Her son’s desperate call for a vintage car to lead the funeral procession of his ‘hero’ father
A son has made an emotional appeal to trace a vintage car to lead his father’s funeral procession next week.
John Muncie is desperate to find a red MK1 escort to take his “ hero ” father on his final trip on Wednesday May 12.
His father, Bill Muncie, owned the car when he met John’s mother and dreamed of getting inside a car before he died at 63 on Monday.
Sadly, Bill, from Hamilton, couldn’t make it and now John is desperate to honor his last wish.
John told the Record: “We are extremely touched by the overwhelming support.
“We were offered so many cars to accompany my father on his last trip, but we haven’t been able to get a Red MK1 Escort yet.
“Any help in making this wish come true would be greatly appreciated.”
In an attempt to trace the car, he posted a call for help on Facebook.
He said: “URGENT CALL for RED MK1 escort to lead the funeral procession.
“My dad owned a red mk1 with a black roof when he met my mom and one thing he wanted to do was run in one before he passed but unfortunately we never got a chance to get there.
“With all the gas heads, someone knows someone must have or know someone with an mk1 who can give me a ride and lead my father’s funeral procession on Wednesday May 12th.
“From ML3 to G72 0TT”
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Before posting the appeal, John included a touching tribute to his late father and described him as a hero.
He wrote: “Bill Muncie 08/01/1957 – 05/03/2021
“A son, a husband, a father, a brother. OUR HERO!
“My dad never looked for praise, never someone to brag to, quietly working for those he loved the most.
“Moms best friend, her rock, a man who has desires were very few, with concerns that are not expressed.
“Our Protector & Sat Nav through the storms of life, no matter the conflicts.
“Always there for his wife.
“Until our next adventure. Stay Easy Big Guy Forever in our hearts.”
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