Your father and I would talk on skype years ago and since I lived in the Quad Cities (living in Japan here for a long time) we chatted often. I asked your father if he would teach me "Wildwood Flower" , well he hadn't played it in a many days, but after a few minutes he got it down, he was a genius not with the guitar pick, but with a paint brush. I remember he did the raccoons. When we use to go on skype he would always be truck'n away on a candy lollie pop. He told me if my memory serves me well, did he have a Harley with the sidecar. I'm quite sure he told me. I know Rockerbob wasn't aware of it because he too was really close to your dad.
He is missed dearly by all of us old timers here on the forum. His help and his encouragement when a long way with us members here.
I never did get back to the States to visit you dad's shop and do a little jam'n with your dad playing those 2 new guitars he bought in Nashville.