“My Father, A motivator and the most influential person in my life”
Justice C. Futtrell
PC 6106 Course
MY FATHER: A MOTIVATOR AND THE MOST INFLUENTIAL
My Father: The Motivator and the most influential person in my life
There are many people that have been influential in my life in many ways. I had to first think of who has helped me in my life. I had written several names down on paper, but the assignment asked, “examine the nature of this person’s helpfulness”, which caused me to reflect on each person’s name and what was most helpful in the development throughout my lifespan. I chose to concentrate on those persons that imparted values, ethics, and moral standard in every aspect as a child, through adolescent, and to make the same unselfish deposit in another life. After carefully examining, my father, mother, teachers, co-workers, and mentor, the person that stood out among them all, was my father, Rupert F. Futtrell.
Rupert F. Futtrell has been the most influential person in my life, in the church and in the community. When my father spoke in church meetings and in church, people listened and valued his opinion and judgment in any subject. He was a trustee in the church for many years or as long as I can remember. He had a niche for knowing where people hurt, and worked with them to change their ways, without enabling them. It was at the kitchen table where most of the family conversation was about helping “the neighbors.” Although we didn’t possess the well-to-do, I don’t remember not having enough, there were frequent visits by the deacons and pastors of county churches that were also concerned about the community as a whole and how to build strength among those miles away. I don’t recall him judging the people that he met, but at times, there were statements that he made that indicated that a particular individual need a special kind of...