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The Gray Avenger
My father, Ronnie Burrage who most of you knew as The Gray Avenger, passed away at Baptist East hospital this morning. He was scheduled for bypass surgery at 3 pm today but his heart suddenly stopped and they weren't able to revive him.

He loved the University of Memphis more than anything except his family. We lost a great voice, advocate and fan today. Please remember and honor him in that way. Rest in peace dad.
06-24-2016 07:05 AM
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(06-24-2016 07:05 AM)BlueHomer Wrote:  My father, Ronnie Burrage who most of you knew as The Gray Avenger, passed away at Baptist East hospital this morning. He was scheduled for bypass surgery at 3 pm today but his heart suddenly stopped and they weren't able to revive him.

He loved the University of Memphis more than anything except his family. We lost a great voice, advocate and fan today. Please remember and honor him in that way. Rest in peace dad.

You have my condolences and my prayers for your family. I enjoyed his advocacy for Tiger athletics.
06-24-2016 07:07 AM
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Prayers for the family! He was a great fan and will be missed.
06-24-2016 07:07 AM
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Oh no
06-24-2016 07:12 AM
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Prayers sent! Horrible news.
There is NO DOUBT that he was a Great Tiger Fan and a fine person.
It would be great for MT.Org to show up in force at his funeral.
(This post was last modified: 06-24-2016 03:02 PM by hsvtiger.)
06-24-2016 07:13 AM
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So sorry for you and your family's loss. He was an advocate for the Tigers, a keeper of all things Tiger logo and color related and a great fan. He laser focus will be missed on these boards.
He will be definitely be missed.
06-24-2016 07:27 AM
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RE: The Gray Avenger
(06-24-2016 07:05 AM)BlueHomer Wrote:  My father, Ronnie Burrage who most of you knew as The Gray Avenger, passed away at Baptist East hospital this morning. He was scheduled for bypass surgery at 3 pm today but his heart suddenly stopped and they weren't able to revive him.

He loved the University of Memphis more than anything except his family. We lost a great voice, advocate and fan today. Please remember and honor him in that way. Rest in peace dad.

Please accept my sincerest condolences...

Always enjoyed reading your Dad's posts on MT.org... (well most of them) ;-)

Rest in Power Gray Avenger....

Tiger glass lifted high in his honor..
06-24-2016 07:28 AM
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My prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time.
06-24-2016 07:32 AM
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Praying for you and your family. He will be missed.
06-24-2016 07:49 AM
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If ever there was a true believer in Tiger athletics in this forum, it was the GrayAvenger. Hate to hear this news.
06-24-2016 07:51 AM
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(06-24-2016 07:05 AM)BlueHomer Wrote:  My father, Ronnie Burrage who most of you knew as The Gray Avenger, passed away at Baptist East hospital this morning. He was scheduled for bypass surgery at 3 pm today but his heart suddenly stopped and they weren't able to revive him.

He loved the University of Memphis more than anything except his family. We lost a great voice, advocate and fan today. Please remember and honor him in that way. Rest in peace dad.

So sorry to hear this. Your dad was a very good man. May God rest his soul.
06-24-2016 07:54 AM
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That really does suck, he was one of my favorite. Loved his passion and honesty and love for the Tigers. My condolences to you and your family!
06-24-2016 07:57 AM
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I am truly saddened. When I first came to this board, his posts were some of the first that caught my attention as a true lover of our university.
As someone once posted, when you read a Gray Avenger post, you can't help but read it with Sean Connery's voice in your head.

We have lost a board icon, and he will be greatly, greatly missed.
06-24-2016 07:57 AM
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One of my favorite posters. I can't believe it.
06-24-2016 08:02 AM
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It really bothers me that we have so many life long fans that have never seen their tigers win a national championship. Next time you look around the LB, you will see a lot of gray among the diehards.

RIP my tiger brother.
06-24-2016 08:03 AM
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Sorry for your loss. Your father was definitely a true Tiger fan.
(This post was last modified: 06-24-2016 10:58 AM by Tigeer.)
06-24-2016 08:04 AM
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My condolences go out to the family. He will definitely be missed here.
06-24-2016 08:06 AM
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I am so sorry to hear this . He was one of my favorite ,I will miss him. May God be with you and your family.
06-24-2016 08:08 AM
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He was my favorite poster. A true Tiger fan. Sorry for your loss, BlueHomer, I know you will miss him. This board will miss him!
06-24-2016 08:10 AM
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We share in your loss. Not too long ago he and I had some private discussions regarding the both of us having roots in Booneville MS. Tiger family has lost one of its best. Godspeed, GA.
06-24-2016 08:15 AM
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