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dockingbay97
06-07-2005, 11:54 AM
Please take a moment to remember Bayou Benny.

It has come to my attention that one of our own Bayou Benny passed away on May 19. I really don't know any details more than that.

Benny was an active poster on this board since Dec 2001.

He was an active collector and has many good trades with other members of this site.

While I did not know Benny on a personal level, his loss with be missed.

Please feel free to use this thread as a place to remember and share memories of Benny.

Jeff Bohn
06-07-2005, 12:00 PM
Wow, sad news. My sympathies go out to his family.

sinnister
06-07-2005, 12:03 PM
Wow. That's a total shock. He will be remembered and deeply missed. My condolences to his family.

whitedalek
06-07-2005, 12:11 PM
My sympathies to his family too.

thunt4
06-07-2005, 12:39 PM
Thats really shocking!! He was always posting on a regular basis and by the tone in his posts was a friendly guy. He seemed to do a lot of trading and making friends that way as well. I am sorry for the loss and the joe community will remember you and all you have done and the friends you have made along the way. May you rest in peace and we will remember you..

Mark W. Bellomo
06-07-2005, 01:54 PM
Oh my God. We had some GREAT conversations over the years.

Since I've lost his addy, could someone (via private mail) send me an address for his family - I'd like to send a sympathy card and a brief note.

Not to be maudlin, but what about starting a memorial page on yojoe? I think the man deserves a memorial. For sure.

Lord knows we aren't all gonna live forever. I smoke AND drink. At the same time. (Together, even).

I will miss you (and salute you) Bayou Benny. Thanks for your friendship.

-- MWB

GBPackRat
06-07-2005, 01:56 PM
Wow... very upsetting. I think we traded a few times over the course of the last 2 or 3 years.

Thank you for letting us know DB. If anyone else finds out anymore information, please post it.

As far as I can tell, he was a pretty upstanding guy around here.

Tanner

Mr. Crimson
06-07-2005, 02:13 PM
I hate to hear that, although I never traded with him I knew him to be a great guy from our Joe related discussions. He will be missed I hope his family is able to get through this trajedy.

cobraferret
06-07-2005, 02:57 PM
My condolences to the family and friends.19 Gun salute...........................

Spillspleen
06-07-2005, 03:42 PM
O no...

some of my best trades were with him....he always made them fun...can someone find out what happened...??? the joe world will never be the same for me...darnit...:(

Jimmyboy
06-07-2005, 04:28 PM
Benny was a pleasure to commuicate and trade with. Thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family.

GungHo
06-07-2005, 06:08 PM
NNNOOOOOOO!!!!! :( I had the pleasure of actually meeting Benny in person once....... I'm sure everyone can remember how GREAT of a trader he was....and always interested in helping others with thier collection if at all possible........all I can say is you should have met him in person. Benny was one of the most caring collectors I've ever met......he was quiet...and shy in person......but you could tell that he was sweet and careing.

Man, I'm sitting here.....and this is a real shock......God, you know, it really sucks to find out that a good guy has just passed like this. Nick, is there any way to find out what happened???



Benny my friend, it was a pleasure to know you,meet you, and trade with you. You will be missed my friend.......

RIP Benny :( :cry

thunt4
06-07-2005, 06:57 PM
Do you think we should set up some sort of fund for the family? At that age nothing would have been planned out so I am sure they have a nice size bill. Maybe we can all chip in some money and send it to his family.

Cavalry Man
06-07-2005, 07:52 PM
Oh my. That's terrible news. I believe I traded with him once and he always seemed like an upstanding guy. Such a shame. My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.

R.I.P. Benny

CGC
06-07-2005, 08:57 PM
Condolences.
There's really nothing to say that will help, but I hope his family knows that he will be missed by many people that they may not have known.

cobraferret
06-07-2005, 09:07 PM
Do you think we should set up some sort of fund for the family? At that age nothing would have been planned out so I am sure they have a nice size bill. Maybe we can all chip in some money and send it to his family.
I think we should set up a donation for the family either through paypal or money order.Send it to a mod on here and he or she can then send it to the family.
Something like:From the YOJOE Collectors of which Benny was a Valuable,Honest,and Caring Member.

The 100% Argento Outback
06-07-2005, 10:45 PM
My sympathies to his family.

