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DeWitt Scott

From: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

posted 08 April 2005 12:34 PM     profile     
Jerry Byrd's family has been called to Jerry's beside. Mary and I will arrive in Honolulu, as well as several other of Jerry's devoted fans, and his two daughters and brother this Sunday. Fans are coming in as far away as Japan. I will still keep you informed on Jerry and will let know immediately of any change in his condition. Scotty

Roy Thomson

From: Wolfville, Nova Scotia,Canada

posted 08 April 2005 12:45 PM     profile     
The Steel Guitar world will be with you I am sure Scotty.
May the spirit of celebration of Jerry's
life be in your heart rather than tears.
Please keep us informed.
Al Marcus

From: Cedar Springs,MI USA

posted 08 April 2005 01:32 PM     profile     
Thank you,

My Website.....

Jack Stoner

From: Inverness, Florida

posted 08 April 2005 01:59 PM     profile     
I can't think of anyone that could better represent those of us in the Steel Community that can't make it, better than Scotty.

Our prayers go out to Jerry and his family.

Bobby Caldwell

From: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

posted 08 April 2005 02:08 PM     profile     
Scotty, Have a safe trip and please let the family know how much Jerry is loved. I wish I could go with you. Stay srong and god bless Jerry Byrd. Bobby
Laurie Ayres

From: Starke, Florida, USA

posted 08 April 2005 02:12 PM     profile     
Scotty: Please give Jerry our love. We are praying for him daily. May God give him and his loved ones comfort and peace durning this difficult time. Roy and Laurie
Denny Turner

From: Northshore Oahu, Hawaii USA

posted 08 April 2005 04:28 PM     profile     
As of last night Jerry was aware of his surroundings and could look at visitors in their conversations and smile to acknowledge same.

Jerry's wife Kaleo read a print-out of the JB Fan Club forum messages mailed by Skip Montee. Kaleo said it brought a big smile from Jerry, ...and she asked me to send their Thank You's.

Please post here what Jerry and/or his Music has meant to you in the event we can get same to Jerry each day and otherwise contribute to the celebration of Jerry's life and contributions to so much joy.

Denny T~

Ron Whitfield

From: Kaaawa, Hawaii, USA

posted 08 April 2005 04:46 PM     profile     
If I actually make it to the Pearly Gates, I better hear Jerry's steel guitar welcoming me, or it just ain't gonna be worth the trip.
Bobby Caldwell

From: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

posted 08 April 2005 04:53 PM     profile     
AS I said before, Standing on stage working with Jerry and hearing those sounds that came out of his amp is something I
will never forget. But I also got to know the man Jerry Byrd and what a wonderful person he was to me. Our friendship will go with me always. God bless Scotty and Jerry and Jerry's family as these are tough times indeed. Bobby
Rick Alexander

From: Florida, USA

posted 08 April 2005 05:39 PM     profile     
Very few have such a rich and wonderful legacy as Jerry Byrd. The abundant wealth of his beautiful music and his great teaching will live forever. Steel Guitar would not be what it is today if it weren't for Jerry.

It is so sad to contemplate his passing.

Jim Phelps

From: just out of Mexico City

posted 08 April 2005 05:52 PM     profile     
When I was first getting interested in steel, my uncle loaned me his Oahu Diana lapsteel and told me two words; "Jerry Byrd". There's no other, never will be.
Steve Pierce

From: San Rafael, California, USA

posted 08 April 2005 06:20 PM     profile     

I spend a lot of my free time practicing and studying your learning materials. THANK YOU!

I spend a lot of time listening to you as well. THANK YOU!

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Steve Pierce

Bill Stafford

From: Gulfport,Ms. USA

posted 08 April 2005 07:40 PM     profile     
Scotty, sure wish I could go to Honolulu also. Please tell Jerry, if at all possible ,how much we all love and admire him. Prayers forever for Jerry and family. My body might not be there, but my heart and soul sure will. God will bless Jerry Byrd in the best of ways.

Bill Stafford

Bill Stafford

From: Gulfport,Ms. USA

posted 08 April 2005 07:44 PM     profile     
Scotty, I will not be able to get to Hawaii. Please give my best to the family and if possible tell Jerry how much we all love him.
God will bless Jerry Byrd in the very best of ways forever. His music will never fade.

Bill Stafford

Jennings Ward

From: Edgewater, Florida, USA

posted 08 April 2005 07:51 PM     profile     

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Warren Slavin

From: Southampton, PA, 18966. USA

posted 08 April 2005 07:57 PM     profile     
Aloha Jerry --

I can only say again that you have done so much to enrich the musical lives of so many aspiring steel guitarists that goes beyond any explanation. I equate my first meeting you in Joliet '88 to the meeting and listening to David Keli'i in 1945 in the Moana Court Yard with the "Hawaii Calls" program -- the experience and thrill were the same. I have many of your LP's & CD's which I will always cherish. Aloha nui loa and may God bless you.



Don Joslin

From: Trapped in Minnesota and longing for New Mexico

posted 08 April 2005 08:36 PM     profile     
Mr. Byrd -
Know that your are loved and cherished by many, many devoted fans.


Country Music - (kun'tree myoo'zik) n. - Three chords and the
--------- truth.

Stoney Stonecipher

From: Knoxville, TN

posted 08 April 2005 08:59 PM     profile     
Scotty: our prayers go with you and Mary. Jerry was a good friend and was loved by many.....Stoney
Jody Sanders

From: Magnolia,Texas

posted 08 April 2005 09:20 PM     profile     
Thanks Jerry for giving all of us a light to go by. May GOD bless and keep you and your family always. Jody.
John Daugherty

From: Rolla, Missouri, USA

posted 09 April 2005 06:19 AM     profile     
Scotty, please take my heart and thoughts with you. I know what Jerry means to you and you know what he means to me. Godspeed ....
Kay Das

From: Singapore and Irvine CA

posted 09 April 2005 06:45 AM     profile     

The satin magic that you conveyed directly from your heart to strings on steel will be imitated but never surpassed. I wish you well, you will never be forgotten.


Howard Tate

From: Leesville, Louisiana, USA

posted 09 April 2005 08:11 AM     profile     
Jerry, I'm not going to give up on you, we want you to live a lot longer. Whatever happens, as long as there's music you will live on. God bless you and your family.

Howard, 'Les Paul Recording, Zum S12U, Vegas 400, Boss ME-5, Boss DM-3

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