This page is Offered as a Memorial to our Fallen Brothers and Sisters


Updated August 25, 2016

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In our lives we have many wonderful opportunities. We all have the opportunity to gain an education, to travel, to work, to play. We may stay single or take a spouse. We might have children or pets, both or neither. Nothing has a greater impact on us than the friends we make and decide to share a small or large part of our lives with.

It is to those friends we have lost that the Southern Cruisers Riding Club dedicates this page. Let us always remember the smiles, laughter, jokes, handshakes, bear hugs or just the warm feelings we have shared while with them. May they always watch over us ever reminding us that our tomorrow might not come and we will soon be with them again.

We are grateful for the time that we were able to share with all of our fallen members and we know that they are joining so many wonderful members who are forming a new chapter with the finest riding roads, greatest weather and the Best 1st Officer any chapter could have.

Ron Grahovec, SCRC Member #351026

SCRC Chapter 351 North Lake Travis, TX

October 31, 1951 - July 22, 2016

How do you say goodbye to a dear friend and brother who you have known for the better part of 16 years? My heart aches and grieves for the loss we all have suffered at the passing of Capt. Ron. I heard that he left us on Saturday morning when I woke up. I have thought about what to say for 3 days. I have prayed about it and asked God why but I already knew the answer.
Many of you knew Ron better than I and spent a lot more time with him than I was able to but I believe that we all shared the same love for him and I believe he also loved all of us. His humor and dry wit endeared him to us all. I have seen the many pictures you all have shared on Facebook and I spent most of Saturday night looking for some from my archives. I found a ton of pictures of Ron and Patti and a lot of us together at different rides and rallies but none that were really worth posting. As a result of looking at all of these photos it brought back the many wonderful memories of all the times we have spent together riding and enjoying each other’s company.
Ron and I had a running joke for a long time. If I came South to Austin or San Antonio or anywhere Ron would be I would stop in West, Texas and buy some kolaches for him. If he came North then he would stop in West and buy some kolaches for me. Sometimes all I got was the empty bag and sometime that’s all he got too. One night he had to go to a meeting in far North Texas as I recall and he spent the night at our home. We had a running gag about the California Raisins. Gypsie had a couple of pillows of them that had belonged to her daughter. Ron got to sleep with them when he was here. I thought we would bust a gut laughing over that one.
Over the last several years after we both pretty much retired from helping the Texas SCRC we haven’t seen each other often but each time we did it was as if we had been together all the time. It seems as if it is that way for a lot of really good people I have known in the club and if it wasn’t for the club I would have never known them at all. Way too many of them are gone from our sight but will remain in our hearts and memories forever.
The main purpose of this post is not only to remember our dear friend Captain Ron and to say Vaya Con Dios mi Hermano, Hasta la Vista, but also to remind us all that we all are part of this wonderful family and that we need to remember to tell each other how much we love each other and cherish our brotherhood because we never know when the last time will be. We are not promised tomorrow.
With much love and respect,
Stan "Carajo" Gwinn

Ron was a long time member of the SCRC.  He served as the State Officer of Texas and on the Board of Directors for the club.  He will be sorely missed!

Kudzu Strebel

Honorary Member SCRC Chapter 006

November 1, 2004 - August 20, 2016

This morning at 4am our little Kudzu took his last breath. This little fur ball brought so much joy to us and everyone else. He had over 25,000 miles riding on the motorcycle. He was a friend to so many Southern Cruisers and attended so many events.  Kudzu knew many members and was a friend to us all.

Robert Kirk, SCRC Member # 217041

SCRC Chapter 217 Jackson County, AL

February 22, 1965 ~ August 1, 2016

1st Officer of Chapter 217, Jackson County SCRC

Rodney Hall, SCRC Member # 063054

SCRC Chapter 063 Lexington, KY

November 9, 1963 - April 25, 2016

(No photo available)

On behalf of the Officers and Membership of the Lexington KY Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter 63, of which Rodney aka "HotRod" was a long time member, we would like to express our sincerest and heartfelt Condolences to Rodney's Family.  Rodney was a valued member of our family who, even when he couldn't be with us physically, was always with us in Spirit.  We thought a lot of him and always enjoyed his friendship and camaraderie when he was around.  RIP Brother.....

Barbara Davenport, SCRC Member of

SCRC Chapter 084 Cape Fear, NC

July 26, 1961 - May 24, 2016

 

Barbara Davenport attended the 2011 SCRC National Rally in Mountain Home, Ark, as a guest of a member and instantly fell in love with the club. She got home and fulfilled a dream by buying a 1989 Yamaha Virgo 750 and began the 2 month task of rebuilding it from the frame up. She immediately took an MSF course, passed it and became a member of the Cape Fear Chapter, 084. She loved the club, she loved what we stand for, with St Jude and our support of the police, given that she was a retired sheriff detective. She passed away May 24th, 2016, from a brief illness, leaving behind 2 daughters and a granddaughter that was the light of her life.

She spent many years of dedicated service with the Cumberland County Sherriff’s Office before retiring in 2003.  She was recently inducted as a fully patched member of the Blue Knights International Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.  She loved riding and working on her motorcycle, and would tell anyone who asked, and some who didn’t, about her 1989 Yamaha Virago.  She opened her heart and home to animals in need of rescue, and would do anything she could to help friends or family in need.  Many who knew Barbara (or Bobbin, as she was called by family and friends as a child) called her the strongest person they have ever known.  

Ernest D. "Skip" Slaymaker Jr., SCRC Member #300030

SCRC Chapter 300 Burlington County, NJ

November 9th, 1953  - June 5th, 2016

Ernest D. 'Skip' Slaymaker Jr. of Mount Holly passed away Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly. He was 62.

Skip was born in Coatesville, Pa. and was preceded in death by his mother, father, sister and his wife, Joyce McNelis.

Skip had previously lived in Browns Mills and more recently Lumberton. He was a service technician for several years for ARI in Mt. Laurel. Skip received several certifications of various types, as master technicians. He was a member of several bike clubs and enjoyed going on motorcycle rides, fishing and his grandchildren.

Frank Yodice, SCRC Member #173063

SCRC Chapter 173 North Jersey, NJ

Frank C., Jr., age 69, of Butler died Tuesday, May 19, 2015. Mr. Yodice was born in Paterson, NJ. He served in the United States Navy from 1964-1968 as a Sea Bee during the Vietnam War, attaining the rank of CN (E-3). After returning, he became a member of the local 102 Electricians Union and 4th degree black belt Sensei in Koei-Kan Karate. Mr. Yodice served with the Butler Police Department, Butler, NJ, for over 30 years, retiring as Captain in 2007. In the recent past, Mr. Yodice took much pride in and truly enjoyed his position as Secretary of the Blue Knights, Chapter 13. He was a lifetime member of the Honor Legion and lifetime member of Fraternal Order of Police, the PBA, and the VFW Post 8096 in Butler, NJ

James "Blue" Cerchio, SCRC Member #173059

SCRC Chapter 173 North Jersey, NJ

James Sr., 63, of Little Falls passed away on June 2, 2016.

He was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Jeffrey "Doc" Kesner, SCRC Member #432068

SCRC Chapter 432 Laurel Highlands, PA

September 1, 1961 - April 1, 2016

 of Kingwood, WV, died Friday, April 1, 2016, at his home.

The son of Juanita May Kesner Gillispie of Arthurdale, WV and the late James Norman Kesner, he was born September 1, 1961, in San Jose, CA.

Doc moved to West Virginia at the age of 13. In 1987, he began his career as a truck driver and especially enjoyed moving oversized loads. He was a volunteer for Masontown VFD and an EMT for several ambulance services. Doc also enjoyed singing and doing woodworking.

 

Kathy Lynn Beach Narron, SCRC Member #110051

SCRC Chapter 110 Central Missouri

June 18, 1969 - October 7, 2015

    On Oct 7th 2015, member Kathy Lynn Narron passed away from cancer at the age of 46. The wife of First Officer Tim (Mr. Clean) Narron, Lynn was the heart of our group. She was so lively and always had such a positive outlook on life. Even as cancer wore her body down, she refused to let it stop her from participating in the club's activities. One goal that Tim and Lynn completed in life was to ride the motorcycle to all 48 contiguous United States. On many of these trips Tim would get into the "zone" and would ride on into all hours of the night. If they got close to their destination Tim would often ask do you want to stop or do you want to keep going. One of Lynn's most popular responses would be "put the bitch into the wind!" And so they would continue on. When she couldn't walk, Tim got a pair of foldable crutches and would pick her up and set her on the pillion and strap the crutches to the back of the bike. Then off we would go with her flying in the wind! We miss you Kathy Lynn but we are comforted in the knowledge that you are home and safe now, in God’s loving arms.

Gail Ball

SCRC Chapter 131 Central Florida

1949 - September 1915

Gail loved to laugh, spend time with family and friends, wreak havoc with her grand dogs, and go to Cher concerts. Raised in Clare, MI, Gail spent her adult years working and raising her two daughters in Lansing MI, with her husband Tom. In 1998, she and Tom moved to the warmer climate of Lake Mary, Florida. She hated the cold weather in the north, but she maintained her lifelong love of the Michigan State Spartans. Once retired, she and Tom loved to travel whether packing up the van for a cross country trip, crossing the Pacific by ship, or the Atlantic by plane. Although she only got to spend a short time with them, she was so happy to have found the Southern Cruisers and loved spending time with them. In the short time that Gail was an SCRC member she was so happy to have found the Southern Cruisers and loved spending time with them.  

Harold "Uncle Monk" Yielding SCRC#006109

SCRC Chapter 006 Middle Tennessee

Harold "Uncle Monk" was a long time member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter.  He passed away in early March 2016 from congestive heart failure.  His wife "Peaches" will be bringing his ashes from California back to Middle Tennessee on April 8th, 2016.  Harold will be remembered by many as a mild mannered dear friend and a former member of the Marine Corps. 

Patricia Lynn "Mystic" Pavkovich

Phoenix Chapter 178

February 18,1965-Sept 11,2014

Tricia was an avid rider. She learned to ride and had her own 2000 HD Sportster but enjoyed riding on the back of her husband John's bike. She was editor of Mike's Famous Harley Davidson HOG Chapter and Harley Davidson is using her format as the recommended one for HOG Chapters worldwide.

