Respect and courtesy are both traits that are appreciated by many of us. This story is about Mallory Rogers who took to Facebook on the same day as a funeral of a close relative of hers.
Her Facebook post was to thank a truck. Driver who had displayed compassion and kindness during the funeral without hesitation.
On November 2, Mallory wrote, “I’d like to take some time to thank whoever this truck driver is. Today, we laid my papaw to rest and this sweet man came up on us at the gravesite and even though I’m sure he had loads to carry and places to be he sat and waited for 20-30 minutes so he wouldn’t interrupt the funeral. Whoever you are thank you for restoring my faith in humanity.”
The post was shared by many on Facebook until it reached Elisa Puckett who recognized the picture of the truck which belonged to her father Tim Puckett.
Speaking to CDLLife, Elisa Puckett spoke about her dad’s respect as a wat veteran during that funeral.
“It was no inconvenience for him,” she said. “It was the right thing to do in his eyes. My dad is a war veteran along with my pawpaw, his dad. As he was coming thru to go get loaded he noticed the funeral procession was there getting ready for the funeral. As he was coming back thru loaded he noticed the funeral had begun. He stopped and shut her down. He waited on the funeral procession to leave before he headed back out.
“He made the statement ‘I was sorry for being as close as I was, but out of respect that was the right thing to do. Something I have done all my life.’ My dad has been a trucker all my life, 28 years. And a lot longer before I was born. He would make the choice of a ditch before hitting a car. He is highly spoke about from many local logger truck drivers. I have never heard an ill word spoken about him. He is one of the few old timers that is willing to teach anyone anything about the ways of the logging world. This act he has done has made me very much proud to be his daughter. As the family of the loved one laid to rest will be in our prayers.”
The shares post has since been shares over 12,000 times by those who appreciated Tim Puckett’s compassionate gesture.