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Gaylon Mathews


From:
Jasper, Georgia
Post Posted 15 May 2009 3:08 am     Reply with quote

I got word from Gene's bass player, Staley Rogers,that their guitar player, Randy Prince, was killed in a wreck on the way to bus call last night. Some of you may know him but most everybody knows Gene's steeler Corky Owens.
Keep Randy's family and Gene and the band in your thoughts and prayers as they continue on to Nashville to do the Opry tonight. They are all really bummed out as you would expect but they are gonna play anyway unless something has changed from the last time I talked to Staley.
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JAMES BANKS


From:
Mineola,TX USA
Post Posted 15 May 2009 4:29 am     Reply with quote

Gaylon, thanks for the post. I was previledged to provide sound for Gene Watson last weekend in Mineola, Randy's home town. He had been playing for years and last Saturday was his first time to play in his hometown. I knew him in high school. He was a super nice guy. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and sympothies go out to the Gene Watson band.
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Jody Sanders


From:
Magnolia,Texas, R.I.P.
Post Posted 15 May 2009 6:11 am     Reply with quote

This so sad. Randy was one of the good guys. May GOD bless, comfort, and keep his family always. Jody.
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Sissy Privitt


From:
Texarkana Texas
Post Posted 15 May 2009 6:23 am     Reply with quote

Gaylon, Thanks for the post. My husband and I have went to see Gene and his band many times and Randy was a very nice guy and great guitar player. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole band,and Randy's family also.
Sissy and Glen Privitt
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Keith Junot


From:
Alaska, USA
Post Posted 15 May 2009 2:03 pm     Reply with quote

My condolences go to Randy's family . He was a great person and friend , and has always been one of my favorite guitar players of all time . He will be greatly missed . sincerly , Keith Junot
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Jerry Lee Newberry


From:
Prim, AR USA
Post Posted 16 May 2009 3:52 am     Reply with quote

This is sad news. We saw Gene and the band in Kansas last year. Our thoughts and prayers will be with his Family and the band.

Donna
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Paul King


From:
Gainesville, Texas, USA
Post Posted 18 May 2009 2:53 am     gene Reply with quote

I sure hated to see this news. Another musician and obviously a good person taken away from us. My heart goes out to his family and Gene Watson who employeed him.
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Joe McHam


From:
Houston, TX * R.I.P.
Post Posted 18 May 2009 6:00 pm     Our Condolences & Prayers Reply with quote

Our thoughts, condolences and prayers go out to Randy's family and Gene & The Band...
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Ron Kirby


From:
Nashville TN
Post Posted 20 May 2009 5:07 pm     Reply with quote

Our Prayers go to Randy & family, I had the opportunity to work with Randy on a sit down gig at "The Silver Dollar Club" in Lufkin Texas for about a year in the late 80's, I was new with the group, Randy was the band leader, I must truly say he was one of the Best Lead Guitar players till this day I ever met,and worked with.. God bless.
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Randy Gilliam


From:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Post Posted 22 May 2009 3:15 pm     Prayers For Randys Family Reply with quote

Prayers For Randys family, God Bless Randy Gilliam.
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Shorty Smith


From:
Columbus, Georgia, USA
Post Posted 26 May 2009 6:56 pm     Reply with quote

Prayers for Randy's family and for the Gene watson band, Gene is my favorite country singer, Randy will surely be missed, Shorty

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Susan Alcorn


From:
Baltimore, MD, USA
Post Posted 6 Jun 2009 6:33 am     Reply with quote

Such sad news. I remember Randy from back when he played at Gilley's and then a few years afterward. What a great musician he was, and what a great ear he had; he was nice to everyone. My condolences to Randy's friends and family.
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Bob Tuttle


From:
Springfield, MO 65807
Post Posted 8 Jun 2009 1:25 pm     Reply with quote

I am so sorry to hear this. I worked with Randy in the early '70s around the Tyler, TX area and again at Gilley's Club. He was an outstanding guitarist and a great guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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Mike Brown


From:
Meridian, Mississippi USA
Post Posted 11 Jun 2009 5:14 am     Randy Reply with quote

Although I don't remember meeting Randy, I have had the pleasure of dealing with the band through the years and all are a great bunch to work with.

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Bill Myrick


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Pea Ridge, Ar.
Post Posted 12 Jun 2009 3:25 am     Reply with quote

Miss Eva & I took in The Gene Watson Show at The Tri-Lakes Center in Branson last night and of coarse it was a sad time to miss Randy and Gene made a special announcement about his accident. Woody Woodriff who I understand played several years with the Farewell Party Band filled in and was great.Had a brief but nice visit with Corky.
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Tiny Olson


From:
Tribes Hill, NY, Mohawk River Valley, USA
Post Posted 15 Jun 2009 8:51 am     Reply with quote

I am very sad to hear of this news. Randy was a great guy. My deepest sympathies go out for Randy, his family and Gene and the boys. May God bless all of them.

Sincerely,
Chris "Tiny" Olson
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Bob Tuttle


From:
Springfield, MO 65807
Post Posted 4 Jul 2009 2:56 pm     Reply with quote

Here is a photo that I came across of me and Randy at Gilley's. This was probably sometime in 1979.
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Katie Smith


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Alabama, USA
Post Posted 6 Jul 2009 4:00 am     Reply with quote

Gene did a show here in north Alabama just a few days after that. Wish I could have gone, he opened for Merle Haggard. This is sad news..
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