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Its really going to hit me on Labor Day.

We just talked last week making sure he was going to be at the tailgate. He was planning to meet up with a group of us before the game. I posted some pics on the smackboard thread.

I am still in shock.

He and I spoke often...he was there for me during a tough time last year and always had a shoulder to cry on and an ear to lend...and he never complained about my venting.

He seemed tough on the outside...but he was truly a sentimental guy on the inside.

I will miss my friend.



Posted on 8/11 7:00 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by CommieGator:
Man that's awful. I often LOL'd at his postings, even when they were digs at me- when it came to busting-chops, the guy was WORLD CLASS...hahaha.

Thoughts to his family, and I know he'll be missed here.



I agree. Semper had a personality like no other. My wife sometimes would ask me why I was laughing so hard and it was usually because of Semper's posts. The smackboard will never be the same again without his humor. It's amazing how I never met the guy in person and find myself hurting as if I lost a close family member. May God bless his family! R.I.P. Semper!



Posted on 8/11 7:21 PM | IP: Logged

This Blows My Mind
Really Hard To Put Into Words
"DAMN"



Posted on 8/11 7:29 PM | IP: Logged

Condolences to you Becca, and all of the others who were close to him. I wish I had known him personally. I am saddened that I never will. Once again, thoughts and prayers to the friends and families, the World lost a good one.



Posted on 8/11 7:44 PM | IP: Logged

"All Valhalla tremble,

a Warrior approaches."

Rest easy, Wardog. We have the watch now.

Semper Fi.



Posted on 8/11 8:42 PM | IP: Logged

*edit* Dub in as I was typing!

This post was edited on 8/11 8:54 PM by CommieGator



Posted on 8/11 8:52 PM | IP: Logged

Never had the opportunity to chat with him but I really enjoyed his passion and humor. I hope they have that flyover with the missing man formation for the Miami game. I'll be thinking about my fallen fellow veteran. RIP.



Posted on 8/11 8:58 PM | IP: Logged

He had his tough exterior and dry sense of humor...but deep down he was a guy who had a HUGE HEART and was sensitive. He always had time for his friends and his family.

My heart breaks for his family and his wife. They have been together since they were teenagers.



Posted on 8/11 9:02 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by BeccaNole72:
He had his tough exterior and dry sense of humor...but deep down he was a guy who had a HUGE HEART and was sensitive. He always had time for his friends and his family.

My heart breaks for his family and his wife. They have been together since they were teenagers.



Truth....

Richard was a fine man....and cannot be replaced on this board



Posted on 8/11 9:05 PM | IP: Logged

wow, that's so sad. how did it happen?


rip, devil dog.



Posted on 8/11 9:07 PM | IP: Logged

There's a storm rolling into Auburn...I'm going to sit out and watch it and remember the good banter we all had with him...

I'm glad E-Dub is finally here.



Posted on 8/11 9:33 PM | IP: Logged

Thank you to our Gator neighbors to post about this. Beyond the rivalry and smack talk, we are all just fellow human beings.

Semp's passing has brought comments from Noles, Gators, Canes, Irish, and a slew of fans of other teams. I shows how much he meant to us all.

He will be missed. God Bless Semp, his family & friends, and all those he knew from message boards and tailgates.

Thank you God, for having him be even a small part of my life.

And, thank you Gators for the very nice tribute. God Bless.



Posted on 8/12 1:22 AM | IP: Logged

Sad day for Seminole Nation. Semper touched many lives and will be missed by many.Prayers out to him and his family. Rest In Peace.

Live A Life That Matters Ready or not, someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else. Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire. The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away. It won't matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived, at the end. It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant. So what will matter? How will the value of your days be measured? What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built; not what you got, but what you gave. What will matter is not your success, but your significance. What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught. What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example. What will matter is not your competence, but your character. What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone. What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that live in those who loved you. What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what. Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident. It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice. Choose to live a life that matters

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Posted on 8/12 7:06 AM | IP: Logged

very, very sad.



Posted on 8/12 7:49 AM | IP: Logged

RIP

His obituary is attached.

