11-06-2011, 04:45 PM
Dunamis just told me that Ron Woods, aka The Woodsmaster, died in June of this year. I hope Karen and the kids are bearing up. Rest in peace Ron. Thanks for the great survival videos.
Quote:Sad news. Our beloved Woodsmaster Passes Away
Dear Customers, Family and Friends,
It is with the deepest sorrow that I must announce that our beloved Woodsmaster, Ron Hood, my best friend and the father of our 7 year old son Jesse passed away in the early morning by my side of a very sudden heart attack on June 22nd.
This was the morning that we had scheduled to leave for our annual gathering in Salmon, Idaho. He was under a huge amount of stress from his diagnosis of prostate cancer (caused by Agent Orange Exposure in Vietnam) in November and all that goes with it and growing our business and taking care of our family. He also suffered from Coronary Artery Disease that many of you may not have known. These past few months have been very hard on our family. Ron was a hard working man and he did it all for Jesse and I. It was the most terrible day of our lives.
We are truly touched by the outpouring of love from all of our customers and friends and all the beautiful things that you have shared and said about not only Ron, but our beautiful family. I am so upset Ron is not here to see it. I do not think he fully understood how very special he was to so many people. I have known this about him since the very first time I met him, though. He was my hero. He was Jesse’s hero. He was a real man, a great husband and a wonderful, loving father as well as a loyal friend. Ron was a gift to me and Jes and the love of my life and he brought sunshine to me and my son every day of our lives.
I am in shock still and I can’t even believe that I am having to write such an announcement.
I want to specially thank Buck Knives and the Buck Family as well as Mike Fuller of TOPS Knives for the support and friendship they have extended to Jes and I during the most difficult time of our lives. We may have lost a husband and father, but I do believe we have gained a family in Buck Knives and we have always known Mike is part of our family. Thank you Joshua for posting this for me and to everyone who is helping me right now.
Please know that I will be doing everything in my power to continue Ron’s legacy. We have many projects in the works that I will see to fruition.
Until further notice and thank you to everyone.
God Bless you all,
Click here to read Ron’s beautiful Obituary
Ronald D. Hood Memorial Fund
If you would like to help support Karen and her son Jesse through this time, you can do so through online donations at http://survival.instantestore.net/pd-don...l-fund.cfm. Any help you can give will be appreciated and will assist them as they deal with their loss.
If you didn’t know Ron, he was an amazing man, here is his YouTube video channel that will give you a great introduction to the legend that is Ron Hood.
You can also view a great video homage to the Buck Hoodlum in memory of Ron’s Legacy provided by Nutnfancy: