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Jim McGinnis

 

From:
Owasso, OK USA
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2020 9:31 am    
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I'm just reading this sad post. Jerry was not only a gifted steel player but a gentlemen's gentleman. Prayers for his family.
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Steve Spitz

 

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New Orleans, LA, USA
Post  Posted 27 Dec 2020 6:40 pm    
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R.I.P. Jerry. Condolences to your family.
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Lynn Stafford


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Oregon City, Oregon, USA
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2020 10:44 am     Jerry Roller
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I'm so sad to learn of Jerry's passing. We're traveling in our motorhome and have limited internet access, so I didn't learn of this until now.

I never had the opportunity to meet Jerry in person but we had many chats on the phone along with emails through the years. I'm very proud to have known such a wonderful person!

I offer my deepest condolences to his close friends and family.
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Robert Rogers

 

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Manchester,TN
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2020 8:55 pm    
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This is really sad news.
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Bob Watson


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Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2020 3:36 am    
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I'm sorry to hear this sad news. I always enjoyed seeing Jerry's posts. My condolences go out to all of his family and friends.
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Ron Frederiksen


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Van Buren, Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 31 Dec 2020 9:06 am    
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Lost a great friend after nearly 40 years, sure going to miss him being around and calling him any time I needed help for anything. RIP my friend !! Prayers for Carlene, Jerry Jr, Terry, and grandson Braden.. 🙏🙏🙏
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Larry Welter

 

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Wisconsin, USA
Post  Posted 3 Jan 2021 9:31 am     great player
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one week ago i sent jerry a pm asking him about a guitar,,,i was wondering why he didn.t respond,,then i see this,,,,really a nice guy,,bought a few items from him over the years,,,yes he will be missed,,,
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G Strout


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Carabelle, Florida
Post  Posted 6 Jan 2021 7:13 pm    
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I rarely, and even often avoid coming over to the "Gone Home" section. Very, very sad to hear this.
Jerry gave me so much help and info over the years. He sent.... Hmmmm must have been 30 emails trying to help me straighten out an old Marlen (that I still have and play) until we got her right! A saint of man, friend to steel players, and just a genuine all around great guy!
God speed Jerry condolences to his family and friends.
Gary
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Michael Breid

 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas, USA
Post  Posted 9 Jan 2021 8:10 am    
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I remember working a steel show with him here in Arkansas, and I was playing backup guitar. He motioned for me to take a ride, (which was no biggie), and after I did the audience applauded (probably out of sympathy). He turned to me laughing and said, "You're stealing my thunder". I guess he was kidding. I hope so. Liven up that Heavenly band Jerry.
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John Brabant

 

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Calais, VT, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jan 2021 7:13 am    
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As with everyone else it seems, Jerry helped me out with my PP on parts. Sweet guy. RIP Jerry.
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Jim Saunders

 

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Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Post  Posted 10 Jan 2021 7:23 am     Sad news
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When I first re-started playing steel 20 years ago, I met Jerry at the Texas steel show. We were both insurance agents, so we talked steel and shop. And, through the years we have had a good relationship and have made buy/sell deals many times. So sad to hear of his passing and my condolences to his wife and family.
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Dirk Edwards


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Idaho, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jan 2021 10:40 am    
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Great to jump in and answer questions for me.
A true crafts man!
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Larry Mingua

 

From:
Indiana, USA
Post  Posted 10 Jan 2021 6:35 pm    
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I met Jerry years ago at one of Doug Rolfe's gospel steel shows in Indianapolis, he was one of those people you felt like you had known for years, even though you just met. A Christian man, an excellent player and steel repairman. He played with much taste and tone, I will miss his posts here, prayers to his family.
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Terry Sneed

 

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Arkansas,
Post  Posted 13 Jan 2021 3:31 pm     Jerry Roller
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Just saw this, Jerry was a friend, very good steel player, and very nice guy. RIP Jerry
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Rick Campbell


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Sneedville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 20 Jan 2021 5:18 pm    
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Just saw this. So sad. I purchased my 1974 push pull from Jerry last summer. Great guy.

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Paddy Long


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Christchurch, New Zealand
Post  Posted 24 Jan 2021 6:00 pm    
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Very sad to hear of Jerry's passing, he helped me out a lot on my refurbishing projects by machining me a couple of vertical knee levers for my MCI, and some bellcranks for my Franklin ... did a wonderful job on them, so everytime I play those guitars I will think of him. RIP Jerry!
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Keith Hilton

 

From:
248 Laurel Road Ozark, Missouri 65721
Post  Posted 24 Jan 2021 7:06 pm    
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Jerry was my first Hilton pedal dealer. Herby Wallace was my second Hilton pedal dealer. Both of these men were dear friends, and now they both are dead. Hilton pedals would not be where it is today, without the support of these two friends. Jerry and Herby---Two of the greatest players to ever sit behind a steel guitar. Jerry and Herby would do anything they could possibly do to help people. They were true lovers of the steel guitar. I get real sad thinking about the many wonderful people that are no longer with us.
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Jeremy Threlfall


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now in Western Australia
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2021 2:45 am    
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Jerry was very helpful to me, in Australia. I bought my Hilton Digital Sustain from him. Peace to his family and close friends
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