior was born in Gassaway, West Virginia. He finally made his way to Kentucky and fate brought us together. I met Junior in 1960 and I fell for him hard. I was 14 years old at the time, he must have been around 19 years old.I thought he was the handsomest man I ever saw and to me he definitely was. He was tall, black hair (like my dad) , the bluest eyes ever, (like my dad) I thought he looked like Rock Hudson, my children all think he looked like Andy Griffith. We dated and to my Mom's dismay we would have it no other way but to be married , we married on December 23, 1962. We had our ups and downs but we loved each other and we had 5 children together.He was a wonderful brother, husband,father and grandfather.He worked as a truck driver for quite a few companies but he retired from Conway Central Express in 2003. We thought we had a lot of years together, our kids had grown , and had families of their own but 8 years after he retired , he was killed in a freak accident and taken from me in the blink of an eye. I have 50 wonderful years of memories of a more than wonderful man.
He had many interests besides his family. He loved Ham Radio's and had gotten his ham operaters license. He liked to watch westerns , he was a western nut.He liked to fish but had not been fishing but twice since his retirement, he loved to go to Cherokee Lake in TN. with his truck driving buddies.He just loved being outdoors and watching nature.
I will miss him every second of every day for the rest of my life. He was my best friend , my lover and my soul mate.
~Till I am with you again
This is the cross that my son-in-law Jerry Navarro built and placed where Junior was killed. It sits on Rt. 52 in Adams County , Ohio between Manchester and Aberdeen , Ohio.The Ohio River runs right behind the cross.