A Great Man Has Passed Away

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by tjohnson, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm very sorry to break the terrible news, that Gary Simmons(Scarbelly) has passed away

    Gary was a friend to many on this forum and my dear friend in real life

    He opened his home and heart to my family

    My Friend Will Be Truly Missed!

    Love Ya Buddy!


    Todd thank you for posting this sad event...

    I just spoke to Gary's wife Kathy and she asked me to let everyone here know the following...

    She has been reading all our wishes for her and her family and wants to thank all of us for our thoughts, prayers and kind words. Gary will surely be missed by many and know that he loved spending time with us and appreciated all he got from being a member of this Forum...JJ
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  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    I am speechless, I can't believe this. Man this hurts! I will miss him so much! 
  3. tulsajeff

    tulsajeff Master of the Pit Staff Member Administrator OTBS Member


    Thank you for letting us know.. I don't even have the words to express how shocking this is..

    Gary has been with us for a number of years and was one of the moderators over the roll call area. He was usually one of the first people to greet the new members and he did such a good job of it. SMF will not be the same without him.

    I will be eternally grateful for what he did here at SMF.

    Please pass my condolences on to the family and if there is anything I can do just speak the word.
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, I am at a loss for words.  Rest in peace my friend.  Prayers sent to his friends and family
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    How sad. So sorry to hear that.
    He was one of the great ones here on SMF.
    My sympathis to his family .
    He will be missed here on SMF .
  6. Oh no!!!!

    What a shock!!!!!!!

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    WOW my heart is saddened by this news. What happened?
  8. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I am also speechless...... RIP Scarbelly! Wow, very sad news indeed! 
  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    RIP my friend.....  you will be greatly missed....  condolences to the family and friends.....  
  10. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     There's gonna be a great big party in Heaven tonight. I'm thinking if we look closely enough, the clouds will have a thin blue tinge, and there will be a slight waft of wood smoke in the air.

    RIP friend.
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  11. meatinc

    meatinc Smoke Blower

    Gary was the first one to welcome most of us to the forum and always had positive feedback and thoughtful suggestions for everyone.  His support of SMF Forum and the BBQ world in general has left a void that will not soon be filled..  I was lucky enough to meet Gary in person a few times and I enjoyed his company and positive outlook - and his great cooking abilities.

    Condolences to his family.  He will be missed.
  12. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So sorry to hear that. I'll say a little prayer for him next time I fire up my smoker. Condolences to his loved ones. You will be missed Gary. [​IMG]
  13. smokey mo

    smokey mo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    WOW!  I have no words but may there be peace in that household.  Gary was a good friend and he will be missed. See you in heaven my friend.
  14. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    So sorry to hear this!  Gary was one of the first to welcome me when I joined SMF and I have gained much knowledge from him.

    RIP my friend. 
  15. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    This is truly a shock; if you can post any details why it was so sudden, please do.  In the meantime, condolences to his family and friends, as well to all that knew him here.
  16. bruno994

    bruno994 Master of the Pit

    Prayers to his family from all of us Texas Smokers....
  17. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    This is awful news. He will be missed greatly.
  18. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    A sad day indeed!

    RIP Scar.
  19. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    WHAT? Wow, thoughts and prayers to his family. He will truly be missed. I am shocked. What a sad day. I am at a loss for words.
  20. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Condolences to everyone close to him.  He will be missed here.

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