In photo, Bush's service dog honors the late president

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George H.W. Bush's last words before his death on Friday have been revealed by a longtime friend and colleague who shared the former U.S. president's bedside.

As of Monday morning, all living Presidents are expected to attend Bush's funeral on Wednesday at the Washington National Cathedral.

The elder Bush died on Friday at his home in Houston.

Haslam had previously ordered all flags over state buildings and the Tennessee Statehouse be lowered to half-staff until sunset on December 30 to honor Bush's life. He will be honored during several public and private events in Houston and Washington before his burial Thursday in Texas. Bush will be buried next to his wife Barbara, who died in April, and their daughter Robin, who died of leukemia at the age of three.

The entire campus, except for dining services, will be closed for the day.

Bush's body will be transported by a motorcade Monday morning from a Houston funeral home to Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base, a Texas Air National Guard base. The couple was married for 73 years, longer than any other USA presidential couple.

Pallbearers carried Bush's casket from a hearse across the tarmac to a presidential plane commonly known as Air Force One.

President Donald Trump will not speak at the funeral, sources with knowledge of the plans tell CNN, but has said that he will attend Wednesday's memorial.

The last funeral for a former president was the one for Gerald Ford, who died on December 26, 2006 and was buried January 2; Ronald Reagan had died two years earlier in June 2004.

Bush, who was president from 1989 to 1993, will lie in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation from Monday through Wednesday.

His fans have multiplied since his work gained more attention following Bush's death, and an outpouring of appreciation for the dog has been part of the mourning process.

"He was just a high-quality man who truly loved his family", Trump said Saturday while in Argentina.

Shortly before leaving the service, he married his 19-year-old sweetheart, Barbara Pierce, and forged the longest presidential marriage in USA history.

He was denied a second term by Arkansas Gov. Clinton, who would later become a close friend.

Bush replied: "Good, that's where I want to go".

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