Father's Day for some dads is just another work day

6:23 AM, Jun 17, 2013   |    comments
  • Felix Torres helps a customer at Auto Zone as he works on Father's Day.
  • Steve Dooley helps a customer as he works at Strike & Spare Family Fun Center on Father's Day.
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(WBIR - Knoxville) While many dads were able to enjoy Father's Day on Sunday with their family, it was just another day at work for others.

Steve Dooley of Maryville spent the day listening to the sound of bowling balls knocking down pins. The father of a 17-year-old son worked the night shift at Strike & Spare Family Fun Center. Dooley said he enjoys seeing others enjoy special days.

"Anytime we see families come out, especially on Father's Day or Mother's Day, and bowl and enjoy themselves that's what makes it," Dooley said.

Felix Torres of Seymour was also working on Father's Day. The manager for Auto Zone has a son and daughter who have both grown and moved to other parts of the country.

Torres said, I love my children and hopefully I may take a trip to see them one day. Just not today." Torres also said, "Last year was actually good. I had almost all of the holidays off. I guess this time I've got to bite the bullet. But it's not bad."

One more father, Dean Golding of Rutledge, spent his Father's Day working at Fountain City Wrecking Service. Golding said he's worked every Father's Day since his two daughters were born. Golding's daughters are now in their late teens and early 20s.

"The way I look at it is every day is a Father's Day to me with my family and my kids. So one particular day doesn't necessarily mean there's one day for Father's Day," Golding said.

All three of the working dads said their children wished them a happy Father's Day, which was enough for them.


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