Rory Feek shares touching memories from Joey's hometown memorial

Rory Feek Shares An Emotional Blog Post Following Joey Feek's Funeral

This past weekend, Rory Feek returned to his late wife Joey's hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, to attend a memorial service held by the community. On Friday, the country singer shared some memories and photos from the touching trip.

"We took one final tour-bus ride home," Rory wrote on his website,, where he chronicled his wife's battle with terminal cancer until she died on March 4. "To Joey's town. To grieve with and celebrate with the people in her community. And to lift up one of their own with tears and joy and songs and speeches."

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Joey was buried on the Feek's family farm in Pottsville, Tennessee on March 10, but Rory and the couple's daughter 2-year-old Indiana made the journey back to her hometown to attend the memorial, which was held in Joey's high school gymnasium and featured speeches and performances from the country singer's friends and family.

"A few minutes before, as Indy was still napping, I sat in the back hallway of the bus and did my best to come up with a few words to say... to thank this town and to lift up my beautiful bride and this community," Rory recalled of the service, which was hosted by gospel singers and friends of the family Bill and Gloria Gaither. "After I spoke, Indy and I stood and watched a video honoring her mama. It was hard and beautiful to watch at the same time. The whole day was so special. Thank you to everyone who was there and to everyone who wished they could be there with us. Like me, I know my wife would've found a way to see the beauty in this sad day."


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The country singer was thankful for the hospitality of his wife's hometown, where the couple stayed while Joey was in hospice care.

"I never paid for a piece of pizza while we were there the past five months. Or an oil change. Or hardly even a meal at a restaurant. I've been hugged by cashiers at Home Depot and had people cry in my arms in the produce aisle of the grocery store. I've had waitresses pray with me in restaurants and neighbors drop off home cooked meals day-and-night to the house we were staying in," he remembered. "People just want to help. They feel your hurt and want to share your pain. They made something hard, a little easier."

Joey and Rory Feek's relationship in photos:

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Rory Feek shares touching memories from Joey's hometown memorial
...some birthdays are more than just birthdays. They're dreams coming true and prayers being answered.
...our oldest daughter Heidi by her mama's side last night. Holding on and letting go.
when a mother can't get to the kitchen, but wants so much to help make her family dinner... you bring the kitchen to mama.
...happy Valentine's Day my love
...happy Valentine's Day mama
Piggy-tail french braids.... Indy getting her hair done by her Aunts for Grammy watching w her mama and papa tonight (if it's not past her bedtime).
....some baby puppies came to play with Indy the other day, but I think her mama loved their visit the most.
...Indy's first day of swimmy lessons
...loving watching them loving each other.
We had a 1940's themed New Years Eve party last year in our barn. I dusted off my old uniform and my bride and I cut a rug to some big band music. Hoping for a long sweet slow dance this year.
It's 60 and sunny outside today and even brighter inside.. Joey's out of bed teaching signs to Indy on the floor.
...hand-made pigtails and a second-hand tricycle.
...our girls drove up here last night to spend more time with their mom and little sister.
..this was taken at one of our last concerts. Love is a powerful thing to pray for.
backstage with a little fan with a big heart.
...driving to the airport to fly to Branson to play a matinee show, then flying back to Atlanta later today for one more week of treatments.

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In the post, Rory also took the opportunity to thank all the fans that have followed the couple's heartbreaking journey from Joey's diagnosis, to their first GRAMMY nomination, to Indiana's second birthday, and finally, Joey's death at 40.

"Sometimes I think the internet is a big scary place. A place where only dark things happen and the worst in people and life get lifted up," Rory wrote. "But I don't think that way anymore. I think the internet is also a place where people can come together and share their hopes and their fears. A great big beautiful community of strangers... struggling, hurting, celebrating and needing each other. A great big, small town. Our town."

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