R.I.P Aaron

jeepmanwi

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
I just read the news. A very sad day. He was a great member of the Midwest Chapter. He will be greatly missed.
 

Crusher16

RRC President
NAXJA Member
RIP Aaron. Always admired his XJ and had a few conversations with him on Facebook. Today sucks.
 

POLAR_JEEP_04

NAXJA Member #2130
NAXJA Member
I'm still shocked. He was a good friend and we spoke regularly. He was a model member. Thick skin and the sense of humor to shoot back. Always volunteering to help anyway he could and a huge advocate for our fight on land use.

RIP Aaron "Flexdj" Thompson
 

ehall

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
21,463 posts ... awesome contributor to NAXJA, a real loss to the community
 

chedisme

NAXJA Member
NAXJA Member
I heard a few hrs ago. It's a terrible loss for naxja. Met him a few times really great guy.
 

D.I.T.A

New member
Wow I saw this on Facebook didn't want to believe it . Rip Aaron sucks I never got to meet you in person.
 

GrimmJeeper

ouch.
NAXJA Member
This floored me today, it just doesn't seem real. I was just trash talking with him yesterday having a good ol time. He seemed to be in good spirits and feeling better.

Rest in peace bro, i miss you already you always put a smile on my face.

-grimmy
 

bjoehandley

New member
Sorry to hear this, I had aquired a can of Steel Blue touch up and a Proline XJ body to paint for him to put onnhis truck and things never got done.



Still have the body in my XJ and the paint is just a few feet from here too.
 

Boatwrench

Parts Collector
NAXJA Member
Hasn't been a good year for NAXJA, Andy, Woody and now another stalwart Aaron and I am sure others. Condolences to Aaron's family & friends.
 

Cottontail

Three-De Off-Road
NAXJA Member
I'm going to miss Aaron. He was one of the guys that "got" the sport of off-roading and the camaraderie that it breeds. I met him for the first time at the Crawl in 2011. On the first day we got to up the access road and Ed's idler pulley seized. Who had a spare? Flexy! (he's in the brown shirt)


I got to spend a day with him later that year when one of the middle TN forum users was in a fatal accident. The SEC got a Jeep donated and we set up a wrenchfest to build it from scratch. A few of the MWC guys drove down to help. Flex was right there with them. (that's him in the blue sweatshirt)


And, even though he "lived" in his XJ during the Crawl he wasn't afraid to drive it hard.


It's been a somber night. I feel for his family and pray that they are coping with this sudden loss.
 

PacificEd

YOLO!
NAXJA Member
I'm going to miss Aaron. He was one of the guys that "got" the sport of off-roading and the camaraderie that it breeds. I met him for the first time at the Crawl in 2011. On the first day we got to up the access road and Ed's idler pulley seized. Who had a spare? Flexy! (he's in the brown shirt)


I got to spend a day with him later that year when one of the middle TN forum users was in a fatal accident. The SEC got a Jeep donated and we set up a wrenchfest to build it from scratch. A few of the MWC guys drove down to help. Flex was right there with them. (that's him in the blue sweatshirt)


And, even though he "lived" in his XJ during the Crawl he wasn't afraid to drive it hard.


It's been a somber night. I feel for his family and pray that they are coping with this sudden loss.
It has been a tough day for sure. The term Dr. Moab used is probably more appropriate....devastating.

Thanks for sharing those pictures. High2by and myself seem to be in most of them. He was a great guy. I was lucky to have him in my rides at every Crawl he attended. He was always positive and upbeat even when things weren't going quite the way I thought they should be. He saved my butt on day one of the Crawl by having that idler pulley.

I'm not sure how I will cope not seeing or wheeling with him at the Crawl.
 
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