J.F. (Jim) Straw Passed Away 12/3/12

Profile picture of the author ThePromotionalGuy by ThePromotionalGuy Posted: 12/05/2012
It's with sad news to inform everyone of the death of J.F. (Jim) Straw. I just talked with him last week. He was a friend and mentor. I will miss him.

Here is the obit from The Dalton Citizen Jimmie F. Straw Obituaries

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  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    BrianMcLeod
    Terrible news...

    But thanks for the heads up.

    Brian
  • Profile picture of the author John Durham
    John Durham
    Wow.

    One of the greatest advertising ICONS who ever lived... Humbled to say I had the chance to be his friend. He was truly a great man.

    You were a great man Mr. Straw... Wherever you are out there...Thanks for everything you gave us, your will lives on in all marketers, even the ones who dont know it!

    -John
  • Profile picture of the author KimW
    KimW
    I have followed him for quite a while.
    Sad to see an icon of the industry pass.
    RIP Mr Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
    Paul Myers
    Damn. Another classy one gone.

    If you're a drinker, tip a bourbon in memory.


    Paul
  • Profile picture of the author Mark Andrews
    Mark Andrews
    Sad news indeed. Bless him.

    A remarkable gentleman and an inspiration to us all.

    May you rest in peace Jim and blessings always be upon you.


    Mark Andrews
  • Profile picture of the author Shane N
    Shane N
    Wow. That is very sad news indeed.

    R.I.P. Jimmie!
  • Profile picture of the author Mike Hill
    Mike Hill
    Very sad to hear the news... R.I.P. Mr Straw
  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    Dennis Gaskill
    RIP Jim. Thanks for "down home" style, ideas, and wisdom.
  • Profile picture of the author Ankesh Kothari
    Ankesh Kothari
    Thats pretty sad.

    Jim was one of the first guys who got on board and helped me promote my Marketing Hotsheet newsletter 10 years back. I learnt a lot of things from him over the years.

    1. Having the ugliest website in the world won't hinder your growth. But not being helpful to others will.

    2. Repeating the message is not bad. In fact, every repetition will bring in 50% more sales.

    3. Think beyond yourself. Help connect people.

    I'll truly miss him. :'(
  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    George Wright
    Allen Says once posted we should "Read anything by Jim Straw" I have ever since. Mr. Straw will be missed.

    George Wright
  • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
    VanessaB
    I got to meet him at a couple of seminars. He was the nicest man. Warm, friendly, kind.

    RIP Mr. Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    DianaHeuser
    Really sad news.

    Rest in Peace Jim.

    Di
  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    TeamBringIt
    Another great one, that shall be missed...Ty for the heads up.
  • Profile picture of the author R Hagel
    R Hagel
    Thanks for all your wisdom, Jim. Gone but not forgotten.

    Becky
  • Profile picture of the author Young Financier
    Young Financier
    I received the email this morning as well. He was my mentor as well.

    R.I.P Mr. Straw.
  • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
    Frank Donovan
    Sad news indeed. Jim was a member here, although he didn't post nearly often enough.

    This is just a small taste of his legacy:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...-get-rich.html


    RIP Jim
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Rod Cortez
    Mr. Straw was a man of real and true character. This one paragraph from one of his WF posts spoke volumes of the man:

    "9) I learned that my most prized possessions were my customers. People who, directly or indirectly, paid for my lunch every day. (That's why, unlike my contemporaries, I reply to my customers emails personally.)"
    A true titan and sales genius. He will definitely be missed. Rest In Peace.

    RoD
  • Profile picture of the author cashp0wer
    cashp0wer
    Another great one gone - this is so sad and he will be missed by many in the IM world.
  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Randall Magwood
    RIP Jim. You've been an inspiration to many.
  • Profile picture of the author Sam England
    Sam England
    WOW...I am shocked...

    Jim was one my favorite mentors...and also a friend...

    You will truly be missed my friend...rest in peace...

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