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Old 03-18-2009, 04:59 PM
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R.I.P. JIM WIDDICK

The founder of the Sarasota Sky Pilots, Jim Widdick (SSP#1), passed away this past week from kidney failure. He was a good man and a great ambassador to our sport. He helped design the North Water Tower park in Sarasota Fl. He lived an adventurous life as a lobbyist in Tallahassee and later began his own Workers Compensation company with his father. His entire life was dedicated to helping others and enriching the lives of all that came in contact with him. He leaves behind a daughter and wife that will miss him dearly.

He was very passionate about disc golf and was famous for his one-liners. I never passed up an opportunity to play a round with Widdick, the entertainment factor was just too high. He had a great influence on me and my game from the first time I met him, as he did for others. He was always available to help anyone, at anytime that he could, with whatever he could do for them. He used to tell me stories about Kenny Climo when he first started playing and how he used to always ask to "bum a smoke", or play someone for money. He had great respect for KC tho, and even introduced me to him when I first started playing.

Jim Widdick was a good man, and I was lucky enough to call him my friend. If you are ever in Sarasota Fl. look into his course and speak to the members of his club about him.

R.I.P. JIM WIDDICK
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:01 PM
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Sorry to hear about the loss cocopop. good men are hard to find these days. I hope his family is doing well considering the circumstances.
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:20 PM
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My condolences cocopop, sorry to hear about your loss. He sounds like a great ambassador to the sport and a great person. RIP Jim.
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Old 03-18-2009, 09:25 PM
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Sorry to hear about your loss.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:21 PM
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Sorry for your (and the sport's) loss, I'll pour out a drink of my 40 for him during my round this afternoon.
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:13 PM
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sorry for your loss, it was nice of you to honor him by posting about him.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:26 PM
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I just heard that there will be a Tournament at North Watertower August 30 in honor of his B-day. I understand some of the proceeds will go to his family. If any of you are in the area then, it will be a good time for all. I don't know all of the details yet, but I will post them when I do.

Thanx for the kind replies and his family is copping well.
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Old 04-23-2009, 07:34 PM
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Sorry bout that. Hope all is as good as can be for all his friends and family.
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:05 AM
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Warmest regards to his family and friends. It does seem like a terrible loss to lose someone that considerate of others. The sport needs more people of this nature, and hopefully this thread will inspire others to emulate what he had done for the sport.

RIP & here's to nothing but aces in heaven!
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Old 04-24-2009, 04:42 AM
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Very well written. I mourn your loss too.
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