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Neil King
07-23-06, 10:38 PM
I just want to let everyone know that Poptom passed away on Saturday. I know he hasn't been posting much lately, but he had been really weak the last few months. He liked this forum a lot and he spoke highly of the members.

http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=176806

Jim
07-23-06, 10:44 PM
:eek:


I'm speechless, really. :(

downhill
07-23-06, 10:53 PM
Wow. :( :(

I kinda wondered if something was up. We hadn't even see him browsing the site for some time.

To let you know, he was a popular member of this forum.

I had a lot of respect for him and he'll be missed for sure. My sincerest condolences go out to his family.

Thank you for droping in and letting us know.

downhill

YARDofSTUF
07-23-06, 10:53 PM
Thats too bad, he was a cool dude. Ballsy guy to come out and type up all the **** going on with him and cancer.

Prey, crack another 40oz :(

Prey521
07-23-06, 11:01 PM
:40oz:


WOW, this is horrible news! Was totally NOT expecting this! He's a cool mofo! RIP Pop! :(

Faust
07-23-06, 11:03 PM
very very sad. one of the few people who i looked at as a genuine person...... a rare trait to find on the net.

brembo
07-23-06, 11:27 PM
I really do dislike cancer. :(


Neil King, what is your relation to Poptom, if I may ask?

Sava700
07-23-06, 11:46 PM
sad... he was a nice guy..seemed to have a good spirit to him from reading his posts.

fixationdarknes
07-24-06, 12:03 AM
:eek:

That's really sad. Tom will surely be missed. :(

CoolJ
07-24-06, 12:07 AM
God bless him. :(

Neil King
07-24-06, 12:11 AM
I really do dislike cancer. :(


Neil King, what is your relation to Poptom, if I may ask?


I am his grandson.

I just got done reading his cancer thread, and wow, you guys are awesome. He was right to speak highly of everyone.

Thanks everyone for your replies.

ace
07-24-06, 12:11 AM
This is some really sad news.:( Poptom was a very nice person who will be greatly missed here.

RIP Poptom.

thepieman
07-24-06, 01:53 AM
Sorry for your loss Neil. He was a good man.. My sincerest condolences to you and your family.


Pie

mountainman
07-24-06, 02:14 AM
:(

Not sure what to say...

RIP PopTom

Joint Chiefs of Staff
07-24-06, 03:50 AM
I'm so sorry Neil. Just the other day I was thinking of him and other members that haven't posted. This is shocking news.

As John stated I too went to Tom for some behind the scene advice in the past. He sure will be missed. :(

RIP Poptom

http://members.speedguide.net/jointchiefsofstaff/tom1.jpg

Kip Patterson
07-24-06, 05:09 AM
Thanks for the great picture. It isn't always fun to be old, but he made the best of it. I hope I can do as well.

Kip

David
07-24-06, 05:16 AM
Neil,

My heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

david (aka nepenthe)

YeOldeStonecat
07-24-06, 05:17 AM
Sorry for your loss Neil...he was a very well liked and respected member on our boards.

He had quite the collection of toy trucks also, didn't he? After seeing that picture of him..the tee shirt...it's making me think of a pic he posted on toy trucks lined up on a bookshelf or something.

RIP Pomtom.

Illini25
07-24-06, 07:33 AM
Oh man!! I so sorry Neil. My deepest sympathies to you and the entire family.

RIP Tom. :(

-Chris

Izzo
07-24-06, 08:13 AM
:cry: :(

A good man. He'll be missed by many. He'll be in my thoughts. RIP PT

Roody
07-24-06, 08:16 AM
I am very sorry for your loss Neil King. Poptom was a very good man and he will be greatly missed. :(

fastchevy
07-24-06, 08:29 AM
Very sorry to hear the news. Everyone in your family is in my prayers. :(

Noevo
07-24-06, 08:41 AM
Can't do much but echo the sentiments of everyone before me. I am sorry for your loss Neil.

man, just imagine the beer truck collection he'll put together now :thumb:

Dan
07-24-06, 09:09 AM
I just want to let everyone know that Poptom passed away on Saturday. I know he hasn't been posting much lately, but he had been really weak the last few months. He liked this forum a lot and he spoke highly of the members.

http://forums.speedguide.net/showthread.php?t=176806


very sad news indeed http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/traurig/sad-smiley-018.gif I wish all the best for his family.

