From the Barmore Family.....
Dear Card Sharks Players,
We would like to extend our thanks for your support during our
grieving for our loss as well as your loss. While he departed so
suddenly, we are sure Dennis is looking upon us guiding us.
We would like to also thank the Clark family for opening their
home for that warm family setting for the memorial for Dennis. We
appreciate all the wonderful gifts as well as monetary gifts that were
bestowed upon us. We are
extremely grateful for all that the card family has expressed to our
family through these very difficult times.
We also would like to express why we choose a private ceremony
for Dennis. We had to share this with you.
There were so many legal obstacles to climb just to have him
released to us. We were completely overwhelmed and did not want to add
more confusion by involving his extended family from all across the
country. We asked not to give out our information because we had no
answers. We knew there would be so many questions and, until the legal
issues were resolved, we simply could not answer. We had no choice but
to have the private ceremony because we had no idea as to when he would
be released to the funeral home. Not
to mention he was deceased for some time before found. This may seem strange or odd, but it wasnít uncommon not to
hear from him for weeks at a time due to his regular travels. We were
absolutely heartbroken. It
was certainly not our intent to alienate the card family in doing so. Please understand that we did what we thought was best.
Since we knew you were planning a memorial, we decided to
immediately proceed with a memorial service and attend the card family
memorial. We didnít want you all to incur a lot of last minute
expenses. Also, we thought
that would be a friendly atmosphere where we can meet with each other
and get to know the people we heard so much about.
We are extremely grateful for all that Nannette (Nessie) Case has
done for our family. In fact,
she was the one who was determined to find him and informed us of his
We are still in the
process of handling all of the legal work.
So please continue to pray for us as we get through this also. We
thank all of you guys for all your sympathy cards and prayers for us as
well as the trust fund you are establishing for Devin Jones (grandson).
But most of all thank you for keeping his dream and his name alive and
supporting the tournaments in the future. Thank you Thank you.
THE BARMORE FAMILY