Going Gear Owner Marshall Hoots Passes Away

Owner of Smyrna, Georgia-based Going Gear Marshall Hoots passed away last week. The 37-year old father of two was a prominent and passionate member of the EDC gear community.

Hoots’ genuine passion for an outdoors lifestyle shone through on his storefront. Hoots founded Going Gear in 2008 which he grew from a side-project in his free time into a trusted retailer of premium outdoor products. The Going Gear exclusives were always special blades, the kind of products a true knife enthusiast would make given the time and means.

One of Hoots’ lasting contributions to the gear world is the Going Gear YouTube channel, where he provided in-depth information on flashlights, packs, knives, and more. Hoots always kept his reviews and overviews thoughtful, straightforward, and insightful. During SHOT Show he covered brands both big and small.

A celebration of Hoots’ life is scheduled for 2pm on Sunday, October 8th, at the Smyrna Community Center. A GoFundMe trust has been started for Hoots’ children and is open for donations.

Mr. Marshall W. Hoots, age 37, of Marietta, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017.  A celebration of his life will be held 2 pm Sunday, October 8 at the gazebo in the Arboretum and pond park behind the Smyrna Community Center.  The family will receive friends at the Family Celebration Center at Carmichael Funeral Home following the service.  Mr. Hoots is survived by his wife Lindsay D. Hoots, children Quinnlyn and Cullen Hoots, parents Michael Hoots and Diane Hoots, brother Matthew (Sheila) Hoots, nephews Daniel, Anthony and Matthew Hoots.  Carmichael Funeral Home in Smyrna is in charge of arrangements, 770-435-4467.  www.carmichaelcares.com From Marshall’s brother: We want to thank you for your support of Going Gear over the years.  Marshall founded Going Gear to provide you all with products to support your outdoor living lifestyle.  You all have been supportive of Marshall’s business and have said wonderful things about him on social media.  For that I thank you. The doors to Going Gear are still open so you can visit in the store or place orders online still.  There are some limited items that Marshall designed In Marshall’s memory we have created a trust to help his 2 beautiful children get the education they deserve when they are 18. https://www.gofundme.com/trust-for-marshalls-children Thanks for your support in honoring my brother’s memory with a donation to my niece and nephew’s fund. Here is Marshall’s tribute wall if you would like to leave some kind words for all to see: http://www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Marshall-Wayne-Hoots?obId=2599977#/celebrationWall If you would like to join us to celebrate his life come join us this Sunday: http://www.carmichaelfuneralhomes.com/obituaries/Marshall-Wayne-Hoots?obId=2599977#/obituaryInfo Please keep Lindsay and his children in your thoughts and prayers.

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