*take care Poptom*

minir
07-24-06, 09:34 AM
Sad news indeed Neil:(

My condolences to you & your Family Neil. He was an asset to the forum and well liked by all. His presence here will be missed.

--

regards

minir

Philip
07-24-06, 09:43 AM
Very sad news, he'll be missed by many of us. My condolences to you and your family Neil.

Think
07-24-06, 09:53 AM
:( It sounds like he went out with a good fight and strong spirit. My prayers are with you.

Debbie
07-24-06, 09:56 AM
God Bless Him!
Prayers out to you and your family.
He will be missed.:(

Ken
07-24-06, 09:58 AM
I just sent him a PM last Monday, asking how he was doing... :( :cry:

He hasn't been around much the last year due to his condition, however, he was still in our thoughts, and always will be...

My condolences to his family and friends as I know it is a great loss to all, including us, his cyber family...

RIP, PoppaTom, RIP

koldchillah
07-24-06, 10:19 AM
:( Ouch... We've all lost a great man. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Neil, my condolences go out to you and your family.

Poptom, RIP.. It was an honor exchanging posts with you over the past 4 years that I've been here on the Speedguide forums. I will continue folding for the cause in your honor. You can count on that old pal. :nod: RIP.

Easto
07-24-06, 12:20 PM
I'm so sorry. He will be missed (and remembered).

TinyTim
07-24-06, 12:42 PM
Sorry to hear about your loss, my condolences to you and your family--I will miss reading his posts.

De Plano
07-24-06, 01:31 PM
Dang, he is a good man.

To Tom (raises whiskey, drians whiskey)

My condolonces to the family. It won't be heaven for Tom if they don't have broken things for him to fix up there, well at least tinker with.

Croc
07-24-06, 01:54 PM
Farewell Tom.
Hope your next life will be as fulfilling as you made this one.

MadDoctor
07-24-06, 02:02 PM
Itís so sad to loose such a nice person. I know he goes to a better place, and in doing so, will make that place better. Rest in peace Tom.

Rivas
07-24-06, 03:39 PM
omg :(
I'M so sorry to hear that.
My condolences to you and your family Neil.

RIP Tom

Spammy
07-24-06, 05:45 PM
Wow, Just Wow,
May your family's pain be to a minimum.
I pray for you and your loss
R.I.P
Poptom:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

CableDude
07-24-06, 06:08 PM
:( I was just thinking about him the other day.

G-IcE
07-24-06, 06:26 PM
May he rest in peace,condelences to the family.

Chris
07-24-06, 07:33 PM
Our condolences Neil to you and yours.
Tom was a very respected and liked member here.
He was always gracious and his thoughts and insight in any discussion was always welcome and respected.
He touched many on here and if he was half the person in life as he was on here then the your family lost a wonderful man.
I pray that his passing was peacfull for him and your family

~Memories live on~


Respectfully
Teirney and Chris

Sarahnn
07-24-06, 07:34 PM
I just want to let everyone know that Poptom passed away on Saturday. I know he hasn't been posting much lately, but he had been really weak the last few months. He liked this forum a lot and he spoke highly of the members.

Thank you Neil.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Peace, Poptom.

A_old
07-24-06, 07:43 PM
in my prayers

Paft
07-24-06, 09:17 PM
...****.

I hope whatever happens to him now, well, I hope it's good and he gets to enjoy it. He was a good man.

Mr. King
07-24-06, 09:19 PM
He had quite the collection of toy trucks also, didn't he? After seeing that picture of him..the tee shirt...it's making me think of a pic he posted on toy trucks lined up on a bookshelf or something.

That's right. He has a huge shelf full of them in his office.

The back of his business card-

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g92/nman406/PoppaTomsCard.jpg


Thanks again everybody for all of your replies, I will be sure to show this thread to our family.

poppatomsdaughter
07-25-06, 01:08 AM
I want to thank everyone here who was my fathers friend for being his friend. He had few friends in person. My son Neil, has been familiar with this forum so I asked him to let people know that he had died. Neil has alot of the same values as my father and they have a strong bond. I knew this was an important forum to my father. I met my own best friend on a forum and have been close to her for six years. I dont ever underestimate the way friendships can be formed and all of you who took part in his life were a blessing to him.

