Former Packers WR Driver loses his dad
Donald Driver. Photo: Image by TODAY'S TMJ4
GREEN BAY - Longtime Packers wide receiver Donald Driver is mourning Thursday after the loss of his father.
He tweeted this:
Last night, I loss the most amazing, passionate, loving, and caring father in the world. #RIPMARVINDRIVERJR. DAD YOU WILL BE MISS.— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) August 8, 2013
Mom and Dad. pic.twitter.com/l270aEl8ux— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) August 8, 2013
Driver retired after the 2012 season following a 14-year career in Green Bay where he became the team's all-time leading receiver.
One of the reasons he cited was to share more family time.
To my Tweep family: Thank you for the love, the prayers and support. #Hewillbemissed We all know he's in a better place. Thanks again. XO— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) August 8, 2013
Last family pic.twitter.com/CnDHuyHUBv— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) August 8, 2013
Condolences also started to come in on Twitter, including some from former teammates...
@Donald_Driver80 my condolences bra.— Charlie Peprah (@CharliePeprah) August 8, 2013
...the wife of Packers guard Don Barclay...
@Donald_Driver80 keeping you and your family in our prayers! He will now watch over you all! God bless��— Brea Barclay (@Brea_Lynn23) August 8, 2013
@Donald_Driver80 DD - I'm so very sorry to hear of your father's passing. My condolences to you & your family & prayers 4 peace. Much love.— Jena Skaar (@Skaared4Life) August 8, 2013
@Donald_Driver80 sorry to hear about your loss. May he rest in peace.— Kara Witty (@KaraWitty) August 8, 2013
@Donald_Driver80 So very sorry for your loss. God will take good care of him.— Steve (@stephengardner4) August 8, 2013
@Donald_Driver80 Man I'm sorry to hear that! But like you said he's in a better place and you'll see him again when the time comes!— Kyle Murphy (@SPid3rManKyle_) August 8, 2013
So sorry for your loss @Donald_Driver80 :(— HollaPackGirl (@HollaPackGirl) August 8, 2013
@Donald_Driver80 so sorry for your loss love you and your family from packer nation....— Danielle Landgraf (@Landgrafd) August 8, 2013