An obituary is something that is difficult to write, especially if it is for your father. If you are faced with this difficult task we hope that the following obituary examples for father will help you with the obituary you need to write.
It is important to keep in mind that the obituary acts as a notification of your father’s death and is meant to provide a basic overview of his life. You will have a lot to say, but should keep the obituary concise. After you have read these examples and have been inspired by our obituary examples for father, we recommend you download one of our obituary templates which will help you structure the obituary.
The following two examples are for younger men. Both of the obituaries are fictional.
OBITUARY EXAMPLES FOR FATHER
CHARLES WRIGHT, 47
Entered into eternal rest on the evening of March 5, 2012, Charles William Wright, husband of Meghan Jenifer Wright of Seattle, WA. The relatives and friends of Charles and Mrs. Wright are invited to attend the funeral service of the former in St. David’s Baptist Church Wednesday, March 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Mountain View Cemetery, Seattle, WA, Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The family will receive friends in Smith and Smith Funeral Chapel, 5844 West 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA between 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Charles was born August 21, 1966 in Olympia, Washington, a son of the late Walter David Wright and Mary June Wright. He attended Olympia High School and graduated in 1983. Following High School he attended the University of Seattle and graduated with an Economics Degree. He worked at IBM in Seattle for 20+ years and was employed there as a VP of Product Development at the time of his passing.
Charles is survived by his wife Meghan; 2 sons, Sean Wright and Robert Wright; a brother, Mark (Jane) Wright of Seattle, WA; a sister, Candace Wright or Olympia, WA; and 2 grandchildren, Brian Wright and Ashley Wright. He was predeceased by a sister, Jennifer Wright Smith.
Memorial can be made to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 555, Washington, DC 55594.
MARK TURNER, 35
Mark William Turner, age 35, passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. He was born on February 10, 1977 in Eugene, Oregon. He was a longtime resident of Portland, Oregon, but recently returned to Eugene only months prior to his passing.
He is survived by his father and mother, Andrew Michael Turner and Marilyn Michelle Turner, two loving sisters, Cathy Michaels (John) and Trina Roberts (Bob), three nephews, Blake Michaels, Bobby Michaels, and Him Roberts. One niece, Jenny Roberts, and aunts, uncles and other loving relatives.
Mark graduated from Eugene City High School in 1995. He went on to the University of Portland and graduated with a degree in Psychology. Following University he got a job as a teacher at Little Rock High School in Portland. He enjoyed athletics and was a black belt in Karate. He was also a member of soccer, basketball and baseball teams. In his spare time he enjoyed reading and spending time with friends. He had a very kind heart and quick wit and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
A funeral service will be held at Reed and Cook Funeral Home, 5553 East 12th Street, Portland, Oregon on Friday, March 9, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. Visitation will begin prior to the funeral at noon. The family will be there to greet relatives and friends.
Memorial donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Heart Association of America PO Box 5555, Washington, DC 55005.
The obituary examples for father listed above should have encouraged you to begin writing your father’s obituary. Next, we suggest that you download an obituary template and start writing the obit.
Updated: April 16, 2012