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Old 11-08-2019, 02:46 PM
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Default I have recieved word that the poster known as "Carl in Tampa" has passed away.

Many will remember Carl for his wisdom and wit and recall that he spent his life in law enforcement and particularly in the Secret Service guarding the president. He visited our home and we are very sad to hear this unexpected news. Prayers for his family and his friends here and in Tampa. Carl lived here in The Villages for awhile and then his health went downhill and he moved back to Tampa to be closer to his children. He was a clear thinker and a good person and will be missed.

Here is the notice I copied from Facebook, just now.

Carl Shawver
14 mins ·

Carl Shawver's visitation will take place Monday, November 11th, 2019, from 6 to 8pm at the Garden of Memories Funeral Home.
His funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019, at 2 o'clock pm at the same location.
If you have any pictures of Carl, unique or otherwise, please feel free to bring them on your smartphone as we will have a photo sharing system at both services.
In lieu of flowers, as per Carl's request, please send donations to Idewild Baptist Church.
The Garden Of Memories Funeral Home is located at 4207 E Lake Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33610.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:49 PM
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:51 PM
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Thank you for posting this, GG.

Carl made many wonderful contributions to TOTV. He was knowledgable, thoughtful and generous with his time.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:59 PM
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Remembering Carl.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:03 PM
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Mr. Carl was a gift to me and us given by TOTV'S. I would have never had a chance to correspond with anyone of his stature as I had contact with him occasionally via PM as his views on many things aligned with mine. What a fair level headed and a knowledgeable man he was. I admired him greatly. He was missed as he had stopped posting a while back and will be missed by many going forward. Just a great person. What a devastating loss.

RIP Mr. Carl. You had a positive impact on our world!
Old 11-08-2019, 03:51 PM
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Rest In Peace Carl.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:54 PM
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Hate to hear that 😢; we pm’d back and forth many times.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:47 PM
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Knew he was in ill health but a battler. A very smart and articulate poster. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:58 PM
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Thanks for posting Gracie.

RIP Carl. Thanks for the guidance you freely gave.
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RIP, Carl.
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So sorry to hear this as he was one of my favorite posters on Talk of the Villages. May he R.I.P.
Old 11-08-2019, 08:08 PM
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Bummer, RIP Carl : (
Old 11-08-2019, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Taltarzac725 View Post
So sorry to hear this as he was one of my favorite posters on Talk of the Villages. May he R.I.P.
I could not have said it better, very sorry to hear this.
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Old 11-08-2019, 08:26 PM
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I’m so sorry to hear this. Thank you, Gracie. RIP Carl.
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Old 11-08-2019, 09:28 PM
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He was one of the few posters that when he had something to say, he had something to say. RIP Carl.
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