Funeral Poems For Dad, Memorial Quotes For Dad

The loss of a cherished father is an emotional journey, regardless of who you are. Coping with the passing of your father can be particularly challenging as you navigate through the arrangements for his funeral, with countless details demanding attention during this trying period. From selecting readings to arranging funeral flowers, orchestrating the farewell for a beloved Dad while honoring a great soul is a daunting task.

At FuneralPrints, we understand that planning a funeral service is a process, akin to the grieving process itself. At Funeral Prints, we aim to ease this journey for you by offering an array of beautiful and poignant poems, quotes, and prayers that can serve as fitting tributes during the ceremony. Whether integrated into the eulogy, obituary, or other commemorative elements, these heartfelt expressions honor the memory of your dear father. Additionally, some of these poignant funeral poems can be incorporated into a celebration of his life, should you choose to do so.

Should you desire these evocative poems, quotes, and prayers to be included on custom prayer cards, bookmarks, funeral programs, or memorial posters, we invite you to explore our website. Through our platform, you can swiftly and affordably design personalized mementos, with high-quality printed funeral products promptly delivered to your doorstep.

Preserving Dad's Memory with Memorial Ornaments

Beyond the solace found in funeral poems and memorial quotes, there exists another profound method to honor your father's legacy—through memorial ornaments. These ornaments serve as enduring symbols of the love and legacy he leaves behind. Whether it's a custom ornament featuring his photograph, a heartfelt dedication inscribed on delicate craftsmanship, or a beautifully designed memorial ornament, these decorative keepsakes offer solace and a lasting connection to your beloved Dad.


Writing a Eulogy for your Father

Crafting a eulogy, or funeral speech, is a solemn yet cherished task, providing an opportunity to honor your father's life and legacy in a formal remembrance speech delivered during the funeral or memorial service. As a family member or someone close to the departed, you bear the responsibility of encapsulating his essence and recounting his story from the unique perspective of a child.

When composing a eulogy for your dad, endeavor to capture his personality, parenting style, and lasting impact on those he touched. Reflect on fond memories of his affectionate presence during both joyous and challenging times, his nurturing guidance, and the invaluable life lessons imparted. While articulating your sentiments may seem daunting amidst a sea of cherished memories, pre-written compositions can serve as invaluable guides, offering solace and structure during this emotional task.

Incorporating carefully selected prayers, poems, or quotes into the eulogy can eloquently convey the depth of your emotions and pay homage to your father's profound influence. Whether from the perspective of a devoted child or a cherished friend, these passages can enrich the eulogy with profound sentiments that resonate with all who knew him.

Writing an Obituary for your Father

Similar to a eulogy, crafting an obituary to honor the loss of a father requires a delicate balance of factual detail and heartfelt tribute. Unlike the spoken word, an obituary is a written announcement, typically published in newspapers, offering a succinct overview of the departed's life, including pertinent details such as dates, locations, and immediate family members. Providing condolences via sympathy card or in person, while can be a daunting task to complete during a difficult time, can be the greatest gift that can be given to family members who are now missing dad after the father’s death.

While maintaining a formal tone, incorporating a poignant memorial poem or quote into the obituary can provide a more nuanced portrayal of your father's essence and impact. These expressive additions offer readers a glimpse into the depth of his character and the enduring love shared among family and friends. To assist you in crafting heartfelt tributes for your father, we offer a selection of perfect poems, quotes, and prayers that honor his memory and convey your profound sense of loss. Remember, with FuneralPrints, you can swiftly create personalized funeral products and have them delivered overnight, ensuring a meaningful farewell for your beloved Dad.

There is a coupe old Hebrew proverb about the loss of a best friend, or a close loved one:

“Baruch dayan emet”— “Blessed is the true judge.” or “Min haShamayim Tenuhamu” – “May you be consoled (or comforted) from Heaven.”

Below are more Poems (and “Dad Quotes”) about Remembering Dad as a father figure and an inspiration. I’ve found that these poems and quotes can be a helpful reminder to incorporate our faith in the plan laid out by God, as well as remember to hold in memorial the thoughts of my passed father, every day of my life.

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Author Unknown

We’ll always remember that special smile,
That caring heart, that warm embrace you always gave us.
You being there for Mom and us

through good and bad times, no matter what.
We’ll always remember you Dad because
there’ll never be another one to replace you in our hearts,
And the love we will always have for you.


