Skip to comments.COMMON TATOR (RAY) PASSED AWAY THIS MORNING
Posted on 03/28/2009 3:36:03 PM PDT by Lisa_from Buckeye Country
He passed peacefully around 11 am with his step son and step daughter by his side. I got the call from his step-son, but have just been able to calm myself to let all of you know. Please share your thoughts, prayers, or a favorite story of Ray.
[url=http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2213806/posts]CommonTator’s Final Article[/url]
I’m so sad to hear this. I enjoyed his posts very much.
Yes, indeed -— a Special Tater.
He was one of the reasons FR has become such a unique place, and he will never be forgotten.
I’m so sorry. Prayers for his family and loved ones. He will be greatly missed.
Godspeed Common Tator.
Sad to hear. Prayers up.
Definitely one for the memorial wall. My prayers are with his family and friends, both real and digital.
A very sad loss. Prayers for his family.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
I didn’t communicate much with Ray on FR, but his screen name always made me smile.
Rest Peacefully FReeper.
Prayers for you and for his family.
God Bless you, Ray Malone. Thank you for all of the wonderful time that I had the fortune of knowing you.
IMHO there was nothing common about Ray except his screen name. He was a special poster with valuable insights. He will be greatly missed.
Condolences to his family and friends.
So sorry to hear this, I had hope he’d kick this yet again, he was a wise man and his knowledge and common sense will be missed; prayers for you all at this sad time.
May Common Tator rest in peace forever. I know the many friends he had on Free Republic will never forget him.
Prayers go out for him, his family and love ones.
I pray that God will comfort the family.
I am deeply sorry for your loss, and for ours. I hope you can in time take comfort from the words of those who were touched by his life.
What I found for a last post -
A Brilliant Trap Makes Dems the Male Chauvinists
Sunday, August 31, 2008 1:25:01 AM · 11 of 11
common tater to Navy Patriot; All
Some time ago I emailed Hannity and advised him to fire Colmes and replace him with Kirsten Powers. She too is eye candy. If he didnt have that power he should do things to encourage Alan to quit. Like letting the air out of his tires or if the dweeb rides the subway, slap a kick me sign on his back. Powers is a Dem. but shes articulate and rational, the opposite of Colmes. Ive noticed that she has gotten more air time with Sean since then. Id bet that the shows ratings improve when shes on. I seldom agree with what she says but I like the way she says it.
May God bestow an extra measure of grace to you now Lisa as you mourn Ray stepping into eternity to meet his Creator
Precious memories - keeping the good & letting the others drift away gently. God's peace to you & others who loved him & mourn his passing..
Freeper Memorial Wall
May our Heavenly Father surround all of you with His comfort and peace as the mixed emotions ebb and flow. No more suffering or tears for Ray, only joy in the presence of the Lord until we all meet up there!
Dang sorry to about Ray
Always liked to read his insightful and thoughtful comments
He will be missed.
Tat in 2nd Row ; first person on LEFT with DC FReepers at Ronald Reagan's Funeral
Truly sorry to hear the sad news. God bless you, Tator, I hope to see you in a better place. RIP.
I always enjoyed his comments. He was one of the originals on Free Republic, may he rest in peace.
I've been a Freeper for more than ten years, and through all of that time, out of all of the people whose opinions and analysis I have come to value and respect, Ray was always at the top of the list. A rare voice of sanity and insight who will be missed by many...
Prayers for your family and friends.
May you and all of his family and friends be filled with God’s peace and comfort, and may His light perpetual shine upon CommonTator.
Aww jeez. Prayers up!
He gave me his telephone nbr some while back but I never seemed to have the time to take advantage of it.
I learned a lot from this fine Man, and the world is now a lessor place with Ray removed.
I am very sorry for your loss (and ours) Lisa.
May he rest in Peace with the Lord... Catch up with you later old FRiend...
My condolences to you and his family.
I very much enjoyed CT’s posts - I’ll miss his wisdom and knowledge.
Prayers of comfort for all who love him.
My prayers are with you and the family. Heaven’s gain is Free Republic’s loss.
Rest in Peace, Ray!
Prayers for the family.
May he rest in peace in the arms of his Lord and Savior.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4
I bet after Tator’s done talking with Jesus and his loved ones who now reside in Heaven, he’s going to head over and have a very long conversation with the Founding Fathers.
I’m so sorry to hear this sad news.I remember his posts from a long time back...
Thank you for letting us know.
His family and friends will be in my prayers.
Tator is already safe in the arms of the Lord and free of all pain and sorrow, so our prayers are now for you, Lisa, who loved him.
May he rest in peace.
(I just posted on the other thread before seeing this.)
Prayers and comfort to Tator and his family and friends. ^()^
Man, who didn’t have an exchange with the Tator at one time or another over the years?
What a great guy, one of the anchors of FR. His passing is a knife to the soul.
I’m so sorry to hear that. God bless all of you as you go on with your lives without him.
My heart is sad :0(
I will miss you Tator ... my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Party for the President, April 29, 2004. Five years ago tomorrow. That is the way I will remember Ray. It was a good day. Rest in Peace Brother.