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Folks Of Interest there is no easy way of saying it - Gene Cromer has passed away

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 14, 2021.

  1. It is with a heavy heart I let the HAMB community know that the man I have looked up to since I was a kid is no longer with us, he is not suffering anymore.

    I was told Gene passed away early this morning after being transferred to Saint Francis hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.

    He was a neighbor when I was a kid, a childhood hero and as a wonderful friend as a adult, Gene was a good & honorable man, a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather and great- grandfather also a devout Christian.

    Please keep the entire Cromer family in your thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

    I will post funeral arrangements when they are available. Danny
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2021
  2. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,175

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend Danny.
    God bless his family and all his friends.
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  3. jll34
    Joined: May 5, 2017
    Posts: 71


    So hoping and praying, we wouldn’t get this news. Prayers and condolences to his family and many, many friends. Jerry
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  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,450

    Jalopy Joker

    Wow - Sincere sympathy goes out to his Family and friends - HOTRODPRIMER, Thanks for being a good friend to him - sharing this must be very difficult
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  5. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,872

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Very sad news
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  6. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 752


    Sorry to see this, his family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers .
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  7. sad news to hear.. RIP Gene ... Thoughts and Prayers to his family and friends.
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  8. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 5,682

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    So sad to hear. Thankful to hear that he is now healed, but will be praying for comfort for his loved ones in a time of loss. Thanks for letting us know Danny.
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  9. Chavezk21
    Joined: Jan 3, 2013
    Posts: 669


  10. cs39ford
    Joined: May 1, 2012
    Posts: 856


    Condolences to his family. God Speed
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  11. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,687

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Thoughts and prayers for his family. RIP Gene
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  12. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,068


    He's not gone, he lives on through us.....some men leave a mark when they go, he has left us with memories and adulation, what more respect is there than that?
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  13. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,885

    from Alabama

    There is coming a day Danny. There's coming a day when all the tears will be wiped away.
    God Bless you and the Cromer family.
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  14. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,616


    Another titan in the automotive world is now gone.

    My deepest condolences go out to Gene's family and friends. I will be lifting them all up in prayer. I never got to meet Gene but from everything I've seen and heard he was an outstanding human being. Godspeed Mr. Cromer!

    Thanks for the heads-up Danny.
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  15. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,852


    I’m very sorry to hear this and I hate to use the old cliche but his suffering is over. The accident took its initial toll on Mr. Cromer and then things were compounded by a series of other situations, he is at rest now.
    We’re sorry to see him go but we can reflect on his life as a friend, husband, father and grandfather where he no doubt excelled. Beyond his private life Gene was a racer and no doubt touched many over the years whether it was as a competitor or just a friendly face giving inspiration to a little kid in the pits. Who knows how many followed in his footsteps? We need more Gene Cromers, not just as hot rodders, but from all walks of life.
    Godspeed Gene Cromer.
  16. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 7,971


    Our thoughts and prayers are with his family
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  17. Doublepumper
    Joined: Jun 26, 2016
    Posts: 1,080


    So sorry to hear this. I have great respect for Gene and all he accomplished and the inspiration he gave to others.
    Rest in peace Gene.
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  18. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 755

    Joe Blow

    There's a quote from Hunter Thompson that I have on the wall of my shop. It's especially appropriate for hot rodders.

    "Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"

    What a ride Gene. Rest easy.
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  19. Oh Man….so sad..prayers to his Family and Friends..
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  20. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,468

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    Sorry for the loss of your friend man.......
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  21. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,112

    from Oregon

    Sad news. Sure glad the Moonlighter was rebuilt thanks to some kind folks, and Gene got to relive his youth with it. RIP
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  22. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,733


    Sorry for your loss Danny, and the HAMB’s.
    Condolences to his family.
  23. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 21,294

    from Michigan

  24. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,077

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Prayers and condolences to his many friends and family. So so sad.
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  25. 6sally6
    Joined: Feb 16, 2014
    Posts: 1,701


    Tough news!
    Sorry to hear it but...........I will always remember him at the Starlight 'back-in-the-day!' He could sure put on a show
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  26. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,995

    from DFW USA

    My condolences to his family and friends. He seems to have lived a wonderful life, and I bet he would agree. RIP.
  27. DC40
    Joined: Feb 15, 2014
    Posts: 231


    So sorry to hear this news about Gene, may he rest in peace. Prayers to his family and friends.
  28. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,239


    Saw this earlier today and My Heart was Saddened by the news. Gene Cromer meant many things to a Lot of people, Prayers of Comfort and Healing to His Family, Friends and Fans from around the world.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2021
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