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    Some very upsetting news



    After a battle with spine surgery our very dear friend Bill Haggerty better known as "wilerty" passed suddenly this week.
    Bill was a customer of mine, that through the years became a very close friend and in some respects another Father figure in my life. I know that he made many friends on the board and was bag of laughs with everyone at PRS Experience

    I spoke to Bill Wednesday afternoon about the surgery and his recovery; and all seemed to be moving on nicely; but unfortunately Bills heart gave out and Bill passed away later that evening.

    The photo above is Bill ( on the right ) with his son in Louisiana

    Bill was laid to rest this morning.
    May you Rest in Peace my friend.
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    So sad to hear. Rest in peace.

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    Oh no.

    Love and Kindness to Bill's friends and family.

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    This makes me so very, very Sad. Bill was good a friend & a class guy. I will miss him.........
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    I am extremely saddened to hear that Bill has passed. He and I had many a conversation at the Experiences and via email.
    Just a genuinely nice guy, always with a smile. My condolences to his family and friends. He will be missed...
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    Oh no ... that is terrible, just terrible news.. So sorry to hear this. Condolences to his family/friends.

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    Literally hurting inside as I read this. I have so many fond memories of Bill an Experience... I remember like it was yesterday and we were sitting at the table talking about the Private Stock he was going to spec. He had a folder of various woods and tops and options and we just had a ball talking about the possibilities. My thoughts and love go out to his family - the ones he would always proudly talk about with a smile on his face.
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    Bill was a heck of a good guy. My condolences to his family.
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    I met Bill at the Experience and he was a very gracious and nice man. I am saddened to hear of his passing and hope that his family gets through this tough time. RIP
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    That is so very very sad. Bill was a wonderful person.

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    Aw hell, this sucks. I really enjoyed getting to meet Bill a couple of years ago, he was super easy to talk with and such a nice guy. Rest in peace, buddy. You will be missed.
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    Thoughts to his family even tho i never new him. R.I.P
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    Never had the pleasure to meet him. Prayers are with his family.
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    Oh no. Bill... No.
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    My heart is broken... R.I.P. My friend
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    I never met Bill in person. We exchanged some pm's over the years as we had similar taste in gear. From these pm's and his posts, I always thought that I would like him instantly upon meeting him. Condolences to his family.
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    That is terrible news.
    Rest in peace.

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    Sorry I never got to meet him. My condolences to all those who did. It's obvious that he will be missed.

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    NO! BIll was one of the good ones. A true friend. Never a cross word. Damn, Damn, DAMN!

    My heart goes out to his family...


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    Very sad news. I didn't know him, but by all accounts he was a good man. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends, family, and loved ones. I'm very sorry...

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