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Gary Lewallen
« on: Jun 26, 2008, 03:50 »
Please pray for my brother, Gary Lewallen, aka Turbineman. Gary is very ill with lung cancer.  He is having a tough go of it at this time.
He has been an RP since 1980 working for CP&L and the Duke system.
We need your prayers and support.  Spanky
« Last Edit: Jul 08, 2008, 05:22 by Mike McFarlin »
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #1 on: Jun 26, 2008, 04:00 »
Gary is a great guy, my prayers go out to him
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #2 on: Jun 26, 2008, 04:12 »
Sad to hear that.  I worked with Gary on Oconee's Turbine Deck last spring and got on really well with him.  He's a great guy.

Get well soon, Gary!  All the best to you.


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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #3 on: Jun 26, 2008, 08:38 »
I don't believe I've had the pleasure of meeting Gary - but you and your family are most definitely in my prayers. 
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #4 on: Jun 27, 2008, 06:51 »
Sad to hear this about Gary. I worked with him in the early 90's at Oconee. His excellent sense of humor may pull him out of this.
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #5 on: Jun 27, 2008, 07:12 »
My prayers are with Gary. I called him just a few weeks ago and he seemed to be in good spirits. Worked many a night with Gary at the Carolina plants and also at Farley. I imagine their are not many techs that have put the miles on a car that Gary has.

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #6 on: Jun 29, 2008, 02:31 »
Spanky, I saw Gary yesterday, his spirits are still strong. His faith in a healing are even stronger. He said he appreciates all the prayers, cards and calls he gets, and this is what he talked about most, his friends thinking about him. Bud
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 30, 2008, 04:02 »
Will do!!! Knowing Gary from the old day's (Robinson from 80-~83) is one of the many highlights of my career. One of the best out there! Tell him i said to hang in there!

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #8 on: Jul 01, 2008, 07:00 »
So all of Gary's friends will know, he has gotten progressively worse in the last 24 hours. Your prayers are appreciated by him and his family. Bud
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #9 on: Jul 06, 2008, 03:57 »
Was sorry to hear about Gary's illness Mike.....our prayers and thoughts will be with Gary and your family.  Please keep us up to date. Jackie and Uncle Bob
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #10 on: Jul 06, 2008, 08:27 »
Sorry to hear about you getting worse Gary. You and your family will be in my prayers.  All those times at HBR and Oconee are some of my best memories. Stay strong my friend. Henry
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #11 on: Jul 07, 2008, 03:16 »
Gary know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. You are one of the best and there are not many old timers like us left. Heres praying for you to get well soon. Brad

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #12 on: Jul 07, 2008, 07:08 »
Thanks for the prayers everyone. Gary is still having a tough go with his cancer but is still hanging in there. Please continue to think of him in your prayers. Spanky     
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« Reply #13 on: Jul 07, 2008, 08:12 »
Spanky, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with Gary, you and family. I sit here and think about all the time that has passed and it just does not seem possible; somewhere along the line we grew up and many of us have not seen each other in years, perhaps decades, but just reading a name or hearing it conjures up good people and good times.

I don't say this often to anyone but Henry... be safe and I'm sending you love.

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #14 on: Jul 08, 2008, 05:22 »
I want to thank everyone for thinking of and praying for Gary's recovery. However, this morning at about 11:30, Gary lost his battle with cancer. He leaves behind two sons Britt and Derek. We also lost a brother, Kaley about 3 months ago. I will post again when I know all the arrangements and again thank you all.
« Last Edit: Jul 08, 2008, 05:24 by Mike McFarlin »
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #15 on: Jul 08, 2008, 07:38 »
My condolences to Gary's family,my thoughts and prayers are with his family
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« Reply #16 on: Jul 08, 2008, 09:47 »
Spanky and family, I so sorry for your loss.

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #17 on: Jul 08, 2008, 09:52 »
Mike I am very sorry to hear of your family's loss.
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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #18 on: Jul 08, 2008, 11:21 »
RIP Gary. You were a cool person to know.

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #19 on: Jul 09, 2008, 12:52 »
Every day I've been checking this thread, hoping for a wee bit of good news.

I just want to say I'm glad I chose to work Oconee last spring as I got to work with people like Dawn Thornton and Gary Lewallen - both of whom have been taken from us in the last couple of weeks.

I'm really sorry to hear this.  My thoughts to you and the rest of Gary's family and friends.

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Gary Lewallen
« Reply #20 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:14 »
Gary Lewallen passed away yesterday at 11:44 am from cancer. please pray for Gary's family

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« Reply #21 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:20 »
Mike, I am sorry to hear about Gary passing away. He was a great person and tech. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time. Gray will see you on the other side. Brad

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #22 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:58 »
I am sorry to hear this. I worked with Gary at Oconee.  He was a great Tech and a Great Man.  Rest in Peace Old Friend

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #23 on: Jul 09, 2008, 01:09 »
Gary was a great guy and a great tech that I shared many moments with over the past 20+ years and am thankful for that. He loved his kids and often talked about them and I can remember him travelling from Mcguire and Harris to home to be with his family every day after doing 12.5 hour days or nights. My prayers go out to his entire family.

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Re: Gary Lewallen
« Reply #24 on: Jul 09, 2008, 02:19 »
Spank, Gary was a good friend to me not unlike your self. I will miss his sense of humor. I always enjoyed working with him throughout the years he will be missed greatly. My deep condolences to family and friends. RIP brother.

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