Ann G
06-07-2005, 11:36 PM
My condolences to his family. I didn't know him well, but I have heard nothing but good things about him within the community. He will be missed. :(

thebigzakbowski
06-08-2005, 01:10 AM
wow i just did a trade with him less than a month ago he was always very nice I hope his family is ok

BIGFAN
06-08-2005, 01:16 AM
wow...this is horrible news. benny was a cool guy and i did a lot of deals with him

i am shocked beyond words

benny taylor
2378 hwy 130
winnsboro, Louisiana 71295


thats his last known address. drews is out of date.

if anyone wants to set up a benny fund i will certainly handle that.

i have an extra paypal acct i can use for his donations alone.

i will be calling his family tomorrow to see if a gesture like this will even be ok with them and i will post on what they say.

thebigzakbowski
06-08-2005, 01:58 PM
I just checked the box he sent me and that is the addy he used

boff1234
06-08-2005, 02:58 PM
wow, he was really a nice guy and was a great person to deal with. send a prayer for him and his family.

publicenemy
06-08-2005, 04:27 PM
He was a good guy and and someone who was awesome to trade with. He will be missed here on the boards.

Exz
06-08-2005, 04:39 PM
Condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed. :(

Deadman2099
06-08-2005, 06:56 PM
i'm very sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow yojoer and for the loss to his family.

on the note of the memorial, does anyone happen to know of any particular character that he liked most? if so, pm me with the info as i would like to do something as a tribute.

sinnister
06-08-2005, 09:08 PM
i'm very sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow yojoer and for the loss to his family.

on the note of the memorial, does anyone happen to know of any particular character that he liked most? if so, pm me with the info as i would like to do something as a tribute.

I know his avatar was Law.

bluebikerboy1
06-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Condolences To His Family And Loved Ones.

Tom-K
06-08-2005, 10:52 PM
He was a class act, a great guy to deal / talk with, he will be missed.

My condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends in their time of grief.

KtownJoes
06-08-2005, 11:30 PM
Rest in peace Benny. You will be missed by us all.

Darkhawk76
06-09-2005, 08:52 AM
Never had the pleasure of dealing with him, but seemed like a stand-up guy in everything that he posted here. My prayers are with his family.

etmartin
06-11-2005, 08:25 AM
Just noticed this...

This is truly sad news. I helped Benny alot with some of the things he needed when it came to store hunting. He would always trade more than fair for the things he wanted and would be. By far, one of the easiest people I have ever dealt with on this board and he may be the person I've dealt with the most. He always had something to lend to the conservation also. The Joe community itself has taken a pretty hard hit with this loss...even if some don't know it. If anyone in Louisiana can get Benny's obit...I'd like it.

LMK,

Thanks,
etmartin :D :D :D

dendariiprime
06-11-2005, 01:49 PM
my heartfelt prayers go out to his friends and family, i have baried 2 loved-ones the past 2 years(my mom and my older sister). my flag is at half-staff.

zartan15
06-11-2005, 04:37 PM
aw damn. He was a good guy. I traded with him a few times. Yeah, he was fun to e-mail chat with. wow. um... I'm sorry.

Navajo
06-11-2005, 08:02 PM
This is terrible. My condolences to the family. Is there any news on a fund yet?

Take care man

ken

thebigzakbowski
06-12-2005, 02:33 AM
Just noticed this...

This is truly sad news. I helped Benny alot with some of the things he needed when it came to store hunting. He would always trade more than fair for the things he wanted and would be. By far, one of the easiest people I have ever dealt with on this board and he may be the person I've dealt with the most. He always had something to lend to the conservation also. The Joe community itself has taken a pretty hard hit with this loss...even if some don't know it. If anyone in Louisiana can get Benny's obit...I'd like it.

LMK,

Thanks,
etmartin :D :D :D


Benny B. Taylor Jr.
Funeral services for Benny B. Taylor, Jr. , 35, of Winnsboro, were held Sunday, May 22, 2005, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, with Bro. Josh Eubanks officiating. Interment followed at Roselawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Calhoun, under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home, West Monroe.
Mr. Taylor was born December 9, 1969, in West Monroe, and passed away May 19, 2005, in West Monroe.

He was a very special person, devoted to his parents. He had a great love for animals and was an avid collector and loved fishing. Benny will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his mother and step-father: Janice Shrader and husband Julius; brother, John Taylor and wife Ginger; nephew, Luke Taylor; niece, Faith Elaine Taylor; aunts and uncles, Teresa Wilson, Nikki Flowers and husband Larry; George Gaskin and wife Patti; great uncle and aunt Willis and Flo Gaskin; and numerous other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pallbearers were Larry Flowers, Cade Flowers, Ronnie Hamilton, Morgan Herring, George Gaskin and Kyle Townsend.

dockingbay97
06-12-2005, 01:19 PM
Thanks for getting that - I couldn't find it - I didn't know his middle initial.

