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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 10, 2014 09:27PM

EDIT - Bill passed away the night of 3/10/14, at home, with Jenny by his side.
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Please keep Bill in your thoughts. He has taken a turn for the worse and was hospitalized late last week. He was anticipated to be released to Hospice Care this week.

Attached is a picture of P.J.Lenihan and Bill (right) during P.J.'s visit in October 2013.

Also attached is a picture of Bill taken at the racetrack during BritishV8 2013, which he coordinated.

And one last one of him sporting his new Spurious t-shirt.

Spurious Bill Y.jpg

Bill Young - BritishV8 2013.jpg

Lumberjack and PJ 10-21-13.jpg



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/11/2014 06:40PM by mowog1.


Billava
Bill Heath
Missouri
(12 posts)

Registered:
03/04/2013 09:54AM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB Roadster GM 3.4

Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: Billava
Date: March 11, 2014 01:00PM

Just read this:
[www.mgexp.com]
Damn


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
(1223 posts)

Registered:
05/14/2010 03:06AM

Main British Car:
What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: March 11, 2014 01:14PM

It's a tough loss for us.
But he's free now.
Hopefully with the top down and his foot to the floor.

Fred


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
(822 posts)

Registered:
10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: March 11, 2014 02:26PM

Godspeed Bill, we will miss you. No one could do "CURB SERVICE" like Bill!


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
(910 posts)

Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: Dan B
Date: March 11, 2014 02:53PM

Good times with Bill. Roadmaster weekend at Mantell Motorsports.
Bill Young.jpg


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5386 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: March 11, 2014 04:17PM

Great photo. We'll miss 'em.

Jim


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 11, 2014 04:22PM

I hate to read this type of information online, so I called Jenny about 3:00pm this afternoon to confirm.

She said Bill fought a great fight, but just could not catch his breath anymore.

She took him to the hospital where he talked with his physician....who finally convinced Bill that yes, this was indeed going to happen ( which he still denied); did he want to be admitted to the hospital or go home with pallative care.

Obviously Bill chose to go home, as most of us would. Jenny said that he had "an interesting" ambulance ride home....and the attendants remarked that "he was quite a guy".

He did not last too long, but Jenny does not feel that he suffered.

She had just gotten back from the funeral home when I called.

It was his wish to be cremated; there will be a memorial service held at a later date.

Jenny will then take Bill to Oklahoma where his ashes will be buried along side his parents.

I miss him already.

Rest In Peace my friend.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 11, 2014 05:08PM

For Bill....please sing along if you know the words (and who doesn't?!).........

[www.youtube.com]


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1116 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: March 11, 2014 09:50PM

Rest in peace Bill.

I only knew Bill from online websites abroad. Bill was or always had a good answer for a problem that most had, or would be first to post a fix (knowledge Bill never lacked). Brenda and I had the privilege to meet Bill at British V8 2012 in Texas. I remembered Bill by his infectious laugh.

Brenda and I really got to know Bill & Jenny at British V8 2013 in Omaha. We spent a lot of time with him setting stuff up at the meet. It was a meet we will never forget.

What a laugh!! You will be missed Bill (Lumberjack)

Calvin & Brenda


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
(80 posts)

Registered:
09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: DonB
Date: March 11, 2014 10:24PM

Got the call from Jenny today.... saddened but not surprised. Not that long ago, Bill & Jenny met Sandy and me for brunch when they returned to KC to work on the sale of his house. He was absolutely committed to fighting the cancer and reported slow but steady gains. Again he fought till his last day and never gave up!

We shared many times, and many laughs.... who can ever forget his booming explosions of real joy?

We grew even closer when he joined our MG Warrior project... and was a proud vet himself. I'll miss him, as so many others will as well. They only made on of him... and I'm proud to have been his friend.
Don B.
Here's a couple of Pics of our day at the track in Indy.
IMG_0815.jpg
IMG_0804.jpg


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 11, 2014 10:48PM

If you would like to send Jenny a sympathy card, please send me a PM for her address.


britcars
Phil Ossinger
New Brunswick, Canada
(307 posts)

Registered:
02/02/2009 07:58PM

Main British Car:
1977 MGB Roadster, Rover 3.5 ADVENTURE BEFORE DEMENTIA!

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: britcars
Date: March 12, 2014 09:15AM

So sorry to hear this. I met Bill at Durham and Indy. Instantly likeable man, always ready for a smile and laugh, comment or suggestion. He will be missed. Prayers for Jenny and family.


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(232 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: March 12, 2014 12:02PM

Bill was always a pretty infectious guy. I think organising the 2013 British V8 meet in Omaha with Bill and Don was a good thing for him. His enthusiasm was unending.
Thanks Bill.


mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
(199 posts)

Registered:
07/16/2008 11:07AM

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: March 12, 2014 02:23PM

What a bummer. I will always remember Bill and the tour guide at the Smith Collection in Lincoln - it was hard to tell who actually knew more about the stuff in the museum!


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(446 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: March 13, 2014 11:57AM

When I first met Bill (aka Lumberjack), he treated me like we had been buddies forever.

I was a newbie to the engine swap scene and he made me feel welcome.

Knowing Bill has helped me to be aware of unfamiliar faces a British car events, and to reach out my hand and say hello.
Bill Young aka Lumberjack.jpg

Bill had recently acquired this Jag when I visited him in Oct. 2013. He was excited about getting his strength back in order to work on his cars.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4317 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 13, 2014 12:27PM

PJ wrote: "When I first met Bill, he treated me like we had been buddies forever... Knowing Bill has helped me to be aware of unfamiliar faces a British car events, and to reach out my hand and say hello."

Those words ring so true. In times like these, I'm not very good at celebrating life. It really stings to lose favorite people. But clearly, Bill set a fantastic example for us all.


Moderator
Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4317 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: Moderator
Date: March 14, 2014 04:08PM



mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 14, 2014 10:09PM

Thank you for sharing, Curtis. I shared the obit link with the MGE Midget Forum, the MGE Engine Swap Forum, and with the Spurious MG and V8 Club.

I encourage you ALL to look at the obit link and post something for Jenny.


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
(446 posts)

Registered:
04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: March 15, 2014 07:45AM

Post done to obit


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1404 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Bill Young - the Lumberjack - (Rest In Peace)
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 16, 2014 05:36PM

re: The avatar the Bill used on a couple of Bulletin Boards and his Spurious moniker "Lumberjack".

Bill is a member of the Spurious V8 and MG Club...and many of you know of the BADASS Roadmaster that most of us helped in making a concept become a reality.

Bill and several other members were here in Central Illinois for a Roadmaster Work Weekend a couple of years ago. We were at Pete Mantell's shoppe.

One of Pete's sons (Kenny) took a look at Bill (who was wearing a plaid flannel shirt and a stocking cap at the time) and stated that "He looks like a lumberjack!"

And from that point on, we all referred to Bill as "The Lumberjack"...the avatar is from a Monty Python skit of years ago....but that's OK!

Bill and Jim with Roadmaster.jpg
He's a lumberjack, and he's OK!

Lumberjack.jpg
Bill's avatar

Now let's all sing along!
[www.youtube.com]
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