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Old 04-07-2012, 02:43 PM   #21
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Very sorry to hear about you and your families loss.

I have not seen your dad in a couple of years, but always enjoyed talking with him. I was in West Union last year and ran into a fellow gearhead with whom I have never met, and the conversation quickly steered in the direction of your dad, his car, and his knowledge. He was a great guy.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:44 PM   #22
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I just want to thank all of you for your support for our family while we deal with the loss of my Dad. Hearing from all of you just continues to show the legacy that he leaves behind. For those of you that are local the service will be on Sat. April 14. Visitation will be from 2pm-3pm with a Memorial to take place directly afterwards. Location is the Thompson-Meeker Funeral Home, 216 W Mulberry St., West Union OH 45693. If you wish to send any condolences to the rest of the family send to :www.meekerfuneralhomes.com They will see that my Mother receives them. Thanks again for your thoughts and prayers. Jeff Leis
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #23
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Jim was one of the real good guys.
I hadn't seen him in 4 years, but we talked often on the phone.
I will really miss that man.
Condolences to you, Jeff, and the rest of the family.

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Old 04-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #24
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Very sorry to hear this. My wife and I met Jim at the cinematic and he was truly one of the good guys. You and your family have our deepest condolences.
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Old 04-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #25
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Sorry for your loss, and he's a loss to the HAMB for sure.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:47 PM   #26
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Very sorry for your loss. He was a good guy and freely shared the information he had gathered and computed with much hard work!
I was waiting for the phone to ring...he used to call me from time to time and we would shoot the bull about valve tools (he actually had more valve junk than me!) and compression ratios and such...an extremely well informed man, and a hard working scholar of the flathead. He had way too much medical news to report in his last call, but was still working on his projects and I just assumed he would be with us a lot longer. My phone ain't gonna ring again for technical conversations like that...first Flatdog, then Jim gone. I will miss that a great deal.
His HUGE and carefully worked out chart of flathead compression ratios is an important tool and piece of technical information made available for all.
I printed a couple of copies for computerless friends, and now every time I go to a club meeting several more people ask me to make them copies...and everyone needs his wonderfully worked out flathead cross sections of early and late engines.
He will be missed by a lot of people. His internet community is huge.
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:00 PM   #27
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I'm very sorry about your loss-my prayers go out to you and your family!

Early on, when I couldn'y find info on the Caddy flathead I was building, your dad would email info about Ford flatheads. His help and information was invaluable!

I'll hoist a Pepsi over dinner tonight, in his honor!
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #28
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Both sides of this guys brain were gifted. His visual sence rivaled mechanical knowledge. That merc was so beautiful, it was almost surreal!
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #29
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I am thinking about heading down to the visitation so if anyone from up north wants to go get with me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:38 PM   #30
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Jeff, Cheri and I are going so if you and any others want to caravan down let me know.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:30 AM   #31
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Sorry for your loss, just remember the good times with him.
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:59 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by Aquaroscoe View Post
Sorry for your loss, sorry for our loss. I enjoyed and respected his posts on here and fordbarn.

I could not have expressed my thoughts better than this. I always learned something from your Dad's posts. My condolences...
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:39 AM   #33
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Ah so sad. I knew Jims health was waining. He was a fighter. A great man and am proud to have known him. A Sad day indeed.
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Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked.....
the good fortune to run into the ones I do.....
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:56 PM   #34
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Sorry to say,but I didn't know your POP .
My lost ..

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:19 AM   #35
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Damn. Very sorry to hear this. Terrible loss
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:30 AM   #36
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Lifting this family up to the Lord for peace and understanding during this time of loss. Gary
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