Author Topic: Another Boss Registry Member Passed away , We Lost Eric Dickerson a Friend  (Read 6523 times)

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Offline noboss

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It is a sad day as Eric Dickerson passed away on Monday November 28th , he was way to young and loved anything related to cars both American made and Foreign , I knew Eric for a long time as we both shared our Love for Boss 302's , my condolences go out to his Mom and Dad (Randy Dickerson) and Wife and Daughter , please say only good things about Eric , he was a good Guy.

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We are all aware of Eric's "checkered" history with we, his BOSS brethren. I agree with Earl that this is not the time or place to rehash that. May God have mercy on his soul, and may we be gracious in our remembrances of Eric. His family needs out best thoughts and prayers.
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My condolences to his family, may he be in Boss Heaven

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That is a real shame, as he was far too young. He was massively talented.
His photography and detailing skills were amazing, and his passion for these great cars was evident in everything he produced.
I'd like to think he contributed more than he took from this site.
RIP Eric.

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Loosing anyone at such an early age is a tragedy.

For those who can attend, are there details on arrangements for services?

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Godspeed  Young  brother!
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Wow, Eric had such a passion for Boss cars, both old and new, I totally got his enthusiasm whenever we got together in SoCal, or on the phone.
Its always tough when a young person passes far too soon...
My condolences to his family.

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Wow. What a shocker.  Sad to hear that about someone so young.  My sincere condolences to the family.    Mel
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Eric's passion for these car was contagious.

We had many long talks.

While his actions leave some question, his health concerns have now been verify.

My condolences to Liisa , Lianna and Randy.

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My condolences and prayers go out to Randy and family for there loss. It's very hard when parents out live there children. My God bless you Eric rest in peace.
 I met Eric a couple of time at the Knott's Ford car show. He was a very nice guy to talk to, plus his Boss and my Boss share the same color.

Stay strong Randy and God speed Eric.

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We are all aware of Eric's "checkered" history with we, his BOSS brethren. I agree with Earl that this is not the time or place to rehash that. May God have mercy on his soul, and may we be gracious in our remembrances of Eric. His family needs out best thoughts and prayers.

Death doesn't undo the past.   When men of low character die, there is a tendency for the living to attempt to expunge the man's sins through words.  Human nature I guess.

I'm ok with not rehashing the FACT Eric was a thief to many good people here who now have permanent financial loss because of his dishonesty, but let's not swing too far the other way and overdo the great guy BS, nor forget that Randy didn't lift a finger to abate any losses.

If any of my children should pass before me, I will honor their debts (lawful or unlawful) to the extent that their assets allow, as a way to honor them and because it is the right thing to do.  After all, actions speak louder than words.

« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 07:26:52 am by bosstwins »
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We are all aware of Eric's "checkered" history with we, his BOSS brethren. I agree with Earl that this is not the time or place to rehash that. May God have mercy on his soul, and may we be gracious in our remembrances of Eric. His family needs out best thoughts and prayers.

Death doesn't undo the past.   When men of low character die, there is a tendency for the living to attempt to expunge the man's sins through words.  Human nature I guess.

I'm ok with not rehashing the FACT Eric was a thief to many good people here who now have permanent financial loss because of his dishonesty, but let's not swing too far the other way and overdo the great guy BS, nor forget that Randy didn't lift a finger to abate any losses.

If any of my children should pass before me, I will honor their debts (lawful or unlawful) to the extent that their assets allow, as a way to honor them and because it is the right thing to do.  After all, actions speak louder than words.

I personally am glad that someone else has put words to my thoughts. In this era of everyone gets a trophy for participation I find it disturbing that because someone can live their life with a total lack of ethics, then just because they die all is expected to be forgiven. That is what is partially wrong with the world today. You purchase your reputation everyday with ethics and virtue, once you start rampant spending of those items and you create a negative balance then that is how your remembered. History can not be revised, history is the story you wrote of your life. I too enjoyed conversations with Eric. However those pleasant conversations don't erase the flaws in his character that have been so damaging to members......now permanently they have been robbed.

Earl starting this thread was equivalent to leaving a grenade with the pin barely in it on a table and saying "don't bump the table, he was a good guy." I'm not perfect by far but I take care of what issues I create.
John
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 09:56:25 am by JohnSlack »
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Bosstwins, John, +1
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There is another thread on this board that rightly addresses those issues.
Gary
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There is another thread on this board that rightly addresses those issues.

Yes link below for the future people not aware of why some would have such harsh feelings.

http://www.boss302.com/smf/index.php?topic=70762.0

John
« Last Edit: November 30, 2016, 11:18:48 am by JohnSlack »
Have you driven a Ford Lately?

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Thanks, John.
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  Eric never wronged me but I also never bought anything from him. I feel bad for those that got hurt from their dealings with him. He's gone , time to move on.
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John,   +2 and well said.                 Death does not a good person make. It is just the final act of living.

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Eric never did me any wrong, and I am well aware of the issues that he brought to many people.   Though I think unless you have anything forgiving to say...please remind yourself...let him who is without sin cast the first stone.

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John, +3 I agree

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If you didn't get victimized by someone, it's pretty easy to say it's time to move on. I'd still like my $2k back, and restitution for the other victims. Not casting stones here, just calling it like it is.
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We're all done.