I am writing this to you with a sad and heavy heart. I have lost 2 wonderful, amazing, influential men in my life, my Uncle John Uhl and my friend Tim Krekel. They both passed away this month due to cancer. Cancer sucks and it breaks my heart in two that it takes over people’s bodies. I know we can’t choose when we leave and we are here for a reason to learn lessons and to teach others. But, I can’t help to feel so so blue and sad about this. These men will be missed so much. They are bigger than life now and I just want to celebrate their gifts that they gave while they were here on Earth.
My Uncle John, I have known my whole life. He was such a sweetheart, nice guy, funny, loved to read and play golf. An awesome family man, that we will miss so much. My family beach trip to Hilton Head this year won’t be the same without him. I just love my family so much and am so grateful that I get blessed with the time I share with my loved ones. I will always remember My Uncle John, being so cool and playing old jazz tunes and showtunes in the living room on his piano. I loved going to see Cincinatti Reds with him and seeing John Pizzarelli in concert with him.
Tim Krekel, who is my wonderful friend, Jason Krekel’s Dad from The Mad Tea Party will be so missed. He was such an amazing musical and spiritual leader. I will always remember our Maine trips together and writing songs together and laughing and playing music together. “Louisville and the music industry lost a great musician, songwriter, and singer today. He wrote songs for Ricky Nelson, Jerry Reed, Crystal Gayle, Patty Loveless, and many, many more. Jimmy Buffett once asked about getting a guitarist and Mr. Guitar himself, Chet Atkins, referred Tim right on the spot that same moment.”-fredalan