For family members who are trying to make plans: currently, it appears that we will receive visitors at the Jennings Oaknoll Funeral Home on Shorter Avenue/Alabama Road (I don't remember where it changes names) in West Rome on Thursday evening, with the funeral to follow on Friday morning. I won't have precise times until tomorrow afternoon, but will post it here once I have the info.
The first Rome News Tribune story about Dad's death can be found here:
The story will be updated as reporter Heath Hooper assembles more info.
And I will write more tonight; right now, I'm just trying to get my thoughts together...