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Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« on: January 16, 2016, 03:33:56 AM »
 A long time member and former moderator of the board, Dallas Farnworth, passed away last night in Franklin, Texas.  He and Cat had been workcamper/managing a small RV park.  He will be cremated and his ashes spread in Franklin, the only place he considered home for a long time.  Cat will be moving to South Carolina to be near family.   Please keep Cat in your prayers as she goes through this difficult time.  I considered Dallas a friend and will miss him.  (This post will be moved to Final Arrival after an appropriate time.)
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2016, 03:54:56 AM »
Dallas helped and annoyed virtually everyone on this board.  I honor him for both...  rest now that the work is done and the day has ended.

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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2016, 04:21:24 AM »
My heart breaks for Cat as she deals with losing her soul mate.  We will be praying for strength and peace for her.

Dallas helped a lot of us, myself included.

For those who were not Facebook "friends" with Dallas and Cat, they were having to leave their workkamping location after spending years there.  The plan was to find a low cost RV/bus to use to move to South Carolina where her family is and then live in the RV. They have a GoFundMe account that was set up to help them with moving expenses.  Cat is still going to need a lot of help, financial and otherwise.  If you want to help her out financially, the GoFundMe page is the easy way to do that. 

https://www.gofundme.com/k2oegg

If you are in a position to help out with the move physically, logistically, or with transportation, I am sure she would welcome it.  You can contact her through Facebook if you are on there.  Or you can email any of the Moderators here on the board and they can forward a message to her.

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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 05:37:11 AM »
Yes, sad news indeed. Though I never met him personally, like so many others on this board, Dallas was a true friend. I will miss him.
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2016, 07:20:24 AM »
Our heartfelt condolences to Cat and all of Dal's family. He will be missed.

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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2016, 07:33:00 AM »
The old rascal will be confounding the afterlife.

a wrench, a steering wheel or a keyboard...

Yup, x2 Brian's comments.

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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2016, 09:48:22 AM »
Yes, sad news indeed. Though I never met him personally, like so many others on this board, Dallas was a true friend. I will miss him.

      I was hoping that Dal and Cat would have some good time left ... but sometimes life doesn't give you everything you want.  This is sad news.
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2016, 10:38:03 AM »
I fondly remember Dallas. One time he posted take a good look at this 1947 MCI coach on ebay. I clicked the link like most people do an lo and behold it was in the city that I lived. Ended up buying it and Dallas laughed.
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 03:22:59 PM »
First Rally I ever went to was the Timmonsville rally they hosted. They made us feel welcome, even tho we didn't have a bus.
We didn't bring any food as we thought we would go shopping once we got there. Cat would have none of that! She told us that there was plenty of food. I told her that I still wanted to contribute, so she made a 'donations' pot just so I could contribute.

I based my NonRallys on this, everyone is welcome to participate as they wish.

Cat & Dallas were at my first NonRally - sure will be missed !

RIP Dallas.
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2016, 04:30:06 PM »
When I first joined this board years ago, "justdallas" and his funny little monster avatar were posting all the time on the forum. Always interesting, always raising a little cane. He even posted just recently embarrassed to be asking for financial help but knowing the bus community would help him. So strange and sad to realize he's gone. So sad. RIP.


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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 05:41:36 AM »
RIP Dallas!
Dallas was a world of information and a truly good person!
I am glad to be able to say that I was able to meet and spend time with Dallas and Cat both!
I feel for Cat now that she has lost Dallas as they truly kept each other going!
He will be missed, but at least he no longer has to suffer the terrible pain he was in here on earth.
He is in heaven where he can converse/argue with Richard, Sammy, Sonnie and many other great busnuts that have left us way too early!
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2016, 02:28:52 PM »
Phyllis and I met Dallas & Cat some years back. He amd I were amazed at how many times our paths almost ctossed when we were both truck driving. So sorry to hear he is gone.

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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2016, 02:41:46 PM »
When I got the word from Cat I was stunned......We had just chatted about an Eagle he was looking at but he felt it just wasn't meant to be. I'll miss ya ole Buddy!

Prayers to you Cat for peace and strength during this difficult time!

I'm sure glad we got to come and visit you and Cat a few years back at the rally you had in Franklin. Fun times for sure..

You are one of a kind and we'll miss ya!  :'(

RIP Dallas!
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2016, 03:26:04 AM »
So sorry to hear about Dallas. Heartfelt condolences to Cat. He was a special guy and will be greatly missed.
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Re: Dallas Farnworth Says Goodbye
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2016, 03:56:25 AM »
Dallas and I were friends on F/B I get home from Quartzsite and have a PM from him he knew his time was up,he asked me a for favor and I will do my best to full fill it.
We have over 4000 members here a $1.00 from each would get Kat home without having all the extra stress and she needs the help.

He did take a parting shot at me saying it all in fun "You are the only one left now that can piss the Pope off at a 30 second confession" and ended using a old CB slang "catch you on the flip side

RIP
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