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    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our boss and friend Marshall Hoots. I wanted to get ahead of everything social media brings with announcements like this and share with you all first. Moderators, please post in the appropriate section/correct me as this is my first post.

    From the family:

    Mr. Marshall W. Hoots, age 37, of Marietta, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017. A celebration of his life will be held 2 pm Sunday, October 8 at the gazebo in the Arboretum and pond park behind the Smyrna Community Center in Smyrna Ga. The family will receive friends at the Family Celebration Center at Carmichael Funeral Home following the service. Mr. Hoots is survived by his wife Lindsay D. Hoots, children Quinnlyn and Cullen Hoots, parents Michael Hoots and Diane Hoots, brother Matthew (Sheila) Hoots, nephews Daniel, Anthony and Matthew Hoots. Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements, 770-435-4467. www.carmichaelcares.com

    From Marshall's brother:

    We want to thank you for your support of Going Gear over the years. Marshall founded Going Gear to provide you all with products to support your outdoor living lifestyle. You all have been supportive of Marshall's business and have said wonderful things about him on social media. For that I thank you.

    The doors to Going Gear are still open so you can visit in the store or place orders online still. There are some limited items that Marshall designed

    Here is Marshall's tribute wall if you would like to leave some kind words for all to see:
    http://www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.co...elebrationWall

    If you would like to join us to celebrate his life come join us this Sunday:
    http://www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.co...#/obituaryInfo

    Please keep Lindsay and his children in your thoughts and prayers.

    Sincerely,

    Cedric @ Going Gear
    Last edited by Empath; 10-02-2017 at 11:21 AM. Reason: Removed fund raising request as per rule #10.

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    Holy ... He was a young man... My condolences to all involved

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    Such sad news. Sorry for your loss
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    Very sorry for your lost. Could not believe it when I saw it on the GG Facebook page. He will be missed for sure.
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    What?? I can't believe it. So sorry to hear this sad news
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    Can't believe that???? What's happened?? he was okay last time I saw him. Am very sorry about your loss he was very nice man.

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    Very sad.

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    Watching Marshal grow his business through the years was inspiring. I never met him, but it's clear he was a man who lived with passion. RIP.

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    Total shock. Crazy to hear about it! My condolences goes out to his family. It's a sad day for so many.

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    RIP Marshall. So young, very sad.

    I enjoyed your Quick and Dirty Youtube videos.You were full of energy, a happy and positive man.

    May your children and the rest of your family find the strength to heal.

    My curiosity wonders what happened? I hope you did not suffer.

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    Oh no! WOW! What a shock and loss. Prayers and peaceful thoughts go out to his Family, Friends, and all those who knew and did business with him. Rest in peace Marshall.
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    That came as a shocker. See the Youtube videos of him visiting the Olight factory and he look fine and well.

    Makes you wonder, lives is very precious even at any age, please make best use of it and not take life for granted!

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    Prayers to his family and loved ones...

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    Way too soon. Thoughts and prayers with family.
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    My condolences to Marshall's friends and family. May he rest in peace.

    Edit: Hope you don't mind Cedric, I shared this on Bladeforums. Marshall had a presence there as well.
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    A dark day for the community. It is my hope that his friends and family find a small comfort in the great outpouring of love and support from this small part of Marshall's world.

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    Prayers to his family. May he rest in peace...

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    My condolences to the family. Absolutely loved his youtube videos and was hoping to visit the store one day to meet him in person. RIP

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    My prayers.

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    I've never bought anything from Going Gear and never visited the store (I live on the other side of the world) but when I first got into lights I found many of Marshall's videos online and I always enjoyed them.
    Couldn't help but notice what a lovely attitude and nature this bloke had.

    Best wishes from a complete stranger to his family and friends.

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    Prayers to all involved. Horrible
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    Very sad to read this. Marshall will be missed by all.

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    SOOO Sad to hear this. Prayers for the family.
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    my goodness....he was one of t he first guys i watched on the internet that got me going on lights..
    and this on the same day as the shooting in vegas
    life is short folks, we are not promised tommorrow
    man, this makes me sad...he semed like such a joyful, kind hearted guy
    prayers to the family and friends...

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    Very sad to hear this. I'll keep his loved ones in my prayers.

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    Oh man...shocked and saddened to here this. Marshall was my "go to" for flashlight reviews over the years. I know he has a young child ~my heart goes out to his family...

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    Unbelievable. Hope and prayer for the children and others in Marshals' life. He was a very successful man.
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    RIP Marshall and condolences to all your family x

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    That is very saddening to hear. I also want to share my condolences to any friends or family who might happen to see this thread.

    I haven't had occasion to purchase much from GoingGear, but I've found his videos helpful, and I was honestly very impressed at the business he had managed to build in a very competitive environment.

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    May our Lord be with his family during this difficult time. Marshall had such an impact on our community and he will be missed.
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