Wow. Condolences to his wife and children- I'll miss his ever-present troll posts.
Posted on 8/13 2:23 PM | IP: Logged
Like others, I regret not having met Semp in person, and I regret not having been able to make the trip for his services.
However, I appreciate the fact that we've all had the opportunity to express how much we respected him and enjoyed his repartee ... here on these boards ... the only place that most of us knew him.
This post was edited on 8/14 8:51 AM by HomerGator
Posted on 8/13 11:50 PM | IP: Logged
I'm copy/pasting 56 and my post on the smackboard concerning his funeral, in case anyone here didn't see that thread and would like to know this info (many here don't like WC).
56: "I'm, not sure who all attended besides Bo and myself but feel free to add anything I miss in this post.
It was a fitting service for man that so many held in such high regards. There were about 200 or so people(I hope he doesn't take this as attendance smack) there. The preacher read a few verses from the bible, and you woman sang very nice rendition of Amazing Grace, it gets me every time! One of the USMC's finest played taps while Two others performed the flag folding ceremony and presented to colors to his wife, after which the preacher dismissed the service with a word of prayer. Everyone made their way under the tent to offer there condolences to the family. I introduced myself to his wife and to Chris and told them I was from the message board and that there were a lot of others that wished the could have attended. I told them how much he meant to everyone here and that he will truly be missed. She thanked me for attending and told that he thought the world of all of us. She wanted me to pass on to you guys that she in a few days, when she felt like it she was going to make a post to tell everyone here how much we meant to him(That's when I lost it).
It was very evident from watching all in attendance that he was highly thought of, not only here but with everyone he came in contact with."
Me: I’d like to add that sempers wife was very sweet, she hugged 56 and I tightly and told us how much semper loved his Warchant/rivals buddies. I lost it a bit and cried like a baby for a moment in front of her, I’m not good at holding in emotion when someone I cared about dies. His son definitely reminds me of Semper, his son also said how much fun Semper had BSing with folks on rivals. As 56 said they gave him a good send off, the playing of taps always gets the emotions going in a situation like this.
There was a good showing of FSU folks that worked with Semper. A lot of sad faces as expected. His family seemed to be holding up well considering the circumstances, but I only spoke with them briefly.
I told his wife how many people liked him on rivals.
Posted on 8/13 5:12 PM | IP: Logged
Shared a lot of great threads with Deezznuts.....wow. RIP.