Link: Semper Fi
Posted on 8/12 7:58 AM | IP: Logged

Do we know yet what happened?



Posted on 8/12 7:59 AM | IP: Logged

Godspeed Marine. Your devotion to your family and country will not soon be forgotten.



Posted on 8/12 8:51 AM | IP: Logged

Dammit. THis is like a kick in the stomach. Off the boards for a day and come back to this. Richard, you were true.

I'm going to take a break. This is not right.



Posted on 8/12 8:52 AM | IP: Logged

JD Gator,
From this point on I shall only refer to you as "Juliet Delta" on the boards.



Posted on 8/12 9:36 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by USMCatFan:
As you can see, I troll more than I post. This really sucks. RIP, Brother.

Semper Fi Brother



Hey man, the next time we see each other at Cocktails, I'll buy a round and we can drink one in Semp's honor....



Posted on 8/12 9:45 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by ManicNole:
Thank you to our Gator neighbors to post about this. Beyond the rivalry and smack talk, we are all just fellow human beings.

Semp's passing has brought comments from Noles, Gators, Canes, Irish, and a slew of fans of other teams. I shows how much he meant to us all.

He will be missed. God Bless Semp, his family & friends, and all those he knew from message boards and tailgates.

Thank you God, for having him be even a small part of my life.

And, thank you Gators for the very nice tribute. God Bless.

Very well put, I second that

You don't really get to know most people on a message board , but Semper made a habit of reaching out to posters he liked and he established phone/email relationships with many of us. Many of us even had the pleasure of meeting him in real life as well.

Semper was a good friend, he was there for you when you had a problem or needed some positive words.

I can assure you anybody he "gave a hard time to" here, he would've bought a beer for in real life. He didn't take the rivarly thing seriously, he didn't "hate" rival fans, but he sure enjoyed pretending he did. He loved JD, Swami, Homer, etc and gave them tons of grief(and likewise). He really enjoyed Rivals(warchant/GB) because he loved people, and it gave him access to a lot of new people. Seeing threads on Canesport and Gatorbait(and on multiple different warchant boards), and how many rival posters and posters in general cared about him, shows what kind of guy he was

Semper will be missed by many. Hopefully one day we will have another beer together in a better place

This post was edited on 8/12 10:19 AM by BoNoles



Posted on 8/12 10:15 AM | IP: Logged

I still can't believe he won't be posting anymore. He was the last person to comment on my fanpage.



Posted on 8/12 10:16 AM | IP: Logged

Bobo88 from the SmackBoard created this FaceBook page for Semper. If you have Facebook please join the group.

Link: Rest In Peace RICHARD "Semper Fi" WILLIAMS


Posted on 8/12 10:19 AM | IP: Logged

I am not sure if that link works...

Anyway you can do a search for Rest In Peace RICHARD "Semper Fi" WILLIAMS under FB Groups.

The main pic on the page is a group shot from teh Spring Game with an Irish Poem.

This post was edited on 8/12 4:49 PM by BeccaNole72



Posted on 8/12 10:23 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by BeccaNole72:
Bobo88 from the SmackBoard created this FaceBook page for Semper. If you have Facebook please join the group.


Done. Thanks.



Posted on 8/12 10:23 AM | IP: Logged

God Speed and God Bless.



Posted on 8/12 11:25 AM | IP: Logged

I posted this on the smackboard, but I wanted to post it here as well. These are the memories I will always have of him.



I never got the chance to actually meet Semper, but for 2 years we have talked through emails, phone calls, and on the rivals message boards. When I first started posting on the smackboard (over 2 years ago-wow), I thought Semper was at times really harsh on Jax. He made it a point to email me and explain to me how it worked here. From that point on, I "got it". From emails and phone calls that we shared I knew he cared about alot of the posters here. He often spoke of Bo because he knew I was always asking about him. I think he thought of you Bo, as family. He thought Becca was something really, really special. He spoke of Alice and would tell me to go check out a thread on the Irish board. He had alot of fun over there. And believe it or not, he really thought alot about Homer and JD.

