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Offline J.A.F.E.

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Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« on: April 09, 2021, 06:25:07 PM »
Papaw passed away April 6, 2021. He was the founder and admin of Tool Talk/Papaws Wrench.

https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/20707822/Noel-Clyde-Hankamer/wall

I am deeply saddened to hear this news.

NOTE: Noel's obituary follows below
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Noel Clyde Hankamer, 78, of Alvin Texas passed away on April 6, 2021.  Noel graced the world with his presence on December 19, 1942 to parents Jesse and Olivia Hankamer in Alvin Texas. Noel served four years in the Peace Corps in the mid-sixties. A few short years later he married the love of his life, Virginia, on July 13, 1973.  Noel was a proud husband, father and grandfather.  His family says he was a pretty great dad and his grandchildren were his greatest joy in life.  He enjoyed photography, classic motorcycles and antique tools.

Noel is preceded in death by his parents Jesse James Hankamer and Olivia Madera Hankamer, and his sister Wineva Hankamer.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife: Virginia Hankamer; sons: Michael and significant other Amanda Saunders, Patrick and wife Jessica; brothers: Jorge Hankamer, Ted Hankamer, and Orville Hankamer; grandchildren: Sabastion, Travis, Donita, Cory, Kelli, Emily, Olivia, Tyrus and Theodore.


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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2021, 06:29:13 PM »
So sorry to hear this. I cut my teeth on that site as I learned that my affliction was shared with much joy along with others.

Condolences to all that knew him.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2021, 07:05:27 PM »
Well that sucks...........

A great guy.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2021, 07:51:50 PM »
Rest in peace brother.
You are sorely missed.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2021, 08:25:17 PM »
Crap. Sad to hear another one of the good guys has left us.

Rest in peace my friend.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2021, 09:11:53 PM »
Very sad to hear this news. Noel was a good guy, and was always ready with good advice. Condolences to his family.


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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2021, 09:39:48 PM »
Very sad news, great guy. He'll be missed.

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Offline slip knot

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2021, 10:49:00 PM »
Very sad news, RIP Papaw.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2021, 02:31:06 AM »
Saddened by this news.  RIP "Papaw"

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2021, 09:32:55 AM »
So sorry to hear this news. My condolences to his family.

Noel was such a gracious guy. He gave me the motivation to start and run the ratchet thread over at TT, where I posted pics and info about all the different ratchet mechanisms out there. Alot of people found that thread useful.

He will be missed!

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2021, 09:36:33 AM »
That is very sad news as he seemed pretty upbeat with his last posts. His Tool Talk site was one of those sites you could go to and find what you were looking for. Rest easy Papaw and you left a heck of a legacy.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2021, 10:29:43 AM »
That's sad to hear.  He was a nice guy.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2021, 10:32:14 AM »
Sad to hear of his loss, he was a inspiration to all tool people/collectors!

Offline jeffmoss26

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2021, 06:21:25 PM »
very sorry to hear.

Offline ken w.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2021, 09:58:17 PM »
Sad to hear. He was a nice guy.

Offline Elroy

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2021, 11:02:53 PM »
That's too bad. Sorry to hear the news
sincerest condolences.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #16 on: April 11, 2021, 09:35:44 PM »
RIP to one heck of an Ole Wrench

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2021, 07:29:08 PM »
Rest in piece Noel.
A valued member of our clan will be sorely missed.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2021, 10:28:43 AM »
Also saddened by the news.  Its nice when you leave this world and folks have good things to say about you

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2021, 02:18:26 AM »
I was saddened to hear this.

Its nice when you leave this world and folks have good things to say about you

I think this is the real measure of your life's success.

Offline Heiny57

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2021, 06:40:43 AM »
Thatís sad news. Heaven just got a good one.
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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #21 on: May 02, 2021, 03:22:41 PM »
Sad news.  His tool knowledge was second to none.  Enjoyed his photos too.  Condolences to his family.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #22 on: June 28, 2022, 04:34:20 AM »
Man I really have been out of touch. I don't think I knew this very sad news.
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2022, 07:02:57 AM »
Man I really have been out of touch. I don't think I knew this very sad news.

Noel passed last year and his son has taken over the site. I'm not sure whether he maintains it to the same extent that Noel did but I did hear of some outages along the way recently.

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Re: Noel Hankamer - "Papaw"
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2022, 07:13:14 AM »
I did find the site up and wondered who was running it. I was glad to see the site still up.
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!