The Obit came from here:

http://www.ouachitacitizen.com/custom/webpage.cfm?content=content&id=68

BelgianGabber
06-12-2005, 04:53 PM
Wow, I missed this due to not checking that often.

I had two or three great trades with Benny. This news came as a shock to me. He was a stand up guy and will be missed...

JeffreyKabal
06-12-2005, 05:21 PM
sympathies to his family and friends.

thorn
06-12-2005, 09:57 PM
oh man i dont believe this. i just noticed this thread now.

benny always posted those great customs.

this is very sad. he was not very old either.

this is very upsetting, he posted here all the time.
Bayoubenny's want/trade list was a staple of the classifieds

Deadshot
06-12-2005, 10:02 PM
Benny was one of the first people on the board that I had the opportunity to trade with. He was always very cool to deal with and will be missed.

My sympathies to his family .

gunslingercbr
06-14-2005, 07:14 PM
http://bestsmileys.com/crying/7.gif

thorn
06-15-2005, 02:35 AM
did some digging, here's a link to a bunch of his customs

http://photobucket.com/albums/v21/bayoubenny/?start=0

sinnister
06-15-2005, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the link Thorn! He did make some pretty awesome customs! Havent seen these pics in quite awhile. Sure brings back memories.

gsmiley007
06-15-2005, 10:06 AM
My condolences to the family, I've never traded with him. But he sounded like a great guy. It's just not fair, he was so young.

My Generation Toys
06-15-2005, 11:19 AM
I hardly ever check this section and to tell you the truth ... Nothing could have really prepared me for this news.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

I knew Benny as being a ture gentleman in this hobby. To give you an example, right before I got know him, Benny and I were in a last minute bidding war on a lot of 5 Flaggs (yes 5 Flaggs) and in the last second I won the bidding.

Well, right after the auction ended he emailed me telling me the he was sorry that he lost out on the bidding and congratulated me for winning. He also said that it was the most fun he had sniping an auction. Wow, that was almost 3 years ago.

You'll be remembered my friend.

-Sigfrido

Deacon
06-16-2005, 03:38 PM
I just wanted to pay respect to Benny.
He defintiely was a credit to our community.

Aucassin
06-17-2005, 12:40 AM
I bought a couple of two-packs from Benny two years ago and he was really nice to deal with. It was when I was first getting back into collecting Joes, and it was just a really fun time. Those memories are as fond to me as those from the '80s. Benny's friendliness helped make those times fun. In fact, I usually think of those packs as "the figures I bought from Benny".

It's really odd, but I never check this section of the boards. I haven't been here for two weeks and accidentally clicked the wrong forum. I was trying to figure out why there were so few posts when I saw this thread. As sad as I am about this news, I'm glad clicked the wrong forum.

Though I never talked to him after out transaction, I always paid a bit a more attention to his posts. He was as friendly in those posts as he was in our emails. I'll miss his posts.

hal aka orginal condor knight
06-18-2005, 06:36 PM
i'm really sorry to hear about benny's pasting. since we trade very offen. my heart goes out to his family in this very dark time. benny was one of the first person on the board who traded with me. ever since the first trade i would pm him and see if he would have anything that i needed or if i had anything he needed.

benny will be missed by all. rest in peace friend.

evan511
06-21-2005, 11:11 PM
I would like to send my sympathies to, "BENNY's" family. I am sorry to here a fellow collector leave us.

Skystriker
06-22-2005, 07:55 PM
I rarely read this section of the Yojoe boards and I am sorry for not reading this sooner. I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of a fellow YoJoer and for the loss to his family. He will be missed.

Richard J.
06-23-2005, 01:57 AM
I'm late seeing this, for which I am sorry, and wish to say this: It is a true testiment to Benny that so many have come here to say so much. He was a collector, a friend to many, and a kind person. He was is good man who left us too soon.

He is missed. He is remembered.


Richard J.

Viper Commander
06-23-2005, 07:32 AM
I just saw this thread too, I never had any contact with Benny, but its always sad to see a fellow collector pass away. There's one less of "us" now... :(

Evil Ryu
06-27-2005, 11:09 AM
Sad. I remember him posting on the board. He will be missed. :(

crimson tide
06-27-2005, 11:41 AM
I never had the pleasure of doing business with him, but I remember seeing him on the board a lot. This is truly a sad day.:( Here's to you Bayou Benny, you'll be missed.:(

joebahama
06-27-2005, 12:42 PM
I also remember him although I never did business with him he seemed like a nice guy, he will be missed. My condolences.

starrcommand
06-27-2005, 07:49 PM
My condolences to his family and friends.

