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Tom Quinn


Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 6:55 pm    
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Sorry to say, but chris passed away last night. (and I know there is a section for this, but could you please leave this here for a day or two? Thanks) He had been having trouble recently with his leukemia and it just took off suddenly. He went into he hospital on the first and it went downhill rapidly leading him to exit from here.

Chris was the bravest guy I've known. He faced his illness with a sense of humor and sarcasm. He not only had leukemia but went through a depressingly painful case of throat cancer as well as the one that affects your lymph nodes some years back. He kept his wit and genuine modesty through it all. He was fearless.

He was also a hell of a player when he was healthy or at least not sick. He played a great Telecaster and wrote some wonderful songs. He was a hardcore honky-tonker and had little use for those who pretended to be a member of that cohort without paying those dues.

When he was first really ill, most of the Merle Haggard band came down from Redding and played a benefit for him in the last honkytonk in the region. He was well loved by people who could really pick and knew who chris really was at heart.

I'm going to miss him because as cantankerous as he was, we were really good friends. He had a heart of gold and was intelligent well beyond most of those he met along the way. He was modest by half and had a gentleman's manners.

Goodbye chris ya rat bastid. We are going to miss you and your dry wit and sardonic sense of humor.

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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 7:15 pm    
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I'm sorry for your loss, Tom.

I'll miss Chris's presence, too.
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John Booth


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 7:20 pm    
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I am sorry to hear this.
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Don R Brown


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 7:45 pm    
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Damn!

That was quick! He was just on here a few days back or so. I know he could be a bit abrasive, but sometimes we need someone like that to provide balance and keep the rest of us on our toes.

I will miss his posts.
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Dave Mudgett


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 7:59 pm    
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Tom, I'm glad you posted this here 'cause I just think of Chris as a steel player, not someone who's "Gone Home".

I'm really sorry to hear this. I never met Chris but I know he was having a rough go of it. His toughness was obvious - he was tough enough here to let it all hang out and just let the chips fall where they may. OK, he and I definitely didn't always agree and he could go off the rails now and then. But I always knew where he stood and I was also sure that, underneath, he was trying to do the right thing.

RIP Chris.
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Billy McCombs


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 8:21 pm    
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Sorry to hear about Chris. He made me Laugh.
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Jeremy Threlfall


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 10:21 pm    
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I never met him, of course, but I really liked him
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Storm Rosson

 

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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2016 11:34 pm    
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This is real sad news,I too will miss him. Adios Chris....Stormy
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Greg Milton


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Melbourne, Australia
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 12:38 am    
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r.i.p. chris. i'll miss your wit, humour and exclusive and consistent use of small caps. you really made me laugh sometimes. farewell
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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 12:48 am    
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so sorry to hear of this..RIP brother Chris.
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Bob Watson


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 12:55 am    
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I am sorry to hear about Chris passing away. He was a major personality on this forum and I will miss his comments. My condolences go out to his family and friends. May he RIP!
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 1:22 am    
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Sad news, he will be missed...
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Donny Hinson

 

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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 2:44 am    
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He always said what was on his mind, and that's what we need, sometimes, to break the monotony of nicety. I'll miss him.
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Jeff Garden


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 3:29 am    
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Well said, Tom, that's the Chris I knew. RIP, buddy.
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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 3:31 am    
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It's good to know he was loved.
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Frank Freniere


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 3:52 am    
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Funny, fearless and smart. Can't believe he's gone, just like that.

I will miss him mightily.
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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 3:57 am    
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Bill Moore


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 4:26 am    
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It's sad to hear this. I always enjoyed reading Chris' posts. RIP Chris.
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Chris Walke

 

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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 5:17 am    
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Very sad. Sorry to hear this news.
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Dick Sexton


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 5:21 am     Wow!
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Sorry to hear this. I liked seeing and reading his post on the forum. I'm glad I got to read and know that little part of him.
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David Nugent

 

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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 5:28 am    
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He most likely ruffled more feathers than any member of the Forum. I referred to him as the, "Nefarious naybob of negativism" (quote by Spiro Agnew?)or the Forum's answer to Don Rickles. However, I shall miss his bluntness and caustic wit, may he rest in peace.
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Pete Burak

 

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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 5:28 am    
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Sorry to hear of this.
RIP Chris!
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Dave Zirbel


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 7:38 am    
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Here's Chris jamming with Albert Lee.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om5qiqR1jus

So long Chris! Sad
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Joachim Kettner


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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 8:14 am    
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I've just played a very heartfelt "Spanish Harlem". I could hear him say "Keep Going". Chris was always encouraging! I miss him.
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Post  Posted 6 Jul 2016 8:38 am    
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Sorry to hear about Chris. He kept things moving around here!.
RIP Chris.
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