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Old 12-17-2015, 08:26 PM
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My father, John Feagin Sr. passed away this afternoon at the age of 70 from complications of prostate cancer. I was kind of an oddity in my family because I was the only person who, in fact, LOVED sports. When my family moved to Maryland in 1984, I was just 8 years-old. While trying to find a father/son activity that would help ease the pain of moving 3,000 miles, he took me to my first Orioles game at Memorial Stadium. In entering that stadium I became immediately and totally hooked. That love for baseball, and my dad has not subsided. He didn't care for the game. But he know I cared for it and that is all that mattered to him. During my baseball card collecting days he was constantly buying packs and taking me to shows. He bought my first T206 card, a tattered Red Ames Portrait for ten bucks when I was just 10 years-old. Five years later, when my first girlfriend broke up with me, he thought a 1957 Topps Brooks Robinson rookie would do the trick in lifting my spirits. It did. On and on and through the years, the man who didn't like sports supported my love for the Baltimore Orioles and the hobby. Last week, I said my goodbyes to him as he gradually began to slip away. I'm so grateful for the 40 years of memories I shared with him and his selflessness. He engaged in our interests for no other reward than to build a personal relationship with each of his children. It is my hope that I will pass that legacy forward to his three grandchildren, my young son and two daughters.

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Old 12-17-2015, 08:29 PM
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My sincere condolences, it's really rough losing a beloved dad.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:31 PM
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Sorry for your loss......will say a prayer for you and your family....
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I'm so sorry, and you surely brought tears to many people's eyes with that wonderful testament to your dad. Please hang in there.
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My condolences James. Very sorry to hear but sounds like ya'll had some great times and he was a great dad. You will always have the memories.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:40 PM
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He obviously raised a fine son and I'm sure he's proud of that.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:44 PM
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My condolences. Your dad sounded like he was a great man.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:49 PM
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James, from one native Arkansan to another, I am so sorry for your loss. It has been about a year since I had the pleasure of meeting you in Silver Spring. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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He sounded like a great dad, may he rest in peace and prayers for you and your family.
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sorry to hear James...my condolences. Sounds like u have many great memories.
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Sorry to hear this, James. You'll be in my thoughts.

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So sorry to hear of your loss. It's nice that you have such quality memories of a great man to hold onto - he must've been a wonderful dad, so I can't imagine your pain at this time.....
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:28 PM
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James, so sorry about your pop. Great stories no one will ever take away from you and you'll pass on. Cheers to a great guy.
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So sorry for your loss James. Sounds like you guys really took advantage of the time you had together.
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Old 12-17-2015, 09:50 PM
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:04 PM
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James-

Very sorry for your loss. My father passed away late summer. We were extremely close, so I know what you are going thru. Treasure the great memories and honor his legacy by sharing his life lessons with your children. Keep busy and don't be afraid to smile and laugh going forward, he'd want you to continue to enjoy life.

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Old 12-17-2015, 10:06 PM
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Very sorry for your loss. My father passed away late summer. We were extremely close, so I know what you are going thru. Treasure the great memories and honor his legacy by sharing his life lessons with your children. Keep busy and don't be afraid to smile and laugh going forward, he'd want you to continue to enjoy life.

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Thanks Michael. I'm trying to keep busy. However, it's especially tough on my boy. I've been comforting him all night.
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for sharing the story about your Father. Prayers go out to you and your family.

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Old 12-17-2015, 11:17 PM
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Old 12-18-2015, 03:58 AM
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So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I lost mine two years ago and still miss him. He, like your dad, took me to Memorial Stadium as well when I was younger. Thanks for sharing about him and what character he portrayed.

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Old 12-18-2015, 06:13 AM
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Old 12-18-2015, 06:21 AM
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Sorry for your loss, I know the feeling, I lost mine in 2007 and still think of him every day. Time willl help you heal and the good memories will always be with you.
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Sorry for your loss.
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:10 AM
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I am sorry for your loss and can relate. Here is hoping your children are able to remember him as well, or at least understand his ongoing presence in your life through your presence in theirs.
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May God bless you and your family at your time of great loss. My father passed away 8 years ago and not a day goes by that I dont think of him at least 2-3 times a day.....
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Old 12-18-2015, 08:54 AM
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I found out of my father's passing at H&S while writing a lot for an upcoming auction. I rushed to meet up with my mom, his wife of nearly 49 years. It was then I realized my 9 year-old daughter's Christmas chorus concert was in just a couple of hours. She was also very close to her grandpa and learned of his passing while at school. I was a couple of minutes late (dang, traffic), but I knew my pop wouldn't have wanted me to miss that event on account of him. Never saw her smile so widely.
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My condolences. I lost my Dad nearly two years ago. It's something that you never really get over.
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James,

I am really sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My Dad passed away a little over 17 years ago (12/15/98) and not a day goes by that I don't think about him. It sounds like you two had an outstanding relationship and had many great memories and for that you are blessed. My thoughts go out to you and your family and all of his friends.

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I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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I'm sorry man that's got to be one of the hardest things ever to endure.
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Sorry for your loss but thankful for your memories. Makes me want to take my kids to a game today! Oh wait, maybe in a few months. Thoughts and prayers your way.
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I am very sorry to hear about your dad. It sounds like he was an awesome guy.
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sounds a lot like my family...I have a love of baseball but there are no other real sports fans in the immediate family.

Sorry to hear of your loss, but I'm glad you have such great memories of your father. I hope to pass on the same sort of legacy with my child(ren).

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So very sorry for your loss, but what a great message/testament to the relationship and the man that your Father is/was.

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James, my sincere condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts.
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