I was reading a thread on the Triumph board yesterday, where member Trivin posed this question:
. . . With regard to RF Whatley I have noticed that he has not posted on here recently. Has he passed away or ill?
I did some checking and found that RF last posted on July16, 2021, appropriately enough in regard to a battery issue in a Boyer Bransden thread.
Then I searched and found this obituary notice on-line: Robert Fred Whatley
And another one here: Robert Fred Whatley
I had read last year that he was selling his tools, and I believe Lannis bought some or all of them. So, Lannis, could you or someone else who knew RF personally fill in some details here?
If I am wrong with all of this, I apologize, but I suspect I am correct. At minimum, RF Whatley certainly should have a write-up in the Remembrance board. I looked there but found nothing. I joined here in May, 2010, and he was a prolific poster here and on other boards long before that. I am deeply saddened by discovering this news!