Semper had a way of using adjectives. I mean seriously, the guy could have a paragraph full of them for just one sentence. Some of my favorites started out with "sissy, slack-jawed, punk" lol

He was all over the place when it came to fan pages. If you've never checked out your fanpage you should, because there is a high chance that Semper has posted on it.

He hated basketball and often gave me a hard time because I love it, I will miss him doing that.

No one could say more with "GFYS" "STFU" or "Sounds great....die in a fire" better than him. lol

I know he enjoyed the banter with IPD. If IPD lived here I could see them two being really good friends and probably drinking way too much bourban.

Me, Semper, Marvin(mcanes), Kool, Bo, Seminiferous, and others had some really fun times on the Hokie Board.

Bo, I read where you mentioned his sigs. Damn did anyone go through more sigs than him? When I viewed sigs, I remember there was one day that he went through 4. lol ~ If anyone wants to see them you can go to his fan page and look at them under his pics.

I liked how he had certain names or references for some of us here.
Like Boss, horse and buggy, Nurse Hatchet, Snotty, 696969, Chimps at the mall, Princess, pimp monkey, JDelete, Slingblade-biscuits & mustard, etc...I will miss him calling me Lizzy.

Semper my friend, God speed.

Posted on 8/12 12:20 PM | IP: Logged

i've teared up a couple of times these past 2 days thinking about him. i never had any contact outside of here, but he made me laugh, probably more than anyone else around here. we will miss him a lot, and like swam said, he is irreplaceable. i just checked my fan page, and he had left two posts there, that i never saw until today. i could sense he was a special person, and now all the comments confirm it. i'm praying for your family, cause i know you are in a good place- semper, watch over us...

This post was edited on 8/12 1:51 PM by austingtr



Posted on 8/12 1:06 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by NOAH2LEAK:
......I know he enjoyed the banter with IPD. If IPD lived here I could see them two being really good friends and probably drinking way too much bourban......

Semper my friend, God speed.



QFT

It would likely had been epic amounts of bourbon...
I consider him a friend now ~ it sux we never had an opportunity to meet in person


Who's gonna quote obscure passages of H.P. Lovecraft with me any more.....



Posted on 8/12 1:35 PM | IP: Logged

I say we all chip in and hire a merc to burn jfrent at the stake in Semper Fi's honor. After all, he was always telling jfrent to "Die in a fire."



Posted on 8/12 2:09 PM | IP: Logged

lol,
i miss him, it is so strange, that i miss a guy i never really met?



Posted on 8/12 2:45 PM | IP: Logged

I know for some people it seems silly to say "A friend of mine on a message board passed away"...but these are the times we live in....and I can tell you now....I have SEVERAL friends from here that I will have for LIFE....if something happened to them, its just like it happened to one of my old high school buddies.....
Semper was a friend....Ill never forget him....and it just happened to be one that I really enjoyed having on our site...



Posted on 8/12 3:09 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by SwamiG8R:
I know for some people it seems silly to say "A friend of mine on a message board passed away"...but these are the times we live in....and I can tell you now....I have SEVERAL friends from here that I will have for LIFE....if something happened to them, its just like it happened to one of my old high school buddies.....
Semper was a friend....Ill never forget him....and it just happened to be one that I really enjoyed having on our site...

Not strange at all, you shared countless emails/phone calls with Semper, talking about life. Ironically last time I saw him a few weeks ago, the next day I was going to a funeral for a HS buddy who died unexpectedly. Semper was worried about me, told me to call him if I need someone to talk to, that was the kind of guy he was. He cared about people, even those he barely knew. If you knew him at all, you had a good friend, and he was there to listen to you if you had a problem. He counseled a handful of us on issues we had in life, like a big brother or a father

PS, I'm suprised I haven't seen evilwayz post. I know Semp and him were buddies, I don't read this board much and don't know evilwayz, but he came up last time we saw each other and Richard smiled and said in a positive way something like "I like evilwayz, he's crazy". Richard was a little crazy too(in a good way). I remember me telling him about a bear that had been seen running around my office, he told me multiple times he was going to come over and take care of itlaugh

This post was edited on 8/12 4:43 PM by BoNoles



Posted on 8/12 4:41 PM | IP: Logged

Edub posted earlier in this thread.



