Community Mourns Granbury Skating Rink Owner Killed In Accident

Community Mourns Granbury Skating Rink Owner Killed In Accident


AND AL SHARP PONE REMEMBERED HER ROLE AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ABOUT VISIT. WE’LL HAVE MORE AT 4:30. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MORE TAN 40 YEARS A SMALL-TOWN INSTITUTION WILL OPEN UP TONIGHT WITHOUT THE MAN WHO PUT IT THERE. THE OWNER OF THE TOWN SKATING RINK IN GRANBURY DIED SUDDENLY IN AN ACCIDENT. CONDOLENCES ARE NOW COMING IN FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY. JASON? Reporter: KEN, THIS IS A MEMORIAL AT THE FRONT DOORS HERE OF THE SKATING RINK. PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ADDING TO IT HERE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. PEOPLE WHO AS KIDS CAME HERE AND THEY HAVE GROWN UP AND THEY NOW BRING THEIR OWN KIDS HERE AND THEY’RE ALL REMEMBERING THE OWNER BUDDY WISDOM. THE FAMILY SAYS WHILE THEY LOVE SEEING THIS, THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE TO MOVE SOME OF ID ASIDE BECAUSE IT IS FRIDAY NIGHT AND THEY’RE GOING TO OPEN THEIR DOORS JUST AS HE WOULD. THE 86-YEAR-OLD OPENED THIS WITH HIS WIFE FOUR DECADES AGO AND HIS FAMILY TOLD US HE PRACTICALLY LIVED HERE KEEPING IT GOING. WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON HE WAS WALKING ACROSS A BUSY ROAD NEAR HIS HOUSE AND HE WAS HIT BY A CAR AND HE DIED THE NEXT MORNING AT A HOSPITAL IN FORT WORTH. WITH HIS AGE HE HAD NOT BEEN AROUND THE RINK AS MUCH IN THE LAST YEAR, BUT THE FAMILY HAS JUST BEEN FLOODED WITH CALLS AND MESSAGES AND CONDOLENCES FROM ALL OVER TOWN AND EVEN OUT OF STATE OPENING THEIR EYES TO JUST HOW MANY PEOPLE HE IMPACTED OVER THE YEARS. AND THIS GIRL CALLED FROM COLORADO YESTERDAY AND SHE SAID LET ME KNOW WHEN THE SERVICES ARE BECAUSE I AM COMING IN. SHE USED TO SKATE ALL THE TIME WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG. SHE SAID HES WITH A GREAT INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE. JUST A GREAT GUY — HE WAS A GREAT INFLUENCE ON MY LIFE. JUST A GREAT GUY. Reporter: SHE SAYS SHE MET HER HUSBAND AT A SKATING RINK IN FORT WORTH. SHE NEVER SUSPECTED SHE WOULD ALSO BE RUNNING A SKATING RINK WITH HIM FOR ALL OF THOSE YEARS. WE TALKED TO PEOPLE ABOUT WHY THIS PLACE MEANT SO MUCH.

Antonio Breitenberg

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  1. Joni I luv my fam says:

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I had many great memories growing up at our local rink as well. It's so sad to loose a legend, a best friend, an example. I hope you find peace in the love everyone around you brings and all the memories shared. He sounds like he was a wonderful man. ♡

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