To My Father
Georgia Harkness

A giant pine, magnificent and old
Stood staunch against the sky and all around
Shed beauty, grace and power.
Within its fold birds safely reared their young.
The velvet ground beneath was gentle,
and the cooling shade gave cheer to passers by.
Its towering arms a landmark stood, erect and unafraid,
As if to say, “Fear naught from life’s alarms.”

It fell one day.
Where it had dauntless stood was loneliness and void.a,
But men who passed paid tribute – and said,
“To know this life was good,
It left its mark on me. Its work stands fast.”
And so it lived. Such life no bonds can hold -
This giant pine, magnificent and old.


This Man Is a Success
Robert Louis Stevenson

That man is a success
who has lived well,
laughed often and loved much;
who has gained the respect of intelligent men and women
and the love of children;
who has filled his niche and accomplished his task;
who leaves the world better than he found it,
who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty
or failed to express it;
who looked for the best in others,
and gave the best he had.

Mirror - A Poem for Dad
J. Allen Shaw

Dad, I am often told I am just like you.
I am honored beyond measure if that is true.
You were the best example of what a man should be.
I am overwhelmed that someone would say that of me.

I never told you enough, how proud I am to be called your son,
Now that you are gone, I want to tell everyone.
You gave me much more than a name,
Someday, I hope my son says the same.


He is Gone
Davd Harkins

You can shed tears that he is gone,
or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.


Our Father's Garden
Author Unknown

Our Father kept a garden.
garden of the heart;
He planted all the good things,
That gave our lives their start.
He turned us to the sunshine,
And encouraged us to dream:
Fostering and nurturing
The seeds of self-esteem.
And when the winds and rain came,
He protected us enough;
But not too much because he knew
We would stand up strong and tough.
His constant good example,
Always taught us right from wrong;
Markers for our pathway that will last a lifetime long.
We are our Fathers garden,
We are his legacy.
Thank you Dad, we love you.


Life Lessons
Joanna Fuchs

You may have thought I didn’t see,
Or that I hadn’t heard,
Life lessons that you taught to me,
But I got every word.
Perhaps you thought I missed it all,
And that we’d grow apart,
But Dad, I picked up everything,
It’s written on my heart.
Without you, Dad, I wouldn’t be
The (woman)(man) I am today;
You built a strong foundation
No one can take away.
I’ve grown up with your values,
And I’m very glad I did;
So here’s to you, dear father,
From your forever grateful kid


My Hero
Author Unknown

You held my hand when I was small
You caught me when I fell
You are the hero of my childhood
And my later years as well
And every time I think of you
My heart still fills with pride
Though I will always miss you Dad
I know you’re by my side
In laughter and in sorrow
In sunshine and in rain
I know you’re watching over me
Until we meet again.

Dad's Love Remains
Author Unknown

Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
Far as long as there is memory,
They'll live on in the heart.


In Loving Memory of Dad
Author Unknown

He never looked for praises
He was never one to boast 
He just went on quietly working 
For the ones he loved the most. 
His dreams were seldom spoken 
His wants were very few 
And most of the time his worries 
Went unspoken too. He was there...
A firm foundation 
Through all our storms in life 
A sturdy hand to hold on to 
In times of stress and strife. 
A true friend we could turn to 
When times were good or bad 
One of our greatest blessings 
The man that we called Dad.

I Miss You Dad Poems

There’s A Special Place In My Heart for Him
- Author Unknown

There’s a special kind of feeling
When I think about you, Dad
It’s a pleasure to remember
All the happy times we’ve had
There’s a special kind of caring
That is meant for you alone
There’s a place somewhere
Within my heart
That only you can own
Missing you always,
Happy Father’s Day.


- James Whitcomb Riley

I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
He has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of him still the same way, I say;
He is not dead, he is just away.

Not How Did He Die, But How Did He Live?
- Summer Sandercox

Not, how did he die, but how did he live?
Not, what did he gain, but what did he give?
These are the units to measure the worth
Of a man as a man, regardless of his birth.
Nor what was his church, nor what was his creed?
But had he befriended those really in need?
Was he ever ready, with words of good cheer, To bring back a smile, to banish a tear?
Not what did the sketch in the newspaper say, But how many were sorry when he passed away?

Memorial Quotes for Dad  - Quotes about Father Passed Away

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” – Harlan Coben
“A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” – Jennifer Williamson
“Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever.” – Unknown
“Dad is and always will be my living, breathing superhero.” – Bindi Irwin
“The loss of my father will always sting. But now, everything that I do is in honor of him and celebrates his life.” – Adrienne C. Moore
“My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” – Clarence Budington Kelland
“It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – Winnie the Pooh

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