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Old September 8th, 2015, 19:05
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

Sorry to hear this, I had aquired a can of Steel Blue touch up and a Proline XJ body to paint for him to put onnhis truck and things never got done.



Still have the body in my XJ and the paint is just a few feet from here too.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 19:08
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

Hasn't been a good year for , Andy, Woody and now another stalwart Aaron and I am sure others. Condolences to Aaron's family & friends.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 19:09
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

I'm going to miss Aaron. He was one of the guys that "got" the sport of off-roading and the camaraderie that it breeds. I met him for the first time at the Crawl in 2011. On the first day we got to up the access road and Ed's idler pulley seized. Who had a spare? Flexy! (he's in the brown shirt)


I got to spend a day with him later that year when one of the middle TN forum users was in a fatal accident. The SEC got a Jeep donated and we set up a wrenchfest to build it from scratch. A few of the MWC guys drove down to help. Flex was right there with them. (that's him in the blue sweatshirt)


And, even though he "lived" in his XJ during the Crawl he wasn't afraid to drive it hard.


It's been a somber night. I feel for his family and pray that they are coping with this sudden loss.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 19:10
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

Truly one of the good ones. Here he is doing what he loved.



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Old September 8th, 2015, 19:30
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I'm going to miss Aaron. He was one of the guys that "got" the sport of off-roading and the camaraderie that it breeds. I met him for the first time at the Crawl in 2011. On the first day we got to up the access road and Ed's idler pulley seized. Who had a spare? Flexy! (he's in the brown shirt)


I got to spend a day with him later that year when one of the middle TN forum users was in a fatal accident. The SEC got a Jeep donated and we set up a wrenchfest to build it from scratch. A few of the MWC guys drove down to help. Flex was right there with them. (that's him in the blue sweatshirt)


And, even though he "lived" in his XJ during the Crawl he wasn't afraid to drive it hard.


It's been a somber night. I feel for his family and pray that they are coping with this sudden loss.
It has been a tough day for sure. The term Dr. Moab used is probably more appropriate....devastating.

Thanks for sharing those pictures. High2by and myself seem to be in most of them. He was a great guy. I was lucky to have him in my rides at every Crawl he attended. He was always positive and upbeat even when things weren't going quite the way I thought they should be. He saved my butt on day one of the Crawl by having that idler pulley.

I'm not sure how I will cope not seeing or wheeling with him at the Crawl.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 20:04
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

RIP my friend!
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Old September 8th, 2015, 21:03
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R.I.P Aaron
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Old September 8th, 2015, 22:13
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

Rest In Peace brother.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 03:27
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

I can't believe he's gone. Definitely going to miss him. From the trash talking on who had the better looking jeep to wheeling or just talking to each other shooting the shit. Always had a way to brighten up your day no matter what you had going on. RIP. Godspeed brother
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Old September 9th, 2015, 06:26
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Wow, this is hard to read. I met him in moab in '13, great guy. You will be missed. RIP.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 06:49
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

RIP Aaron. Prayers sent to your family and friends.

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Old September 9th, 2015, 07:45
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

RIP Aaron. So sorry to hear the news.
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Old September 9th, 2015, 07:51
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

I got the call around 5:00 yesterday and am still numb. Aaron and I talked on a daily basis for the last several years. It didn't matter that we lived 9 hours apart, it was like we lived just down the street from each other. I always looked forward to our times at the Crawl as it was the one time of year we routinely got to hang out together. I'll also never forget him letting me pilot his Jeep at the Fall Flog last year because I wasn't able to bring mine. It's going to be very hard not getting his texts during work, or seeing him at events.

If there's one thing I learned from him, it's to not let what life throws at you keep you from doing what you love.

Rest in peace buddy. Thank you for all that you taught us, and for all the wonderful memories. This picture I took at this year's Crawl pretty much sums him up.

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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:02
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

Dude, that pic brings tears to my eyes, that is 110% Aaron. I have to dig through my photo drives this evening, I have some pics as well that are worth sharing....
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Old September 9th, 2015, 08:15
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Re: R.I.P Aaron

To anyone that never got to meet him in person or online, they are missing out. I met him at my first winterfest 5 years ago. He was always one of the first guys I had to say hi to whenever arriving at a event that he was at. He did not have the best hand dealt to him in life but he absolutely lived it to it's fullest. Have fun wheelin in God's country buddy.
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