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Bob Overturf has died.

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  1. jsalling

    jsalling TS Member

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    I saw in today's paper that Bob Overturf died yesterday. He was an avid trapshooter and former owner of Sherman Trap Club east of Sherman, TX which closed down a number of years ago due to "progress". I don't know how well known he was in trap circles because I am not really a trap shooter, although I have tried it several times over the last 30 years.

    I do know he shot at least tens of thousands of registered targets each year for at least a while. He gave me some pointers when he owned Sherman Trap Club years ago and was very tolerant of someone like myself who was totally ignorant about trap. Two or three years ago he came down to a little local range near Howe, TX (which has also closed)and was very modest and polite. He shot a round of skeet with me and apologized for missing a few because he had severe back pain. I did not know him well at all, but I can say when I was with him he was a perfect gentleman and very modest and helpful.

    Jim Salling
     
  2. old tex

    old tex TS Member

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    Texas and indeed all trapshooters have lost a great promoter of our sport, and an outstanding gentleman in every way. He will be missed!

    May God bless Mary and Bob's family.

    Dick Lindsay
     
  3. barbarosa

    barbarosa TS Member

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    Very saddened to hear this "Turf" was a fine gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.

    Barry
     
  4. Helen

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    I was very saddened to hear that Bob has passed. It has been a tough year, as we have lost many Texas Shooters. My thoughts and prayers are with Mary and their family during this difficult time for them. Bob was a real asset to the game of trapshooting.

    May God Bless his Family;
    Helen
     
  5. stockguy

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    I shot many times at the Texoma Trap Club at Sherman. I simply wouldn't have gone that far to shoot (from Kansas) if Bob hadn't been such a good ambassador for trapshooting and held such good shoots. I hadn't heard much about Bob the last few years and am sorry to hear of his passing.

    Greg Hissem
     
  6. OldPshtr

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    Bob was a great club owner/manager and always made U feel welcome.
    Also a gentleman and good comrade. My condolances to Mary and
    family.

    Doyal
     
  7. Trapdog1

    Trapdog1 TS Member

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    Good by Bob. Thank you for providing one of the best trap venues in the North Texas area. Thanks for being a friend. Thanks for being a mentor. God bless.

    Pat
     
  8. Helen

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    Dear Shooters,
    I just got an e-mail from Harold Nelms, and he had just talked to Bob on the phone. The Bob Overturf that passed was Bob's 85 year old Uncle. Bob is alive and well, and his demise has been greatly exaggerated. This is wonderful news for one and all.
    God Bless You All;
    Helen
     
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