The wife and family of Rodney Ison would like to thank all of the many friends, family and neighbors for their unyielding support during this difficult time we have endured. You were a very special and important part of his life and you know that he loved you all. There are simply too many to thank individually, but know that you have our gratitude for everything that you did. We appreciate all who visited and prayed for him during his hospital stay, sent lovely cards and letters, brought food, called to offer their prayers and sympathy, and came to the visitation and funeral services. We are grateful to the Letcher Funeral Home for helping us in every way they could, and making sure arrangements were made despite the holiday circumstances. Thank you to everyone who helped make the funeral and burial possible in such a timely manner. Thank you to all of the Old Regular preachers for conducting the services, giving their prayers, singing his favorite hymns, and sharing wonderful memories of Papaw with our family. Thank you to the Blair Branch Church for hosting the services and to all its members for their tremendous help, especially with cooking, and providing the amazing meal after the funeral. That was definitely a dinner Papaw would have been more than pleased with, and bragged about for weeks. From the bottom of our hearts we would like to make a special thank you to a very special person. You are the best kind of friend and will always be a part of our family. Thank you for always being there to talk on the phone, lend a hand, or offer a ride. You are truly one of a kind, Bob. And most importantly, thank you to God for not letting him suffer here on Earth any long, for giving him eternal peace and glory in Heaven, and for giving us such a perfectly beautiful day for his burial. It was porch weather in late December, and surely we could all see him sitting out on his front porch, waving as we drove by. Papaw, we love you and will miss you every day . . . until we meet again.