40+ Miss You Dad Quotes, Poems, and Messages

There is an indescribable amount of grief after losing a father. Losing a father often means losing a protector, a guiding hand, a best friend, and a superhero. But focusing on all the incredible memories you shared and the amazing man he was can help bring light into your darker days. We hope that the following miss you dad words, quotes, messages, and poems can help to ease your pain with the reminder of your happy memories together. Whether you’re building a memorial shadow box, capturing fond memories in a tribute photo book, or you’re simply looking for comfort, find our list of miss you dad quotes below.

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Miss You Dad Quotes

These general miss you dad quotes some from those who have felt the loss of a father and want to pass on their own words of comfort to those who need it.

Missing Dad Quotes From Daughter

As a loving daughter, losing your father is an impossible thing to understand. If it’s recently happened to you or a loved one, you may be looking for words of comfort. We hope the following quotes help you in your time of loss, and if you’re looking for additional messages, look to our list of dad and daughter quotes.

Missing Dad Quotes From Son

The pain of losing a father figure might feel overwhelming, but the strength passed on from father to son can help you survive it. These quotes highlight that passing of knowledge, wisdom, and strength:

Dad In Heaven Quotes

The following quotes highlight the love between a father and child that still exists, even after he passes. Find them below:

Death Anniversary Message

If you are struggling for words, and want to express the hurt of the loss of your father, try the following messages for a lost father.

I Miss My Dad Poems

The following poems can be read for anything including a eulogy, a letter, or simply read to yourself for words of comfort.

“A Great Soul” by Maya Angelou
“A great soul
serves everyone
all the time.
A great soul
never dies.
It brings us together
again and again.”

“There’s A Special Place In My Heart for Him” by Unknown
“There’s a special kind of feeling
When I think about you, Dad
It’s a pleasure to remember
All the happy times we’ve had
There’s a special kind of caring
That is meant for you alone
There’s a place somewhere
Within my heart
That only you can own
Missing you always,
Happy Father’s Day.”

“My Father, My Father” by Dakota Ellerton
“My father, my father,
I love he,
my father, my father,
made me see,
how beautiful this world really can be.
My father, my father,
said to me,
my daughter my daughter,
come see me,
I won’t be around forever, and I have things that must be.
My father, my father,
don’t die on me.”

“Away” by James Whitcomb Riley
“I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead, he is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of hand
He has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
Its needs must be, since he lingers there.
And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
From the old-time step and the glad return-
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here
Think of him still the same way, I say;
He is not dead, he is just away.”

“Moments Before” by Kelly Horn
“Moments before our walk that afternoon,
I realized the path ended too soon.
Not long enough to hold his hand,
this amazing person, this loving man.
Not long enough to engage his eyes
and remember his always brimming with pride.
Not long enough to stand by his side,
as he was by mine after every rough tide.
Not long enough to laugh with him still,
after every bad joke,
after every tough hill.
Not long enough to walk with this man,
who has taught me to be the person I am.
Not long enough as we walked by his wife,
to thank them both for my wonderful life.
In all the walks I’ve taken in my life,
first as a girl and now as a wife,
I’ll remember that walk I took with my father
and always wish it could have been longer.”

Additional Miss You Dad Resources

We hope that this complete list of miss you dad quotes helped you or a loved one find some comfort in a difficult time. If you have a recent loved one who lost a father figure and you’re looking for additional resources, please consider the following sympathy and condolence guides: