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Cappy_TX

Posted By: 68A

Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 02:09 PM

Anyone know how he is doing or keep in touch with him?
Posted By: texas wetlands

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 04:39 PM

Got a note from him this weekend. Still hanging in there.
Posted By: 68A

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 04:57 PM

Originally Posted By: texas wetlands
Got a note from him this weekend. Still hanging in there.


Good to hear, thank you. Continued prayers.
Posted By: DUKFVR

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 05:17 PM

Prayers up
Posted By: Hopedale

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 05:50 PM

I think he's doing about as good as he can under the circumstances.

I sent him a message to come visit over here.
Posted By: Leonardo

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 06:48 PM

Thought about him the other day. Glad to hear he is handing in there.
Posted By: Cappy_TX

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 07:56 PM

Last thing duck hunters want to hear is sad or bad news on the eve of yet another season. So .... I'll try to keep mine short. Following a lung cancer diagnosis in October, I had a "double lobectomy" on December 19th of last year where the surgeon goes in through the back ribs and removed two malignant lobes of the right lung. Had a few complications but was released to go home on January 6th to a loving wife and a couple dogs that missed their Daddy ... A lot! wink

Thought all the health problems were behind me and that I might even be able to bust a few caps later in the fall. Alas, such was not to be. I had a series of strokes beginning in early March that have ended my waterfowling days, permanently. We've sold our properties, gear, 81 of the 85 guns that we owned, and duck hunting has now been replaced by a few trips a week where we live on Denison Country club, searching for lost golf balls!





I'm grateful to be alive ... Had 60+ hunting seasons over my 77 years, owned and trained 9 gun dogs
that I loved and they loved me ... and have few if any regrets in this life. Thanks to all who have sent well wishes. I'm sure that they helped alot! Special thanks to Gary Smith (texas wetlands here) who bought our wetlands property after our 14 year run there. He's even agreed (believe it or not) to allow us to scatter our family ashes there one day!

Jim Belmont aka Cappy_TX




Posted By: 68A

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/18/18 09:38 PM

Never had the pleasure of meeting you, but always enjoyed what you shared here. Praying that God gives you peace that passes all understanding. A life well lived with memories that will remain forever. God bless you.
Posted By: Txduckman

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/19/18 12:44 AM

up
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/19/18 03:54 PM

Good o hear from you, Jim, and good to see you’re staying busy best you can.
Posted By: snake oil

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/19/18 04:34 PM

Please stay in touch with us.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/19/18 05:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Good o hear from you, Jim, and good to see you’re staying busy best you can.
Originally Posted By: snake oil
Please stay in touch with us.

Continued prayers/........
Posted By: Full•Throttle

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/21/18 11:31 AM

Cappy
We’ve never met but we’ve been apart of many of the same forums over the years. I Will be praying for you and your family. You have lived a very blessed life and I pray the good Lord grants you peace and as much time as possible on this earth. Hang in there buddy.
Posted By: J.P. Greeson

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/21/18 03:38 PM

Prayers up for you Cappy. I've always enjoyed reading your posts over the years. Keep us up to date with your life and let us know if we can ever do anything for you.
Posted By: Cappy_TX

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/22/18 09:41 PM

This was a recent Facebook post that somewhat summarizes my near term future ... The reason for the Wikipedia definition of "Irony" somewhat dawned on me tonight...

My father Ernie, passed away in 1972, some 46 years ago. He was my absolute hero and died of Liver and pancreatic cancer. I too have both of those cancers and am not expected to live past year end which means that Dad and I shall have died from that same terrible disease 46 years apart.

Ironical? Who knows? Genetic ... quite possibly. However we both shared a love of upland bird hunting over well trained gun dogs; 3 cushion billiards, regulation pool, most competitive sports such as boxing and football, and both of us were scratch or near-scratch golfers for most of our adult lives. I was captain of my high school and college golf teams and played amateur tournament golf for a number of years after school.

Dad was a successful banker but died at age 63 before he could enjoy the fruits of his many years of efforts. Because of him, I vowed that if I did become successful in business, that I would retire by age 50 to enjoy the fruits of my efforts with a wonderful supportive life partner, Carol. I was able to do so, retiring at age 49 in 1991. Now, all these years later, my father and I will have enjoyed many parallels in life. Sadly, one includes dying of liver and pancreatic cancer. I loved my father so very much and I apparently plan on leaving this life as he did. See you soon, Dad.
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/23/18 12:15 AM

Prayers up, Cap.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/23/18 12:28 AM

Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Prayers up, Cap.
Posted By: Old Rabbit

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/23/18 05:52 PM

Prayers sir.
Posted By: Sniper John

Re: Cappy_TX - 09/24/18 12:43 AM

Sorry all this is happening to you and hope your holding up ok. Do keep sharing your old hunting pictures and stories with us as long as you are well enough. We will miss them and you. I always think of you on my dogs birthdays and always will. My wife throws our dogs birthday parties just as y'all have for your dogs.
Posted By: Hopedale

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 01:31 AM

Just read this on FB

"Hi everyone, this is Jamie Catracchia, Jim's daughter from Seattle. I've been with him the past 9 days in Texas. You may have noticed he hasn't been posting on FB lately. He physically doesn't have the strength anymore to post. He wanted me to tell everyone how much he has appreciated the love, support and friendship from everyone. Please keep my dad and Carol in your prayers.

Carol and/or I will keep everyone updated..."

Keeping him and his family in my prayers.
Posted By: Old Rabbit

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 01:50 AM

Praying for Happy, Carol, you and your family.
Posted By: jnd59

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 02:00 AM

Prayers for Jim and his entire family. I am glad you got to enjoy your success. I have my beliefs about what comes after life, but I hope, in some way, it includes a field, some birds, and a cherished pointer friend.
Posted By: Charlie817

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 02:19 AM

Prayers for all of you.
Posted By: 2Beez

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 02:26 AM

Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler
Originally Posted By: Duck_Hunter
Prayers up, Cap.

angel
Posted By: texas wetlands

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 03:30 PM

Hopedale..... For those of us that are not on Facebook please keep us updated if there is any change. Prayers sent!
Posted By: kindall

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 06:39 PM

Prayers to him, his family, and many friends.
Hopedale, can you let them know the THF family is thinking of them?
I'm not on here as much as I use to be, but always enjoyed his posts.
Posted By: bobcat1

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/29/18 11:11 PM

angel angel angel
angel Cappy angel
angel angel angel
Posted By: chilled shot

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/30/18 02:29 AM

Prayers to you and yours Cappy. I am humbled by your courage and dignity through all this.

My sincere respect sir.
Posted By: decook

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/30/18 11:15 AM

Originally Posted By: chilled shot
Prayers to you and yours Cappy. I am humbled by your courage and dignity through all this.

My sincere respect sir.


Yes sir. I agree. Cappy God bless, you are the measure of courage.
angel
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/30/18 02:44 PM

Prayers up for Cappy.
Posted By: STXHO

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/31/18 04:17 AM

I remember years ago when I got into bird dogs I bought a training collar from Cappy. He actually sent me an extra collar and some gear to help me out. I appreciated the gesture and always wanted to meet him. God Bless him, prayers for the family.
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Cappy_TX - 10/31/18 11:58 PM

Originally Posted By: chilled shot
Prayers to you and yours Cappy. I am humbled by your courage and dignity through all this.

My sincere respect sir.


Very well said. Great role model in hunting, in life, and now at the end of life.....
Posted By: Guy

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/01/18 12:19 AM

I continue to keep you in my prayers Jim. angel
Posted By: Hopedale

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 04:37 AM

Just read on FB Cappy passed away today.

Prayers sent for his family.
Posted By: 8pointdrop

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 09:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Hopedale
Just read on FB Cappy passed away today.

Prayers sent for his family.


Damn.
Posted By: beaversnipe

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 01:11 PM

Rip poppy
Posted By: Cast

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 01:11 PM

RIP Cappy
Posted By: 68A

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 01:25 PM

Sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family
Posted By: cannon88

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 01:48 PM

Hate to hear it, but I know he is rejoicing in Heaven. RIP Cappy
Posted By: txshntr

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 02:06 PM

RIP Cappy. angel
Posted By: Gacman

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 02:20 PM

RIP Cappy. Thank you for all the insight over the years. I know your dogs have brought you home.
Posted By: Lakhota

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 02:40 PM

Rip Cappy, prayers for comfort for his family.
Posted By: Duck_Hunter

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 03:10 PM

RIP, Cappy. He seemed to live and breathe bird hunting and always seemed positive.
Posted By: BDB

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 03:38 PM

RIP....I hope he lived a great one
Posted By: LarryCopper

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 04:25 PM

I read a lot of his posts on FB. The one good thing about knowing the end is coming is that you have a chance to get things right and it seems he had.

I did not know him personally, but he offered to help laying out a wetland even though he didn't know much about me. I think that says a lot.

RIP, I hope Cappy greeted you at the pearly gates like you always imagined.
Posted By: snake oil

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 04:46 PM

We lost a good one and the Good Lord gained a great one.. angel
Posted By: ducknbass

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 05:15 PM

He's crossing that rainbow bridge and running along side his faithful dogs from years gone by.
Posted By: Guy

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 06:08 PM

Really sad news.
Posted By: bobcat1

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 06:32 PM

angel RIP Cappy. Lord bless his family and comfort them and his friends.
Posted By: kdub

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 07:47 PM

He loved his dogs and duck hunting, good guy in my book. angel
Posted By: outfitter1

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 09:01 PM

RIP Cappy a Good Man Gone
Posted By: Old_School

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 09:33 PM

Flags at half staff.
We lost a good one.
Posted By: Greg

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 10:43 PM

Rest In Peace, Cappy
Posted By: Creekrunner

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 11:13 PM

God's Peace. I remember him.
Posted By: DUKFVR

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 11:36 PM

Prayers up for the Family.
Posted By: sig226fan (Rguns.com)

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 11:48 PM

Good people, Reunited with those hunting dogs in heaven!
Posted By: 2Beez

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/05/18 11:56 PM

RIP Cappy angel
Posted By: TTUGrad08

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/06/18 12:30 AM

Very sad news, prayers for the family
Posted By: toolmaker

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/06/18 12:57 AM

Rest in Peace Cappy. Prayers go out for the family
Posted By: NWS

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/07/18 06:17 PM

James Belmont
1941 - 2018 Obituary Guest Book Flowers





James Belmont Obituary

Sign the Guest Book
DENSION - Jim Belmont of Denison, Texas, age 77, passed away at his home on November 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. He had been battling cancer for the past year. He was born in Highland Park, IL on October 21, 1941. Jim was the retired founder and CEO of Southwestern Financial Services, a Las Vegas mortgage company. He was previously founder and co – owner of Hawaii Pipe & Supply, a wholesale Plumbing Supply business in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Jim and his beloved wife Carol of 29 years built a home and lived in Ivanhoe, TX on 112 acres dedicated to duck hunting and Retriever training since 2004. They bought a home on Denison Country Club and moved to Denison in 2015. They had previously lived in Las Vegas, NV, and Honolulu, HI.
In addition to Carol, Jim is survived by his mother in law, Jean Hayashi, two children; daughter Jamie of Lynden, WA, son Jim Jr. of Ferndale, WA., and a step daughter, Erin of Portland, OR. He also leaves six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, David, of St. Louis, and his parents Ernest and Dorothy Belmont of Aurora, IL.
Jim loved fishing, hunting, training hunting dogs and had been an avid low handicap golfer for many of his younger years. He will be missed by family, friends and his dogs."
Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman, TX.
Donations may be made in Jim's name to your favorite children's or animal rescue charity. The family would like express a special thank you to Betty B. Whitford, RN and the staff of Home Hospice of Grayson County.
The online register book may be signed at www.waldofuneralhome.com.
Published in The Herald Democrat on Nov. 7, 2018
Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Re: Cappy_TX - 11/07/18 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: bobcat1
angel RIP Cappy. Lord bless his family and comfort them and his friends.
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