Jimmy Gold, RPT
Jimmy was my mentor, my friend and my spiritual advisor. He introduced me to Elizabeth Ward. He gave me the technical test and taught me what it means to be a Registered Piano Technician. My service in the Piano Technicians Guild is dedicated to Jimmy's memory.
Dale Probst, RPT
Jimmy Gold, RPT died Sunday May 3, 1999 in Lawton, Oklahoma. His funeral was held Wednesday May 5th in Duncan, Oklahoma at St Paul United Methodist Church. The Rev Randy Mitchell presided. Mr. Gold was born in Hobart, Oklahoma January 6, 1929. He was a 32nd degree Mason in the Duncan Masonic lodge #60, a member of the Shriners, Order of the Eastern Star and International Musicians Union. He and his wife Barbara were married in September of 1949.As a Registered Piano Technician Member of the Piano Technicians Guild, Jimmy served the Texoma Chapter as Treasurer for many years. He was chapter CTE and was the host for the chapter's annual summer fish fry. He served the region as RVP. His work on the Top of Texas seminar led to the formation of the Texas State Association Annual Seminar. He is the namesake of the Texas State Association special award because of the example of he gave to all of us. His years of selfless dedication to the Guild were an inspiration to countless members who have gone on to serve the Guild in local state and national venues. His wife Barbara, a daughter Danell Busby, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren survive him. A son James F. Gold preceded him in death.
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