May he rest in peace!

AVAC
06-28-2005, 02:02 AM
I have read this post several times but didn't know quite what to say. It is sad to hear of his passing. He was a great person to our community. I traded with him a few times and it always went well. May the lord look over Bayou Benny...Yo Joe!

mack31
06-28-2005, 02:40 PM
man i traded with him too man what a great loss man we will miss you!

Serpentor II
06-29-2005, 03:44 PM
I never traded or bought anything from him but from his posts I got the impression that he was a real nice guy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Sole Survivor
06-29-2005, 04:37 PM
Don't Know him personally but Rest In Peace and my sympathies to the family.

Pete The Greek
06-29-2005, 05:38 PM
Somehow I missed seeing this post earlier as I don't venture into the YoJoe.com and Board Related section of the board that often.

Benny, will be missed. He was a good member here. My condolences to his family and friends as well. But 35? He was way to young to go.

Kir Kanos
06-30-2005, 12:52 PM
I didn't know Bayou Benny, but my prayers are with his family, that they know how much he meant to so many.

themoney75
07-01-2005, 01:52 PM
very sad news over the years we had a few trades and a few emails back in fourth. always a nice guy, and he will be missed thats forsure. i have wished i seen this sooner i never come up to the top that much.i will never forget you benny a true yo joe brother rip.

i hope in honor of benny yojoe will retire the law avatar.he love yojoe as much as joes.

FRED CI
07-01-2005, 11:57 PM
I did not know Bayou Benny, but it is always sad when one of our own passes on
My condolences to the family. He sounded like a great guy. Hope all his Joe wishes come ture where ever he may be


YO ! ! JOE ! ! !

cobraferret
07-02-2005, 04:06 PM
very sad news over the years we had a few trades and a few emails back in fourth. always a nice guy, and he will be missed thats forsure. i have wished i seen this sooner i never come up to the top that much.i will never forget you benny a true yo joe brother rip.

i hope in honor of benny yojoe will retire the law avatar.he love yojoe as much as joes.
I think we should have a memorial page for our members.
The avatar retired and a Brief obit. under it.

msmalley
07-05-2005, 08:46 PM
I'm very sorry to hear what has transpired.


Does anyone know the cause of his death; 35 is just way to young.

Darko
07-06-2005, 03:19 PM
I hardly ever look in this section, so I missed this...

I only traded with Benny a few times, but he was always a stand-up guy. The community has definitely suffered a great loss.

My prayers and condolences to his family and friends.

AMulls
07-07-2005, 07:09 PM
Wow. Sad news. Goodbye Benny, you'll be missed. :(

drummer1279
07-08-2005, 01:30 AM
I've read this post several times, and have been at a loss of word's to say how I feel, without displaying udder sadness. I dealt with "BENNY" only once, but I did have the pleasure of a few chat's with him. He was a very sincere guy, alway's looking to help, and he was an absoulute asset to Yojoe, and everyone he touched. He will be missed by many of people for sure. My sympathies go out to his family, he was a great guy.

Tolan
07-09-2005, 09:10 AM
Prayers and condolense to your family benny .....

Traded with you eight times and enjoyed the instant messages

Thanks for all the trades and talk

You will be missed !

james strickland
07-09-2005, 11:33 PM
sad to here my pryers go out to his family
:(

Flintreloaded
07-11-2005, 02:33 PM
I usually just lurk here and pm people from the sale threads. So I never come to this part of the board and I saw the thread and it hit me. I have bought a few things from Benny. Some single packs and that pain in the arse gum bitz set. all at a fantastic price of course.

I didn't know him, don't claim to, but he seemed like an alirght guy. My thoughts.....

snakestorm526
07-13-2005, 06:35 PM
I too am late in seeing this thread... I bought from Benny before and he seemed like a very nice guy... My condolences to his family... RIP our yojoe brother

Backyard G.I.joe
07-14-2005, 02:28 PM
I am deeply sorry to hear this I have been on vac. and just looked here. We too traded a little over the years and he was very nice in all the trades. We will miss him very much.

Angry Beef
07-25-2005, 07:56 PM
I'm also curious as to what happened?


