Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 13 of 25
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Rochester, NY, USA
    Posts
    14,417

    Joe *Pegleg Smith* Sykes............for those of you that knew him, RIP

    I hope this thread gets to the many friends that Joe has on this site.(Talk-air)

    Joe passed away early on new years eve. He was battling PTSD and I had helped him fight those demons for over 25 years. He took his own life and it is very hard on the family. It is just now that I am over the anger of him breaking ours hearts and really realized it was not my Joe that did what he did. He snapped and could n't regain him self.

    I am blessed to have three wonderful young sons that Joe and I raised and they are a great comfort to me. They are taking care of me and the house.

    HIs services are at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA on Jan 8th, 2009 at 2:30 pm. I probablywill not be on this site again, my own email is alessandrohigh@yahoo.com

    Dice, I am so glad to have met you and some of the others, JOe always talked about you guys. Collin the BBQ dude. Jmac - still remember the hurt thumb. Sorry if I forget someone, YOU all were special to him.

    It is with heavy heart I send this email to you all.

    God bless you all and I know you will miss Pegleg messing with the new guy on the site. Someone else can take on the "Go pound Sand" reply.

    Thank you for being such a great part of Joes life, He could talk with you guys on things he could not or would not talk to me about. and you all understood his business and trade.

    I am sure Peg will be looking down and keeping track of your posts and laughing with ya'll

    Sincerely
    Mrs. PegLeg Smith
    Linda Sykes

    ************************************************** ******

    Joe was great friend and very knowledgeable in refrigeration. I am very sad that he is no longer with us.

    For those of you that knew him, Linda's e-mail address is in the note she posted to our forum

    RIP my Friend
    LOVE has four letters

    So does BEER, DEER,GUNS AND FISH

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    2,683
    I am still shocked about this one Jmac after learning about it in the morning.

    Its very sad and disturbing. May God watch over Joe and his family.
    Live each day like it is your last, for one day you will be right!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    34.8n 102.4w
    Posts
    3,244
    Wow.... I've read lots of post..... I had no idea he suffered from PTSD.... damn shame..... Thoughts and best wishes for those who knew him....
    Life goes on long after the thrill of living is gone.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    12,228

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2002
    Location
    Southold.calm
    Posts
    6,094
    Rest in Peace Brother

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Rochester, NY, USA
    Posts
    14,417
    Quote Originally Posted by Lusker View Post
    Sorry to hear that Jeff... my prayers out to his family.

    Mods.. can you leave the email addy for this please... thanks
    Thank You

    as a kind of funny side note, Joe might have been one of the first people ever banned form HVAC-Talk Back in 2000
    LOVE has four letters

    So does BEER, DEER,GUNS AND FISH

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    12,228
    That's OK Jeff.. if you remember he and you welcomed me as a peer when I joined TA. That was when I came and got in it with you-know-who.

    I spoke with Peg a few times and actually sent him piece of software he was looking for. He will be missed.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Rochester, NY, USA
    Posts
    14,417
    man, that had to be 2004? 05?

    I have been talking (on the forum) to Joe all most every day for the last 9 years. I'm very sad I never got the chance to meet him in person. he had a unique perspective on life and his family.

    he was a Marine, through & through.

    I can't believe he puled this crap, not only am I very sad, I'm pretty pissed of at him. I know that sounds selfish, but thats how I feel. I'm very mad he didn't get help.
    LOVE has four letters

    So does BEER, DEER,GUNS AND FISH

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    southern illinois
    Posts
    5,534
    condolences from the mo-flo family....

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    Louisville, KY
    Posts
    12,189
    Truly sad that an AMVET suffered like he did.

    Condolences to his family and friends.
    Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Victoria,Tx
    Posts
    6,680
    This is sad news indeed. I remember Peg leg from a couple of sites. Godspeed Mr. Sykes.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Location
    Toledo, Ohio, United States
    Posts
    12,914
    Semper Fi...
    No Heat No Cool You need Action Fast

  13. #13
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN, USA
    Posts
    34,473
    So sorry to hear. I remember Peg from the early days of this board. Losing someone in this manner is extra hard but all should remember that mental issues and depression is a disease just like cancer. Those who haven't experienced it often do not understand.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Comfortech Show Promo Image

Related Forums

Plumbing Talks | Contractor Magazine
Forums | Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) Magazine
Comfortech365 Virtual Event