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The Passing of a Great Man!

Jasper @ the '12 Tea Party Camping TripAt around 3:00 this morning, a very dear friend, Jasper Stem, passed away. As many of you know, he recently had triple by-pass surgery. After that, his lungs began to fill up with CO2 and his body began to work too hard. So, the doctors put him into a drug-induced coma. Unfortunately, his lungs continued to fill with CO2 and some of his extremities turned black. Also, his kidneys were not functioning properly. So, as the doctors began to unplug him from the machines, he passed away into the Father’s arms where I know he is more alive than he’s ever been. Jasper was a war veteran, a loyal patriot in the Tea Party, a devote Christian, and a dear dear friend and father figure to many. He will be missed.

* * * * * As I have just been told from the secretary at Farmington Heights Church, the funeral is at Joyner’s on Sunday evening at 6:00p.

When I heard of his passing, I immediately thought about a video I took of him last year and turned it on. As I watched it, I was reminded of his boldness, wisdom, and passion. He was always so dedicated to the Lord and to the cause of liberty – click here to see his video.

He was a great man, of whom the world was not worthy. Several weeks ago, when he thought everything would be okay, he said he looked forward to continuing the fight for freedom, saying, “I will be back soon to agitate, irritate, and aggravate.” We all just laughed, knowing how “cantankerous” (his words) he was; he was always so much fun to be with. Now, while we know he isn’t here with us, we still feel him cheering us on with that great cloud of witnesses.

Our prayers are with Edna, his wife, and the whole family as they work through this tough time. We love you guys.

With Warmest Regards,

Joel Killion

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The Wilson NC Tea Party is a grassroots, non-partisan movement for liberty and freedom that crosses racial, denominational, and political party lines. We are Independents, Libertarians, Democrats, and Republicans. We are black, white, red, brown, and yellow. We are Catholics and Protestants, young and old, male and female and we are unified around the Judeo-Christian principles and values of our founding. We are bringing “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” to the table to be a grassroots voice within Wilson County that stands for constitutionally limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. We put principle before party and vote for those who are most aligned with our values, regardless of their political party affiliations. We put integrity and character before flowery words and polished personas. We put common sense before utopian ideals and progressive paradigms. To learn more about us and to find out how you can get involved, go to https://wilsonncteaparty.wordpress.com/about.


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