Daughters believe their fathers are perfect in so many ways. My sister and I are no different. For over 28 years, we have watched our father work to dedicate himself to our family, Church, and the community. I am very proud of my father Gary Starnes.
I would like to share what I know about my dad. He has worked tirelessly to teach each one of us to want to make better choices. He has taught us to always give back to our community, St. Jude, T.C. Thompson, and other children's hospitals. Growing up, I cannot recall any event in mine or my sibling’s lives that our dad has missed. Regardless of time, distance or importance he has always been there.
He is also the most involved grandfather to his two-year-old grandson, Avery. Any amount of free time from 30 minutes to five hours, you can find him spending it with Avery teaching him how to mow the yard, throw rocks in the lake, play basketball, and how to drive a boat among a few of the many things. He has been such a positive and caring role model in Avery's life.
My siblings and I are your typical 19, 24, and 28 young adults, but our father has always given us a chance to correct our mistakes, learn, and grow from them no matter how frustrated he got with us. He has an incredible gift of forgiveness and the ability to know that nobody is perfect and people will make mistakes, but he is always willing to give anyone a chance to correct them.
Our father, Gary Starnes, is the most qualified, hardworking, and dedicated candidate for Sessions Court judge.
Please join us in voting for our dad, Gary Starnes for Hamilton County General Sessions Court judge on Aug. 2.
Lesley and Christina Starnes