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Name:Donald Wayne Leigh
Date of Birth:9/6/1949
Date of Passing:1/22/2004
County/Road of Fatal Collision:Garlington Road

A simple smile, a warm hug, caring words of widsom. These are the foundations that Donald Wayne Leigh built his life upon. He taught us ways of truth and light through his Godly heart. His compassion as a loving husband and father, a friend, or just an everyday acquaintance, left many people in awe. No act of kindness was too great nor to small to be accomplished in Wayne's eyes. Through his life and his death, Wayne has taught us that riches nor time are relevant. We have learned to live for today, for that is all we have. Tomorrow may be too late.

I received this poem from what I believe is a sign from Wayne & God. I have chosen to share this poem with you in hopes that it will touch your hearts as it has touched mine.

When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
and I'm not here to see
If the Sun Should Rise
And Find Your Eyes All Filled With Tears For Me
I Wish So Much You Wouldn't Cry
The Way You Did Today
While Thinking of the Many Things
We Didn't Get To Say
I Know How Much You Love Me
As Much As I Love You
And Each Time That You Think of Me
I Know You'll Miss Me Too
But When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
Please Try To Understand
That An Angel Came and Called My Name
And Took Me By The Hand
And Said My Place Was Ready
In Heaven Far Above
And That I'd Have to Leave Behind
All Those I Dearly Love
But As I Turned To Walk Away
A Tear Fell From My Eye
I Had So Much To Live For
And Yet So Much To Do
It Seemed Almost Impossible
That I Was Leaving You
I Thought of All The Yesterdays
The Good Ones And The Bad
I Thought of All The Love We Shared
And All The Fun We Had
If I Could Re-Live Yesterday
I Thought For Just Awhile
I'd Say Good-Bye And Kiss You
And Maybe See You Smile
But Then I Fully Realized
That This Could Never Be
For Emptiness And Memories
Would Take The Place of Me

So When Tomorrow Starts Without Me
Don't Think We're Far Apart
For Every time You Think of Me
I'm Right There In Your Heart

Wayne, I will miss and love you forever.

We All Love You,
Shannon & Shane, Chadwick & Matthew, Dana, Amber & Dustin
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