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Longtime poster Doug Annakin passed away Friday after battling brain cancer. I know he was very active on the site.

 

Thoughts out to his son Baxter and the rest of the family on their loss.

 

https://obits.courierpress.com/obituaries/courierpress/obituary.aspx?n=douglas-annakin-doug&pid=196234384

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Damn. I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with Baxter and his family. He loved watching Baxter wrestle and was so proud of him and the man he’s become.
 

I shared a suite with Doug at state 4 years ago and I’m so glad my path crossed with this great gentleman. 
 

Doug provided a shoulder to cry on and advice that helped me thru one of the toughest couple months I’ve ever experienced as a wrestling parent this past winter. I shall be forever grateful. 
 

Eternal peace grant unto him O Lord.

 

What a great tribute to him in the obituary. Spot on to who Doug was.

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I had the pleasure of getting to know Doug for years while our boys were playing football and growing up in the Castle Wrestling Club. I don't know if I have ever met a finer individual. He will be missed. The message boards won't be quite the same. He was a warrior. I'm glad he is finally at peace and prayers for comfort for Peggy, Baxter, and family.

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I knew of Doug for many years as I went to HS with his sister and ran in the same circle with his wife at times.  I got to know Doug in recent years through FB and wrestling.  We hung out in a suite at the E'ville Semi-state in 2019.  We talked wrestling and a bit about his cancer.  I know he was traveling from Evansville to Chicago every other weekend for treatments.  I'm sad that I didn't know he had taken a turn.  He was always positive.  I hadn't spoken to him since right around SS/State this year, so I was surprised to hear the news.  As others have mentioned, Doug was a great guy and his obit described him correctly in every aspect I knew.  
I know his family will be okay.  His wife Peggy is strong and has great family and lots of friends to help her through.  While I no longer live in Evansville and our communications were occasional, I feel like I lost a friend.  Maybe that's the best testament to what kind of guy he was.

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