If your father has recently passed away, reading sample eulogies for father will help you write a heartfelt eulogy to the one you love. A eulogy is a speech given by a friend or family member at a funeral or memorial service that pays tribute to the deceased. A eulogy provides those attending the funeral with stories and memories that made that person special to the speaker. Writing and reading a eulogy to your father will hopefully help provide some closure to the death.
The sample eulogies for father below should be used as a guide/template for writing your eulogy. The best eulogies are written from the heart and include personal stories and memories. Feel free to use the sample eulogies below however you like; you may copy words or complete phrases. Remember that these are samples and you will want the eulogy written in your own style, with your thoughts, emotions and stories about the loved ones.
Sample Eulogies For Father
Eulogy 1 (To father from daughter):
My father and I were extremely close. I was his only child and after my mother passed during childbirth he had to raise me on his own. Even though my childhood was difficult at times, my father never complained and always had a smile on his face. He had an easy-going personality and could make you laugh uncontrollably. Even though he was very light-hearted, he had a serious side, which he needed to raise a child on his own.
My father grew up in the Pacific Northwest. He lived in a small town in Northern Washington State called Darrington. He loved the outdoors and spent much of his childhood helping on the family farm, fishing, hunting and camping. After high school he left home and moved to Seattle, which was one of the only times he had ever ventured to the big city. It was a big shock for him, but he quickly met the love of his life that he had a lot in common with – a country girl named Julie from Arkansas. They fell in love and married right after University.
My father worked hard his entire life. He had a number of different jobs, but no matter where his career took him he had a strong work ethic. This is one of the greatest qualities that he taught me. Whether it was at work, raising me, or any other task he took on, my father always put in 100%.
My father was very inspirational to me in many ways. He was a very passionate person and had a strong love for the outdoors. He taught me how to sail, fishing, camping and sports. He also enjoyed music and was an excellent guitar player. Many nights we would sit around our house playing the guitar together; he definitely passed on his musical talents to me.
I will never forget the time we spent together, even though it ended far too soon. Your sense of humor, wisdom and work ethic are traits that you passed down to me and for that I am very appreciative. I will miss you dearly and you will remain in my heart forever.
Eulogy 2 (To father from son):
For those of you who don’t know me my name is Mark and I am Martin’s eldest son. I would like to begin by thanking everyone for being here today and spending time with my family to remember and honor my father.
My father was a well-respected teacher, a wonderful husband and a terrific father and mentor. The way my father lived his life was an excellent example and taught me a lot about being a husband, father and man. It is hard to imagine what life will be like going forward without his guidance and support.
My father was a very intelligent man and even though he was an intellectual, he loved to tell jokes and was very athletic. He was also incredibly generous and spent countless hours of his own time helping his students. He was also available whenever needed to help his friends and family.
My brother and I learned a lot from our father and enjoyed listening to his stories and hearing his wisdom. He also loved to hear of our successes and was always available to help us whenever we needed support.
Today we are here to grieve the loss of my father who I will miss greatly. Everyone here loved and respected him so much. Let’s not forget what he has taught us over the years and cherish all of the great memories we had together.
Updated: May 24, 2012