The father of a 6-year-old boy who died in a car accident in August says he has no regrets and wants to keep the memory of his son alive as he deals with grief.
John Kline, 59, of Fort Worth, Texas, was among about 500 people who showed up for the funeral of his 7-year “soul mate” Tuesday in a suburb of Houston, Texas.
Kline was among several hundred who paid tribute to his son, who died after a car crashed into a house in Fort Worth’s southwest side.
“I don’t have a wife, I’m not a father.
I’m never going to have a father, so I’m going to keep my son alive for my entire life,” Kline said outside the Fort Worth cemetery.”
You don’t know what you’re going to get with him, I guess, and I think you just need to do whatever it takes.
If you’re feeling bad about it, don’t feel bad.
Just stay positive.”
The death of Kline’s son, Ryan, has drawn widespread attention in Texas, where the nation’s largest population of children is split between those born to single mothers and those with married or cohabiting partners.
Klines own business has long had a strong presence in the area, including its headquarters in the city of Irving.
It is located next to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and about five miles (8 km) north of the city’s downtown.KLINE, who had lived in Fort Bend County, Texas since 1979, has been the family’s main breadwinner and is survived by his three children.
He and his wife, JoAnn, live in the home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.