 She also created the current database the SCRC now uses. Mystic made things easier for the SCRC national Officers and they are very proud of her efforts and the personal time she donated to the club. Her work also made it simple for Officers worldwide to maintain their roster. She helped make the SCRC great.

As a business owner her and her husband supported numerous charity events every year. she also supported St. Jude's Children's Hospital through private donations.

Tricia was taken suddenly by illness. She was loved and will be missed and never forgotten.

Roger "007" Moore

Former founder and 1st Officer

Rockwall Chapter 196, Texas

July 26, 1955 - January 8, 2016

My dear Brother, please forgive me for not attending your homecoming. I was truly blessed when I met the man they called 007. Lord only knows the hours we spent discussing the world's problems. It had been way too long since we last talked when you called last Christmas. We picked right up where we left off years ago. Thank you for always being that constant brother that you were. You will never be forgotten Roger Moore! Brother 007 GBNF

Bradford Bedard SCRC#046029

Former 1st Officer Chapter 046
Down River Chapter, MI

June 17, 1935 - January 10, 2016

 Brad recruited many members to where our Chapter grew to 100+ members.  He also was Road Captain on many of our rides.  We had so many members on rides, that we sometimes had to break into two groups.  Brad taught many of us how to safely ride in groups and was a stickler for "hand-signals.  He was a great ambassador for Southern Cruisers Riding Clubs.

Paul Bondoc SCRC#215016

Harbor Chapter 215

1969 - May 15, 2011

Walt Fulton SCRC#290017

Pax River Chapter 290

Walter “Walt” K. Fulton, 67 of Lexington Park, formerly of Plattsmouth, NE, died Veterans Day November 11, 2015 at Fair Oaks Inova Hospital.

In 2011 he worked as an MSF Motorcycle Safety Instructor.  Walt was an avid Nebraska football fan, had a deep love for Country, family and riding his motorcycle. His hobbies included Hunter Safety instruction, SCRC Chapter 290 First Officer and Chaplain, GWRRA-MD-I Chapter Educator and member of the PaxRiver skeet club.

Andrew Stoffl SCRC#290038

Pax River Chapter 290

Andrew Paul Stoffl, 64 of California, MD, died January 15, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born on February 28, 1951 in Arlington, VA, he is the son of the late Paul George Stoffl and Elinor Katherine Bandy Stoffl.

He was in the U.S. Navy for over 10 years and then was employed by BAE for over 27 years as a draftsman until his retirement in 2013. He was a Motorcycle Safety Instructor from 2013 to 2014. He was a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club from 2004-2014 (Mattawoman and Patuxent River Chapters) and AA for over 34 years.

John Carroll SCRC#139031

Pittsburgh Chapter 139

John R. Carroll, 60, of Richland Township, passed away Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015. Born Nov. 18, 1955, in Uniontown, he was a son of the late Edward and Marilyn (Yeager) Carroll. John was an avid motorcycle rider. He was very active in the Patriot Guard Riders, standing flag lines and escorting veterans and first responders to their final resting place. He also rode with Two Wheels Move the Soul and Pennsylvania Southern Cruisers No. 139. He was a member of American Legion Post 0548.

 

Jackson Watkins Gregory SCRC #115157

Northeast Florida Chapter 115

 

23 Nov, 1933 - 25 Nov 2015

It is with a sad and heavy heart that I am reporting on the passing of Jack Gregory, SCRC, NEFL Chapter 115, #115157.

  Jack was born on 23 November, 1933 in Chesnee SC. He was married and survived by his wife Barbara, 3 sons, one stepson, and around 12 others who either called him Grandfather, Papa, or Great Grandfather. He worked for Amerada Hess corporation in Jacksonville Florida for 32 years, often traveling to St Croix to keep the refinery running during strikes. He joined the Navy in 1951 at the age of 17, and was assigned to the carrier Coral Sea, CV-43.

  His hobbies were motorcycling, and was very active in competitive black powder pistol and rifle shooting. He had an expertise when it came to fixing anything mechanical, and was likewise savvy with  computers and electronics.

  He joined Chapter 115 in February of 2002, and remained active as a Safety Officer until his passing, accruing over 163,000 club miles. He attended many rallies and would go on most of our week long trips through the mountains of Carolina and the Ozarks. If there was a scheduled ride, along with the Wednesday "Geezer" gatherings, you could always count on Jack "having our backs".

   He was a proud and staunch supporter of St. Jude's, and will be missed by all who knew him. May you rest in peace Jack.

 

Chuck "Kickstand" Meeks  SCRC#195140
Denton County Chapter 195

August 6, 1949 ~ September 30, 2015

Chuck “Kickstand” Meeks joined the Denton County Southern Cruisers in May 2004, membership number 195140. First time he rode up to the Sonic was on “Big Blue” a blue metal flake painted Victory V92 motorcycle.

Chuck was a small man with a great big heart. He loved the Southern Cruisers and it showed with the bear hug he gave you. He served the Denton County Chapter as a great friend, Second Officer, Road Captain, Tail Gunner, and seamstress.

Yes, Chuck did sew. Chuck would sew patches on our vests. We would pay what we could afford and Chuck would donate all the money he received, which was in the hundreds, to the kids of St Jude. The kids of St Jude were near and dear to his heart. He helped in the planning of many events like a rally, garage sales, and 50/50’s just to name a few and that raised thousands of dollars for them. He even rode “Big Blue” to Memphis and met the kids and their families.

Chuck was a Vietnam Veteran. He fought for our country but never received a proper welcome home. Most of the Vietnam Veterans were greeted with protests and hateful words. He never held this against anyone but promised it would not happen again. He kept his promises by greeting every soldier he could coming off the plane at DFW International Airport with the phrase, “Thank you for your service and welcome home.” Chuck did this every week for over 5 years.

Chuck was married to his soul mate and another Denton Chapter Member, Sharon “Li'l Bit” Meeks. Sharon passed away 4 months earlier from battling breast cancer. Chuck was holding her hand and by her side when Sharon passed on. A few days later, Lobo their beloved dog joined Sharon.

Chuck left an impression and memories that we will cherish forever. Chuck will be missed but never forgotten.

Welcome Home Kickstand!

Sharon "Li'l Bit" Meeks SCRC#195155
Denton County Chapter 195

October 11, 1949 ~ May 15, 2015

Sharon "Li'l Bit" Meeks joined the Denton County Southern Cruisers in May 2009, membership number 195155. Her soul mate also a member, a former officer, and a Road Captain, is Chuck "Kickstand" Meeks. Sharon's road name of “Li'l Bit” was a good fit because she was a delicate beautiful lady. Once you got to know Sharon you would see the other side of her, a little bitty thing with a huge heart of gold

Sherry MacDowell SCRC#289083
Lancaster - Lebanon Chapter 289



August 22, 1962 - November 15, 2015

Sherry was an absolute loving, caring, fun loving, amazing, beautiful woman, whose smile infected everyone who crossed her path. Also known as "Babyblu" she loved riding and discovering new places and roads. The Lancaster/Lebanon Chapter will never be the same again! We will definitely feel the absence of this incredible woman, mother, daughter, grandmother, girlfriend, aunt, sister and friend! Until we meet again, Babyblu, ride free on those streets of gold!!

Tommy L. Hines SCRC#659008
Southern Chapter 659 West Virginia



September 13, 1966 - September 19, 2015

Tommy loved riding his Harley with his friends in the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 659. He enjoyed fishing and four-wheeling. Always the life of the party, he will be remembered for his beautiful smile and heart of gold.

Maywood (Tim)Turner  (T-BONE)  SCRC# 067011
Metro Valley Chapter 067

December 29, 1943 - October 25, 2015

In 2006 Tim was looking for something exciting for he and Kim to do so he bought a Honda motorcycle so they could enjoy time in the wind, he always liked the saying, "If you don't ride then you don't know." well that's very true.  Tim wanted more than just to ride he wanted someone else to ride with so he talked to me (Frank Stull )(Pappy) a co-worker about Southern Cruisers Riding Club, after a few times talking he and Kim (Sweet Pea) became members on September 18th 2006 of Southern Cruisers Riding Club Metro Valley chapter 067 until about a year ago Tim and Kim were active members of the chapter with being at most meetings and functions riding whenever they could.

Southern Cruisers Riding Club Metro Valley chapter 067 has lost a true brother and friend.  May God be with you Tim.   RIP
On October 25
th 2015 at around 3:15pm T-Bone lost his battle with lung cancer.

Cheryl Beasley - Augusta Chapter 62

August 16, 2015

Mrs. Beasley grew up in Wrens. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree at Augusta College and earned her Nursing Degree from Medical College of Georgia. She loved to ride motorcycles and was a member of the Amateur Pool Association where she placed in the top 10 national rankings. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Veterans Administration Downtown Division for the last 29 years. Mrs. Beasley loved her sons and family and will be dearly missed.

 

Mario David Lopez  SCC# 18001 - Southeast Kansas
Former 1st Officer

August 2, 1953 - August 15, 2015



Mario D. Lopez, 62, of Cherryvale, KS, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2015 from the injuries of a motorcycle accident on 169 Highway near Chanute, KS.
His favorite hobbies were riding motorcycles, Facebook, movies, music, computers, golf and fishing. Mario will be remembered for his love of his family, sense of humor, as an easy going people person and his beaming smile

Scott “Terminator” Lord SCC# 101052  - Ft Lauderdale, Florida
1st Officer of the Broward County Central Chapter
November 8, 1963 ~ July 12, 2015

 

We take this time to honor and memorialize Scott “Terminator” Lord, of SCRC Chapter 101. Scott was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Salem, New Hampshire.  Scott was a veteran of the United States Coast Guard and was honorably discharged in 1985. In addition to his active charitable contributions as a Southern Cruisers member, Scott also served his community as a member of the South Florida Red Cross.  Scott was a Sales Technician at Howie the Bug Man in Deerfield Beach earning him the nickname Terminator. In addition to riding his motorcycle, Scott also enjoyed fishing, skiing, and hiking.

