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    Sad to hear of CEP's passing - he was a treasure trove of knowledge and his extensive photo album was just a testament to his dedication to quality.

    Though nothing can heal the pain of his loss to those that knew and loved him, his work will stand as a testament to his love of and dedication to his craft.

    Thousands of people will depend on and use many of the structures he helped create long after most of us have joined him in the great unknown, and I'm sure that would bring a smile to his face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo c View Post
    Sad to hear of his passing. Reminds us all of how fickle and fragile life is. If you ever get the chance to meet someone make sure you do....it might change your life.
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    RIP Carl, not many like him anymore!

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    I was curious and found this - https://www.rill.com/obituaries/Carl...on/#!/Obituary .

    I never had personal interaction with CEP, but everything I have seen here and in his obituary confirms he was the type of man we should all strive to be.

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    Awesome write-up on obituary link, his life & family, tributes from friends, awesome!
    Thank you Alabama Joe!
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    He'd been describing himself as retired since I discovered this forum many years ago. No recognizable pictures were ever posted. I imagined him much older. Hell, he's younger than me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaJoe View Post
    I was curious and found this - https://www.rill.com/obituaries/Carl...on/#!/Obituary .

    I never had personal interaction with CEP, but everything I have seen here and in his obituary confirms he was the type of man we should all strive to be.

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    Excellent!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    He'd been describing himself as retired since I discovered this forum many years ago. No recognizable pictures were ever posted. I imagined him much older. Hell, he's younger than me!
    It surprised me also, almost 2 years my junior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaJoe View Post
    I was curious and found this - https://www.rill.com/obituaries/Carl...on/#!/Obituary .

    I never had personal interaction with CEP, but everything I have seen here and in his obituary confirms he was the type of man we should all strive to be.

    Joe
    wow, married at 16, and they stayed together to the end (even through all the ups and downs). he beat the odds.
    good find/post Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Showdog75 View Post
    This thread makes me wonder of another good ol hand that once graced WW. Sundown. He wasn't always so gentle in his approach but he was golden nonetheless. Helped me out several times even went so far as mailing me some solarflux in a pinch. Some of the more seasoned tradesmen tend to get tired of the seemingly endless BS less experienced people taut as the gospel. We all need to take this situation and others like it as a reminder to be kind and helpful to others. Also be willing to pass on your skills and knowledge. I for one will help anyone anytime. I often think and wish I had a young person near me interested in learning a valuable skill set as I'd love to pass my often taken for granted knowledge and skills on so some part of it and myself will live forever.
    If you mean "SundownIII" (Jay Lewis) from Deltaville, VA, he passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. My son and I visited his shop one time. There was another member "Sundown" (George) who I believe passed away from cancer.
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    Thats a man to model your life after, he seems like he was one of those fellas I wish I could be half the good person he seemed to be, I know quite a few that have gone on that I looked up to for guidance in my life, that man would have been one of them had I known him.

    This kinda gets me to thinkin...he was only a year older than I am...way too many fellas Ive been very close to the past few months have left us that are either my age or not much older and some are even younger than me...makes me wonder about my own mortality...or lack of it. Shucks, I dont know what I mean but it gettin me worried a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willie B View Post
    He'd been describing himself as retired since I discovered this forum many years ago. No recognizable pictures were ever posted. I imagined him much older. Hell, he's younger than me!
    Yes but the damage to his body and brain from the accident ages the human body so much and caused a major disability that followed him every day the rest of his life.
    Carl was an amazing man and friend to anyone that deserved it and to many that did not.
    He was truly a great human being.
    I treasure the time I spent in his shop with him.

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    This morning at breakfast I heard a young girl talking with her family about learning to weld. When we got done I asked her if what I heard was correct, yes, her grandpa and uncle were teaching her. I asked if she had plenty of electrode, yes, I asked if she had a good jacket, gloves and helmet. She said she has good helmet but not the others. I gave her my card and said to contact me so I can help her out.
    It’s a small gesture but I believe it’s what Carl and many before me would have done.
    Thank you for your inspiration Carl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwguy3 View Post
    This morning at breakfast I heard a young girl talking with her family about learning to weld. When we got done I asked her if what I heard was correct, yes, her grandpa and uncle were teaching her. I asked if she had plenty of electrode, yes, I asked if she had a good jacket, gloves and helmet. She said she has good helmet but not the others. I gave her my card and said to contact me so I can help her out.
    It’s a small gesture but I believe it’s what Carl and many before me would have done.
    Thank you for your inspiration Carl.
    That just put a smile on Carl's face as he is looking down on all of us.
    Thank you for your actions for this young lady.

    I remember how Carl would say that women made the best TIG welders.
    May she advance and turn into one of the best; helped along by your contact with her.

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    This got me to thinkin while I was putting in some long days this week. Please bear with me Im not a good writer.

