On May 6, 2008 my dear father John Marshall Tooker lost his life.  My father was one of my cherished mentors and dearest friends.  Not a week goes by that I don't miss him and his massive character.  All who knew him would agree that his wild character was so addictive.  If in my life I can manage to become a Fraction of the Husband, Father, brother and friend that this great man was, I will have achieved Magnificence.  I love you dad and will forever hold you deep in my heart.