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#6786703 - 06/07/17 06:28 PM In Memoriam
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In remembrance of THF members who have left us and moved on to a better place.
May you all rest in peace.

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#6787209 - 06/08/17 08:24 AM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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Registered: 08/27/04
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Loc: Scroggins, TX
Kent Geeslin (KG68)



Don Kent Geeslin, 66, of Goldthwaite, died May 30th, 2017 with his wife of 25 years by his side. He passed away at his home away from home and the place where he worked and played for his entire lifetime- the Geeslin river place on the Colorado river.

Kent was born August 3, 1950 in San saba, Texas, to Della and Don Geeslin. He grew up in Mills county. As a young boy, he rarely stayed indoors, instead always out and about enjoying nature and exploring. He grew up helping his father Don raise turkeys and hogs. He also enjoyed rodeos during his high school years. Kent was a member of the church of Christ and he was baptized on July 24, 1963. Kent graduated from Goldthwaite High School in 1968. After graduation, he attended Angelo State University before joining the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy, he lived and worked in San Angelo for a brief time before moving back to Mills county to work alongside his father at Don Geeslin Farms. This work included operating a sheep feedlot, a feed mill, and raising goats and cattle.In 1979, Kent and his brotherMark purchased the Chevrolet dealership in Goldthwaiteand operated Geeslin motors for approximately 9 years. While working and raising a family, Kent also served on the board of the National Lamb Feeders Association , was an original board member of First State Bank, formerly First National Bank, on the board of directors of the Brownwood Bass Club, and served several terms as a board member of the Mills County Hunting and Fishing Club.

After his fathers death in 1987, Kent, his two siblings, and their mother Della established Geeslin Farms, which remained in operation until Della's death in 2014. Kent then became a part-time rancher and full-time piddler.
Kent was an avid outdoorsman and shared his love of fishing , hunting, and camping with all of his children and family. He also enjoyed flying, which inspired his son, Michael, to obtain his pilot license. They spent many hours flying together. Kent competed for many years in the Brownwood Bass Club, earring the title Angler of the Year several times. He and his wife Neta also competed in couples fishing tournaments for many years and made a lot of fishing friends along the way, while winning awards as well.

Survivors include his wife Neta Geeslin of Goldthwaite, sons Brian Geeslin and Michael Geeslin of Goldthwaite, a daughter Kristi Leverett and Joe of Goldthwaite, step-son Craig Auldridge of Goldthwaite, step-daughter Jenny Amonett and Aaron of Abilene, sister, Linda Miles and Elam of Goldthwaite, brother, Mark Geeslin and Kathy of Goldthwaite. He is survived by ten grandchildren, Ellis and Brilee Geeslin, Lainey and Jacob Everett, Cooper and Claire Auldridge, and Payton, AJ, Anderson, and Aisley Amonett. He is also survived by his beloved dog, Pooch, who was his constant companion. Kent was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Della Geeslin.

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#6787213 - 06/08/17 08:31 AM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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David Wayne Baxter (Dawaba)

David Wayne Baxter, DVM was born July 31, 1952 and died March 15, 2016 of complications from pancreatic cancer. He was educated in Tyler public schools, graduated from John Tyler High School in 1970, and enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1975. For 36 years, he worked in clinical veterinary practice in Dallas before retiring to his hometown of Tyler in 2011. David is survived by his wife of 38 years, Karen; his three daughters Tori (Josh), Bree, and Kelley (Scott); his parents David L. and Billie Jean Baxter; and his brother Ken and sister Debbie and their families.



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#6787519 - 06/08/17 01:04 PM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
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James John "JJ" Kent (WhiskeyandMe)



James John "JJ" Kent, of Pottsboro, TX, went to be with our Lord and Savior on February 17, 2017 at UT Southwestern Medical Center following complications from heart surgery. He will always be remembered as a loving son, husband, father, brother, and friend to all that knew and loved him.

He was born in Dallas, TX, on November 22, 1971 to Michael and Linda Kent. He graduated from Highland Park HS in 1991 and Texas Tech University in 1997 where he was a proud member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a loyal Red Raider fan. JJ enjoyed playing all sports growing up especially soccer. He was also an avid outdoorsman and hunter.

