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Thoughts and Prayers

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by JShirley, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I'm sorry to have to tell you Dave has incurable cancer. He doesn't have long- perhaps a few weeks. Please keep his family in mind. I'll let folks know if there's any help we can give his family.

  2. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    As in Dave McCracken?

    Say it ain't so
  3. JShirley

    JShirley Administrator Staff Member

    I wish like hell it wasn't. :(
  4. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Well THAT just ruined my day - I sent a PM, hope he is able to read it
  5. MCgunner

    MCgunner Well-Known Member

    Jeez, well, I pray every night and he will get a mention. My mom was taken by cancer. She was otherwise health, had years left in her life. It sux.
  6. JoeMal

    JoeMal Well-Known Member

    My thoughts go out to his family, friends, and members of this site who have benefited from knowing him. Need to stay positive while he's still around...a family friend was told he had 'weeks' left and lived another 8 years.
  7. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    Prayers and thoughts, respect and admiration for you Dave.

    May God's healing hands be upon you this very hour.
  8. Fiv3r

    Fiv3r Well-Known Member

    I'm very, very sorry to hear this, John.

    Smoke and prayers for sure.
  9. Old Unc'

    Old Unc' Well-Known Member

    this is horrible news. My thoughts and prayers go out to Dave and his family. I just can't imagine what they are going through. It seems that this hideous disease is on the rise. God bless you Dave, and how about a miracle from above...
  10. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    I don't have the words to express how sorry I am to hear that, John. Thank you for passing on the news, even though it's sad.

    We all owe Dave a huge debt of gratitude for all the good things he's done for us here in this forum, and for shotgunning in general. I envy those fortunate folks who had the chance to get in a session of Claybusting 101 with him at PGC.

    God bless you, Dave, and your family.
  11. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    Those of us who've not had the privilege of his company are clearly the lesser for the omission.

    I am incredibly sad at reading this. :(
  12. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

  13. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    Dave, we love you and are praying for you.
  14. JohnBT

    JohnBT Well-Known Member

    Say hi to Dave for me. For all of us.

    I hate getting bad news like this. No matter how many times it happens it's always an unwelcome shock. This is the second time since Saturday that I've heard the word "weeks".

  15. TarDevil

    TarDevil Well-Known Member

  16. heeler

    heeler Well-Known Member

    Very sorry to hear.
    Prayers sent for Dave and his family.
  17. 2zulu1

    2zulu1 Well-Known Member

    Sad news, will keep Dave and family in my prayers. Thank you John for posting.
  18. Arp32

    Arp32 Well-Known Member

    Dave is a fine gentleman and we are better off for having his presence on the web.
  19. JSNAPS

    JSNAPS Well-Known Member

    My thoughts go out to Dave and his family.
  20. Larry Ashcraft

    Larry Ashcraft Moderator Staff Member

    Dave, thanks for devoting many hours of time mentoring shotgun folks at both TFL and THR. It was my wish to someday shoot a round of SC with you.

    Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Larry and Sandy Ashcraft

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