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Thanks to 56 for attending the funeral this morning and representing Semper's friends who could not make it. I wish I was closer to Tally if not I would have gone. Scott said it was a very nice service and had the chance to talk to his son Chris and wife Pam. Told them that Richard touches MANY LIVES on and off the various message boards. His wife said that she will try to log into the SmackBoard in the coming days and post a message to everyone.

There is one thing I want to share with you guys that I dont think Chris will mind.

Chris called me after they went to say their final goodbye at the funeral home and see how he was going to be buried. Chris said that his dad had A LOT of face makeup on and was probably saying "I aint no god damn sissy...why all the makeup?"

I totally picture him saying that.

It still feels like a bad dream and that someone kicked me in the gut.

I am sure he'd be humbled to see how many "stupid lizards" (his term of endearment for the gators) were gonna miss him. Smile



Posted on 8/13 3:49 PM | IP: Logged

Thanks Becca for posting this and thanks to Scott and Bo for attending, that was really nice of them.

Thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.

RIP Semper

Posted on 8/13 4:15 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: Id 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, Im 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.

Posted on 8/13 8:46 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

Hey dude, I noticed nobody posted in your thread today so I thought I would.

I got you a ka-bar, I'll bring it out to you when it gets here.



Posted on 8/14 9:59 AM | IP: Logged

I think Semper would get a kick out of the fact that more people have viewed his Friday thread than they have read the rules thread.

Posted on 8/14 10:48 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
Hey dude, I noticed nobody posted in your thread today so I thought I would.

I got you a ka-bar, I'll bring it out to you when it gets here.



How appropriateSmile....I'd poked fun with Semp about his kabar on more than one occassion on his fanpage.....



Posted on 8/14 12:32 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by NOAH2LEAK:
I think Semper would get a kick out of the fact that more people have viewed his Friday thread than they have read the rules thread.


Well ... I think some people may have viewed it more than once.



Posted on 8/14 2:23 PM | IP: Logged

A very well respected poster. He will be missed.



Posted on 8/14 3:37 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by HomerGator:

Originally posted by NOAH2LEAK:
I think Semper would get a kick out of the fact that more people have viewed his Friday thread than they have read the rules thread.


Well ... I think some people may have viewed it more than once.



No chance anyone has read the rules more than oncelaugh



Posted on 8/15 10:07 AM | IP: Logged

Hey buddy, me and a couple of devildogs in town went out and had some beers for you.



Posted on 8/16 11:52 AM | IP: Logged

Damn........I'm late to the funeral. This is really sad, he was way too young. I still haven't read what happened. I have been busy at work lately and haven't been here in a few weeks. I wouldn't have even known if not for Homer's sig. I thought it was some banning or something at first. Send my condolences to WC, I'm banned. Thanks.



Posted on 8/16 1:47 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by Nastigators:
Send my condolences to WC, I'm banned. Thanks.


Done



Posted on 8/16 5:31 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
Hey buddy, me and a couple of devildogs in town went out and had some beers for you.


Me as well. I met USMCatFan out at a local pub Friday, and I bought the entire bar a round. I made a toast to Semper with I don't know how many people....maybe 30-40. And I drank bourbon for my shots....Semper would have haunted me if I hadn't....3dGrin



Posted on 8/16 6:44 PM | IP: Logged

I've switched to bourbon as my drink of choice, semper... I had a couple in your honor over the weekend (1 Jack, 1 Crown, 1 Knob Creek) and it's grown on me. So you're influencing my decision-making.

But I ain't switching to the Noles, so don't get your hopes up, jarhead!



Posted on 8/17 1:41 PM | IP: Logged

That's odd... I've started drinking whiskey sours again instead of beer.



Posted on 8/17 2:46 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
That's odd... I've started drinking whiskey sours again instead of beer.


only the "sour" part is odd. The rest sounds good to me...



Posted on 8/17 2:50 PM | IP: Logged

The odd was meant to indicate that we both had the idea to switch from our normal booze to bourbon.



Posted on 8/17 3:00 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by EvilWayz:
The odd was meant to indicate that we both had the idea to switch from our normal booze to bourbon.


I was jfwy.

Alcohol fairly often accompanies contemplative moments, at least for me. Semper's death has caused me several contemplative moments.



Posted on 8/17 3:14 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by JD Gator:


Alcohol fairly often accompanies contemplative moments, at least for me. Semper's death has caused me several contemplative moments.



I as well...




Posted on 8/17 3:46 PM | IP: Logged

It's amazing how many people he touched...if even on a message board. frown



Posted on 8/18 6:29 AM | IP: Logged

Those of you who are on Facebook and are fans of the page we made for Semper...his wife posted a message in it. It broke my heart.



Posted on 8/18 10:56 AM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by BeccaNole72:
Those of you who are on Facebook and are fans of the page we made for Semper...his wife posted a message in it. It broke my heart.


Would you paste it here? I am not on facebook, but I'd like to read it.



Posted on 8/18 11:04 AM | IP: Logged

I gotcha JD:

Dear friends of Richard's.....thank you so much for your kind words and your love for him. I am at a loss and do not know what to do.....I feel so terribly alone with half of my heart missing that the pain is unbareable. I can't say much right now as It is too hard but just wanted to respond and tell you thank you for thinking of me and my children.I will be in touch as soon as I'm able to talk.....I don't even know who I am right now but I love you all as I KNOW he loved you guys!
Pamela
P.s. for all Richard's WARCHANT buddies, I will be posting you a message this week on the board in honor of him to you. Feel free to message me or send a friends request here on facebook as it makes me feel good to hear from the one's he loved and that loved him as well.
I LOVE MY MARINE!
Semper Fi Noles Wife :-)

That's the saddest thing ever. :(



Posted on 8/18 11:14 AM | IP: Logged

Poor lady.

