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RIP. Charlie Shaver. Forum Member

Post by Allen Brintnall » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:07 pm

FIY:. Long time Model T guy , Charlie Shaver an occasional contributor to this forum was on his motorcycle about a mile from his house and a truck pulled out in front of him on August 6. His funeral was yesterday at the Daniel Funeral Home in Lamar, Mo. His interment is in Joplin at the Forest Park Cemetery. Sorry to report this but thought many would like to know. Allen Brintnall

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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:23 pm

Thanks for letting us know. Charlie's knowledge of old cars and trucks was phenomenal. He could not only name a vehicle but often had at least one around his place. He was certainly an Overland expert. I will miss him as will many on the Forum.
What a terrible thing to happen.
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Post by KWTownsend » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:27 pm

Oh no!

Although Charlie posted only occasionally, I considered him one of those "sage elders." I always listened quietly to what he said.

We will miss your wisdom, Charlie. Prayers for your family. Rest In peace.

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Post by CudaMan » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:30 pm

Oh no! So sad. :(

Charlie was a great source of knowledge about Model T body wood and construction. He helped me get the correct wood and other parts for my 1925 Touring body. We talked several times on the phone. He asked me to come down to visit, but I never made it down there, unfortunately.

Charley was also an Overland and antique gas pump enthusiast.

Somewhere, either on my computer or on the old forum is a picture of Charley, if I can find it I will post it.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:49 pm

Hi Mark. This may be the one. Here is the post showing some of his collection.
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Post by RustyFords » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm

That's a shame. I spoke to him on the phone one time.

I love motorcycles, but will not ride them because of this very thing.

I had to lay down a two week old Harley 883 when I was in the military for this reason.

A few days ago, the guy who was considered the local expert on motorcycle safety was killed....same reason....driver pulled right out in front of him.

R.I.P. Mr. Shaver.
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Post by CudaMan » Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:09 pm

Thanks Richard, that's the picture I was thinking of! Here is another one from the old forum where Charlie is talking about how to get more money for his old parts:
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Post by Henry K. Lee » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:02 pm

Neat ole guy! Had lot of cool stuff!

Rest In Peace Charlie!

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Post by Duey_C » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:14 pm

Wow.

For a guy with a motorcycle pic as his avatar, he was doing what he liked. Riding.
We'll miss his signature laugh on his posts.
Thank you Allen.
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Post by Dan Hatch » Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:44 pm

I will bet a cell phone was in involved. That is why I quit riding. Too many people on cell phones when they should be driving.
He will be missed. RIP


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Post by Wayne Sheldon » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 pm

Oh shoot. I never met him in person as far as I know. We exchanged a couple emails several years ago, and discussed cars and projects through forums many times. He knew so much about model T Fords, and so many other antique automobiles, trucks, and other related collectibles. I have seen photos of some of his gasoline pump collection, must have been one of the best such collections in the world. He took it upon himself to preserve and care for rare and unusual trucks that otherwise would have been scrapped long ago.
Gone too soon, I fear what will become of much of what he had saved.
One thing that should be said about our dear Charlie Shaver. He lived his life to the fullest! His way, and as a wonderful, caring, and very helpful way it was. Yes, he lived his life to the fullest. Right up to the very end of it.

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Post by Kaiser » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:14 pm

It is because of guys like this that i am here on this forum almost every day, and it sure is a shame that "another one bit the dust" doing one of the best things a man can do, ride.
Ride on Charlie Shaver !
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Post by MWalker » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:17 pm

I'm so sorry to hear about this. Charley was my friend. His knowledge of Model T's, Overlands, gas pumps, and all sorts of other old stuff was phenomenal, and he was very generous with it. He helped me a great deal when I was lost, trying to re-wood a Model T body. After visiting him and seeing what he had to show me, and listening to what he had to tell me, I was able to complete the project. This is a great loss to our Model T Community. My prayers of condolence go out to his wife and family. RIP, Old Buddy.
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Post by John E. Guitar » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:30 pm

That's sad news. I visited Charley in 2018. He was a great guy.

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Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:16 pm

Very sad news indeed. Quite a loss to the car community. RIP
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Post by Herb Iffrig » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:38 pm

I am sad to hear this news.
Charlie was always ready to comment on the old truck thread on the OT forum. I think he looked forward to seeing a new photo when it was put there.
Charlie had his booth at Chickasha in the north east corner of the south building. Once I knew that was him sitting there I made a point to visit him.
Like so many have said before I too wanted to visit him. I was invited to stop in when I was in the area, the problem usually was I was on my way coming or going to Chickasha when I was in that area and he was not home but at the swap meet.
I was going to get some sheet metal he made for a gas pump some day.