Scott served in the Fort Lauderdale Chapter 101 as a tail gunner, road captain, and most recently as our 1st Officer. Scott was a very active member with over 200 rides and some 36,000 miles in the 7 years that he was a member and a true friend to all he met. Sometimes quiet, his “wicked” New England sense-of-humor would often take people by surprise. He will be missed greatly and remembered for his friendship, love, and dedication to others in service. Those of us lucky enough to have been touched by Scott’s life have many fond and happy memories to carry forward with us. A true friend, his memory lives on in each of us.

James "JN" Smyth - SCRC#132005
Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter #132
January 6, 1922 - June 24, 2015




J.N. loved traveling and gardening but most of all he had a love for his motorcycle. He traveled through every state except for Hawaii. He also took pride in serving his country at an early age.

A.C. Gill Jr. - SCRC#143###
Rappahannock Chapter #143, VA
June 11, 1938 - March 27, 2015

Gilly enjoyed riding on his bike, “Pearl,” and always had a smile for everyone. One of his favorite sayings was, “I’ll see you the first—the first chance I get to see you again.” He was a resident of Mineral for over 30 years and a member of these organizations; The American Legion, The American Legion Riders, Post #116, Louisa, VA; Lake Anna Motorcycle Riding Club; Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Rappahannock, VA; and the Louisa Moose Lodge #2065.

Bryan Wilcox - SCRC#273104
Bristol, TN Chapter
March 30, 1969 - May 30, 2015
 

Bryan was a native of Johnson City, where he resided for most of his life.

He was a 1987 graduate of Sullivan East High School and received his Associate degree in Business Management from Northeast State Technical Community College.

Bryan was a Steam Systems Analyst for Predictive Maintenance Group.
He was a member of Oakland Avenue Baptist Church.

Bryan was an avid motorcycle rider of his two bikes, Baby and Suzi, and was a member of Southern Cruisers Chapter 273, Bristol, TN.

He enjoyed photography, especially of his travel and children’s events. Bryan loved music of all kinds, mostly Rock, and after thirty years of waiting, finally saw Rush in concert this past Thursday. He was a fan of the Science Hill High School Marching Band in support of his daughter, who is a member of the band.

Barry D. Warren - SCRC#089128
West Georgia Chapter
7/21/69 - 6/6/15



Some in our chapter called him NewBarry, some called him MayBarry, but we all called him friend.  Sadly, we lost Barry to a motorcycle accident.  His obituary said, "Barry never met a stranger, gave the best hugs, and had a great sense of humor."  We absolutely agree!  He will be missed.

Richard "Nic" Nickerson - Chapter 457
Etowah County, AL
1950 - 2014

Nic was born in Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota Academy. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Law. He taught at Jacksonville State University and retired from the Gadsden Police Department after 35 years as deputy chief. Nic attended Brierwood Hills Baptist Church. He loved Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.
 

Brenda Harrell  - SCRC #579010 - Ripley, TN
River Road Chapter



August 18, 1973 - May 26,  2015

Robert “Magnum” Maddux SCC#120033 - Willis, Texas
Member & Retired Road Captain of the Conroe, Texas Chapter
November 21, 1956 ~ May 10, 2015

Robert Earl Maddux, Jr., age 58, was born November 21, 1956 in Houston, Texas and passed peacefully from this life May 10, 2015 in Willis, Texas. He spent the day at church, and shared one of his favorite meals with his nephew, Cory Maddux, before he left this world.

Mike “Rainman” King – SCC#120145 
Conroe Chapter #120 – Conroe, TX
October 25, 1946 – April 20, 2015

A lifelong resident of Texas, Mike passed away suddenly while on assignment in Malaysia.  He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Janis; three children John, Sara, and Brian; three grandchildren Jesper, Gavin, and Annie; and his mother Bobbie.

Mike travelled the world while working in the oil field and combined his love of travel with his love of riding whenever he could.  He will be greatly missed by his family, and his many friends around the world.

Christopher Erron Brown

Hot Springs, AR Chapter #540  former 2nd Officer

Aug 16, 1972 - Apr 5, 2015

Joseph Carroll Mobley SCC#283###
Chapter 283 Roanoke River, North Carolina
November 11, 1938 - December 31, 2014

Joseph Carroll Mobley, 76, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 at Vidant Medical Center surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Carroll was retired from the N.C. Highway Patrol with 14 years of service and was a U.S. Air Force veteran who served in Vietnam. He was a member of the Christian Chapel Church of Christ for many years, but later joined the Williamston Church of Christ where he served as an elder. Carroll loved bowling, golfing, spending time in the yard, riding his "scooter" with his biking buddies, and most of all spoiling his sweetheart, Hannah. Carroll loved his Lord and Savior and all his family at Williamston Church of Christ.
"Uncle Joe, go find Steve and Hugh, and ride till your heart is content! Love you Brother!"

Norm (Pyro) Keachie SCC# 373156
Chapter 373 Peel Region, Ontario, Canada
October23, 1952 - April 1, 2015

 born October 23, 1952, passed away suddenly in his 63rd year at Brampton Civic Hospital on Wednesday afternoon, April 1, 2015.
He was a loving father, son, uncle and friend. He leaves behind his daughter Amanda (Scott), his Mom, May (Mary) Keachie, many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. Predeceased by his father, Bill (William) Keachie, September 5, 2000.
Born in Scotland, Norm came to Canada with his parents when he was two years old. He grew up and went to school in the east end of Toronto and had a successful career in the IT field.
Norm loved to play hockey as a child and teen. He also loved to play golf and baseball and ride his motorcycle, dreaming one day of owning a Harley. He spent many years coaching Girls Softball with his daughter as his number one student.

His death leaves a giant void in many lives but he will be forever in our hearts.

Jesse Thompson SCC# 379028
Chapter 379 Steinhatchee, Fl.

June 19, 1943 - February 18, 2015

Jesse served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam Conflict with one tour in country and then spent 36 years with the Florida Department of Corrections retiring as a Captain in 1998. He loved riding his motorcycle and was one of the original members of Chapter 379 Steinhatchee, Fl.  He was and avid fan of the older style country music. Playing his guitar and singing the older country song at the local restaurant on Monday evenings.  He loved his BBQ as much as his music.

 He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ellen Thompson

Daniel "Rainman" Ouellette SCC# 354121- Montreal, Quebec
Member of Montreal Quebec Chapter

April 19, 1956 - February 16, 2015

Daniel pass away after a short battle with cancer. He was a member since June 2008 and will be sadly missed by his fellow brothers and sisters from the Montreal chapter 354. 

 Daniel was given the nickname of 'Rainman' because it seemed that whenever we were going to ride with him, it would start to rain but we used to laugh about it and have a good ride anyway. Daniel was a good spirit and very good soul. We become the people that we are by the people that we know and the people that we have known over the course of our lives.

 Our thoughts and prayers are with you brother.

Virgil Ray Blackmon Griffith SCC# 164117
Member of the Pensacola, Florida Chapter

December 15, 1953 - March 9, 2014

Ray "V Ray" Griffith was born in Bay Minette, Alabama and was a life long resident of Pensacola , Florida . After High School, Ray enlisted in the U. S. Army where he served for six years, with two years as a Drill Instructor. He then proudly served as a Law Enforcement Officer for 32 years with the Escambia County Sheriff's Department and was the founding member of the Sheriff's Dept. Honor Guard. Next to his family, his greatest passion and joy was as a Motor Officer. 

Ray will always be  missed by all who knew and loved him.......Rest in Peace....Motor 6.

 

Joey Sprouse SCC#018046

SCRC member and former 1st Officer of Rutherford County NC Chapter

April 17, 1958 - December 19, 2013

 

Joey looked after his family, friends, SCRC brothers and sisters, and his chapter. He was a long time member of Southern Cruisers and helped out in any way that he could. He wouldn't hesitate to hop on his bike and ride to meet up with other chapters and was an excellent example of what Southern Cruisers is all about. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Rest in Peace.



Jason Lyle Schuyleman "Bone", age 38, of Everson, was killed by a drunk driver while riding his motorcycle on Friday, December 5, 2014. Jason was born May 6, 1976 in Bellingham to Dennis and Valerie Schuyleman.
He grew up in Lynden, currently living in Everson with his wife, Heidie Schuyleman and family. Jason loved to ride motorcycles and was a gifted artist. It showed in his drawing, tattooing and metal fabricating. Jason was a loving husband and father, a wonderful son and brother.

 He was a Amazing man, He Loved his Club.
He opened the Mt.Baker Chapter #420 with his wife Heidie Schuyleman in 2011, But most of all he loved his Family. Had 5 children and they were his world






Samuel Luedke - SCC#067016 -Metro Valley, WV  Chapter 067



July 19, 1948 - November 20, 2014
 Samuel was a Army Vietnam Veteran, GM retiree, VFW and Southern Cruisers riding club member.



William "Greybeard" Thomas - SCC# 233002 - Elberton, GA 233
1st Officer  Elberton, GA chapter

January 18, 1952 ~ November 19, 2014


Bill's favorite saying was: "It is what it is!".  He loved his bikes, his friends, life and the Southern Cruisers. 




Glynn Knight SCC # 508076 - Cypress Creek Chapter 508



Glynn was born on September 16, 1944 in Rayne Louisiana. Glynn entered into life immortal on December 05, 2014.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years as well as three sons and seven grandchildren. Glynn joined the SCRC  April 17, 2009.
Glyyn's wish is for any memorial contributions to be  made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/inmemoryofglynnknight/KeeptheMemoryAlive



Brock Maley SCC#066034 - Hill Country 066
Former 1st Officer Hill Country Chapter




Brock William Maley, 54, passed away on January 19, 2014. Born in Harrisburg, PA on the January 9, 1960. He was a long-time resident of Austin which he considered home. At Brock's request there will be no funeral services. However, family and friends will host a memorial ride on February 16, 2014 in honor of his love for the open road. -

Brock a/k/a "Kewldog" and his wonderful sense of humor will be truly missed by his wife, Ilene and everyone that knew and loved him.



Richard "Nic" Nickerson SCC#457008 - Etowah County 457
Former 1st Officer Etowah County





Nic was born in Minnesota and graduated from Minnesota Academy. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Law. He taught at Jacksonville State University and retired from the Gadsden Police Department after 35 years as deputy chief. Nic attended Brierwood Hills Baptist Church. He loved Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.