It's a hard world.



Posted on 8/18 11:18 AM | IP: Logged

That is gut wrenching. So very sad indeed.

Posted on 8/18 12:16 PM | IP: Logged

Hey big guy, I dropped my bike last night. Busted the brake lever off and everything. Threw a tantrum and kicked the f*ck out of it. Left it on the side of the road and went and got drunk with Rugby and Cook.



Posted on 8/19 11:23 AM | IP: Logged

I can't imagine what his wife is going through.



Posted on 8/19 12:02 PM | IP: Logged

She made a post on the Smackboard.....its very touching



Posted on 8/20 1:27 PM | IP: Logged

I ran into USMCatFan again last night. He gave me one of the unit coins from his Marine unit. I thought that was damn kewl.....I understand though, if I'm caught out without having it on me and a marine challenges me to have it, I have to buy a round....and if I DO have it he buys a round.

Leave it to the devildogs to develop a worldwide ongoing travelling drinking game! I eff-ing love it! 3dGrin



Posted on 8/22 7:03 PM | IP: Logged


Originally posted by IrishPokerDog:
I ran into USMCatFan again last night. He gave me one of the unit coins from his Marine unit. I thought that was damn kewl.....I understand though, if I'm caught out without having it on me and a marine challenges me to have it, I have to buy a round....and if I DO have it he buys a round.

Leave it to the devildogs to develop a worldwide ongoing travelling drinking game! I eff-ing love it! 3dGrin



As a fan of the entire concept of drinking games, I love it.



Posted on 9/1 2:46 PM | IP: Logged

Sorry to hear this sad bit of news. May God's grace be on his loved ones.



Posted on 9/10 11:40 PM | IP: Logged

To All: Semp's wife posted a picture on the Smackboard where his son Chris got a tattoo in Semp's honor ~ it looks friggin' great!!. It also had his birth/death dates on the Kabar in the skull's mouth....and his B-day was last Wednesday....


Happy B-day Semp!!



Posted on 9/16 9:51 AM | IP: Logged

I recognized the tattoo from one of Semper's sigs he used alot. Pretty cool stuff.

Posted on 9/16 9:55 AM | IP: Logged

I think I may have accidentally unpinned this one messing around with the ticket stuff. My bad.



Posted on 9/16 10:02 AM | IP: Logged

Hey big guy, your wife posted pics of them giving her the flag. I hate that part. I get that it's a wonderful tribute to you, but I always hated the speech and having to give it. I preferred being part of the firing detail.



Posted on 9/16 1:06 PM | IP: Logged

Tired of this being below the ticket threads



Posted on 9/23 9:40 AM | IP: Logged

A BBQ restaurant in Tallahassee is planning a Semper Fi Nole night on October 9 to honor Semp and raise money for his family. In case you can make it out there, information can be found in the linked thread, and from there, you can link to a Facebook invitation.

Link: Linkee


Posted on 9/24 6:06 PM | IP: Logged

hey big guy, i finally made it a whole day at school. trade off is no welding under the influence of drugs so i had to skip pain killers til lunch time. But i really wanted to burn stuff and it was f*cking worth it. Oh and I'm sewing a devildog patch on my motorcycle jacket just for you.



Posted on 9/25 5:34 PM | IP: Logged

Hey big guy, I got a nice bottle3 of expensive tequila to enjoy while my Gators sodomize your Noles on National Tv.



Posted on 11/26 11:54 AM | IP: Logged

EW ... You should know that it was I, and not Swami or JD, who banned your sig. Please know that I still honor and repect you, just as I will always honor and respect Semper.

Thanks for all that you do, have done, and will do.



Posted on 12/1 8:18 PM | IP: Logged

I appreciate it, but let's face it that sig was offensive in extremis, which was its intent, and you were just doing your job. According to the TOS you could have banned me, but thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.

See Semp, he's not such a pussy after all. Oh, and I almost joined you the other day, apparently the axle is too big for the forks and the bearings were shot. I did take that last corner around 40 with a 30 degree lean it was awesome.

Posted on 12/2 12:21 PM | IP: Logged

Oh, he's a pussy. But he's an honorable pussy.3dGrin



Posted on 12/4 4:57 PM | IP: Logged

Um... wow.

I've been so busy with my family (the baby is 5 months now) that I haven't had time to check in with you guys.

I sit here wanting to write something... but the words escape me.

RIP Semp.



Posted on 12/7 1:32 AM | IP: Logged

HEY SEMP I'M OFF TO WORK, JUST WANTED TO WISH YOU A HAPPY NEW YEARS.

Posted on 12/31 6:43 PM | IP: Logged

Hey Semp needing to change my sig a 'lil....this one was another favorite that you used...



Posted on 1/28 6:13 PM | IP: Logged

damnit.....need to edit the size some. Yeah I know, domerrummycat effs up again



Posted on 1/28 6:17 PM | IP: Logged

Juliet Delta banned me for calling some liberal scumbag a cocksucker. Totally worth it.

Posted on 2/27 7:06 PM | IP: Logged

Nice sig pic. Ooh Rah! Spent several years in the swamp on USMC Beaufort, SC. That sig pick would make a nice tattoo...

SD

Link: Colorresumes.com


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