One week ago today, Tucker Beathard’s younger brother Clayton was fatally stabbed outside a Nashville bar along with his friend Paul Trapeni III. According to police reports, a female friend of theirs was receiving unwanted advances from a man and when they confronted him, a fight broke out, and they both needlessly lost their lives in the process.
The scumbag suspect, who has a long history of violent crime, has since been captured.
Last night however, Tucker shared this heartfelt Instagram post, honoring his late brother’s life, and praising him as a personal role model, even though he was younger than Tucker.
“On December 21st God sure did get a good one. Anyone who knows Clay knew what kind of light he naturally was in any situation no matter what the circumstances. I’m beyond blessed to have gotten 22 incredible years with him. As heartbreaking and hard this experience has been it has also pushed me and my family to a whole new level of faith and what it means to trust God and what his plan is. Clay was a true warrior for God and his kingdom and to see the legacy he has made and the lives he has changed, including mine, has given me some perspective on what life is really all about at the end of the day. It amazes me to see how Clay already had that perspective… he lived a life here on earth for serving Jesus and had that discernment of right and wrong and the courage to wear his faith on his sleeve. I think God saw the great work he has done and now has rewarded him with a new life in heaven that no one can even fathom how incredible it is, and that thought alone is enough to help me smile in the midst of all this. Clay, I love you and I can’t wait to see you again, and I like to think you looked up to me being your older brother, but the truth is, it’s you who I look up to… I think the matching Bible verse tattoo that we have sums up perfectly how Clay lived and approached his life here on earth… Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my light and salvation for whom shall I fear, the lord is the stronghold of my life for whom shall I be afraid.”