Franklin Graham writes tribute to his late father, Billy Graham

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Billy Graham Dead at 99

The Rev. Billy Graham, the Christian evangelist known as “America’s pastor,” died Wednesday after battling various health ailments.

He was 99.

Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, posted a tribute to him on Facebook following the news of his father’s death.

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“Where is Heaven?” Franklin Graham recalled his father being asked, to which he then replied, “Heaven is where Jesus is, and I am going to Him soon!”

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Franklin Graham (R) helps his father Billy Graham to the stage during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Franklin Graham posted a tribute to his father, who died Feb., 21, 2018, on Facebook.
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Franklin Graham writes tribute to his later father, Billy Graham

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Franklin Graham (R) helps his father Billy Graham to the stage during the Billy Graham Library Dedication Service on May 31, 2007 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Franklin Graham posted a tribute to his father, who died Feb., 21, 2018, on Facebook.

“He will be missed by our family, his colleagues, faithful ministry partners, and, yes, many around the world,” Franklin Graham wrote. “But what joy he has to be welcomed by God the Father, and be reunited with my mother in the presence of Jesus who speaks peace to eternal souls.”

Related: Anne Graham Lotz on her father Billy Graham’s death: ‘Daddy is home’

Franklin Graham’s mother, Ruth Graham, died in 2007.

Read Franklin Graham’s Facebook post below:

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