Larry Robinson SCC#049225 - Houston #49




Larry peacefully passed away on May 21, 2014.  He enjoyed a life of dedication to his work,
golf, riding his motorcycle, and playing cards with his many friends.
  Larry was a fun, loving person who enjoyed bringing a smile or chuckle to
all those around him.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.


Benjamin Franklin Carter, Jr. - SCC#049303 - Houston #49

Ben Carter AKA Benzila, 60 of Dayton, Texas, passed away quietly on Tuesday,
November 11, 2014. He is survived by his daughter, Emily Williams and family, his son,
Benjamin Franklin Carter, III, and grandchildren, Blake Knighten, Jordan Ruth Ann Carter,
and Benjamin Lane Carter.

Tom Canniff - SCC#129050 - Erie Shores #129
1940 - July 2, 2010

Suddenly on July 2, 2010 due to a tragic motorcycle accident in Cambridge, Ontario. He was a member of The Southern Crusiers, Chapter #129. Beloved husband to Carol Ann Canniff.

John Brettingham SCC#057153 - Burlington #57
April, 2010

John and I had many fun, and dare I say interesting, rides together. The memories, I will cherish for the rest of my life. I enjoyed every minute of those rides. John, my good man, may you rest in peace. We will meet again and ride together once more on that great highway in the sky. Until then I thank you for the good times we shared together.
Your friend and riding buddy
Brian “Hink” Hinkley

Chuck Robinson - SCC#334014 - Windsor Rose City, Ontario #334
October 7, 2009

Wayne Hill - SCC#238390 - Niagra Falls #238
May 29, 2008

Survived by his best friend of Susan.
Dear father of Sarah and husband Don Fournier and Laura and Gerald Delano. Beloved grandfather of Hannah Delano.
Wayne was a teacher with the Niagara District School Board retiring in 2002 and was 39 years with the military retiring in 2007. He developed and implemented the First Military Co-Op program that now is used across Canada. He was a great guy and a loyal member of the SCRC and will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Jeff "Muttly" Pritchett - Harbour City Chapter, CA #180
8/23/2006

Jeff was killed in a motorcycle accident August 23 2006 on a trip to Alberta.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Wendy Leah West SCC#238193 - Niagara Falls, Ontario Chapter 238
October 18, 1956 ~ October 14, 2005



Wendy was one of Niagara's core members and had a great love for dogs. She was just learning how to ride when she was taken from us suddenly. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
Love you Wendy

 

 

Glen Benson SCC# 140005 Ontario, CA
Member of Polar Kap Chapter
Sept. 30, 1957 ~ Dec. 17, 2000

 

Glen was one of the first members of the Polar Kap, Ontario chapter. He was an outdoorsman that loved fishing and hunting almost as much as he loved motorcycling. He participated in as many Biker charity events as he could such as the Ride for Sight and Toy Runs. He was also the founding second officer of our chapter loved riding tail gunner and watching the line of bikes stretch out in front of him. Glen rode a Harley Davidson '97 Heritage Softail Classic custom painted with an Indian motif because of his nick of The Indian. He will be missed by his life partner Cecile (who Rides a 2000 HD Deuce) and all the rest of our chapter. Glen was seen as both a friend and brother.

 

 

Fred Kilgour SCC#238101 - Niagra Falls, Ontario, CA
January 31, 1948 ~ October 25, 2005

 

 

Fred had an overwhelming passion for the Bikers Rights Organization (BRO), he believed that bikers needed a voice.
He joined the Southern Cruisers Riding Club because he wanted to ride with his friends. He will be missed by his family and friends.

 

Saginaw Chapter 31

September 27, 1957 ~ November 11,2014

 

 

Virgil R.W. Cline of Burt, Michigan, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at his home. He was 57 years old. Virgil R.W. Cline was born on September 27, 1957 in Saginaw to the late Virgil and Emily (Baase) Cline. He was a 1975 graduate of Chesaning High School. Following graduation, he proudly enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 1975 – 1978. Virg worked and retired for the United States Postal Service. He was an avid motorcyclist, belonging to Saginaw Chapter 31, where he was known as “Virgil Post Toasties Cline”.

Surviving are three daughters: Sumer Lynn Cline, Amanda Marie Cline and Savanah Evelyn Cline all of California; two sisters and a brother, Judy (James) St. Charles of Florida; Michael (Andrea) Cline of Grand Haven, MI, and Darlene Montgomery of Owasso. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

Owen "Bullit" Johnson SCC#368060

Seattle East-Side Chapter 368
Member since 2012

 

Owen passed away on Thursday the 16th of October, 2014. Owen had been fighting health issues for many years.

 

 

Eva 'Achátová' Biegoňová SCC#166024 – Ostrava, Czech Republic

Member of the North Moravian Chapter

On October 28, 2014, Eva beloved wife of Jiří 'Achat' Biegon, lost her battle to cancer. Eva with her husband Jiri have been members of the North Moravian Chapter, Czech republic since 2001. For thirteen years she has been an active member and has brightened the lives of all who knew her. Those that had the good fortune of knowing her can say that she was full of life and always had a positive outlook and always had a smile on her face no matter what the situation was. She was always accompanied by her husband, Jiri, in all activities of SCRC and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Although she is no longer with us physically she will live on in the memories of those that had the fortune of calling her a friend, she will live on forever remembered and in our hearts.

Harry "Gecko" Hinton SCC#66017 - Austin, Texas
September 15, 1951 ~ May 6, 2014
Janet "Red" Hinton SCC#66018 - Austin, Texas
April 11, 1957 ~ June 9, 2014

Members of the Hill Country Texas Chapter

Their family, together with the SCRC membership of Texas, took a double dose of loss when Gecko and Red both passed to cancer so close to each other.
Gecko proudly served 21 years in the US Air Force and loved hopping on his bike with Red; riding alongside the best of friends down beautiful winding roads. He served as road Captain, 2nd Officer and 1st Officer of the Hill Country (aka cHill Country). He led many great “finger in the wind” rides. Gecko fought an unimaginably difficult battle for survival. Although his spirit was strong, his body just couldn't endure any more.
Red was married to her best friend, Gecko, for 32 (and a half) years. Warm and welcoming, she always made you feel like you were part of her family. She was always staying positive no matter what the obstacle might be. Red lived her life with a passion for adventure and creativity.
Together, Gecko and Red shared a mass of adventures out on the open road and in all things. They are deeply missed by family and friends. R.I.P. as in life, Always Together.



Ruby Weaver SCC#120006 - Montgomery, Texas
Member of the Conroe Texas Chapter
February 27, 1946 ~ June 16, 2014

Ruby was a sweet lady who fought hard and with dignity against her battle with cancer. She was one of the most gracious people and always smiling. She was a very active member of Conroe #120 since joining in 2008 as a passenger, and eventually learned to ride her own. Ruby you will be missed by many. Your SCRC family and friends have been touched by your smiles, company, and grace.


Steve Walker SCC#120230 – Magnolia, Texas
Member of the Conroe Texas Chapter
October 16, 1950 ~ May 15, 2014

Steve was a brick mason by trade, but the man could build anything, fix anything, second only to MacGyver. He was a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, serving on the Speaker's Committee and BBQ Committee. He loved riding his motorcycle with his friends and rode with the Southern Cruisers Riding Group which helped raise many dollars for the St. Jude Hospital and he made the trip to Tennessee twice to give rides to the kids. Like that of no other, he was a man of extraordinary patience, integrity and love. He said very few words, but when he did talk, you better listen! He loved listening to good music and made the best Bloody Marys this side of the Mason-Dixon Line. His BBQ ribs were mean, but we would never give him anything but 4th place-we did not want him to stop practicing!
Husband to Gail for 29 years, Brother to Mike and Ricky, Father to Natalie and Lauren, Grandfather to Elias, Sierra and Presley and friend to many more. Steve was a father of two, but a father figure to many! Steve was loved dearly and will be missed by too many to count.



Joseph Becker SCC#481064 – Chester, New York
Member of the Orange County New York Chapter
June 8, 1976 ~ July 13, 2014

Joseph passed away due to injuries sustained from a motor vehicle accident. Joe was born in Englewood, NJ and attended Warwick High School. He was a devoted husband, loving father and a local business owner of Metro Sound Pros. He lived life with passion and loved spending time with friends and family. He will be greatly missed.
Joseph is survived by his beloved wife Abygail and son Cole Joseph; his parents, Frank and Patricia; sister, Brooke as well as countless friends and family.
Joe tragically lost his life on his way home from a chapter ride with his Orange County Chapter of the Southern Cruisers. The memories we have during our time together will stay with us always, may you rest in peace dear friend.



Patrick McGuire SCC#131004 – Ocoee, Florida
Member of the Central Florida Chapter
December 19, 1962 ~ April 5, 2014

On April 5th 2014 the Central Florida Chapter #131 was saddened by the sudden loss of a good member and friend. Patrick McGuire always seemed in good spirits and I'm sure that was because he was riding his bike when he was with us. I hear he also enjoyed riding his bicycle and it was after a very long bicycle ride that he succumb to a heart attack at home. We like to think that Patrick brought up our chapter's "nice ness" level, I hear Canadians can do that for you.
Patrick is survived by his four daughters and girlfriend Debbie. He will be greatly missed.



Larry Dalley SCC#379031 – Cross City Florida
Member of the Steinhatchee Florida Chapter
January 30, 1955 ~ June 16, 2014

Larry came to Cross City in 1949 and attended Dixie County High School. After graduating, he moved to Texas where he lived until 2008 when he returned to Cross City to marry Linda. He spent 35 years driving an 18 wheel truck, hauling freight of various kinds. He was a general aviation pilot and enjoyed flying, riding his motorcycle, riding in his boat and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cross City.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; twin sons, Michael and David and son Jason ; daughters, Teresa and Janelle; brother, Glen; eleven grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren.



