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    Slow Bill

    I was told yesterday that one of our regulars, "Slow Bill" is in the hospital at Foley, in IC, and not doing real well. I'm ashamed to admit that as much as I've fished alongside him and swapped lies with him, that I don't know his last name. Anyhow, I hope he sees this and I hope he improves rapidly.

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    I think his name is Debruhl. Thanks for the update I wish Bill the best. Hope to see everyone soon take care.

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    Prayers sent

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniel9829 View Post
    Prayers sent
    +1 I hope the best for him
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    For those who do not follow facebook or haven't seen this yet...
    As some of you may have already heard my dad, Bill, has been in the hospital dealing with some health complications.
    After several weeks of a few ups and more downs, his body began to fade and we had to make the tough decision to place him on hospice care. We were able to have that conversation with our dad and made sure all his wishes were followed and he was on the same page as us. We received his blessing on Sunday and began the process. We will be staying with him by his side over the next several days as he makes the transition from this life to the next. His attitude and character are just the same today as they have always been, waking and joking with us often. Not too long ago he woke up and said “What’s the hold up? Let’s get this show on the road, I’ve got to go meet the man with the plan.”Thanks to all of you who have been praying for and thinking of our family during this difficult time. Once the time is here we will post all arrangement details on this Facebook page.

    Cory DeBruhl

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    prayers sent...

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    It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have known him. I am richer for the experience. God bless.
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    Today on FB...
    Good morning. It is with heavy heart that I must announce that early this morning our father Bill DeBruhl, son of Troy and Evelyn and brother to Bruce T. DeBruhl passed over the river to the other side. Although his arrival on the other side may be a bit delayed if the fish are biting.Dad grew up in Mars Hill, NC, a small community way back in the woods at that time. So far back Dad used to joke, “Even the Episcopalians handled snakes.” He went on to travel all around the world with the US Navy, he was a Shellback and a Bluenose, and as the Quality Manager for the Nicholson File division of Cooper tools. Eventually he settled in Gulf Shores and had the great pleasure of spending many years fishing from the pier and enjoying the beach and the community of his friends.
    They say that the people we meet and are associated with come into our lives because they have a purpose to fulfill for us. Once they have fulfilled that purpose they move on. Although life’s circumstances prevented Dad and I from spending a lot of time together, I believe his purpose for me was to teach me patience, empathy and don’t sweat the small stuff.
    He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Dad’s wish was to be cremated and buried in Cullman next to his wife June. We will not be having a memorial service in Gulf Shores but rather in Cullman and there will a graveside service as well. Cory will announce the date and time. The family would ask that instead of flowers, please make a donation to Community Hospice of Baldwin County or your local Hospice. The nurses from Hospice were a real comfort to Dad and our family during his transition from this life.
    We will all miss “Slow Bill” more than I can convey. However he would not want anyone crying about his passing. Rather get together with friends, fix a big pot of gumbo, pour a glass of sauterne and laugh and joke and tell tall tales. And remember that no one is really dead until their name is mentioned for the last time.

    Thanks for all the kindness the Jam Doughnut gang and others have shown Dad during his time in Gulf Shores. You were all truly his second family in every sense.

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    Prayers for family and friends.....I'll miss him on the pier
    Bill...semi-retired.... looking for work

 

 
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