Once again,
I Thank You All.
Paula

Jamie_R
07-25-06, 06:32 AM
omg, just saw this and I don't know what to say.

I was also lucky enough to share a conversation or two with pop, and he was a genuinely great guy. He will be sorely missed :(

Prayers and condolences for yall ...

:( :cry:

tao_jones
07-25-06, 08:23 AM
I just saw this. I hate to hear this, Poptom was a super nice guy.

RIP

Lefty
07-25-06, 10:41 AM
I am floored. Neil and family my very deepest sympathies for your loss. :cry: :cry: He was a wonderful man. RIP PopTom :( :(

CiscoKid
07-25-06, 04:10 PM
I was just wondering what had happened to him a few weeks back...

He will be greatly missed. I wouldn't say I was close to him, but I greatly admired him and his determination in not letting the news of cancer get him down...

Rainbow
07-25-06, 07:45 PM
My condolences as well. RIP Friend.

blebs
07-25-06, 07:49 PM
One of the best human beings to grace this planet. He will be missed by all.
You have my families condolences as well Neil.

Humboldt
07-25-06, 08:05 PM
Sad news indeed. Makes me want to search for everything he said to me here and take it to heart.

I hope it was...painless (lack of other words) for him and that he was well cared for till the last.

Silver
07-25-06, 09:12 PM
Rest in peace, PopTom.

Bastid
07-25-06, 10:52 PM
Tom, you will be missed... Nick and Paula, my condolences and prayers are with you and your family.

*cho*
07-25-06, 11:06 PM
I missed this post until right now.

This is really terrible news. I hope his family are doing as well as expected.

:(

Loonatic
07-26-06, 12:11 PM
Rest in peace, Tom. Wish your family the best of luck.

Zilog B
07-26-06, 06:38 PM
Rest in peace Tom, you will be missed.

7thkevin
07-27-06, 02:28 AM
wow im so sorry to hear this:cry: :cry:
my prayers go out to your Family tonight :cry:

Sid
07-27-06, 08:43 PM
Sad news indeed. RIP Tom, you will be missed.

ColdFusion
07-28-06, 04:39 AM
Oh my god ... i cant beleive this! So sorry to hear that Neil, all my condolences to you and your family!

:(

MissTynker2
07-28-06, 08:13 AM
I am so very sorry for your sad loss Neil. Thank you however for informing us. Poptom had a great spirit and heart...now he leaves that tradition up to you to fulfill in his memory. He will be sorely missed here...he was always a great source of encouragement. May God heal you and yours quickly. Look deep in your heart...he is not gone...he is just away. Angel Blessings! :(

Norm
07-28-06, 10:18 AM
Sorry to hear about PopTom, he was a good man. :(

R.I.P. PopTom

(a shocked and almost speechless Norm)

BMED
07-28-06, 09:09 PM
Poptom, Thanks for being a BIG part of SG...you will be missed dearly.

R.I.P.

Neil, Our prayers go out to your family.


Regards, BMED & family

Bouncer
07-29-06, 01:01 PM
I have been travelling a bit and also missed this news. :(

I don't really have the words. All I can say is that I am terribly sorry for your loss, and I and many others will miss him dearly. As you can see by the responses here, you are not alone in your feelings. Not by a longshot. That's a true testament to the type of man he was.

Most Respectfully,
Thomas R. Blakely

hayc59
07-29-06, 01:13 PM
That is terrible news
a very good dude!! Will be missed
Neil God Bless!!

Immortal
07-30-06, 01:14 AM
RIP Poptom. You will be missed. :(

Deepest condolences.

Shinobi
07-30-06, 10:09 PM
Wow.. totally stunned. :( .. So sorry.. He was a really nice guy .. my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

knightmare
07-30-06, 10:16 PM
So sorry to hear, prayers go out to his family.........

WhoNut
08-01-06, 09:17 PM
Very sorry...

JJ