    Evryone is born and blessed with some kind of aptitude for somethin. Most of us find what it is and find a way to develop and turn the aptitude into talent and ability. In most cases we all got folks who helped us along and shared knowledge with us like this man here did with so many. I know there is 2 or 3 who helped me with the welding and one of them taught me most of what I know about workin on this mining equipment and buckets and breaker work. Two others guided me in underground mining. Most of these fellas have gone on in the past 5 or 6 months. Some of these folks were my age and some were even younger than me, and that bothers me a bit. Im not scared of dying but I am scared of being laid up on my way out...I wanna go out doin what i do

    So we are blessed by God with talent and ability for whatever it is we do...that talent and ability is only given to us on loan (someone said that a lot and it stuck with me). Bein as how this talent is on loan it means we got to give it back. Give it back to who? It comes from God, and Im sure He dont need it back. But a young kid just starting out in the world does need that talent and ability if he is gonna be successful. So we owe it to God to pass this knowledge on to the next bunch coming along just like it was passed down to us. After all none of us is gonna be here doin this stuff forever, and most of us the longer we do what we do once we start gettin old and long in the tooth if we still have teeth are going to find out that it gets harder to do evry year. With all the broken bones and tore up joints Ive had over the years it seems like it gets harder evry day. And if this world is gonna keep goin around in a ring like its been and the folks want to keep the comforts they been used to we got to teach these younguns what they need to do to make it work.

    Gettin philosophical in my old age...see what 50 years of sniffin acetylene heavy metals and coal dirt will do for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by pine View Post

    I remember how Carl would say that women made the best TIG welders.
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    that might be, but think of the liabilty now-a-days, of having a female(s) outnumbered by guys (avg welder mentality) in a shop, - that employer might think of being prepared for litigation. whether its true or not, a guy accidently bumps/rubs against her/makes a comment, if female hollers, she will probably be heard. from what i noticed being around alot of begginer tig welders, is the hippie/pot smoking/long curly haired/ tv watching bum like looking ones, seem to learn, do real well at it. i think a big part of it is, there so laid back/lax to begin w/
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    that might be, but think of the liabilty now-a-days, of having a female(s) outnumbered by guys (avg welder mentality) in a shop, - that employer might think of being prepared for litigation. whether its true or not, a guy accidently bumps/rubs against her/makes a comment, if female hollers, she will probably be heard. from what i noticed being around alot of begginer tig welders, is the hippie/pot smoking/long curly haired/ tv watching bum like looking ones, seem to learn, do real well at it. i think a big part of it is, there so laid back/lax to begin w/
    I dunno, I have met a couple of female TIGers and I am pretty sure if I was in a bar fight I would want one of those girls on my side….hot as hell, tough as nails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pine View Post
    That just put a smile on Carl's face as he is looking down on all of us.
    Thank you for your actions for this young lady.

    I remember how Carl would say that women made the best TIG welders.
    May she advance and turn into one of the best; helped along by your contact with her.
    Women in general have better manual dexterity and patience. Smaller hands also help. Women did the more critical stuff building aircraft for WW II. Not that some men can't be just as good. As far as helping people out learning to weld, Carl set the bar! Who else would buy or donate stuff to someone learning to weld. As far as just being a nice guy, Carl also set the bar! As far as being missed Carl sadly sets the bar. Would have loved to meet him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    If you mean "SundownIII" (Jay Lewis) from Deltaville, VA, he passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. My son and I visited his shop one time. There was another member "Sundown" (George) who I believe passed away from cancer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 123weld View Post
    that might be, but think of the liabilty now-a-days, of having a female(s) outnumbered by guys (avg welder mentality) in a shop, - that employer might think of being prepared for litigation. whether its true or not, a guy accidently bumps/rubs against her/makes a comment, if female hollers, she will probably be heard. from what i noticed being around alot of begginer tig welders, is the hippie/pot smoking/long curly haired/ tv watching bum like looking ones, seem to learn, do real well at it. i think a big part of it is, there so laid back/lax to begin w/
    The days of misogyny are disappearing in most workplaces over here.

    14 years ago when I started as an apprentice fitter/millwright, the shop was lined with girly calendars and posters. There were two women in the entire production/engineering departments. A few more in QC and HR depts. Around 150 people total employed.
    Now there are 6-7 women in the engineering dept alone....

    still a few girly posters around but not on open display any more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldendum View Post
    If you mean "SundownIII" (Jay Lewis) from Deltaville, VA, he passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. My son and I visited his shop one time. There was another member "Sundown" (George) who I believe passed away from cancer.
    Yep, I talked to Jay a couple times on the phone when I first started Tigging, he was a great help to me. Seemed like a real nice guy on the phone, though he could be cantankerous here on the forum from what I saw. He did a lot of marine work, I think his shop was at a marina on the Western Shore of Chesapeake Bay in Virginia...he was always trying to get me to bring my boat across for some tig pointers. I'm sorry I never took him up on that offer.
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