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Old October 31, 2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Another Friend Has Left This World

Six years ago today, hogdogs joined our community, here at TFL. Not quite a year ago, we asked him to moderate the Dave McCracken Memorial Shotgun Forum.

A simple country boy, whose passion for hunting and a life with rifles and shotguns, immediately endeared him to some of us.

Yet his (most often) low-keyed demeanor belied a genuine interest in our community. I'm sure I'm not the only friend he had here. Brent couldn't be prouder bearing the title, "Redneck!" He gave the ephitaph the sort of honor you would never suspect, in todays world.

For those that didn't know, today, Brent lost his battle with cancer. My own life has dimmed, with his passing. Yet I am better for having been counted as his friend.

Brent's dad sent us the following:

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Brent lost the battle today at 3:12 PM in ICU at Sacred Heart. He had a great doctor and the lead nurse was especially awesome. After a conference this morning, we opted for the doctor's "Most comfortable departure" plan. For what it is worth; that last downhill slide that is a part of an event like this, was rapid, and with great medication, as pleasant as possible for him.

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Brent will be buried where he most wanted to. It is a "Nature Conservancy", properly natural, and by having a cemetery the landowner can keep government from working to take it from him Brent lived across the street from it and often talked of the concept of it, i.e. natural, no embalming, no "forever" caskets, etc. Brent will be buried with his favorite, very old, now departing dog, wrapped in "their" favorite blanket. The plot that I looked at today looked like a great place to just squat and wait for deer.
May you rest in peace, Brent R. Caryl Sr.
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Old November 1, 2013, 04:11 AM   #2
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Sad news.

I'll miss Hogdogs here.Good he has his dog with him.
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Old November 1, 2013, 04:41 AM   #3
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God Bless him and comfort his family in this time of great loss.
They have my deepest condolences.
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Old November 1, 2013, 05:19 AM   #4
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Dang.
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Old November 1, 2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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I am very saddened to hear this. While I didn't know Brent personally, I knew him from conversing with him in many threads here and also in another forum. God be with you, Brent. My sincere condolences to your family.
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Old November 1, 2013, 09:17 AM   #6
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Good Lord, that's bad news. How old was Brent?
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Old November 1, 2013, 09:19 AM   #7
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Very sad here. Although I never conversed directly with him, I truly enjoyed his commentary and wit and will miss him.

May his memory be a blessing.

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Old November 1, 2013, 09:21 AM   #8
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Another Friend Has Left This World

My thoughts go out to his friends and family.

Sounds like he will truly rest in peace.
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Old November 1, 2013, 09:28 AM   #9
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Damn.

I proudly count Brent as the first friend I made on this forum. Hard to type this when I can't see for the tears.

He will be greatly missed.
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Old November 1, 2013, 09:51 AM   #10
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Old November 1, 2013, 10:23 AM   #11
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Brent lost the battle today at 3:12 PM in ICU at Sacred Heart. He had a great doctor and the lead nurse was especially awesome. After a conference this morning, we opted for the doctor's "Most comfortable departure" plan. For what it is worth; that last downhill slide that is a part of an event like this, was rapid, and with great medication, as pleasant as possible for him.


It is very sad, but a "rapid" last few days is a blessing ..... we are dealing with this in our family now, staying with an elderly couple in shifts..... hospice says 48 hours or so now.....



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Brent will be buried where he most wanted to. It is a "Nature Conservancy", properly natural, and by having a cemetery the landowner can keep government from working to take it from him Brent lived across the street from it and often talked of the concept of it, i.e. natural, no embalming, no "forever" caskets, etc.
Very Cool.
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Old November 1, 2013, 11:00 AM   #12
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Damn...

I always enjoyed reading his posts, he seemed like a great guy and like he had a genuine interest in helping others on this forum including myself. Wish I could've had the opportunity to have a beer with him in person.

Semper Fi brother, you will be missed.
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Old November 1, 2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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I regarded Brent as a true treasure among us. I cannot express my sadness enough.

Rest in Peace.

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Old November 1, 2013, 11:15 AM   #14
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Home is the hunter, home from the hill......

I got nothing else that hasn't already been said, and my screen is getting blurry....
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Old November 1, 2013, 11:29 AM   #15
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He was a fine man, and for us, here, his memory can live on these pages.

I'll still miss him.
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Old November 1, 2013, 12:07 PM   #16
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He was a true individual and a very classy guy. I'm typing this at the library and doing my best not to cry. Later...

The world, and TFL, will be poorer places without him.

Rest in peace, Brent.
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Old November 1, 2013, 01:10 PM   #17
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He will be missed.
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Old November 1, 2013, 01:29 PM   #18
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Home to the Happy Hunting Ground
where geese are flying,
deer abound
with no ill spirits to be found

A Boy and his Dog will forever bound

RIP Brent
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Old November 1, 2013, 05:23 PM   #19
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Rest easy, Brent. You will be missed.
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Old November 1, 2013, 05:40 PM   #20
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sad news and I never had the chance to converse with him.

recently I found out one of my police buddies in Ohio died of a heart attack two years before he could have retired with a state pension.

the loss of a friend or even just an acquaintance weights down on you for some time...
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Old November 1, 2013, 07:23 PM   #21
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Damn....

Godspeed Brent....
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Old November 1, 2013, 07:46 PM   #22
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Though I have not had the pleasure of knowing him.....More is said about a man by the number of people who mourn his loss. I only hope to be so lucky.
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Old November 1, 2013, 08:47 PM   #23
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I didn't know Brent nearly as long or as well as I could have hoped.

It's some consolation to know he was comfortable at the end, and that he'll be laid to rest in a place he loved.
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Old November 2, 2013, 10:11 AM   #24
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I always enjoyed sharing a conversation with him.
And he was always a gentleman.
Happy Trails to you, Hogdogs.
And save us a place at the camp fire.
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Old November 2, 2013, 12:10 PM   #25
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Last Christmas I lost my godfather to cancer. Watching him and his loved ones go through that was enough to make the strongest man weep. I send a prayer for comfort to his family, and hope they find peace in knowing he does not suffer longer.

hogdogs was a proper contributor to the forum. He was civil and helpful in conversations. These days, simple civility is perhaps the rarest virtue.

R.I.P.
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