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« on: October 12, 2016, 10:06:13 PM »

It is with a heavy heart that I write this. Bill Gaither lost his battle with cancer today. He was a great friend and fellow artist. He was one of the most talented men I have ever known. He was a great taxidermist, sculpter, and painter. He had a passion for wildlife that was unrivaled. God speed my friend, see you on the other side.
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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 11:10:15 PM »

RIP Bill! I'll always remember you for inspiring me to write. You gave me great advice. Thank you!

I'll always remember the one and only time I met and talked with you at the Springfield IL WTC Show too! We exchanged a great conversation! I'm glad we finally had a moment to meet each other, and had a friendship! Thanks for that moment!

Now you're in God's hands - Bless you!

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2016, 09:21:30 AM »

Not only a superb taxidermist but an innovator. He was always willing to add his helpful advice whenever asked especially to beginners. We will all miss him. JL
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2016, 12:41:05 PM »

Condolences to his family and friends.
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2016, 05:20:48 PM »

Always enjoyed his posts on here, condolences sent.
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2016, 08:04:56 PM »

He sure was an interesting guy. He made his mark here in taxinet too. For a while I didnt quite get him, even knocked heads with him. But that made me like and appreciate him all the more. Sorry to hear of this, but I guess we knew it was coming. Sad.
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« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2016, 12:18:12 AM »

Condolences to his family . Thanks for the emails back and fourth in the past and the information given. He was a great artist and taxidermist , RIP .
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« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2016, 06:46:03 AM »

Few of us ever knew the deeper story than taxidermy or art of Bill. I was so privileged to be one he confused his "other life" to. As remarkable and talented as he was, his early life stories from his adventures in the "spook world" allowed us to share many laughs. God speed, brother.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2016, 09:24:37 AM »

Sad day, I always enjoyed reading his posts.. My condolences to his family.
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« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2016, 11:42:17 PM »

Condolences! I just saw the news.  I wouldn't be half the artist I am without his mentoring via the chat so many years ago, as well as the summer helping with with museum displays.  Not on the forum much anymore but this was where I met him and will remember him most. 
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2016, 01:09:16 PM »

https://www.facebook.com/bill.gaither.18?pnref=friends.search

Bills page with tons of his work. I suppose only friends can see but I am not sure of that.
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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2016, 08:10:14 AM »

Bill was an amazing artist. I will miss him.
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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2016, 12:26:31 PM »

The Memorial service for Bill Gaither is Saturday, November 5, 2016 at First Baptist Church. Starting at 1:00pm. 400 Linden St., Ludlow Ky. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or Ducks Unlimited.
Erin Whitehead Rowland Sarah Jean Rice Zach Bezold
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« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2016, 09:34:30 PM »

Liked his posts. I will tip one for you.
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