G503 Member - Passing

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Bill B
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G503 Member - Passing

Post by Bill B » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:39 pm

I am Bill B's daughter, Jill, logged in under his account. I'm sorry to report to you all that my dad passed away on December 6th.

I know he had not posted here in a while, but being a member of several online forums myself, I thought there might be folks here that would want to know.

Restoring his jeep was one of the biggest pleasures in his life. I know that he found this site a bottomless resource of information and support during that process.

My mother, sister and I would like to thank everyone here that helped him, sold him something, bought something from him, or just had a chin wag or two with him.

Bill's Family

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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Joe Friday » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:42 pm

Very sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

I hope when my time comes someone will take the time to share a caring message as you have.

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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Jon » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:47 pm

Thank you Jill.......

My sincerest condolences. Bill was a very valued member here on the Gee......

I've made your post a sticky for the time being........and I'll reflect what Joe Friday said......

Cheers
Jon
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Post by Jim M » Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:54 pm

Condolences to you and family.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Jim Gordon » Wed Dec 31, 2014 6:05 pm

Jill
Your Dad Bill was extremely lucky to have you as a daughter. Jim


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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:55 pm

My condolences, Jill to you and your family.

I didn't know your father but I can see in reviewing his posts that he liked tools and loved selling them and posting about jeeps.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Ernie Baals » Sat Jan 03, 2015 7:01 pm

My Condolences to you and your family Jill
Rip Dad 1/22/24 to 12/21/11
I will always love and miss you.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Mike Wright » Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:05 pm

Jill,
We're all sorry for your loss.
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Post by artificer » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:01 pm

There is a world of great folks on the G & unfortunately we have just lost another....cineri gloria sera venit....
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Kevin Lockwood » Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:41 pm

Jill,
Thank you for the post to this thread. My thoughts and prayers will include your family this evening. I am sure there is a jeep or two beyond those heavenly gates.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Bill B » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:53 pm

Jon wrote:Thank you Jill.......

My sincerest condolences. Bill was a very valued member here on the Gee......

I've made your post a sticky for the time being........and I'll reflect what Joe Friday said......

Cheers
Jon
thank you so much Jon - and thank you to everyone that said such kind words about my Dad..... I was with him when he took possession of his jeep ... and let me tell you, i thought it was the sorriest piece of automotive junk i'd ever seen - but after a few years, he turned it into something very, very special. I was, and still am, in awe of my Dad.

Thank you all again........

Jill B

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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Destructo6 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 6:31 am

Very sorry to hear that.
God gave you a soul.
Your parents, a body.
Your country, a rifle.

Keep all of them clean.

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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by Marty, SoCal » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:10 am

Jill, sorry for your families' loss. :cry:

If you plan on keeping your Dad's jeep in the family and you have any questions about it or how to maintain and operate it, please let us help! There most likely is a "G" member close to you that could help you, too.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by signsup » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:30 am

It sound like keeping it in the family has value. Another option recently employed by a member of our local MVPA club's widow was to donate his jeep to a museum in her husbands honor. That way, his memory and hard work lived on for others to enjoy.
I remember at his funeral that the widow wanted to bring the jeep to the memorial service but couldn't find the keys. We explained to her that there were no keys to start it and we have helped her with the maintainance of it and involve her in the clubs activities.

Your father will be missed, but his love for his vehicle will live on for as long as it does.
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Re: G503 Member - Passing

Post by lucakiki » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:48 am

My condolences, Jill.
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