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Folks Of Interest Ray Erickson . . . Bad News . . . Ray Has Passed

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BrerHair, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Stage 4, liver, it is not good. Ray is a happy guy who looks at the bright side, just a prince of a man.

    Please send out all the good vibes/thoughts/prayers/mojo that you can muster for a real pioneer in the custom car world.

    Here are some links to some Ray stuff, for those who do not know:

    http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?title=Ray_Erickson

    http://public.fotki.com/Rikster/11_car_photos/beautiful_custom_cars/ray-erickson-custom-cars/

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=11334

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/2013-kkoa-hall-of-fame-nominees.817930/#post-9086589

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/kkoa-hall-of-fame-nominee-ray-erickson.695990/
     
  2. I'll add him to my prayer list. HRP
     
  3. What the hell is going on? First Bill Hines health scare, yesterday found out that Dick Spadaro has brain cancer now this?...
     
  4. lo-buk
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    from kcmo

    In our prayers...
     

  5. hedg12
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  6. 39-2dr
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    Ray is a legend here in the Kansas City area. He is quite a character. He is a wealth of information. In my prayers.
     
  7. I had the pleasure of meeting Ray a couple of years ago. Our thoughts are with you sir!
     
  8. grim
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    Just got into KCMO; talked to Joan, and I'm heading over, to try and visit him, soon. I'll let you all know how he's doin'.

    Shot this, cruisin', around 8 months back. 969738_493554524055997_12914121_n.jpg
     
  9. Buddy Palumbo
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    He'll be in my thoughts ...
     
  10. I will certainly keep him and his family on my prayer list.
     
  11. BrerHair
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    Thanks Justin, good to have you back on the board!
     
  12. grim
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    I think we lost him, over the weekend.

    I'll update as soon as possible.
     
  13. BrerHair
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    Yes, Ray passed in his sleep Sat. night. Got this email from his wife on Sunday:

    I want to inform everyone, Ray made his transition last night at 8:40PM. He fought the cancer valiantly, but it was more than he could fight. He passed quietly in his sleep.Love Joan
     
  14. Blue One
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    RIP Ray, I was reading the other thread and it seems that Ray was blessed with a long fruitful life. At 83+ years we should all be happy to have shared his experiences.
     
  15. Stu D Baker
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    RIP Mr. Erickson. My sympathy to the family.
     
  16. Abomination
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    I commented on Justin's Facebook. This is a bummer indeed.

    He was a fantastic guy, and the real deal. RIP Ray - you're still radical in my book!

    ~Jason
     
  17. Tom davison
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    Ray was a happy, energetic and enthusiastic person, always with a smile. What a pleasure it was to have known him starting fifty years ago! My condolences to the family. Sounds like he passed in the manner in which we all hope to.
     
  18. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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    I'm honored that I came to know Ray over the last 10 years. Always a gentleman and always willing to give advice or better yet, turn a wrench, light a torch, use a dolly and hammer, or lay some paint. But the most enjoying and memorable for me was when Ray would bring pictures and a story to our Misfits gatherings. Ray would was always sharing years of memories and I tried to soak it all up.

    I'm confident Gods chariot is now powered by a full race flathead , chopped, sectioned, and flamed.
    Ray, we miss you already. RIP.
     
  19. Jive-Bomber
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    I wish I would have looked him up when I went back to KC for visits...
     
  20. seatex
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    May your tank always be full, and tread be left on your tires...................R.I.P. Mr. Erickson
     
  21. 39-2dr
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
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    I am told services will be this Saturday at Unity Village in Lee's Summit. Visitation will be between 1:30 and 2:30 pm.
     
  22. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    RIP Ray-----sorry to hear it. I just found this thread this morning.
     

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