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    Shaft, right on!

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    That one’s a bummer.

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    Friends star Chandler Bing played by Matthew Perry passes at 54 apparently drowning in his hot tub

    https://www.tmz.com/2023/10/28/frien...dies-drowning/

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    Man, that is sad. Saw a very good interview that Dianne Sawyer did with him not too long ago.

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    Rosalynn Carter passes away at 96.

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/19/polit...t-lady-dies-at

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    when president carter was diagnosed with brain cancer several years ago, i thought it was almost certain that he would go first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    when president carter was diagnosed with brain cancer several years ago, i thought it was almost certain that he would go first.
    Completely surprised she went first after only one day in hospice, Jimmy's been in hospice for months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTravellers View Post
    Completely surprised she went first after only one day in hospice, Jimmy's been in hospice for months...
    I once got to talk to Rosalynn years ago when my employer accidently sent her some incorrect correspondence. She was very nice but "Jimmah" was in the background barking things for her to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    This is very sad. He was at OU the same time I was, and OU basketball was a lot of fun to watch. He was a memorable athlete at OU, for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    You are right on jumping the gun. Damn dude, the body isn't even cold.

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    Henry Kissinger passes at 100. I was surprised he was still alive.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2023/11/29/p...ead/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I know people on hospice care who have been on it for 2 years. It doesn't mean in all situations you are on your death bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Why post about a living person in a dead person string? At least wait til someone passes. Or, as an admin, start a string for who you are forecasting death.

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    Shane MacGowan of The Pogues went at 65 - as almost everybody has said, surprised he lasted this long, but still a bummer...

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    say what you will - Henry Kissinger.

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    Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, first female Supreme Court Justice passes at 93

    https://edition.cnn.com/2023/12/01/p...ies/index.html

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    Legendary investor Charlie Munger passed

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    He and Warren Buffet - two cut out of the same mold. Lived to 99 and still mentally sharp.

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    TV/movie producer Norman Lear passes at 101

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/06/enter...ath/index.html

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    Love him or hate him, Ralph Cirella of The Howard Stern Show has passed away.


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    Norman Lear, the legendary TV producer who created groundbreaking series such as "All in the Family," "Maude," "The Jeffersons" and "One Day at a Time," has died, CBS News has confirmed. He was 101.










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    David R. Smith

    David R. Smith, known as “Big Dave”, Supe, Super Dave, Coach and, most affectionately, PaPa by his grandchildren, passed away on November 21, 2023 in Edmond in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. He was 77-years-old.

    Dave was born January 20th, 1946 in Florence, Alabama to Lawrence and Mary Inez Smith. Even as a young boy growing up, he was an entrepreneur working for other farmers, trapping muskrat/mink/beaver and also catching rabbits to sell to a rabbit farm. He grew up fishing every chance he could on Burcham Creek which ran behind their farm house. He attended Central High School before attending Freed Hardeman University and Oklahoma Christian University (OC) on basketball scholarships. At 6’7”, Dave was a ferocious competitor and led OC to the 1968 NAIA District 9 basketball championship and went on to compete as the #4 seed out of 500 teams in the National tournament for the first time in the school’s history.

    Dave met his wife, Linda Kern, when he came to OC on a recruiting trip and she was his “date”. When he returned to OC in the fall they began dating and were married in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1968. She was his devoted wife and partner for 55 years. They were blessed with two wonderful children and five precious grandchildren who he adored.

    After graduating with a B.S.E in Education from OC, Dave taught and coached at Star Spencer High School and then at Southeast High School in Oklahoma City. His team won the 1976 State Basketball Championship and he was named Oklahoma All-City Coach of the year. On the collegiate level Dave served as an assistant basketball coach for OC from 1977 to 1979.

    In 1971, Dave and Linda started Midwest Trophy Manufacturing out of their garage. Under his dedicated leadership and vision, Midwest Trophy grew into MTM Recognition Corporation, a global leader in the Rewards and Recognition industry. For over 50 years MTM has been instrumental in the recognition of Fortune 100 employees, NCAA champions and professional and amateur champions at all levels of competition. Dave was beloved by his employees and he cared deeply for them. He knew them, and he knew their families. As his health declined he was still at the plant daily to encourage and motivate. He enjoyed going through the plant just to greet employees and see how they were doing.

    Over the years Dave received many honors including being named Entrepreneur of the year by Marriot Hotels in 1986. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Freed Hardeman University in 1990 and Oklahoma Christian University in 1993 for his contributions to the sport of basketball. He also was inducted into the Del City Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Lauderdale County Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He received an honorary doctorate of Law degree from Freed Hardeman University and served on their board. The gymnasium, formerly known as ‘The Barn’ at Oklahoma Christian was renovated and formally renamed The David Smith Athletic Center in 2018. David and Linda were presented by OC with the Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2023, Del City renamed a street near MTM to Dave Smith Drive.

    Dave was an avid golfer and professional bass fisherman who competed on the BASSMASTER, FLW tour and the Elite Series since 1991. He fished in over 138 professional events, finishing in the top 10 twice. He was considered a beloved veteran on the tour but could hold his own against much younger competitors due to his relentless competitive nature.

    Dave was strongly committed to his family and was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Inez Smith, and father, Lawrence Smith. He is survived by his wife Linda, their son David Smith Jr., daughter Ashli Smith, and five grandchildren, Morgan Kennedy, Alyson Kennedy, Collin Smith, Leah Smith, and Ellis Cline, his two brothers Lawrence Smith and wife Janice of Florence, Alabama, and Charlie Smith and wife Nancy of Henderson, Tennessee, and many nieces and nephews.

    They were members of the Del City Church of Christ for 35 years and are now members at Memorial Road Church of Christ. Services will be held at Memorial Road Church of Christ in Edmond Thursday, December 14, 2023 at 2:00 pm. Service will be livestreamed at mrcc.org.

    In lieu of flowers, the family wishes memorial contributions be made to Oklahoma Christian University, 2501 East Memorial Road, Edmond, Ok 73013

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    One of those actors you instantly recognize for their outstanding roles but can never place a name to. Fantastic actor and gone to soon. Andre Braugher passes at 61

    https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/12/enter...bit/index.html

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