Racing driver Dan Wheldon was being remembered today not only as a champion driver but as a devoted husband, caring father, loyal friend, beloved son – and a neat freak.
Family members, friends, fellow drivers and hundreds of supporters said goodbye to Wheldon during a memorial service in St Petersburg, Florida, today, that included heart-wrenching letters by his wife and little sister, a story-filled eulogy by the best man at his wedding and two gripping songs by Wynonna Judd.
There were several references to Wheldon’s love of keeping everything tidy.
The two-time Indianapolis 500 winner was one of the sport’s most popular drivers. He died last Sunday in IndyCar’s season finale at Las Vegas.
He was buried in a private funeral service following today’s public memorial at the First Presbyterian Church of St Petersburg.