Learning to hunt from an early age with his father and grandfather, he was able to take his lifelong passion for hunting and make it a career when he founded his company, Kent Outdoors. JJ was a member of Ducks Unlimited since the mid 1980's and served as a committee member on the chapters at Texas Tech, Texoma, Allen, and Frisco. He was also a co-chair for the Texoma chapter of Delta Waterfowl, a Kids Day Calling Instructor for the Lonestar chapter of Delta Waterfowl, and competed, won, and judged numerous duck calling competitions. He was featured on several hunting TV shows as a pro-staffer for Mossy Oak and several other companies. JJ enjoyed sharing his passion with hunters of all ages and all levels of experience with a focus on family oriented hunts with sons and daughters. He especially enjoyed encouraging everyone to find the beauty in God's great outdoors.

JJ and his loving wife, Carla, were married April 27, 2002 and were members at Georgetown Baptist Church in Pottsboro, TX. As a solid, lifelong Christian, he held strong to his faith right up to the very end.

He is survived by his wife Carla Kennon Kent, stepson Brandon Sternat both of Pottsboro, TX, his parents Michael and Linda Kent, sister and brother-in-law Kelley and Jeremy Garland, brother Patrick Kent all of Dallas, TX, sister and brother-in-law Rebecca and Luke Whittle of Birmingham, AL, nephews Noah and Declan Whittle, niece Harlow Whittle, parents-in-law Lawrence and Doris Kennon of Pottsboro, TX, and his dog Bo, as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Will D and Corenne Greer of Dallas, TX, and Lowell and Mary Kent of Chicago, IL, as well as his beloved black labs Whiskey and Brandy.

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#6788292 - 06/09/17 08:14 AM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
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William Robert Linton (billybob)




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#6788311 - 06/09/17 08:27 AM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
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Jeff Reed (fatalwishes)



Jeffry Bryan Reed, 45, lost his bitter eight-month battle with Burkitt's lymphoma on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at a hospice in Fort Worth.

Jeff was a curious, mischievous, fun-loving kid and never really grew out of that. He was always quick to amuse and to confuse. He would often leave you shaking your head. He could talk politics and guns 'til the cows came home. He took every opportunity to mentor young gun enthusiasts in the hope of passing on a continued appreciation of the right to bear arms. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved the outdoors and all its beauty. He loved his country and would do anything for his fellow man.

He knew a lot about a lot. He could talk to anyone about anything and often did. Jeff could have died a long time ago from any one of the crazy things he had done. He pulled numerous stunts in the military, though the stories are likely exaggerated. He worked for a spice company in his younger days and was electrocuted. (There is a funny story about muscle relaxers.) He had his share of motorcycle wrecks but always refused to go to the hospital. He had some close calls while hunting and generally causing trouble.

Jeff was very proud of his accomplishments in spite of what he felt was not a great childhood. He moved to Texas in 1986, after graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in Denver, Colo. He then saw himself straying down the wrong path and joined the Army-Army National Guard. He was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant E5. He attended Mountain View College on the GI Bill and received his associate degree in applied science.

Jeff worked on helicopter avionics for Masco Service for 12 years while also pursuing his own successful computer business, Aftermath Computers. He switched careers in 2001 and joined Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants full time as the one and only IT administrator. Jeff married his second wife, Reta, in 2001. She faithfully put up with him for their 12 years together. He taught her that people are not scary and it is OK to love everyone. He taught her the value of a good hug. She taught him that dishes don't put themselves in the dishwasher, and there's no such word as "squoze."

Jeff calmed a bit with the birth of his son, Travis. They were best buddies, though Jeff never got to teach Travis all he wanted his son to know. He always told him to do his best and to be a good boy. He did manage to demonstrate the art of the belch, many times. Jeff's military brothers stood by him and remain dedicated to his family -- James Cobb, Carlos San Martin, Ray Martinez and Lupe Del Torro. They, too, should probably have died long ago from lack of good judgment in their youth. Good thing they pulled each other through.

