Remembering My Friend Chuck Floyd

Jazzy Stars, 84 x 84 inches, by O.V. Brantley, 2010.
Today we celebrated the life of my friend Charles Floyd. We called him Chuck. Chuck was only 54 years old –too young to die –, but it seems the good ones are taken from us much too soon. Chuck was a judge, a gifted lawyer, a wonderful husband and father, and he will be remembered for all of those things. But to me,  the most memorable thing about Chuck is that he loved life! If you talked to him for five minutes, you just knew it.

Chuck was just the kind of guy you loved being around. No matter what was going on in his life, Chuck could always make you laugh. He was a gifted storyteller, and I know we will be telling Chuck’s stories for years to come.

He loved good food. He loved his family. He loved his friends. He loved his church. He loved to travel. He loved his profession, and he loved Georgia Tech football where he played during college. He loved all of these things with gusto.

What can we learn from Chuck? Go back and read the previous paragraphs, and let’s all try to be like Chuck.

My quilt called Jazzy Stars makes me think of Chuck. It just seems to capture his spirit — a guy who saw the world in brilliant color and lived that way.


About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
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