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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Cherpa » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:01 am

Words can not describe the pain we feel when this happens to someone we care about. In the 10 short years that I've known Ken we had many talks and not enough visits. I will miss his phone calls, "Hey brother, I was just thinking of you and had to call". I am proud to have known him as a great friend and a "Brother". As we part upon the square, R.I.P. brother.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Big Casino » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:40 am

Hate to hear of this ... Ken volunteered with me on a Crab Trap near Riverview. We had a great day together. It was the first time we had met, before that it was thru SA or phone. Our Airboat collected the most traps that day. He smiled like a big kid the whole time.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby blackpowderscout » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:07 am

Thanks for kind words everybody. Mom appreciates it.

I don't mean to sound abrupt so please forgive me but I don't have much time.

Her and Ken had a storage shed in Plant City full of stuff that he accumulated over the years and couldn't part with. She's needing to get out from underneath the expensive monthly tab of paying for it all so I was wondering if anyone wanted to go by and have a look.

She'll be there from 12 noon till 3 o'clock or probably later on Saturday the 18th. Tomorrow I think?? The times off here and I don't even know what day it is half the time anyway. Anyways, she wants to clean it out and close it down. What she can't sell to someone she'll bring back up to my place and I'll sell it when I get home if I can't find a use for it.

He had some old outboards (real old antiques not just 20 year old stuff), an ultralight prop of some sort on a stand, a bunch of tools, and a lot of other "things". I honestly can't remember what all was in there since it's been so long. I'm not promising any treasure but it might be worth your while if you feel like driving over there.

Mom doesn't know what she might be sitting on so please, if you do go, give her an honest price. She'll pretty much give it away knowing her but don't abuse it if you know what I mean. She could definitely use any bit she gets.

If interested, PM me for further details. Also, If anyone has some young un's that feel like helping two old ladies do some heavy lifting I'd really appreciate that too...I can't do it from the other side of the world.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby goldhunter_2 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:22 am

Condolences , sorry to hear that Ken was a good guy an will be missed

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby machinestles » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:42 am

Met him once. Was a pleasure. Prayers sent.
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Brotherbob » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:50 pm

Its a real shame to hear this news. Ken was a real friend of Texas Airboaters and always tried to bridge the gap between our groups!
He was a class act and gave sage advise, when Ken commented on something I read it slowly so I made sure I understood.
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby helicsher » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:29 pm

R.i.p olfart
I never past his post, I tried to read them all
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Deano » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:32 am

This is very sad news indeed. Ken was a great guy both on the board and otherwise.
He will definitely be missed. Prayers sent.
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby yobee » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:45 pm

Rest In Peace Mr Ken.
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby dudley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:14 am

I just read this totally shocked, we talked on the phone often and met for breakfast a few times. I'll miss our talks. RIP buddy
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby darkwader » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:10 am

Sad to hear the news of the passing of OlfArt he was good man and a friend as a fellow railroaded one last long haul RIP Ken.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Chicken Man » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:54 am

Fellow railroader from Jacksonville, spoke with him a few times. RIP my friend.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby onlyone » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:21 am

RIP Olf. Your family and friends are in our thoughts and prayers.
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby plumcrazy » Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:31 am

dad gummit i log on to sa for the first time in months just to hear this rip ken i will miss you :salute:

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Eric Kimmel » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:17 am

Very sad news. our family send prayers to his family and friends.

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby PeaRiverOpossum » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:18 pm

Like many...I am saddened and shocked. I never had the chance to meet Ken but felt like I knew him because of his post on here. RIP Olf!

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby blow boat » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:46 pm

Yes, saddened would explain it. Didn't
Always see eye to eye, but then we met
By chance at chobee shindig some years back
Placed at the same dinner table. He and his wife
We truck up a conversation didn't take long
For SA to come up and you can imagine our
Surprise...! We seem to converse a little
More after that a new respect if you will..r.i.p my friend

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby Hambone79 » Wed May 17, 2017 6:09 pm

Rip this is sad news. Prayers to the family

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby smokster » Sun May 21, 2017 2:35 pm

i met Ken about ten years ago when some fine folks were re-building Bud Marquis's sled. after the build, they planned a ride and Ken contacted me to smoke some of my pulled pork to take down for the ride. since then he has came back for plenty more. he was a fine man and a joy to talk to. R.I.P. ken

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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby kwanjangnihm » Sun May 21, 2017 4:25 pm

Always wanted to meet Ken but never made it over to take him to lunch.

One of the last PM's I got from Ken - classic stuff!! :toothy7:
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Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

Postby silverado57 » Mon May 22, 2017 6:50 am

Prayers Sent to him and family. RIP.

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