Posted on 8/12 5:06 PM | IP: Logged

I too am surprised to be so gutted over someone I have never met, only chatted with online. Proves there is something special about him. I would give anything to hear the conversation between him and Shriver Kennedy on the way up!

This post was edited on 8/12 5:24 PM by djegators



Posted on 8/12 5:18 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by JD Gator:
Edub posted earlier in this thread.
I am blind. I didn't think he was slighting Semper, just figured he didn't know yet.



Posted on 8/12 6:02 PM | IP: Logged

Done!!! I will be there after 11 on Fri nite.



Posted on 8/12 7:46 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by BoNoles:




PS, I'm suprised I haven't seen evilwayz post. I know Semp and him were buddies, I don't read this board much and don't know evilwayz, but he came up last time we saw each other and Richard smiled and said in a positive way something like "I like evilwayz, he's crazy". Richard was a little crazy too(in a good way). I remember me telling him about a bear that had been seen running around my office, he told me multiple times he was going to come over and take care of itlaugh

This post was edited on 8/12 4:43 PM by BoNoles




LOL Evil will get a kick out of you saying that because just last night on the phone I told him that Semper liked him and enjoyed his posts.


Posted on 8/12 9:29 PM | IP: Logged

You know, I meant to drive up there and have a drink with him.

He sent me his email address a couple months back, I meant to write to him but I never got around to it.

And it sucks because I bet he had a lot of shit to pass down, one Marine to another. Now I'll never know, because I was always too busy to take the time.

There can't possibly be a merciful God, what with Semper gone and assholes like argusman still breathing.



Posted on 8/12 11:56 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
You know, I meant to drive up there and have a drink with him.

He sent me his email address a couple months back, I meant to write to him but I never got around to it.

And it sucks because I bet he had a lot of shit to pass down, one Marine to another. Now I'll never know, because I was always too busy to take the time.

There can't possibly be a merciful God, what with Semper gone and assholes like argusman still breathing.



Indeed.

I think you should use this to motivate you to get rid of all the people who you don't like.



Posted on 8/12 11:58 PM | IP: Logged

For those who morn, shall be blessed... I will dwell in the house of the Lord Forever.
Rip DDog



Posted on 8/13 2:13 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
"All Valhalla tremble,

a Warrior approaches."

Rest easy, Wardog. We have the watch now.

Semper Fi.

indeed.



Posted on 8/13 2:41 AM | IP: Logged

Hadn't been on the past couple days and just saw the thread over on the sports board. Really can't believe it still. Going to miss his banter for sure. RIP Semp.



Posted on 8/13 5:43 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by IrishPokerDog:

Originally posted by djegators:
If someone would post a note from me in that thread, I would appreciate it, as I am banned from warchant.


DJE, I've got ya covered.


.....its going to be hard for me to post on the Smackboard again....



Could you do this for me as well IPD?



Posted on 8/13 5:46 AM | IP: Logged

^^^^done



Posted on 8/13 8:17 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by austingtr:
lol,
i miss him, it is so strange, that i miss a guy i never really met?


I know...I feel the same way



Posted on 8/13 10:15 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
You know, I meant to drive up there and have a drink with him.

He sent me his email address a couple months back, I meant to write to him but I never got around to it.

And it sucks because I bet he had a lot of shit to pass down, one Marine to another. Now I'll never know, because I was always too busy to take the time.

There can't possibly be a merciful God, what with Semper gone and assholes like argusman still breathing.



Don't beat yourself up, Dub. That's the last thing semper would want anybody on this board to be thinking.



Posted on 8/13 10:43 AM | IP: Logged

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the Shores of Tripoli;
We fight our country's battles
In the air, on land and sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
of United States Marine.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in ev'ry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job--
The United States Marines.
Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.


GOD BLESS YOU SEMPER!



Posted on 8/13 2:14 PM | IP: Logged

Live every moment, love everyday... I think he did that. He must be in a good place smack talking his ass off.



Posted on 8/13 2:22 PM | IP: Logged

Wow. Condolences to his wife and children- I'll miss his ever-present troll posts.



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