The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

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The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Kevin Roberson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:41 pm

I am sad to report that Glenn (Gabby) Ballentine has passed away. Gabby is known all over the coon hunting world. I could not start to count the cast or draw outs that have been delayed waiting to hear one more of his jokes. Gabby could tell them like no one else.
Gabby was known to always have a coon dog on the end of that strap. For years, he partnered with my dad on dogs such as Roberson's Little Deacon, Bad News Banker, Charging Charlie and the list goes on. Later in time, Gabby, partnered up with Tommy Entrekin and these guys were always coming up with them good ones. Perhaps Gabby's all time favorite hound name Booger Man. These guys won the St. Jude Benefit hunt with Booger when it was truly the Worlds Largest coon hunt.

Gabby played a big part in my child hood life, he hauled me all over the country to coon hunts buying me enough Dr.Peppers to sink a battle ship. Gabby pinned the name Kevin to me with coonhunters all over the country. Any where else in the every day walks of life I am known as Bubba. I, by far, am not the only one that Gabby helped along the way there are many that will say the same things I have said.

My son Drake laughs at telling the story he has heard Gabby tell a thousand times. Gabby and my Dad hunted 72 nights straight one time getting a hound ready for the World Hunt. The first night there he treed the only possum he had ever treed in his life. They had went on the last night of qualifying so they got to turn around and head home. Gabby would tell this and loose his breath laughing.

There will be a huge void at the next hunt at the Florence Club rest assured if he was here he would be the first one there.

Hope you and Booger tree them all when you join again Gabby.

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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby R D Carnegie » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:44 pm

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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Adam Borden » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:12 pm

Gabby was as good as they come. Loved hearing all his stories at the clubs . He will be missed
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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Peanut Scott » Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:52 pm

Prayers for the family
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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Ricky Hawkins » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Funniest man I've ever been around!A good friend and knew a coondog from his toenails to the tip of his tail.Rest in Peace Old Friend.

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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Drake Roberson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:54 pm

There will never be another gabby. If he wasn’t telling a joke he was talking about coon hunting and you could bet he would have a wad of double mint chewing gum in his mouth. I’ll miss seeing him kicked back in that coon club recliner. Rest easy “Ol Buddy’. And yes I still hear Rufus treed way through there
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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Sam Davis » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:17 pm

Really gonna miss Gabby stopping by the shop. He was a good one RIP old friend.

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Re: The Muscle Shoals Coon Hunters club has lost a lifetime member

Postby Jerry Moll » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:28 am

Prayers for friends and family.
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