Create a lasting memorial to an important man in your life by writing eulogies for fathers. Eulogies pay tribute to our loved one and help friends and family members attending the funeral grieve by hearing fond memories and stories about the person.
When writing eulogies to fathers it is helpful to begin by reading a sample eulogy. The sample eulogy will show you how to structure your eulogy and what topics are typically included. Next, you may want to contact your father’s friends and relatives to collect more information about your father. Some of his friends and family may not be delivering their own eulogies, but may have stories and memories that they would like included in your eulogy. At the least, they can help you learn more about your father’s likes, dislikes, hobbies and interests.
Eulogies for fathers typically start with a short introduction or welcome message, then are followed by personal memories, experiences of others with your father, favorite things, how your father influenced you and others, and how much he will be missed by everyone.
Eulogies For Fathers (Sample):
Thank you to everyone in attendance today. I would like to say a few words about my father, Walter. He was a quiet and serious man who lived his life with dignity and respect. Even though he was serious and typically had a straight face, he did enjoy telling jokes and laughing with his friends and family.
He was born into a poor family in Ohio and grew up working on the family farm with his four brothers. Walter and two of his brother’s left the farm and served in the Army in WWII. During the war he met his future wife, Janet. After the war they moved to her hometown of Seattle where they wed in 1950. They remained married for 61 happy years up until his passing.
My mother and father had three children, my two brothers John and William and myself. Walter was the best father that anyone could have asked for. He loved to spend time with the family and we often took family holidays, went camping and fishing on weekends, and went to baseball and football games.
My father’s passion other than his family was cars. He ran his own auto-body shop in Seattle and spent much of his spare time rebuilding cars. He taught me a lot about automotive repair and I proudly took over the family business 10 years ago. My father was an extremely patient man and was an excellent leader. His employees loved to work for him and these qualities are what made him a success and also a wonderful father. He always expected hard work from all of his employees, but always was fair and treated everyone with respect.
Even though my brothers and I are grown up with children of our own, our father always made an effort to see us and invite us over for family dinners. He always took an interest in our lives and was a terrific grandfather to our children. My wife and children will miss spending time with him and listening to his stories and jokes.
It is very difficult to imagine not getting to speak to my father anymore. He touched so many people and based on the number of people in attendance today I know that many will miss him. You may be gone, but your memory will live on forever in our hearts.
Writing eulogies for fathers does not need to be a difficult task. If you need additional sample eulogies for fathers and help writing eulogies, view our guides to writing eulogies and eulogy samples.
Updated: June 6, 2012