Metro family loses father who was die-hard Cubs fan - - Jackson, MS

Metro family loses father who was die-hard Cubs fan

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A family in Jackson had a huge surprise in store for their dad who happened to be a die-hard Cubs fan.

Daughter, Candice Hinson grew up in a family of Cubs fans so for her dad's June birthday she had something very special in store. 

The family went to Atlanta to watch the Cubs game and celebrate their dad.

Two months later, her father, Chauncey Dunbar, died unexpectedly at the age of 65.

He was never able to see his Cubs win a single game. Hinson said that the World Series game was a fun, emotional, and sweet experience. She said the family thought of their dad the entire game. 

The family's eyes filled with tears when the final out was recorded and the Cubs finally won a World Series. 

Hinson said, "A lot of tears, but happy tears knowing Dad was watching. I feel like he was an angel in the outfield. He even said back in the spring, 'I hope the Cubs have a shot this year.'  And sure enough, we did."

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