I’m very sad to report that Jimbo passed away last Thursday, November 30, at his home in Georgia.

Working with Dave Duckert and PQ Ribber today, I was able to find an online obituary, and verify the details. It listed his real name, the town he lived in, and his age – all of which matched the information we had. And the date, Nov. 30, was the last we heard from him.

I will have a lot more to say about this, but I wanted leave a quick note to let everyone know.

 

14 Responses to “Jimbo”
  1. Doc Sleaze says:

    Not the news any of us wanted to hear, I’m sure. Thanks for letting us know Frank. Is there anything we can do with regards to condolences to his family?

  2. Shambles says:

    Thanks for letting us know, Frank.

    I’m in shock. I can’t believe he’s gone.

  3. Frank says:

    Doc, we don’t have contact info for his family. But we will be doing a tribute show for him soon, which hopefully they may hear.

  4. Dave in Kentucky says:

    So sad.

  5. David Schlotterback (Cali Dingo) says:

    I am so saddened. This seems rather sudden and I have no words.

  6. Chad bowers says:

    So sad that Jimbo has passed. Much too soon.

  7. Marc J Rose says:

    We were all very saddened to hear this as well, chatted with PQ earlier today. We’re planning a tribute of course but will be glad to add a voice to any other memorial being planned.

  8. Brazen Gestures says:

    Deeply saddened by the news. Farewell Jimbo.
    I would very much like to hear more about him and his life in the tribute show.

  9. pqribber says:

    A very very very sad day. I will post info on a special Central Tribute thing later today. A rare man walked among us.

  10. Shambles says:

    I will also be recording a Radio Free Shambles episode dedicated to him, hopefully today.

  11. Jeff Pollard says:

    Like everyone, I was saddened to hear this news though not shocked inasmuch as Jimbo’s health issues were a regular mention on his shows and because, at times, he simply didn’t sound like he felt all that well.

    Still, the passing of a friend always takes us aback when it happens and, lately it seems, it happens far too frequently and so I extend my deepest sympathies to both of Jimbo’s families—his personal family and his ONSUG family.

    Jimbo was an enthusiastic supporter and contributor of our show for which we are forever grateful and in turn we happily contributed to his show and, in both cases, hoped to continue to do so.

    Unfortunately, Life tends to throw us curve balls sometimes when we’re “sitting dead red” and looking for a pitch we can drive.

    Swing away, Jimbo!

    – J.

  12. Smidge Kurdlebaum says:

    This news so shocked and saddened me yesterday (I just can’t believe it). I definitely will have something to say for Jimbo on the tribute. :(

  13. Manny says:

    Rest in Peace Jimbo. I thank you for the so many hours of entertainment you provided us all and I’m sad we never got together to do the talking Baseball shows you suggested we do together.

  14. milt says:

    amen pollard. see you on the other side jimbo.

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