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Cletis passed away
#1226089 Tue Jul 18 2017 04:48 PM
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 9,368
joker Offline OP
Moderator, Passing Lane

Last edited by joker; Tue Jul 18 2017 04:58 PM.

Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226094 Tue Jul 18 2017 04:59 PM
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Been remembering Charlie all day since I read the news this morning.

Godspeed, Charlie.


Larry Kephart
1937 Chevy Utility Express (Deerslayer)
1955 1st 3100 Chevy (BillyBob)
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2017 Cadillac ATS-V (Elvira)
Boca Raton, Florida
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Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226098 Tue Jul 18 2017 05:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 9,005
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A real surprise. I have no words.


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Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226104 Tue Jul 18 2017 05:34 PM
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Wow, I did not know him but had a few conversations on this Stovebolt forum with him.
Nothing but pleasurable talk.

cletis Extreme Gabster 11,334 Post
May God Rest your soul cletis

Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226106 Tue Jul 18 2017 05:43 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,661
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Charlie (Cletis) had been battling throat cancer for quite some time. It had been in remission for a couple of years but returned around Thanksgiving last year. Charlie chose not to do anymore Chemo. He was given 6 months. Always the fighter he proved the Drs wrong by a couple of months. Charlie did not want his situation to take away from the exchange of information on Stovebolt.com so he asked the few that knew to keep it confidential. Charlie was a wealth of information about our favorite trucks and shared willingly. Charlie was charged with moderating the General Truck Forum and did so with gusto. He diligently tried to make us all comply with the sites rules.
Please take time to say a prayer for his wife and best friend June.
RIP Cletis šŸ™šŸ»

For those wishing to leave a message for the family follow KCMongos link in the Greasy Spoon or the first link posted by joker above.


Martin
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Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226117 Tue Jul 18 2017 06:26 PM
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Posts: 30,014
ace skiver
Charlie/Cletis was a good man and will be remembered fondly by those who had the luck/pleasure to meet him.

RIP, Charlie


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Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226118 Tue Jul 18 2017 06:31 PM
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Posts: 4,196
Shop Shark
Darn, Charlie and June are great people.
Sure hate to hear this

RIP my friend.

Don & Vicki King


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

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Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226126 Tue Jul 18 2017 07:07 PM
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joker Offline OP
Moderator, Passing Lane
Charley never spoke of it but he was also awarded a purple heart from actions in Nam,
messed up his hearing from incoming.. he also made it thru a kidney transplant
some yrs ago, put a good fight with Cancer, that is a very hard fight to win..



Redryder

My Hotrod

I am fighting cancer and I am winning the fight

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard, or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to The 'United States of America', for an amount of "up to and including my life."

Pain is part of life; misery is an option.

Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226129 Tue Jul 18 2017 07:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,044
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Shop Shark
Had the pleasure of meeting Cletis and June a couple years in El Reno. We spent part of the time watching some races together. He was a really good guy and offered many helpful suggestions on working on my projects. He will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers his way and to June and family too.

Re: Cletis passed away
joker #1226134 Tue Jul 18 2017 07:34 PM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 4,855
Shop Shark
Very sad. I met him 3 or 4 times in Kansas City. Great guy, he will be missed.
Leo

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