Thursday, November 22, 2007

This Is A Sad, Sad Thanksgiving....My Prayers Are With The Lefler Family

Today, Trey Lefler left this world. A young, hardworking Republican. He passed away from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident on Monday.

Trey has been working on the Lamar Alexander re-election campaign. Before that he worked in washington, D.C. on Senator Alexander's staff. Trey was raised in Loudon County where he was a standout football player for Loudon High School. Trey introduced me to his father one night at a West Knoxville Republican Club meeting. Trey was a family guy, that was proud of his family and where he came from.

Senator Alexander said. “Trey Lefler lived a good and cheerful life but it was far too short,” “We will miss him terribly. Our hearts go out to the Lefler family and the Bowers and Lambert families.”

Trey had a lot to give this world, he made a difference in his time here and would have made a greater difference for this nation. My prayers and sympathy are with the Lefler family.

Trey touched many lives in his 25 years. Trey was taken from us much too soon.

Trey's sister is Laura Lefler, press secretary for Senator Bob Corker.

Senator Corker said today. “Our state has lost an outstanding young man today,” Corker said. “Trey Lefler’s commitment to public service has made Tennessee stronger and his warm smile and genuine care and compassion for others brightened every room he entered. On this Thanksgiving day, we celebrate all that he accomplished in his short life and continue to remember the Lefler family in our thoughts and prayers.”

This is truly a sad ending to a good Thanksgiving day. But I am thankful that I had the opportunity to meet this fine young man from an obviously wonderful family.

1 comment:

Michael said...

I saw this news and was saddened by it. I used to cover Trey's games at Loudon.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.