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    All,

    It is with a very heavy heart that I am making this post. David Paschal (PapaDave), a dear friend to many of us on NC Angler was involved in a car accident Monday morning and tragically died of his injuries. We are all still in a state of shock to what has transpired.

    Many of us in the Red X Anglers and NC Angler community have spent many hours on the water with David enjoying great camaraderie, laughs, political discussions, and more than anything pursuing a pastime David dearly loved, fishing. It didn't matter if it was on a small stream chasing smallmouth, trout, or white bass or if it was out in the ocean pulling in mahi and cobia, David simply loved fishing.

    His passing will surely leave a very big hole in many of the lives he has touched in the NC fishing community. He was a man with a very big heart that always tried to help, teach, and make you feel welcome. My sincerest condolences to Masha, Shu, Rob, and the rest of the Paschal family.

    I will miss you dearly my friend.....

    Cash poor. Tackle rich.
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    Bruce
    Thanks for posting. You said it well, he was a great friend to many of us and will be dearly missed.

    I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
    Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
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    Unbelievable to hear this news. Almost doesn't make sense. Will be praying for Dave and his family in the coming months.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    All,

    His passing will surely leave a very big hole in many of the lives he has touched in the NC fishing community. He was a man with a very big heart that always tried to help, teach, and make you feel welcome. My sincerest condolences to Masha, Shu, Rob, and the rest of the Paschal family.

    I will miss you dearly my friend.....
    Well said Bruce, I still have not come to grips with his passing. I can only imagine the loss a grief that the family are feeling. One of my favorite memories will always be the day out on your boat playing "whack a Mole" with the Albies, and lucking up on the Old Drum double with Dave. Thanks for posting.

    Darrell

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    I only met and fished with PapaDave one weekend...at the New River M&G about 4 years ago.
    Dave was very helpful to this "freshwater rookie" especially chasing New River Smallies, and he made certain that I was rigged properly for them and made certain that I caught some.....

    I will never forget him in the canoe with his grandson, and putting him onto some fish also.....seemed like a GREAT guy and teacher and family man too!!
    Will miss him.......JohnYaksJax


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    That is so sad. At the bay river meet and greet this past weekend, I camped next to him with son and grandson. He was the very 1st red-X angler I was introduced to. R.I.P. Dave, you will be missed.


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    Words can not express the loss & hurt in our hearts though as we may try to tell how we feel. I sure will miss him dearly as many others along with me. Lord I pray for his family to give the peace & comfort during this sad time. I still can't believe & don't want to accept this to be real, even though I know it is & will not change anything. Love going out to his family & to all of my Red X Family... God Bless you all..!!!

    EDDIE TARHEEL FLY FLINGERS " RED X ANGLER "
    "BOWFIN ANGLER "

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    https://youtu.be/eUHRDCYnFfg Tell your heart to beat again by Danny Gokey. This seems to be very encouraging song for a moment like this.
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    EDDIE TARHEEL FLY FLINGERS " RED X ANGLER "
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    I was shocked to hear this, and I like to say this! Dave was a man with the heart of a friend to all, it seems to be the way of life that God takes those who are the best liked and Loved early in life! I know for me I only met this fine fishermen once and he was a real nice to me. My thoughts and Prayers goes out to the family and those who were really close and ask God to comfort their hearts! May Jesus take Dave and walk with him to the shores of the river of life in heaven. God Bless you Dave you will be missed just like Mike Catawba take early in life!

    Dennis iyankapi matho' ( RunningBear )
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    I was just thinking that if this is this difficult for myself and all of Dave's friends to deal with, I can't imagine what Dave's family is going through. Dave always reminded me of my deceased brother that I lost 14 years ago.

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    Very sad. I'm sorry for your loss.
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    Papadave will be missed by all who had known him. Our Red X events will be missing something knowing he cannot join us. If you are interested in helping the family out during this difficult time, please see:
    https://www.gofundme.com/DavidPaschal
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    Prayers sent for his family and friends
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