Hi Guys I Have Some Sad News

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by S. Rock, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. S. Rock

    S. Rock Friend of Fred

    from time to time, I have been calling forum member Don Wood to see how he's doing. he hasn't been here for quite some time. so, some of you newer members may not know him. in 2008, some of us from Louisiana got together at Don's house for a "Louisiana Get-Together".

    a few years back, Don lost his right leg below the knee due to an infection. so, I've been staying in touch with him to encourage him and being a "sounding board" for the fitting of his prosthesis. (I've been wearing one for 38 years now)

    this afternoon, I called to see how Don has been doing. his daughter answered the telephone. she told me that Don had passed away. evidently he passed away April 23, 2020. it wasn't COVID-19. his body just started "shutting down". he was 74/75. so, please keep Don in your thoughts. he did love his Gretsch guitars.



  2. Drock2k1

    Drock2k1 Synchromatic

    Feb 26, 2013
    Praying for his family.
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  3. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    Thanks for the heads up Brent.

    RIP Don.
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  4. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
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    That's a shame.
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  5. 5120mantis

    5120mantis Country Gent

    Mar 6, 2011
    Rest in peace
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  6. pmac11

    pmac11 Country Gent

    Mar 4, 2018
    Toronto, Ontario
    Condolences on the loss of your friend.
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  7. nickurso

    nickurso Gretschified

    Dec 24, 2012
    New Orleans la.
    Sad news. Sending prayers to his family. I remember seeing pictures of that get together but I unfortunately didn’t join this forum until 2012 so I wasn’t there
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  8. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I'm sorry to hear that, Brent. Thanks for updating us. RIP Don and condolences to his family.
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  9. CalicoSkies

    CalicoSkies Gretschie

    Nov 18, 2019
    Beaverton, OR, USA
    I just joined Gretsch-Talk in November last year, but this is sad to hear. Condolences to his family. :(
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  10. Mark W

    Mark W Country Gent

    Jun 6, 2008
    Central Florida
    RIP Don.
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  11. Henry

    Henry I Bleed Orange

    Apr 9, 2014
    RiP. And thank you, @S. Rock, you're a good man and friend.
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  12. speedicut

    speedicut Friend of Fred

    Jun 5, 2012
    Sad news indeed :(

    Godspeed Don!
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  13. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    Sad news Brent. Condolences to you and to Don's family. RIP Don.
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  14. sanhozay

    sanhozay Electromatic

    Mar 17, 2014
    very sorry to learn of the passing of your friend. i'm sure it's a sad & difficult time for those that knew him.

    and - it's very kind that you call to check in on your buds and a good reminder that i'm overdue to make some calls
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  15. Dana Rudd

    Dana Rudd Synchromatic

    Nov 26, 2019
    Greybull, WY
    I wasn't here when he was, but very sorry to hear the news.
    RIP Don.
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  16. capnhiho

    capnhiho Synchromatic

    Feb 16, 2013
    Thanks for being a brother and following up on Don for all this time. I’m deeply sorry we didn’t know of his struggle and passing sooner...
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  17. Back in Black

    Back in Black Gretschie

    Jun 22, 2020
    Ontario Canada
    God's Speed Don,

    You are in some of the worlds best Gretsch company.

    Tell Malcolm and George, Warren says Hi!

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  18. TSims1

    TSims1 Gretschified

    Jun 18, 2013
    I’m sorry to hear this. Prayers for his family.
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  19. stevo

    stevo Friend of Fred

    May 1, 2012
    Sad to hear - many prayers warranted.

    And good for you for being a mate.
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  20. DannyB

    DannyB Gretschie

    Apr 26, 2019
    RIP Don and prayers for his family and friends.
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