Johali has passed

Discussion in 'The Checkered Flag' started by TexasRaceLady, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. TexasRaceLady

    TexasRaceLady Plank Owner Contributor

    It is with great sadness that I have to post this.

    Our long-time member Johali passed this morning. His wife asked me to tell
    all of you that he really enjoyed this place and all the banter he shared with you.

    She also said that she will post something as soon as she can get the time.

    I do have the home address if anyone wishes to send a condolence card.
    Send me a PM.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  2. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

  3. Greg

    Greg 2014 RF YAHOO CHAMP Your leader

    I am sorry to hear this he was so much fun and one of the pillars that makes this place great.

    Gosh nothing I can say is adequate.

    RIP in peace freind.
    We will miss you and you will not be fogotten.
  4. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    Aww man rest in peace gator, he was a good man.
  5. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    RIP, he will be greatly missed.
  6. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    Damn, this is terrible news
  7. BobbyFord

    BobbyFord Resident Gearhead Contributor

    Damn. I can’t even believe it. :(
    RIP, Sir.
  8. TColeman12

    TColeman12 Dale Jr Fanatic

    Jumping out of my long hiatus, saw this and immediately needed to share my condolences. Some of my first interactions at this forum were with Johali. He will be missed dearly!
  9. acmerocket

    acmerocket Team Owner

    sorry to hear this
  10. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    It is sad for sure, he was a lot of fun.
  11. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    I'm glad that I had the opportunity to meet you and your better half to take in some racing. I'll never forget the good times and that mile wide smile on your face taking in those first laps at the inaugural Eldora Truck Race. I think you and I were the first ones in our seats for that event. When I get home and have the opportunity, I'm going to drink several Bud Lights in your honor friend.

    RIP buddy!


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  12. Blaze

    Blaze Midnight Rider

    Damn, that sucks. :( R.I.P
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  13. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    He will be missed, much respect. RIP gator
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  14. AdoubleU24

    AdoubleU24 Team Owner


    He was always so kind to me, sent me a huge box of old Gordon memorabilia that I will forever cherish. RIP bud, glad Chase was able to pull thru for you today!
  15. DaBiff1618

    DaBiff1618 Team Owner

  16. Turtle84

    Turtle84 gained a step

    Sorry to hear this, RIP.
  17. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna


    Rest in peace bud. Best wishes to his family.

    I feel like I’ve lost a close friend.
  18. Ashstrodamus

    Ashstrodamus Team Owner

    Sorry to hear. Competed against him for years in the pickem game here and a pleasant individual to talk to.
  19. fergy1370

    fergy1370 Team Owner

    I was wondering about him last night as I hadn't seen a post from him lately.

    Fair winds and following seas Marine...
  20. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    To Johali IMG_20191020_195205.jpg
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  21. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    That's terrible. Always enjoyed his contributions.
  22. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

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  23. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    That's too bad. I enjoyed his posts. RIP
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  24. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I'm shaking as I type this, it feels like I lost a close friend. All of the interaction and he always checked up on me while I was out in Mississippi going through basic and tech school back in 2016.

    I wanted to get to met him and the Misses at Daytona, but missed out on the opprotunity. Such a great and earnest man, my condolences to the Johali's family and friends.

    Rest easy Gator, you will be missed!
  25. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    Oh no! :(

    Damn ...he will be missed
  26. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Speechless! Though I haven't met anyone from this site, I still feel so close to most of them. Johali and I butted heads when I first joined, but it was all in good fun. He will be missed!
  27. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    When I first joined he would ask how school was going and made fun of me for being “held up in an institution” lol.
  28. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    It was when I first joined the military, just as simple as seeing how I was doing meant a lot to me. Not to mention a couple of jabs for joining the Air Force.:lol2:
  29. aunty dive

    aunty dive Team Owner

    Goodbye, Gator.

    It was a pleasure.

    MAGICMILER Bristol Baby

    When I was building my patio,I would share pics here, and Johali was always excited to see the progress. Sad to hear the news.
    There will always be a chair here for him. 20191020_204223.jpg
  31. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    WOW!, how very sad:(:(, he will be missed, god speed gator .

    Thoughts to his wife and family.
  32. DRSpeed

    DRSpeed Team Owner

    Semper Fi, Johali
  33. REBS31

    REBS31 LASTCAR Specialist

    RIP, Gator. You was one of the good ones. When I first joined the forum you were one of the first ones to talk with me and make me feel welcome, gonna miss you around here.
  34. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Johali! I'm truly saddened by this news. He will be missed!!! Thoughts and Prayers to his family.
  35. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Proud member of Rowdy Nation Contributor

    I always liked the Gator
  36. Conover

    Conover Team Owner

    Very sorry to hear this. May you rest knowing that you are loved by many Johali.
  37. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I really didn't know Johali, but I do know that I always respected and enjoyed his opinion. God speed Johali and be comforted in your afterlife.
  38. Wow. I'm stunned. I don't really know what to say.

    He and I butted heads quite a few times over the 6+ years I've been here. We didn't agree on much, whether the topic was racing, politics, or anything else. Eventually, I came to realize that he just liked to yank people's chains sometimes and have a laugh. He was a good man.

    I know you hated memes and gifs, but somehow, I can't help but send you one last gif, just one more time. Farewell, Johali.


  39. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    Sometimes you come into a new forum and read a fella and just know he/she is an Ace.
    RIP bud.
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  40. Hotrod

    Hotrod Team Owner

    Always enjoyed his sense of humor. Yep, quite the body blow. RIP Johali and peace to your family .

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