Seth "Napoleon" Miller

Former Member Denton County, TX Chapter 195
and East_Side, WA Chapter 368

Seth Michael Miller,48, of Paloma Creek passed away from injuries he received from a motorcycle accident on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Seth was born February 14, 1966 in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn, New York to Alvin and Judith Roth Miller. Seth served in the United States Army from March 1997 till December 1999 achieving the rank of Corporal as an Ammunition Specialist and earned a Bachelor’s Degree.

Seth married Elizabeth Gwinn on September 14, 2007 in Redondo Beach, Washington. He was currently working in construction as a truck driver.

Seth is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Gwinn-Miller of Paloma Creek; one daughter, Lilly Lorraine Miller also of Paloma Creek; parents, Alvin Miller and Judith Roth Miller of Cranbury, New Jersey; In-laws, Alan and Denise Gwinn of Brisol, Tennessee; and one sister, Carole Braun of Princeton, New Jersey.

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Kathy Cooke SCC#138007 – Lynchburg Virginia
Member of the Lynchburg Virginia Chapter
January 30, 1955 ~ May 2, 2014

We lost Kathy in a tragic accident which also threatened the life of her husband Buzzy. She is survived by Parents Jean and Jim, her husband of 39 years Richard (Buzzy), one son BJ , three special grandchildren: Craig, Gavin, and Madison Cooke; three brothers: Kenny, Jimmy,and John.
Kathy was Queen of the Lynchburg Chapter of the "Chatty Hatties"; of the Red Hat Society. She was a wife and mother-loved life to the fullest. Her pride and joy was her family. She had a multitude of friends that loved her very much. She loved her extended family of the Southern Cruisers, and her extended camping families. She will be missed by many.



Ken Murphy SCC#379019 –Steinhatchee Florida
Member of the Northeast Florida Chapter
January 24, 1951 ~ January 11, 2014

Ken was a Marine and a combat veteran of Vietnam. He passed from complications caused by exposure to agent orange. He was a member for a little over a year and only had the opportunity to attend one event which was our Christmas picnic. He was a member of the American Legion Post 291 Steinhatchee, Fl.


Dave Roberts SCC#115220 – Jacksonville Florida
Member of the Northeast Florida Chapter
July 17, 1942 ~ March 24, 2014

Dave M. Roberts was a longtime member of the NEFL Chapter 115 of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. He was an instrumental member and supporter of the chapter and rarely missed a Wednesday "Geezer" ride. He, and his wit, will be missed by all who knew or came in contact with him.


William Allen Wilmot SCC#439012 – Watkinsville Georgia
Member of the Athens Georgia Chapter
October 1, 1055 ~ December 13, 2013

Loving Father, grandpa, and very dear friend to all that knew him. Willie loved to ride, and ride he did ,most of the U.S. in fact . Tragically, Willie passed away doing the very thing he love to do, riding his bike. Willie will be greatly missed by all who’s lives he touched, and that list is long ……………. A TRUE CORE LOW LIFE …………See you on the other side my friend !!


Marvin Bartz SCC#379010 – Old Town, Florida
Member of the Steinhatchie Florida Chapter
March 2014

Marvin was security guard for Georgia Pacific and unfortunately due to his hours, could not ride much with the chapter. . He had a great laugh and was always smiling.


Steve Cantrell SCC#167041 – Willis, Oklahoma
Member of the Southern Oklahoma Chapter
July 11, 1956 ~ February 15, 2013

Steve spent some of his early years in California and moved to Powell, Oklahoma in 1969 where he attended and graduated from Kingston High School in 1974. He married Patricia Ann Spencer on May 23, 1975 in Madill. They resided in Powell for 32 years before moving to Willis in 2008 where he lived the remainder of his life. Steve worked at Michelin for 30 years where he was the Membrane Shop Manager. Nothing in life gave Steve as much happiness and fulfillment as being “Pappy” to his 8 grandchildren. He loved fishing, traveling and scuba diving. Steve was a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, NRA and enjoyed his participation in the Patriot Guard Riders.
He is survived by his wife Patricia; children Andy, Joey and Jay; grandchildren Andrew, Austin, Benji, Jenna, Ian, Alyssa, Aubrie and Will.


Cherilyn "Sleepy" Cohagan SCC#164025 – Pensacola Florida
Member of the Pensacola Florida Chapter
February 1, 1956 ~ February 5, 2013

Cherilyn passed away after her battle with cancer. While the cancer took Cherilyn from us, it never crippled her love for others or silenced her courage. It will also never take our memories of Cherilyn. Her friends loved her, and everyone she met was instantly her friend.
She had the love of her husband, Merle, and the many members of her family including her son, daughter, step-children, brother, sisters, thirteen grandchildren and great grandchild. Cherilyn will be missed by her family and friends. Her SCRC extended family will forever miss her and remember her favorite saying – FOCUS.


Richard Bickle SCC#83093 – Copperas Cove, Texas
Member of the Chislolm Trail Texas Chapter
March 8, 1955 ~ November 24, 2013

Chisholm Trail Riding Club (SCRC) took a deep hit when member Richard Bickle passed from this earth. Richard, a long-time member was the clubs safety officer and was continually reminding members to properly maintain their bikes for optimum riding. He, a US Army Retiree had one trademark: A big smile on his face. He was the first to volunteer whenever a fellow member or rider needed help.


Jack Wilbanks SCC#556018 – Warner Robins, Georgia
Member of the Ocmulgee Georgia Chapter
March 5, 1951 ~ December 8, 2013

Jack was born in Macon, GA and proudly served his country in the United States Army. Jack retired from Robins Air Force Base where he worked in civil service as a Sheet Metal Mechanic. A timeless community servant, Jack was a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Ocmulgee 556 Chapter. He enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles as well as working on and racing go-karts. He was most passionate about spending time with his family, especially coaching his grandchildren in Football. Jack was preceded in death by two siblings, Mike and Alva.
His memory will forever be treasured by his beloved wife of forty-two years, Judy; parents, Jimmie and Doris; children, Juanita and Jennifer; grandchildren, Crystal, CJ, Dewayne and Jack; and great grandchild, Hannah.



Debby Turner SCC#31039 – Vassar, Michigan
Member of the Saginaw Michigan Chapter
Feb 2, 1951 ~ September 13, 2013

Debby died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. Survivors include her husband, George; daughter, Brandy; son, Tommy; mother, Marion; sister, Kim; brother, Bobby; step-son, Luke; step-daughter; and her beloved pugs, Norma Jean and Willie.

After Debby graduated from Lapeer High School in 1969, she worked for the State of Michigan from 1969 to 2002 and retired after 33 years. However, Debby’s passion in life was her artistic gifts and sharing those talents with others. She loved quilting, watercolor painting, cooking, gardening, teaching sewing classes and spending time with family and friends. She also enjoyed spending the winters in Florida with her husband George and mother Marion. Like her father, she was an avid Tigers fan and watched each and every game of the season. Debby rarely put herself first and was always reaching out and doing things for other people, never expecting anything in return. Her kind and gentle nature, wisdom, and generosity will forever be missed by those that loved her.



Lucie Vadnais SCC#553031 – Lac Megantic, Canada
Member of the Lac Megantic Chapter
July 6, 2013

Lucie was one of the victims of the terrible and tragic train derailment in Lac Megantic. Lucie has been described as a much loved daycare worker and a very active member in the Lac Megantic chapter. One of the other members stated that Lucie had told them that she had said that she loved her bike and riding so much that she would sell her house before she would sell her bike. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lucie’s family and friends as well as all of those affected by this terrible tragedy.


Dan "Boone" Griffith SCC#393028 – Marrieta Georgia
Member of the Lost Mountain Georgia Chapter
August 11, l951 ~ August 9, 2013

Born Aug 11, 1951, the 3rd child of D.K. & Connie Griffith. He was preceded in death by both parents and brother D.Wayne Griffith.Surviving sisters are Darlene L Winter, Denise R Griffith, both residing in Orlando Florida. His only son, Kristopher Matthew Griffith and family; wife Jackie, 3 children; Issac, Ainsley, & Cassidy.
He lived in Marietta Ga for over 30 years, & worked for C&E Constructions for over 20 years. Boone was all about Family, Friends & The Ride. He was a Proud member of the Georgia SCRC Riding Club, where he gained a huge family within. Boone was a member of Etowah River #268 for many years, and was currently a Proud member of Lost Mountain # 393.
RIDE FREE FOREVER FRIEND/FOREVER BROTHER



Kenneth Wayne "Loss Coz" MmcGuire, Sr SCC#138042 – Evington Virginia
Member of the Hill City Virginia Chapter
January 24, l958 ~ July 2, 2013

Ken passed after battling Liver Cancer for more than a year. He leaves behind his loving wife Linda.
Loss Coz was a son of the late Harry Nathaniel McGuire, Jr. and Carolyn Ball McGuire. He was retired from Boyle Transportation and proudly served his country in the US Navy as a submariner on the USS Lapon – SSN661. He was a charter member of our chapter joining in 2000 and also a charter member of Rolling Thunder.
The Hill City Chapter #138 of Lynchburg, Virginia lost a brother and a great member and a dear friend.



Claudette "Cat" Ouwens SCC#418063 – Val Caron Ontario
Member of the Nickel Center Ontario Chapter
1944 ~ June 27, 2013

Mourning her loss is her beloved husband, Ted. Cat was the loving mother of Kathie, Sean and Lori. She will be sadly missed by many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, close family and friends.
Although her life ended much too soon, she lived life to its fullest. She believed in "Joie de Vivre" (Joy of Life) and lived everyday that way. She loved travelling all over the world, yachting, camping, motorcycling, reading and spending precious time with her 9 granddaughters. Cat and Ted enjoyed many great winters together, and shared many special moments with friends and family at their second home in Florida.
She was a devoted teacher for many years and retired as a principal at Nesbitt Public School. She was acknowledged for her commitment to volunteering by being bestowed with Greater Sudbury's Civic Award for Volunteerism in 2008.



Crystal Sue Schultz SCC#9002 – Gainesville, Georgia
Member of the North Georgia Chapter
December 24, 1963 ~ December 27, 2012

Crystal succumbed after a long battle with cancer. Crystal was a strong and determined person and when she decided to do something she did it. She was a very social person and always had friends around her. She loved to ride and be involved with the biking community. I know she will be missed. Crystal is survived by her two sons, Chad and Casey and a Daughter Chelsea.


