So Long, My Old Friend

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by SmokinM » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:26 pm

He will be greatly missed, hard to believe he is gone. Thoughts and prayers to his family.

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by bbirder » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 pm

RIP Dun. We had an extended conversation once thru PM's and I have looked for his posts since then. I will miss him as many others I'm sure.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by Cross-7 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:09 pm

He was one of the good guys.
Breaks my heart, I prayed so hard.
I have no words.
God bless

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by farmerjan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:59 pm

So sorry to read this. Hadn't been on this forum near as long as most, but I enjoyed his posts. Condolences to the family.

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by greybeard » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:34 pm

Among his many accomplishments, I know dun treasured his time (1960-1980) in the US Navy.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by sim.-ang.king » Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:38 pm

When I hear of the passing of another poor traveler from this earth, I weep. For in my heart I know, that this is not the way it was meant to be. Death is a deep dark corruption of God's good creation, and only because of man's corruption, all of creation must suffer, die, and face Judgement.

But praise be to God that He provided way of escape from this final Judgement for all that will believe, through His Son. Though death will still come to all, death is not the end for those that believe. For those that believe in the sacrifice, that is Jesus Christ, they will be saved, and forever in paradise. Even in death, they will live.

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by boondocks » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:10 pm

I'm so sad to hear this news. Don never had a cross word on CT for anyone (that I ever saw!), and did a great job as mod (which isn't easy at times, I'm sure, what with this rascally bunch). The internet is weird; I never got to meet him in person but you still feel like you get to know people a little and share a bit of their journey. I'm glad that he shared some of his with us, and I appreciate all of his kind helpful words to us novices. He never made me feel like there was a stupid question, and that helped give me a measure of fortitude. My deepest sympathy to his family. and friends. Wish he'd had some more time...

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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by cfpinz » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:23 am

I spoke with Don's wife last night, and told her there were folks from here that would like to send flowers/condolences. Her first words were "No flowers!", so I'm taking it she doesn't want flowers... Below are a list of three charities that were near and dear to Don's heart, if someone wished to make a contribution in his honor to one of them I'm sure he'd be touched by the gesture.

Wagons for Warriors
Disabled American Veterans
Victory Junction Gang Camp in Randleman, North Carolina

Thank you all for your kind words, from Don's wife and me personally.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by farmboy80 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:59 am

M Gravlee wrote:Image

Don Thorpe was an invaluable part of the Q & A Boards with his vast knowledge and experience that he was so willing to share with you as evidenced by his 47343 posts. As your Moderator he worked tirelessly to make this place a friendly place to come and discuss cattle issues and find solutions to your problems. Thank you Don for all you did to make this forum what it is today. Rest in peace my friend.

You will be missed Don. I'm sorry I never made it up to meet you. But we will meet up in heaven. Thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by alisonb » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:29 am

Was browsing CT yesterday morning, had music playing in the background. This song played just as I was reading Dun's thread. Can't tell you how I felt. Thought I'd share it -
[youtube]https://youtu.be/zXRLozwejDk[/youtube]

I had the greatest of respect for you, dear Sir, you will be sorely missed.

R.I.P Don...
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by dieselbeef » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:37 am

awww dangit..another good one gone too soon..rest peacefully sir...you will be missed..

we need to create a sticky or something on here to reference his posts....
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by J&D Cattle » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:50 pm

RIP Don. Great guy I had the pleasure of meeting. He will definitely be missed.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by melking » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:00 pm

I am so saddened by this news. Breaks my heart. RIP good sir.
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by Hook2.0 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:47 pm

Rest In Peace dun, you are an amazing asset to this community
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Re: So Long, My Old Friend

Post by tater74 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:21 pm

Aw Shucks!! He was a good one. God bless him, his family and friends.
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