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RIP Kevin Honaker

By tonyf1965

1 year ago


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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Methos
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    #1 1 year ago

    Kevin was a good friend. I really enjoyed the stories he would share about finding and rescuing pinball machines. He covered this area for many years. He lived in Rock Island IL.
    He always new most of us that bought pinball machines from him. Wanted delivery and set up in basements. He new it and was happy to make it happen. Kevin passed away about 3 weeks ago. I have spoke with several of his friends. We will all miss him. RIP Kevin Honaker. Thank you and we miss you. Yes, over the years internet has made the pinball community closer together. This fellow did it by himself. When I hear about a pinball machine for sale from the 90s. I remember the time when Kevin had that one for sale, and I was on the fence. Wish I had more money back then.
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    #2 1 year ago

    We have a local fellow who is in his mid 80s. He has 5 pinball machines. From Kevin. Without Kevin doing delivery and set up he would have none. I have seen some bashing of Kevin on Pinside. Anyone who is selling stuff, like cars or pinball machines 25 years old. They most likely are not perfect.

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    #3 1 year ago

    guy was a piece of work. Plenty of horror stories on here about him.

    #4 1 year ago

    just how many Choggards have died recently??

    #5 1 year ago

    I hope he had a peaceful death. There is good and bad in all of us, just try to be more good...

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    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from jayhawkai:

    just how many Choggards have died recently??

    DR. CHOGGARD the one and only.

    #7 1 year ago

    I was wondering why anyone would downvote a RIP post. Now I get it.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/got-choggared-by-a-guy-in-rock-island

    #8 1 year ago

    I didn't know the guy. Looked up his obit. Main thing listed about him was that he was a master at fixing pinball machines and cars.

    #9 1 year ago

    Bump for Kevin. Was the pinball game hunter. In these parts.

    #10 1 year ago

    Well I guess no warm-n-fuzzy eulogy here!

    #11 1 year ago

    I did a few deals with him and he was fair. Little rough around the edges but never had a problem. RIP Kevin.

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from Methos:

    Little rough around the edges

    Most of us are. And most of us just don't realize it...

    #13 1 year ago

    RIP Choggard, legends never die

    #14 1 year ago

    Tony,

    Sorry for the loss of your friend.

    I really heard alot of good things about Kevin. The games you have in your collection that he helped you acquire are all excellent.

    RIP Kevin

    #15 1 year ago
    Quoted from jayhawkai:

    just how many Choggards have died recently??

    I wasn't going to go there...but I knew someone would.

    #16 1 year ago

    I kinda feel like I'm at an Irish Wake where nobody wants to go first...

    #17 1 year ago

    Honaker was a legend.
    He had many friends and enemies. No matter what side of that fence you fell on, it would be impossible to call him anything less than truely alternative.
    I have endlessly told *Honaker* stories for years and years. They never fail to entertain.
    I will miss him, and being that I am not a man known much for sentiment, the fact that I find myself feeling at a loss makes me take notice of his passing/absence.
    Rest your weary heart Kevin. You managed to pack the good, bad & ugly into one hell of a run.
    Terry.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballlife:

    Honaker was a legend.
    He had many friends and enemies. No matter what side of that fence you fell on, it would be impossible to call him anything less than truely alternative.
    I have endlessly told *Honaker* stories for years and years. They never fail to entertain.
    I will miss him, and being that I am not a man known much for sentiment, the fact that I find myself feeling at a loss makes me take notice of his passing/absence.
    Rest your weary heart Kevin. You managed to pack the good, bad & ugly into one hell of a run.
    Terry.

    I'd give you 2 upvotes if I could. Well said...

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinballlife:

    Honaker was a legend.
    He had many friends and enemies. No matter what side of that fence you fell on, it would be impossible to call him anything less than truely alternative.
    I have endlessly told *Honaker* stories for years and years. They never fail to entertain.
    I will miss him, and being that I am not a man known much for sentiment, the fact that I find myself feeling at a loss makes me take notice of his passing/absence.
    Rest your weary heart Kevin. You managed to pack the good, bad & ugly into one hell of a run.
    Terry.

    Well said Terry. I don't/didn't know all the backstory - but do I need to?

    No - God speed Kevin.

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