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Post by 1912touring » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:33 pm

Very sad news. I just conversed with him on August 2 regarding his "1910 Pile." RIP Charley.

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Post by TMiller6 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:07 pm

Charlie restored my son’s touring body. I had conversed with him on the phone and by email and promised I would visit him. I never made it over there.

Rest In Peace Charlie.
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Post by TWrenn » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:36 pm

God in Heaven! What a shock. Never knew him personally, but always got a kick, and usually "some learnin" from his posts.
Wow, can't believe it. And not to hijack his important remembrance here, but frankly I've found the last coupla years the highways out there in the T especially has become very risky and dangerous. So many rude, uncaring people, not paying attention, in a hurry, etc. I've had many a close call myself. RIP Charley. You will be missed by many.

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Post by dobro1956 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:19 pm

I only knew Charlie from going to the Chickasha swap meet. Our spaces were close to his so in the evening after the crowds settled down I would always stop by and visit with him. I have been going to Chickasha for over 25 years and always remember Charlie being there till a couple years ago. He was one of the knowledgeable ones. I always meant to go by his home some day. We really did not live that far apart.

Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family.


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Post by rgould1910 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 10:54 pm

Just hard to believe. Had plenty of phone calls with Charley over the years. He wanted to pass on his secrets for changing a later block to a 1909 10 open valve but was disappointed when he learned I was damn near as old he was!


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Post by R Rathert » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:26 am

Sad to hear I knew Charlie for a long time even visited him several times and he visited me. Bet he was riding his Indian Chief he loved Indian motorcycles has a few of them. I too will miss him .My prayer and thought to his family Rudy

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Post by MKossor » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:34 am

Very sorry to learn this sad news. Condolances to the family and forum friends.
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Post by George House » Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:00 am

What a sad demise to a wonderful Forum Friend. I thoroughly enjoyed his postings here and sometimes crusty advice. Shared experiences and best practices edifies all. Prayers of Gods grace and comfort to his family...
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Post by bobster1 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:36 pm

I hate hearing this, he was a great guy always willing to help out fellow enthusiast. He assisted me on my Overland a couple of times. RIP good buddy!
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Post by Larry » Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:00 pm

Very Sorry to here this.
Charlie was a friendly, helpful guy and I Always enjoyed talking with him. He Sent me a couple parts that I needed to complete a 1916 Overland restoration Several years ago when he heard I needed them. Appreciated his knowledge and kindness.
Praying for his family.


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Post by Scott Rosenthal » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:42 am

I met Charlie on my first trip to Chicasha. His posts were always helpful and entertaining...he will be missed here.
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Post by GEmering » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:36 am

So sorry to hear this.
I hope that his family is comforted in their time of mourning.
We all owe a great deal to those who have shared their time, talent, knowledge, kindness, and friendship with this fraternity.

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Post by D Stroud » Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:44 am

Unfortunately, I never had the pleasure of meeting Charlie, but I sure did enjoy his posts and shared knowledge. Another great loss to the hobby and his family. Sincere condolences to his family and friends. Dave
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Post by Hap_Tucker » Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:28 am

He will be missed by many and his passing is a great loss for our community. Prayers for his extended family as they go through this very difficult time.

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Post by TonyB » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:14 pm

How sad, such a loss to our T community.
I met at Chickasha years ago and was intrigued by his 1910 T in pieces. We discussed it several times and during the discussions I learnt about his skill of converting 1914 blocks into open valve replacements. He even let it slip how you can tell if it’s an original block or a fake. Who else could name a car from a fuzzy picture or portion of a fender? We’ll miss you Charlie. RIP
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Post by Rob » Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:32 pm

Sad to hear. Charlie had incredible knowledge about T’s and several makes of cars. I always paid attention to what he wrote when identifying an unknown part or car. Rest In Peace.


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Post by KeithG » Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Rest in peace, Charlie. Our prayers for you and your family.

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Post by FM2102 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:32 pm

I can't express how sad this makes me feel. Charley was one of kind. Quit school in the 8th grade and never looked back. I've spent hours on the phone with him, having him help me with my 1910 and 1911 Overlands. What a loss, he was always happy to hear from me, and called me several times. Finally met him at Chickasha in '13, if memory serves me. Damn it!

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