Robert Hedrick SCC#9075 – Dahlonega, Georgia
Member of the North Georgia Chapter
July 12, 1962 ~ May 8, 2013

Robert joined North Georgia chapter in January of 2013. Although only being a member only a short time he fit in quickly. He was active with the chapter making almost all rides and social events. When a member had problems, Robert was first to jump in and help. He is a Brother that will surely be missed.


Kenny Branson SCC# 277057 – Valley Center Kansas
Member of the Air Capital Kansas
May 30, 2013

Kenny Branson left us at age 53 after a fight with Cancer. He had been a member since 2009. Kenny left his wife Melody and son Malakai and loved riding almost as much as he loved his family. He always had some quick wit and a hilarious come back to make any thing a laughable event. He will be greatly missed by many, was a great Southern Cruiser and a Great Friend and Person
In the Wind our Brother!! Love ya!



Greezel Suarez-Martinez SCC# 084061 – Hope Mills North Carolina
Member of the Cape Fear North Carolina Chapter
September 20, 1961 ~ December 10, 2012

Greezel fought a long and tiresome battle with cancer but she never quit having hope that one day she would be able to ride again with the chapter. She and her husband Alfredo shared a passion for riding Harley Davison motorcycles, enjoyed going to the beach and spending time with family and friends. She always had a positive outlook on life and always had a smile on her face no matter what the situation was. Even though she had only been a member for a few years, Greezel gave everyone she met a determination to strive for a better outlook on life. Greezel is survived by her husband - Alfredo, daughter - Daniela, several family members and grandchildren.
She loved life and will be missed by all who knew her.



Joe  "Joe Honolulu" Martinez
Passed March 1, 2013

One of the original WA SCRC member since 1999.

Joseph F. Martinez, best known as Joe Honolulu, passed away at home on March 1, 2013 with Linda and Dominique at his side.He was born in Honolulu, HI to Lucea Martinez and the late Jose A. Martinez. He grew up in Kalihi Valley the eldest of seven children. Upon graduation from Farrington High School he joined the Navy. He proudly served in Vietnam from June 1966 to September 1969. His last duty assignment was on the USS Hissem. Except for an 11 year position at Paine Field in Everett where he fueled/defueled airplanes, his career was in sales. He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about any product he was selling but never pushy.He moved to Washington 17 years ago, immediately feeling at home. His true passion was motorcycles, specifically the American made Victory brand. Whether he rode the back roads of Snohomish/Skagit counties on his Jackpot solo, with Chuck and Patti or on organized rides with the NWWV Riders he always came home happy. He rode with anyone riding any make of motorcycle, the important thing was to be out there taking the twisties - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/heraldnet/obituary.aspx?pid=163601848#sthash.XsYxXRpZ.dpuf

Arnold Soda SCC#221180 – Lawrenceville, Georgia
Member of the Stone Mountain Georgia Chapter
October 24, 1948 ~ March 12, 2013

Arnold was an avid Steelers fan growing up in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh). In 2004 he lost his first wife Deb. Arnold found solace and comfort after Deb’s passing riding his motorcycle and participating in charity events. He fell in love with Cathy in 2005 and they we’re married soon after. Arnold especially enjoyed riding up to Helen, Georgia.
Arnold was also a true Patriot and wanted to join the Armed Forces but was unable to do so. Arnold joined the Patriot Guard and assist in missions whenever he could. We will always think of Arnold when riding thorough the North Georgia Mountains and remember his easy manner and infectious smile. May the road rise up to meet you my friend and the wind always be at your back!
Rest in Peace Arnold!



Donald “Brewmaster” Greer SCC#5140 – Pt Richey Florida
Former FL Asst State Officer/Member of the Tampa Bay Florida Chapter
April 2, 1946 ~ October 12, 2012

Don was a member and first officer in Tennessee, before his relocation to Florida for his retirement with his wife Cindy. Don was ask and served as the Assistant State Officer of Florida. Sometime later Don ,took over as the State Officer of Florida. and served the state well. No man was more dedicated to the SCRC and worked tirelessly to make improvements.
Don served his country in the US Air Force and later applied his trade working and retiring from the FAA.
Don was loved by many and “If love and friends could have saved him, he would have lived forever.”



Charles "Butch" Rolen SCC#313042 – Blacksburg, South Carolina
Member of the Spartanburg South Carolina Chapter
June 14, 2012

A man devoted to serving mankind as a Marine and later as a paramedic. He loved life and his family, but most of all he enjoyed riding his V-Star with the Southern Cruisers. When he found out he had cancer and would not live long he put his bike in storage to be given to his grandson "Hammer" when he becomes old enough to ride.


James "Bucky" Ward SCC#313036 – Jonesville, South Carolina
Member of the Spartanburg, South Carolina Chapter
August 5, 1948 ~ December 25, 2012

Bucky joined the SCRC right after his wife passed away in 2002 and we became his family. Anytime something was needed to be done he was right there to help. He was Second Officer of our chapter for a couple of years and helped out tremendously during the fill the trailer toy drive for St. Jude. Bucky was more than a friend to all who knew him and he could make the worst ride seem like one of the best. Even after he became disabled with cancer he always wanted to know how the ride went every week. He made this world a better place for all who were fortunately enough to know him.
During his life he worked in law enforcement, as an EMT, and as a 911 dispatcher..



James M. "JuJu" Giffin Jr

James M. Giffin Jr. Jim, 63, passed away February 22, 2012 with his family at his side. Jim was born June 15, 1948 in Fresno, CA. He joined the U.S. Airforce and was stationed at McChord Air Force Base, in Tacoma, shortly after met his wife, Peggy Goldsby was married for 42 years. They were blessed with 2 sons, Jason and Brett, and 3 grandchildren, Ayden, Zack and Ian. Jim attended Centralia College and became a forester in Hoodsport, where he retired in 2003. He was very active in his short life and joined multiple motorcycle and car clubs. He took his two boys hunting, fishing and camping. Jim also drove school bus for the Rochester Schools for five years. Jim is survived by his wife and 2 sons; brother, Will, and 2 sisters, Carole Jensen and Donna Hudson. He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Stephen G Bouchard SCC#133013 – Derry, New Hampshire
Member of the Southern Coastal Chapter
February 8, 2011

Stephen died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
A licensed New Hampshire land surveyor and professional engineer, Mr. Bouchard was an associate project manager for Hoyle-Tanner and Associates in Manchester, N.H. He was instrumental in the design of the expansion of the runway system at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. He previously worked as an independent land surveyor for many years. He enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, golfing, spending time with his family and had an interest in following politics..



Robert W Cheney SCC#214077 – Hinesville, Georgia
Member of the Hinesville Georgia Chapter
April 23, 1958 ~ February 27, 2013

Robert was taken from us as the result of a motorcycle accident while traveling to Florida to visit his family. Robert never met a stranger and was a joy to be around. He was a Navy Veteran and worked as an Occupational Therapist for the Wounded Warrior Project at Winn Army Hospital at Fort Stewart. He leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Jill, and 2 children. Robert was a gentle giant and will never be forgotten by those who knew him.


Carol Ann (CAT) Tait SCC#373272 – Stouffville, Canada
Member of the Peel Region Ontario Chapter
January 22, 2013

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Carol Ann at her home, in Stouffville in her 59th year. She is survived by her mother Margaret, sister Janette, brother James and sister Margaret. Carol Ann will be sorrowly missed by her by all of her family and friends she has left behind. A special thank you to those friends who remained close to her throughout her life.


Chester Cunningham SCC#418004 – Sudbury, Canada
Member of the Sudbury Canada Chapter
December 31, 2012

Chester, was one of the founding members of Sudbury Chapter 418. In his retirement, Chester put a lot of miles on his Harley over the years. He was always there to offer advice to younger, less seasoned riders and was very supportive of his Chapter. He leaves behind his wife Doris, son Harry, daughter Kendra, granddaughters Mandy and Megan. Also survived by his two sisters, Marilyn and Judy. He will sadly missed but fondly remembered.


Donald “Donnie” Ray Moore SCC#258093 – Greenville Alabama
Member of the Greenville Alabama Chapter
February 16, 1954 ~ August 11, 2012

Donnie loved life, especially when riding. He was a simple man that always had a smile and a hug waiting for everyone and a passion for banana pudding. Donnie was always ready to ride, whenever, wherever with who ever would go. He is missed by his immediate family and greatly missed by his club members and close riding buddies.
Rest easy our friend, until we meet again.



Gary "Birdman" Layne SCC#282112 – HIllsboro Tennessee
Member of the Highland Rim Tennessee Chapter
June 24, 1965 ~ December 2, 2012

Highland Rim Chapter 282 has lost a great member. Gary (Birdman) Layne went to be with the Lord on Dec 2 2012. Gary has been a member from Aug 24 2007 and was a road Caption and lead many rides. He also had his own band and was their lead singer. He loved riding his bike and playing his music. Gary will be missed.


Joe "Old Joe" Mikich SCC#011037 – Hamilton Ontario
Member of the Hamilton Ontario Chapter
November 17, 1934 ~ November 13, 2012

Joe was a friendly and personable guy who always had a big smile and a hearty laugh. He loved to ride his Goldwing and spoke often about his travels, exploring the country with friends and his son, Jeff. He was a skilled tradesman who spent a great deal of his time in retirement sharing his skills with young apprentice welders.
He enjoyed teaching and found it very rewarding. He will be missed.


Jim “TonyWalnuts” Hall SCC#083101 – Bethlehem Pennsyvlania
Member of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter
October 3, 2012

Jim is survived by his wife Renee of 16 years and his son Tanner. He was a member of the Lehigh Valley Police Revolver League, Hellertown Sportsman Association, Easton Rod & Gun Club, and the Southern Cruisers Riders Club. Jim was an active participant in many charity events, including the Yearly SCRC Biker’s Against Breast Cancer Poker run, which raised $75,000 in donations to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation over the seven years of the BaBC event. Jim’s tireless efforts on the Event Book was instrumental in our recruitment of sponsors each year.
Jim was a great friend and was always willing to help anyone who needed a hand.