The family would be completely lost without the love and support of their friends and neighbors (thank you for maintaining eye contact when encountering Jeff in the yard in his boxers) and adopted family of Texas Pulmonary & Critical Care Consultants. Words cannot express the gratitude for everything done and said on Jeff's behalf and for the family. The family wishes to thank the expert, caring, talented nurses and techs of Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Harris Tower 7th Floor, Med-Surg ICU unit and ER Department. They made Jeff's stays more than bearable. Big hugs to all.

And to his oncologist, Dr. Sanjay Oommen, you really should try to come up with good news once in a while. Just make something up. Seriously though, Doc, you did your best with what you had.

Jeff extended his family far and wide in his last few months -- reaching out to online strangers with his story. He was embraced with unfathomable compassion. Jeff looked for a shoulder and instead moved a community to strive to become better people, to love one another, to hug loved ones a little tighter. Jeff's life truly had a purpose and he served it well. Complete strangers have provided more than just words of encouragement and prayers. They provided a world-wide heartbeat from which love and brotherhood will beat eternally.

Jeff's family is honored to include the members of AR15.com, Texashuntingforum.com and Godlikeproductions.com as members of the family. Jeff was preceded in death by his good friend, Edward Louis Silva. They met in the hospital and became fast friends. They are partying now at the biggest tailgate party ever! Survivors: His wife, Reta of Fort Worth; son, Travis; stepdaughters, Alex and Kristen Ramirez; mother, Cheryl Puchrik (Tony) of Camas, Wash.; best friend, James Cobb of Garland; Reed family in Denver, Colo., father, Gary Reed, and siblings, Eric Reed, Crystal Reed, Sean Reed and Craig Reed; aunt, Jeanene Myers of Brownwood; and multiple cousins.

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#6788716 - 06/09/17 03:23 PM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
J.P. Greeson Offline
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Opa Ely Jr. (mudduc)

From his son CCBIRDDOGMAN ... he was born on August 21st, 1943 and passed away on July 29th, 2016. He was a hunter, fisherman and jack of all trades. There wasn't anything he didn't know a little bit about and most things he knew a lot about. He loved to deer hunt but also loved to spend a weekend following bird dogs chasing quail just as much. He was my best friend and I miss him.


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#7015134 - 12/28/17 07:33 PM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
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David Neal Ivie (poisonivie)



David Neal Ivie of Bridgeport, Texas, passed away Friday, December 22, 2017, surrounded by family in Good Thunder, Minnesota at the age of 62 years. He was born on August 30, 1955 in Haskell, Texas to Elton Glenn (Mutt) and Bertie Lou Ivie.

David graduated Wichita Rider High School and attended Texas Tech State University. He started working in the oil field and dedicated 43 years to a challenging career that he valued. He was a cheerful man who enjoyed outdoor activities including competition shooting, hunting, fishing, and scuba diving. David was a loving, generous, and sensitive man who loved his family and always made them a priority.

David is survived by his children: Buck and Terri Ivie, Jennifer and Butch Bergmann, Joshua and Meagan Ivie, and Jason Ivie, and 9 grandchildren; his parents Mutt and Bertie Ivie; his brother, Johnny Ivie. David was proceeded in death by his wife, Patricia Raye Ivie.

Funeral service was Thursday, December 28, 2017 at First Baptist Church in O’Brien, Texas. Interment followed at Johnson Memorial Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.


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#7135747 - 04/08/18 08:52 AM Re: In Memoriam [Re: THF Staff]
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Registered: 09/28/04
Posts: 107
Gene Caselman went to be with his Lord March 28, 2018 with his loving wife by his side. Gene and Sandra were happily married almost 55 years. Gene enjoyed playing cards, spending time at his ranch, flying, hunting, fishing, traveling, and he adored his wife, three children, family, and all his friends. He battled Parkinson's for 25 years with a positive attitude and always kept his wit and humor. He was loved by all who ever met him.





My stand is pink camo told us, "Dad and I spend many hours reading and enjoying the Texas Hunting Forum. He was a wonderful Father and my best friend. He will be greatly missed, and he will be in my heart forever!"

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