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A Great Man Has Passed Away

post #1 of 171
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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

No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #2 of 171

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

post #3 of 171



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.

post #4 of 171

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

post #5 of 171
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 .
post #6 of 171
Oh no!!!!

What a shock!!!!!!!

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

post #7 of 171
WOW my heart is saddened by this news. What happened?
post #8 of 171

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

post #9 of 171

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

post #10 of 171

 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.

post #11 of 171

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.

post #12 of 171

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. icon_cry.gif

post #13 of 171

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.

post #14 of 171

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. 

post #15 of 171

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.

post #16 of 171

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

post #17 of 171
This is awful news. He will be missed greatly.
post #18 of 171

A sad day indeed!


RIP Scar.

post #19 of 171

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.

post #20 of 171

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

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