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Dock Ringo, past AMOA president passes away

June 19, 2007

From Inside Coin-Op:

It is with a heavy heart that we report the passing of Dock Ringo, AMOA Past-President (1984.) Dock passed quietly this morning at approximately 4:00 am, according to his wife, Betty Ringo.

This news will undoubtedly come as a shock to the many in this industry who knew, loved, and respected Dock. He was a fighter. Tough, fair, a true southern gentleman. Dock loved this industry… and he fought for this industry. We, all of us, owe him much.

Church services will be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, June 19th at First United Methodist Church, 301 N.E. 1st St., Mineral Wells, TX.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by White’s Funeral Home, 101 N.E. 4th Ave., Mineral Wells, TX 76067. The funeral phone number is: 800.300.3812.

So today, think of Dock, and bow your heads. For today the coin-op industry has lost one of its own. Today the industry has lost a giant.

I could not find a picture of Mr. Ringo, but we at Arcade Heroes wish to thank him for his service and pass along our condolences to his family. Rest in peace Dock.

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