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03-09-2012, 11:29 AM
Fred passed away this morning, may he.rest in peace. Thank you Fred for all you did for the bbq community

03-09-2012, 11:34 AM
He was one great guy to hang out with. Always made me laugh. R.I.P. Fred. You will be missed.

03-09-2012, 11:47 AM
RIP sad news...

Smokin' Gnome BBQ
03-09-2012, 12:06 PM
Fred was an outstanding person and will be missed. Rest in Peace.

Rich Parker
03-09-2012, 12:07 PM
RIP Fred

Pig Headed
03-09-2012, 12:14 PM
RIP Fred, you will be sorely missed. One of the friendliest people I ever met. The very first person I met in BBQ. God Bless.

03-09-2012, 12:42 PM
Fred was the first person I met at the very first BBQ Competition I went to. Great guy. He'll be sorely missed. R.I.P. Fred.

Smokin' Joe
03-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Rest in Peace Fred. A couple of years ago at the Royal Fred and the BBQ Guru guys were right across the row from us and we had a great time with them.

On Saturday night Kim mixed up some of her (in)famous "Yucka" -Its basically a bottle of vodka with some lemons/limes/sugar and it will knock you on your butt:becky: Fred asked what it was so she poured him a drink. He came back the next morning with a big grin on his face saying - I don't know what was in that drink you gave me but it sure made me sleep good:becky:

Fred was a great man - and will be missed

03-09-2012, 01:16 PM
I was hoping to meet Fred to thank him for my newly acquired DigiQ DX2. It would have been an honor to meet the man behind such a wonderful product.

BBQ Bandit
03-09-2012, 01:19 PM
One of the good guys!
You will be missed, Fred.

The Giggler
03-09-2012, 01:43 PM
Godspeed, Fred. A legend, indeed. Sip poured.

Pigs on The Run
03-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Shotgun Fred is a legend!

03-09-2012, 05:05 PM
Condolences to family, friends and colleagues the whole BBQ community will feel the loss in many countries, Fred was a great guy to all of us.

On behalf of the whole Black Pig BBQ team

03-09-2012, 05:32 PM
Rest in Peace Shotgun Fred.

03-09-2012, 06:35 PM
RIP Fred. Not only was he a great inventor, he was also philanthropic. He will be missed.

03-09-2012, 06:45 PM
RIP Shotgun Fred.


03-09-2012, 06:54 PM
Fred was a genuine human being that would not stop at anything to help everyone and anyone, before and after his Stroke. Fred you were a create person and I will miss You. R.I.P.

03-09-2012, 07:13 PM
Thats really sad news.. concolences to the family.. if anyone hears of where the services are, please let me know so I can send something on our behalf.

Frank Sacco
03-09-2012, 10:05 PM
Wow.... That's a bit shocking to read. Thoughts and prays to Fred's family. He's a legend in smoke!

03-09-2012, 10:14 PM
Just placed an order with them today. RIP Fred

03-09-2012, 10:27 PM
RIP Fred. His legacy will continue for many, many years.

03-10-2012, 12:23 AM
Rest in peace to one of the best.

Big George's BBQ
03-10-2012, 07:21 AM
He was a Very Kid Person. Always in a Good Mood and Always had something nice to say. This is very Sad RIP Fred You will be Missed

03-10-2012, 12:27 PM
I am very thankful I got to know Fred, he was a great guy and leaves a huge void in the BBQ community. Thoughts and prayers sent to his family and the fine folks at The BBQ Guru. Rest in Peace Shotgun Fred.

03-10-2012, 12:54 PM
R.i.p. Shot-gun Fred a very nice guy.

Mister Bob
03-10-2012, 01:12 PM
Fred was a gentleman and a scholar. On the several occasions we met, it was very evident that he was true genius and a very kind and helpful man. Rest in peace, Fred.

Mister Bob
03-10-2012, 01:15 PM
Thats really sad news.. concolences to the family.. if anyone hears of where the services are, please let me know so I can send something on our behalf.

This is from the BBQ Guru Facebook page:

Funeral Service for Shotgun Fred Pirkle will be held on Friday, March 16th at
Southampton Reformed Church
1380 Bristol Road
Churchville, Pa 18966

Viewing: 2pm
Funeral Service: 3pm

In leiu of flowers, Fred's wish was to have donations made to the ALS Association of Philadelphia
Loaner Closet
321 Norristown Road
Suite 260
Ambler, Pa 19002

03-10-2012, 01:32 PM
I only had the pleasure of meeting Fred once. A kinder man would be hard to find. He was a true visionary in the world of BBQ and will be missed.

03-10-2012, 08:44 PM
RIP Shotgun.............................

03-10-2012, 10:05 PM
RIP Fred