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hoity toit

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Joined Nov 4, 2011
RIP Pops.
So sorry to hear that he has passed. I just spoke with him about a week ago and he was still very positive and determined. We all have learned a lot from him and he will surely be missed by everyone. Our prayers go out to his family. He was one of the good guys who shared a wealth of information and stories here on SMF.



Smoking Guru
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Joined Aug 24, 2014
RIP Pops, I think the majority of the folks on this forum have used his tips/tricks and wisdom to create a better product,he will be missed !


Sausage maker
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Joined Apr 28, 2010
Condolences to his family. He will be missed here.



Smoke Whisperer
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Joined Jun 28, 2005
Here is an image that Pops wanted me to post for him after his passing.. he wanted to be remembered for the good times he had.

This was on a cruise he took back in late October of 2017, after all of his heart operations. Here he is shown enjoying a NY strip and a 7 & 7 , just enjoying life!

me at 2017 cruise dinner.jpg

He also wanted to share this benediction by Robert H. Schuller from the book, "Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking":

"And now may the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you.
And may God give you His peace in your going out and in your coming in, in your lying down and in your rising up, in your labor and in your leisure, in your laughter and in your tears...
Until you come to stand before Jesus in that day in which there is no sunset and no dawning.

I had many conversations with Pops over the years and I will miss his friendship and his wealth of knowledge. I am grateful for knowing him and having the opportunity to host all of the information that he posted on this forum.

He was one of those guys that made you a better person for having known him. I never got to meet him in person in this life but I truly will miss him and this forum will miss him greatly.

My sincere condolences go out to his family.

roadkill cafe

Smoking Fanatic
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jan 28, 2012
RIP Pops. I always enjoy reading your posts and learning from your vast experience. You will truly be missed here by all. My prayers go out to his family and friends.


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 18, 2013
Sorry to hear of this news. He will surely be missed! Thoughts and prayers for his family!

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