I had some dealing with him a long time ago.. I actually don't remember if it was a trade or a sale....

I just remember always liking his name... Reminded me of Bayou Billy for Nintendo.

ranger_jer
08-20-2005, 07:59 PM
I am sporatic as far as my access to a computer, and i just saw this ... This is horrible news... Bayou Benny was one of the few people who it was always a pleasure to trade/sell/buy with, no rudeness no hassle. Last fall when he sent me stuff i remember him mentioning something about being ill, i don't know if he died of a long term illness or he was simply saying he had been sick and then was taken suddenly either way it makes you think. It makes you glad to remember the good times and sad that that part will never happen again. I would like more info if anybody has any to share about causes of his death, and a donation to the family.
"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away..."
You will be missed, I pray to God to get to see you someday down the line
Ranger_jer
aka PoetFlint

Royal Zarak
08-31-2005, 12:59 AM
I just found out about this terrible news now. I traded with Benny twice and he was a great man to do deals with. Wow..... unbelieveable... :( :(

joebahama
08-31-2005, 09:48 AM
Does anyone know if Bayou Benny was from Louisiana?

Patrick A. Riley
08-31-2005, 10:05 AM
Does anyone know if Bayou Benny was from Louisiana?
His profile says winnsboro, louisiana

ImaWalkingCorpse
08-31-2005, 06:39 PM
I just noticed this thread, I must say this was a great loss to the GI Joe community. He was one of the good guys, Benny you will be missed.

dockingbay97
12-09-2005, 07:48 PM
I am just bumping this thread because today would have been Benny's 36th birthday.

RIP our friend

Falcone
12-09-2005, 09:23 PM
i noticed it would have been his birthday, as well. very sad

Mr. Crimson
12-10-2005, 03:01 AM
I also noticed that today was his birthday. It is still shocking when I think about this. However, I was also shocked when I saw that he would have only been 36.

-Lewis

Xerofall
12-12-2005, 12:16 PM
Has it been said how he passed away?

CGC
05-19-2006, 09:20 AM
I think it's been one year now.
RIP Benny...

GBPackRat
05-19-2006, 04:54 PM
Thanks for bringing this to the foreground Jim...

I can't believe it's been a entire year, feels as if it happened yesterday...

Tanner

Urban Saboteur
05-19-2006, 05:50 PM
I didn't know benny, however I was a good enough member to read the thread concerning his passing away. I also read upon how much of a loved member he was here and he got on well with everyone. To me that means alot.
Rest In Peace Benny.
NemesisEnforcerFan - Richard - United Kingdom

G.I. Josh
05-30-2006, 11:12 PM
I wish I could go back in time and take a few more minutes to help Benny out, say a prayer, send him an extra Joe, or just drop a friendly e-mail. Regardless, I pray that I will see him again where the good times never end.

God bless,
Josh

John Missal
06-01-2006, 11:50 PM
I didn't see this thread last year, don't know how I missed it for the month it was around. I was actually just wondering this week what happened to him, so I guess now I know...(no battle to know the other half of here, just a friend who is missed...)

John M.

Corey Stinson
06-08-2006, 11:02 AM
I just noticed this thread, but missed it the first time around unfortunately.

Benny was a loyal SMALLJOES customer, and I had traded with him several times as well over the years. I am sure he will be missed greatly by the GI JOE collecting community.

My condolences to his family.

code red shockwave
06-25-2006, 06:48 PM
Bayou Benny you will be missed. I have never made any deals with the guy, but I can say with certainity he was a good guy. My condolences as well...I hope all of you will take care so that hopefully something as tragic as this won't happen to someone else anytime soon.

CGC
12-08-2006, 01:20 AM
Tomorrow (Dec 9th) would be Benny's birthday. Being in the middle of the Holiday season is probably just that much harder on his family. It's been a year and since he moved on, & his name still means something here. I was still a newbie, & didn't know him as well as many of you, but he is still remembered. . .

Abomb
12-14-2006, 01:44 PM
I am just I newbie and never knew him but I offer my condolences to his family.

captainterrebonne
04-06-2008, 07:50 PM
Wow I had no idea. I remember him quite well. I remeber meeting him once at a trade in New Orleans about 4 years ago. Gung-ho, Scott AKA Starduster, myself and I believe viper man. Not sure on viper man, but we all met back then. It was a great time. He will be missed.

Tracker
04-08-2008, 10:43 AM
I'm fairly new so i did know him but it sad when thing like this happen. My condolences to his family.