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RIP Chuck Vaughan-LLoyd ...Tampa

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This is such sad news. It is shocking. I met Chuck in Fall of 2005. We only lived about three miles apart. We met nearly weekly until he lost his job and had to move in with his Dad in North Carolina. I helped him move his stuff in a borrowed trailer. He was planning to come here to the Tampa area for a visit in June, to see his nephew graduate high school.

Chuck was a great friend and a true brother. He loved cigars more than any man I have ever met. Chuck was a proud member of the HCF and had the honor of being a "numbered *******", an honor that he was very proud of. He also loved the FOH and being a part of an international brotherhood. I never knew anyone who was so dedicated to the mentorship of people interested in Cuban cigars. One point that Chuck mentioned to me repeatedly, that shows this dedication to the love of Cuban cigars, was that he had made arrangements to assure that his cigars were taken care of in his will. His cigars were his most prized possessions.

Besides his father still being living, he has a living sister and daughter who live in the Tampa area.

I am numb. I hope that I can arrange to come to his funeral services which will most likely be in North Carolina. I also want to do something locally in his honor.

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I've known Chuck for about 8 years on the boards and off. He went through difficult times, but never let them dim his great spirit. He is in a better place now, and I am sure he will rest in peace. May his family, loved ones and HCF and FoH brothers find solace from their grief.

You'll be missed, brother. Sorely missed.

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I am sincerely shocked and sadden by this.

All my sincere condolences to chuck's family and to everyone who

knew him well on or off the board.

Chuck will be missed by all,

Adieu le fêre.

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Very sad. I just spoke with Chuck a few days ago!

May he rest in peace.

I do recall spending a couple of days with him in NYC some years back, and we had a blast.

He did tell me in our last conversation how much he loved FOH, and that he felt that he was among real family and friends here.

Hopefully he has no more worries.....and is at peace.

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I am in total shock. Although I never met him in person he was one of the great men in the cigar community and helped me on multiple occasions. He will be missed.

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This is very sad news. Chuck was the one who first introduced me to cuban cigars. He always treated me like a brother and was always a pleasure to be around. I will truly miss him

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RIP Tampa .

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I am shocked and sad to know of Tampa's passing. It was just the other day I read his post on the reason behind his screenname. I will miss seeing the Buc's flag... RIP.

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I Wish I could have met Chuck, he seems to have touched so many lives through the love of cigars. Truly a shining example of the brotherhood and camaraderie that enjoying fine cigars with others can bring about.

Rest in peace, friend.

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RIP Tampa...my deepest condolences to his family. While I never met Chuck, I felt like I knew him through his posts and love of thin ring gauged cigars. He will certainly be missed here at FOH, and I am saddened to know that I will no longer be reading new posts from Tampa.

Tampa...wherever you are right now, I hope you have a nice thin ring gauge Havana in hand right now...I plan on smoking a Partagas SdC No. 2 in your memory tonight...

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