Annette “Appies” Apgar SCC#083042 – Allentown Pennsyvlania
Member of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter
July 18, 2012

Annette passed away in Lehigh Valley Hospital. She was the wife of Daniel Lighting. They celebrated their 5th wedding anniversary on July 7. She was a member of St. Pauls United Church of Christ, Trexlertown. Annette was Past President of South Parkland Youth Association for 10 years and Past Treasurer of Bikers Against Breast Cancer for 7 years. Her contribution to the SCRC’s Biker’s against Breast Cancer Event was instrumental in our overall donation of $75,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation over the seven years of our event.
Annette will be missed by us all.


Christina "JerziGirl" Prettyman Huttman SCC#006325 – Ashland City Tennessee
Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
October 18, 1970 ~ August 27, 2012

Our Sister fought a long and tiresome battle againest Cancer but succombed to the disease at Sarrah Canon Cancer Center.
"The only way I know how to describe Chris is to tell like it is...she and I always seem to be on the same page so our friendship was based on that premise. She was the strongest lady I have seen come along in many years. She has been described on many occasions as tough as nails. I have seen her drop her bike on herself on a dozen different occasions and every time she got back up with the determination to get it right...and so it goes for her general personality. That strong sense of determination was evident in all phases of her life..her work ethic and her family unit and her friendships. She had a huge respect for the biker community and love riding more than anything. She loved her Husband Jeff and son Sam and wasn't afraid to tell you so. Chris will be missed and leaves an empty space in my heart that cannot be replaced"....Eric
Surviving Jerzi Girl are her husband Jeff, Son Sam, Step-son Brian, Step-daughter Natasha and one Step-grandchild.


Carl "Car Doctor" Cannova SCC#569019 – Childersburg, Alabama
Member of the Sylacauga Alabama Chapter
January 15, 1948 ~ July 26, 2012

We lost our brother Carl unexpectly from a massive heart attack. Carl loved to ride his bike and to be with his friends. He will truly be missed by all the people that rode and loved to spend time with him.
Carl is survived by his daughter Rosemary Courington and husband Jon and granddaughter Ashley. A son Michael and a very special friend Patti Durden. Carl was retired from the Alabama Army National Guard, and was the owner of Carl's Car Clinic in Cahaba Heights in Birmingham, Alabama.
Carl is riding with each of us now. RIP our friend.


Raymond Westfall SCC#121005 – Summersville West Virginia
Member of the Mountain Lakes West Virginia Chapter
July 30, 1951 ~ May 20, 2012

One of the founding members of what was then the Gilmer County Chapter 121 later to become Mountain Lakes Region. Raymond and his wife Brenda often had to travel an hour just to attend a meeting. He was always committed to the SCRC and attended events of other Chapters many miles from his home. Always quick to host out of state SCRC members when they were passing up and down US 19, Raymond found time to help in anyway he could.
Raymond always said that "When one door opens another door closes." Heaven has gained another angel. Thank you Ray for laying the ground work for me to follow. You are truly missed and will always be in our hearts. Your spirit lives on.


David "Super Dave" Woods SCC#194026 – Wellston Oklahoma
Member of the Shawnee Oklahoma Chapter
April 5, 1956 ~ March 13, 2012

David was a loyal supporter of St. Jude’s and Southern Cruisers member of 10 years. He was one of the first members of Chapter 194 Shawnee, Oklahoma after it was formed. David was also a great friend of 3 years. We had not known each other long but became quick friends. David loved to camp and he and I and several members started the Camping Troop in our chapter. We rode many miles together and had many great times. His passing was sudden and unexpected as his health had been improving after an illness.
David is survived by his son Josh and wife Tracy. He will be missed by all who knew him and some who did not.
We love you brother.


David on the left with Gary Thomas 1st Officer

Pledger Brian "Wolf" Maples SCC#34163 – Chattanooga, Tennessee
Member of the Chattanooga Tennessee Chapter
July 25, 1958 ~ June 27, 2012

Brian was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga and was the son of the late, Pledger B. and Blanche Maples. Brian was a member of Silverdale Cumberland Presbyterian Church and held memberships in the Lookout Valley masonic Lodge # 673 and the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter # 34.
Surviviors include his wife, Linda and children Skip, David and Deneen.



James C. Gandy SCC#403010 – Holiday Lakes, Texas
Member of the Coastal Bend Texas Chapter
January 10, 1952 ~ March 26, 2012

James came to us originally from Decator, Ill and passed from this world after a battle with pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 60.
He is survived by his wife of 11 1/2 years, Denise; one daughter, Cherry; two sons, Jeremiah and James D.; one stepson, Joshua; five grandchildren; three nephews and many friends.
James has been a member of the Coastal Bend Chapter of the Southern Cruisers for several years, worked as a chemical plant operator for over thirty years and was pastor at the New Hope in Jesus Church in Brazoria, Texas. James was a Viet Nam era Army Veteran.
He will be missed. Ride in Peace, James.



George W. "Bucky" Bartley, Jr SCC#408024 – Headwaters Virginia
Member of the Shenandoah Valley Virginia Chapter
January 30, 1937 ~ April 11, 2012

We lost Bucky to a hard fought battle with congestive heart failure. Although he was ill, he didn't let it stop him from riding with his friends & family when able. Bucky was an honorably discharged Army Veteran, having been a member of 101st Airborne.
He was a devoted husband & family man who enjoyed spending time with his family & friends, playing cards, fishing, hunting, NASCAR as well as riding when he could. He will always be remembered for his kind heart and infectious laugh. He leaves behind his loving and devoted wife Betty, aka Betty Boop and his best buddy Donnie aka Grumpy, his daughter Susan aka Roadrunner and a very special granddog, Jessie. He will always be missed but never forgotten by those whose lives he touched



Larry Crawford SCC#50077 – Waycross Georgia
Member of the West Jacksonville Florida Chapter
October 19, 1943 ~ November 17, 2011

Larry retired from the Military with honors after serving in both the Navy Seals and the Army Special Forces. He earned many awards for his efforts and heroic acts. He was gentle in his ways, loved his family with a special place in his heart for his wife, "Jay". He loved to ride and was a proud member of the Southern Cruisers. Larry was very active with the West Jacksonville Florida Chapter 50. Larry retired from the Military with honors after serving in both the Navy Seals and the Army Special Forces. He earned many awards for his efforts and heroic acts.
He was gentle in his ways, loved his family with a special place in his heart for his wife, "Jay". Beside his beloved wife Jay, he leaves behind a large and loving family and many heartbroken friends.
He loved to ride and was a proud member of the Southern Cruisers and was especially active in the West Jacksonville Florida Chapter 50.



Raymond "Neauxmad" Mulligan SCC#256001 – Covington Louisiana
Founding Member and 1st Officer Emeritus Northshore Lousiana Chapter
November 24, 1949 ~ May 23, 2012

Ray passed after battling the devistating effects of ALS. Being the founding member and 1st Officer, Emeritus of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club Northshore Chapter 256 he was the driving force behind years of successful fundraisers for St Jude. He helped put Louisiana on the SCRC Map. He retired from Southeast Hospital as an IT Support Specialist. He graduated with a BA in Industrial Management at SLU and an Associate Degree in Architecture.
Ray was also an honorary lifetime member of Red Knights LA Chapter 5, LA Indian Heritage Assc.
Neauxmad is the beloved husband of Terrie, they were seen at many events in the South and Southeast promoting the fight againest Cancer and of course, most recently, ALS.
We will Always Love and Miss you Ray.



Robert Nissley SCC#289016 – Ephrata Pennsylvania
Member of the Lancaster/Lebanon Pennsylvania Chapter
April 16, 2012

Robert passed away at the Lebanon VA Hospital following a brief fight with cancer. He was born on March 21, 1949 in Lancaster county and was the husband of Barbara . They were married 42 years in August of 2012. Affectionately known as 'Ole Bob, he was a member of the American Legion Cloister Post #3376. An avid motorcyclist, he was also a member of the Gray Beards and the Lancaster/Lebanon chapter of the SCRC.

A woodworker, he worked at Signature Cabinetry and had served in the US Navy. Surviving in addition to his wife is his daughter, Melissa, his Grandchildren, Benjamin & Lillian. You will be missed 'Ole Bob!.



Cindy Hayes SCC#207017 – Stockton Missouri
Member of the Spring River Missouri Chapter
April 1, 1960 ~ April 15, 2012

Cindy fought a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was a Special Education Teacher in Greenfield Missouri for 22 years. She loved the children that were her students and was devoted to preparing them to be successful.
Cindy loved to ride; above the shed where she parked her bike is a sign that says “Live to Ride.” Even though she was in the heat of her battle with Cancer last summer, she made a ride to Mountain Home, Arkansas and back.
She is survived by her husband, Larry L. Hayes, (Spring River Chapter); mother & stepfather Sherlene and Newell Netsch,; two brothers, two sisters, two stepsons, nine step grandchildren, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews and other extended family.



Kevin "Abe" McCarthy SCC# 016034 – Spicewood, Texas
Member of the San Antonio, Texas Chapter
March 7, 1957 ~ February 13, 2012

Kevin passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was known for his kind heart and love of children. He was a substitute father for many children over the last 35 years, and helped guide them to make honest choices in life. He is predeceased by his father John B. McCarthy and survived by his mother Lois McCarthy, brother John M. McCarthy, sisters Valerie Douthit, Gwendolyn York, Linda Brandt, and Mary Torres also lifelong friend Catherine Bochat-Duross.


Carl "Pokey" Winkler SCC# 016048 – San Antonio, Texas
Member of the San Antonio, Texas Chapter
May 29, 1956 ~ February 12, 2012

We lost our brother Carl unexpectedly in a motorcycle accident. Carl loved riding, biking, and running and being with his family whenever he could. He served in the Air Force, retiring in 1998. He was a great friend to everyone who knew him.
Carl is survived by his parents John and Dolores of Ghent, his sons, Carl of Hudson, Michael (Sarah) of Wynantskill and Justin of Ghent, grandchildren Aidan, Brody and Carl Jr, his brothers and sisters, Paul, Ellen, John (Wilma) , Suzanne, Kevin and Kristopher (Jamie)and his nephews and niece, Reggie, Tyler and Natalee.



