Chuck. James Rackley

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Gatorgirl6816 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:00 am

I just wanted to take a minute to post some information about this wonderful man. He and his son were involved in a horrific car accident. Unfortunately Chuck passed away 9 days later and their son is still in the hospital on a ventilator. Diane, Chuck’s wife, is having to go and stay in a hotel up in GA when the transfer Chucky because there is no place here that will take someone on a ventilator. I am considering making a GoFundMe page to help her with all of the expenses for her just to live. She is truly struggling and something needs to be done to help her especially when this man would have helped anyone and everyone without ever any hesitation.


UPDATE!!!
Chuck’s son Chucky passed away this morning at around 1:30AM. The family now will need the help to pay for the funeral for both Chuck and Chucky!! I know the family is really broken right now. Please keep them in your prayers.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by skinnypockets » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:25 pm

Go ahead and make the GofundMe page and I will gladly donate! Chuck was a good man and always willing to help others.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Gatorgirl6816 » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:09 pm

skinnypockets wrote:Go ahead and make the GofundMe page and I will gladly donate! Chuck was a good man and always willing to help others.
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I need to know if I am able to post the the link for the GoFundMe page on here?

I know that this is a huge loss to the airboat community but it is also an even bigger loss to those of us that were lucky enough to have him as a dear friend.

I need to get the link to as many places as possible

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Gatorgirl6816 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:02 am

skinnypockets wrote:Go ahead and make the GofundMe page and I will gladly donate! Chuck was a good man and always willing to help others.
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Here is the link for the GoFundMe account that is set up for Chuck Rackley.

gofundme.com/help-james-chuck-rackleys-family

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Prototype » Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 am

Never known chuck to warrant a go fund me page for anything?
Worked way past his prime and some real shit left airboat pros to support his family?
Maybe why he had to work so hard?

My feelings, Chucked worked his ass off for family that welcomed it?

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by skinnypockets » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:59 am

Prototype, Not sure what your point is here and really don't want to know. What I do know is when I needed help setting up a ecotec airboat, Chuck was very helpful even though I didn't buy anything from him. That says a lot about what kind of person he was.

If you've never been in a situation where you had to go out of town to be with a loved one who is in the hospital and had no place to stay except your car because you couldn't afford a hotel, you may not understand. I have been there and done that.

Fortunately for my wife and I there was a older couple who lived near the hospital who had a spare apartment and offered it to us free for as long as we needed it. I have not and will not ever forget their generosity. I'm sure they have long sense gone to their reward and the only way I can repay them is to "PASS IT ON" which I do when I get the chance.


So my donation is for Chuck and that older couple who helped me when I needed it so many years ago.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by kwanjangnihm » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:20 am

Chuck helped me many times with prop info!! Glad to help out with the gofundme :thumbleft:
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Gatorgirl6816 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:51 pm

Just wanted to post an update...as of 1:30AM Chuck’s son Chucky passed away. The family is quite upset. It will be a long road for them to heal but they will make. Keep them all in your prayers.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Black67 » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:26 pm

Thoughts and prayers going out to this family.
I did not know these gentlemen personally, but through this forum I came to know them as truly friendly helpful people.
I wish the family gentle heeling through this terrible loss.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by ffjpowell » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:44 pm

Damn. That is horrible news. Prayers go out to the family and may they find peace.

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by rjfjr » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:01 pm

So sorry to hear that prayers to all

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Prototype » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 pm

skinnypockets wrote:Prototype, Not sure what your point is here and really don't want to know. What I do know is when I needed help setting up a ecotec airboat, Chuck was very helpful even though I didn't buy anything from him. That says a lot about what kind of person he was.

If you've never been in a situation where you had to go out of town to be with a loved one who is in the hospital and had no place to stay except your car because you couldn't afford a hotel, you may not understand. I have been there and done that.

Fortunately for my wife and I there was a older couple who lived near the hospital who had a spare apartment and offered it to us free for as long as we needed it. I have not and will not ever forget their generosity. I'm sure they have long sense gone to their reward and the only way I can repay them is to "PASS IT ON" which I do when I get the chance.


So my donation is for Chuck and that older couple who helped me when I needed it so many years ago.
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by kwanjangnihm » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:18 am

Gatorgirl6816 wrote: UPDATE!!! Chuck’s son Chucky passed away this morning at around 1:30AM. The family now will need the help to pay for the funeral for both Chuck and Chucky!! I know the family is really broken right now. Please keep them in your prayers.
Thoughts, prayers and condolences for the entire family............

Here is the direct link to the gofundme page if you want to help: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-james-c ... eys-family
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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by Christie » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:13 am

Skinnypockets,

Thanks for taking the effort to set up the GoFundMe. I know Diane will need the support of friends.

Really gonna miss Chuck. He was one innovative man, respectful of everyone, respected by the good folks and one tough old Marine!

Go in peace Chuck..... probably outfitting heaven with Ecotecs......

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Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Post by skinnypockets » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:22 pm

I didn't sat up the GoFundMe account but did donate, just wish I could do more. I certainly agree with everything else you said about Chuck.

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