We regret to announce the passing of 45-year IBEW 1245 member Matthew (Barney) Whaley. He was 68 years old.
Whaley was an outside construction journeyman lineman who was employed by Pinnacle at the time of his passing. He had been out on disability awaiting knee surgery when he fell ill, according to his family. His doctors discovered a previously undiagnosed autoimmune disease, which ultimately led to kidney failure and his subsequent passing.
He is survived by two adult children, Jason and Diana, and one granddaughter, Emma. The family could use our support as they navigate medical bills and end-of-life expenses. Please leave a message of condolence and contribute what you can using this GoFundMe link.