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    Passing of a true pioneer in the boating industry

    It is with the deepest sorrow that I inform the boating world, customers of John's Custom Marine and friends of the passing of a true pioneer in the boating industry. A friend to all, mentor to many, a man with a big heart. Known by many as BIG John. My father John Stoker passed away earlier this year. Dad had asked our family to keep it private until mom had some time to adjust. While we all miss him each and every day it's time to inform those that knew him. To those that knew of dad's passing the family thanks you for honoring those wishes. We are as I know dad would be, honored to have this year's Parker Enduro called the John Stoker memorial race.

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    So sorry to hear Alan. I remember meeting your dad back in the 80's when my brother and I visited you. Your father even offered us some of his home made chili....my condolences to you and your family. John
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    Sorry for your loss, your Dad was quite the legend!!

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    So sorry to hear Al.

    Never had the pleasure to meet him that you I did. Based on that I’m guessing the Apple don’t fall far from the tree. As much as he had to of been involved in……..everything in your life, I can’t even imagine.

    I hope your mom is doing as well as can be expected.

    Prayers to Big John, Mrs Big John and to you Al.

    May he Rest In Peace.
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    Sorry for your loss.


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    So sorry. RIP and prayers sent!

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    Condolences from Debbie, Brandon, Alice and myself.

    I pray he's in a better place.

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    Sorry to hear, he was a true legend. My condolences to you and your family. Rip Big John
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    so sorry,R.I.P.
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    That is sad. Sorry to hear the bad news. I hope your mother is managing

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    I'm sorry for your loss. He was a legend, and a great man. He, along with you Alan, did and accomplished remarkable things.

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    Big influence on outboarding here in SoCal, and kept the faith here long after others left. Will always be remembered for that.

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    Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Prayers to your family and love ones. It will be a special honor to race this year's Enduro in your dad's name.
    See you at the race and hope to share some stories.

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    Really sorry for your loss Alan. Prayers for your family.

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