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#815640 - 07/10/08 03:37 PM In Memory of my Uncle Bill.
Kirk
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I got some bad news today. My Uncle, Bill Young died early this afternoon. He was avid fisherman and a huge fan of Richard Simms.
He was out working with his son installing a swimming pool and collapsed. He died a short time later at the hospital. He lived in the Birmingham Alabama area but was a Tennessee Boy at heart.

I want to thank Richard Simms for the kindness and caring he always showed Bill on his fishing trips. You helped make his golden years a little brighter.

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#815651 - 07/10/08 03:41 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Kirk]
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Sorry man. I feel your pain. "Uncle Bill's" are priceless. I have lost a couple. I wish they had a chance to sample a Simms.
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#815729 - 07/10/08 04:19 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: bowriter]
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 Originally Posted By: bowriter
Sorry man. I feel your pain. "Uncle Bill's" are priceless. I have lost a couple. I wish they had a chance to sample a Simms.


I got me an Uncle Bill too.

sorry to hear that Kirk,

Best of luck to you, Kyle, and your family.


Edited by Buckblaster (07/10/08 04:19 PM)
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#815736 - 07/10/08 04:27 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Buckblaster]
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Sorry to hear Kirk and Take care!
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#815745 - 07/10/08 04:39 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Kirk]
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I'm sorry to here about your uncle Bill passing on.
My he keep fishing in the after life!
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#815747 - 07/10/08 04:41 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: skynimrod]
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#815816 - 07/10/08 05:33 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: trealtree]
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sorry man
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#815956 - 07/10/08 07:36 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: ]
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sorry for your loss.
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#815997 - 07/10/08 08:15 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Bertman]
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Sorry for your loss. Folks like your Uncle Bill are special.
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#816020 - 07/10/08 08:38 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: scn]
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Kyle is taking it pretty hard. Bill was sort of his adopted Grandfather after my Father passed away five years ago. Bill and my Dad took me on my first Deep Sea trip out of Destin FL when I was
11 years old. I have been hooked on fishing ever since.

Uncle Bill was a good guy. He was likable and don't think I ever saw him angry or even raise his voice. He was a retired coal mining engineer and his hearing was nearly gone from years of underground blasting. He made my day a few years ago. I had just finished building my house and I took him a tour. When we finished he patted me on the shoulder and told me he always knew that I was going to amount to something. That meant a lot to me.


Edited by Kirk (07/10/08 08:39 PM)
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#816055 - 07/10/08 09:11 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Kirk]
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Sorry about your loss. Just remember he's in a better place where he don't have to deal with earthly issues anymore. I'm sure he's reeling in the big ones on heavens crystal lake right now \:\)
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#816142 - 07/10/08 10:02 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: cbcs1987]
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sorry for your loss kirk
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#816149 - 07/10/08 10:05 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: baldntatted]
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hate to hear it. Sorry for your loss.
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#816179 - 07/10/08 10:29 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: scn]
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Prayers sent for you and your family. The man that taught me most of what I know about fishing was an Uncle. I miss him.
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#816199 - 07/10/08 11:05 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: 8up]
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Very sorry to hear of your loss. You're in my prayers this evening.
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#816438 - 07/11/08 08:56 AM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: ]
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My condolences.
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#816466 - 07/11/08 09:22 AM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: strutandrut]
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Sorry to hear that Kirk. Your family and especially Kyle are in our prayers. Sounds like a top notch man, sorry for your loss.
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#816481 - 07/11/08 09:30 AM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Jason Eldridge]
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Very and sincerely sorry for your loss. \:\(
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#816485 - 07/11/08 09:34 AM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: scn]
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sorry for your loss
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#817608 - 07/12/08 12:11 AM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: JohnnyBond]
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Thanks guys!
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#818036 - 07/12/08 02:48 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Kirk]
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sorry to hear about your loss. bud let me know if i can do anything for you
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#818055 - 07/12/08 03:27 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: ratman]
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Sorry for your loss!!!
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#818387 - 07/12/08 08:39 PM Re: In Memory of my Uncle Bill. [Re: Kirk]
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Kirk, I am really sorry to hear. Fishing with Bill was always a special treat. He didn't say a lot... but it was clear he truly loved the river. Our last trip out Kitty told me that she worried about him continuing to work like he did. But it was clear that Bill was a man who was going to do what he wanted, and needed to do. I'm sure that if given a choice, he would much prefer to go "on the job." My prayers for you and your family... and thank you for the kind words. They make me proud... and proud to have spent days on the water with a fine man.
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