Roy Cleghorn SCC#426008 – St Louis, Missouri
Member of the Lewis and Clark Missouri Chapter
March 25, 1961 ~ March 09, 2012

We lost Roy after a very long and hard fought battle with cancer. Even throughout his illness, he rarely let it keep him from enjoying many miles with his friends and family.
He was a devoted husband, father, and brother. In addition to riding, he enjoyed photography, martial arts and NASCAR.
Roy leaves behind his wife Lexi, Children - Kristi, Roy Jr, Alex and Jourden along with many friends. He will be deeply missed by all that he touched.



John ‘TKil’ Miller SCC#195053 – Whitesboro, Texas
Member of the Denton County Texas Chapter
January 2, 1942 ~ February 5, 2012

We lost a brother and a very good friend on February 5, 2012. John served in the United States Army during the 60’s. John will be greatly missed by his family and all of the Denton County Chapter.
We will always remember John for his warm smile, gentle nature, and his passion for St. Jude’s. John was a regular on our weekly dinner rides and never missed an opportunity to Welcome Home our Heroes coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan at DFW airport. We thank him for letting us share a part of his life.



Troy "Mr Coffee" Curtis SCC#195059 - Coppell, Texas
Past 2nd Officer of the Denton County Texas Chapter
January 7, 1943 ~ January 27, 2012

We lost a very close friend and a brother due to complications resulting from a Double Lung Transplant. Troy served in the United States Air force for 8 years during the 60’s. We will remember him always with a smiling face and his sense of humor. Troy was always ready to ride. It didn’t matter where or when. He was happiest on his Goldenwing. He also enjoyed greeting the troops coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan at DFW airport.
He will be missed by his wife Geneta, brothers Jim and Bob, and all of the Denton County Chapter #195. We will remember Troy for always being there to help when someone was in need, and dedicated to being honest, fair and friendly. We thank him for letting us share a part of his life.



James "Pee Wee" Thomas SCC#410953 - Henegar, Alabama
Member of the Dekalb County
Chapter
February 1, 2012

James from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle accident near Section, Alabama. "Pee Wee" was a long time, well respected member of DeKalb County (AL) Chapter 419 and will be sorely missed. Two of his passions were riding and serving with the Sylvania Volunteer Fire Department.
RIP Pee Wee.



Ron G. "D.A. B.O.S.S." Henslik Sr. SCC#221012 - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Member of the Stone Mountain Georgia
Chapter
July 21, 1948 ~ February 26,, 2011

Ron moved to Atlanta Georgia looking to get away from the busy life of New York City. Little did Ron know that he was about to adopt a new family when Ron decided to start riding. Ron was our chapter Cabana Boy who was always eager to get the attention of all the women in any group setting. Ron’s other passion was playing Poker with a local group of players. If Ron had an Ace in the hole he was going to bet on it. Ron was fun loving and will be missed by all.


Keith "Ace" Wood SCC#373105 - Brampton, Ontario
Member of the Peel Region Ontario
Chapter
June 7, 1955 ~ November 23, 2011

Keith Wood passed after a courageous battle with cancer.
He leaves a beloved wufe Mary, daughters Janine, Toni and Natalie and grandchildren Lannah and Alessya and sister Gwen.
Keith always put everyone ahead of himself and thought nothing of it. He loved riding his bike, being around family, friends and the Southern Cruisers. There is not one of us who are not better for having known him. He gave us joy and happiness every time we were in his presence. He taught us about friendship, family, unconditional love, courage, strength and compassion. We're all privileged to have known him, sad because he is gone but honored to have loved him.
Ace leaves a legacy that, if we choose to follow it, may allow us to walk in his gigantic shadow one day. .



Tena Louise Forrest SCC#274046 - Valdosta, Georgia
Member of the Valdosta Georgia
Chapter
February 25, 1962 ~ November 13, 2011

Tena was a loving Wife, Mother, and Sister. Tena was a very caring person who took care of her family with her husband, Jim. Along with Jim, she is survived by her Son James and Daughter Jessica. Tena's loving and caring personality even showed through in her work as a bus monitor on a special needs bus for Lowndes County Schools Systems.
When Tena wasn't taking care of the people around her, she loved to ride with Jim on their Harley or their Vulcan. Rarely would you ever see one without the other. Tena and Jim shared many miles together doing what they loved until Tena was taken from us as a result of injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle following their motorcycle accident with a deer. Tena was a very loved part of our SCRC Family.


Tena with her husband Jim in Jan 2011

Jerry "Old Hippy" Longdon SCC#0001 - Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Original Vice President and Founder of the TN Valley(Knoxville) Chapter
October 22, 1950 ~ November 23, 2011

Jerry was one of the originals. Outside the club, he was a surveryor. He opened the Knoxville Chapter of the SCRC, now named the Tennessee Valley Chapter making the Southern Cruisers a multi-chapter club. He was the Vice President and Chapter Director of the SCRC and a driving force in the success of this club. He suffered a tragic accident which resulted in the loss of a leg. This did not stop him though and he eventually converted a bike adding a sidecare to give him stability.
Hip was all about music and could be found somewhere jamming with a band or friends. He was probably the leading force in bringing karaoke to many of our events. He married Crystal in a grand club event at Bullfeathers in Knoxville as was his style. He was devoted to his cat Smokey.
Jerry - we want you to know of our gratitude for what you have done to bring this fantastic organization together. God Bless.


Hip(R) with Rickster in the Early Days

John Stamper SCC#63082 - Winchester, Kentucky
Member of the Lexington Kentucky Chapter
July 27, 2010

John Stamper passed away quietly at home with his wife Marian at his side. John was a faithful member of SCRC Chapter 63 in Lexington, Ky. John and his wife were unable to ride their bike for a little over a year due to John’s illness. They did however manage to attend chapter events and give a hand whenever possible. John was retired from the autoparts industry and was an accomplished artist. Our thoughts and prayers go out to John’s wife and family, and we know he is riding above us.


John “Top Shelf” Alspaugh SCC#49180 - Sugar Land, Texas
Member of the Houston Texas Chapter
October 14, 1951 ~ September 16, 2011

We lost a friend and a brother suddenly as a result of a heart attack. John passed away while on a much anticipated motorcycle trip in California. He loved riding his Goldwing on long trips with his best friend, John “Sparky” LaBounty . “Top Shelf” joined the Houston Chapter in mid 2008 and enjoyed riding with his SCRC family. John was a very bright man, and quick witted. His stories would put us in tears with laughter. He always had a positive attitude and a pleasure to be around. John also had a love for cameras and when he had been on a ride with us, we couldn’t wait to see his pictures.
John is survived by his wife Jane, his son and daughter-in- law, Jeremy and Kalette and his son Joshua. John will be greatly missed by the many people’s hearts he touched.



Norman "Hall Pass" Manning SCC#6??? - Hendersonville, TN
Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
February 14, 1954 ~ September 21, 2011

We lost Norman too early. He and Theresa lived on the lake in Hendersonville. He loved life to the fullest, playing drums, fishing, and enjoying road trips with his motorcycle friends. (AKA Hall Pass) He loved spending Sunday with the Titans and all his friends. He was involved and passionate about local politics. He was also passionate about his pets, Bruno and Morgan. Norman was loved by many. His wife, Theresa, was the love of his life.
Norman and and the love of his Life, Theresa!



Blake "Bleezy" Lynn SCC#109091 - Valley, Alabama
Member of the Lagrange Georgia Chapter
August 3, 1988 ~ September 17, 2011

You will be missed by many & were loved by all! We will forever cherish all the good times that we all had together. And you will forever more be remembered at the twist of every throttle and rumble of the exhaust on every ride we make my friend ! On these stormy days & nights when we here the thunder we will know that it is you as you pass us by looking out for us on high up in the heavens. Ride on my friend & fellow brother. Rest In Peace We Love You Our Friend !!


Jesse Roy Boatwright SCC#073027 - Tunnel Springs, Alabama
Member of the Monroe County Alabama Chapter
May 28, 1948 ~ June 16, 2011

Besides being a wonderful husband of 34 yrs. to wife, Melanie, Jesse loved 4 daughters, 11 grandchildren, & his Harley! He was a gifted artist, musician, carpenter, historian, & human being. He lost his 8 month battle with leukemia on June 16th 2011. He is with his Lord now & greatly missed by his family.


Marvin Polzien SCC #167034 - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Member of the Southern Oklahoma Chapter
July 30, 1929 ~ July 27, 2011

Remembered locally for his Hot Air Ballooning, Marvin was an airplane pilot and once flew a single engine Bonanza from Ardmore across the Western United States and the Pacific Ocean to Australia. Some of his other interests that he actively pursued were power parachuting, homemade blimps, and riding his ‘Harley’ throughout the country.
He and Dora Lou Freeman were married December 27, 1950 at Wall Lake, Iowa. They were the parents of two children, a son, Jeff and daughter, Julie. Some of his and Dora’s favorite times were spent motor homing countrywide. During the Korean War Marvin served honorably in the U. S. Army.
He was active in his community including being a member of the Lions Club and the Patriot Guard Riders .



Michael "Frenchy" Mercier
August 2011, Chapter 368 WA

Michael passed in August of 2011.  We called him Frenchy becasue he was a transplant from Quebec. 
He had been with the club for 6 years.

Lynn Prevost SCC #238094 - Winona, Ontario
Member of the Niagara Ontario Chapter
August 15, 2011

Lynn was taken from us suddenly when riding to visit a friend. Anyone who knew Lynn would agree, she was a "do anything for anybody" kind of person. A devoted and caring friend of Lynn's once said, she would save the world one person at a time. Lynn loved the outdoors, she loved animals and of course, she loved to ride. She was a proud member of the Southern Cruisers, and we were also very proud to have her. She will be remembered by her friends and fellow members with love and fond memories!
Ride with the angels Lynn ! Until we meet again...



Lovick Milton "Buddy" "Crip" Hinkle Jr. SCC #32092 - Vinton, Virginia
Member of the Star City Virginia Chapter
October 8, 1937 ~ July 8, 2011

Buddy may have been Jr but he is an original. He was one of the founding members of the Star City Chapter in Roanoke and celebrated with us at many of the Clubs first of many National Rallies/Get Togethers. He is a Brother to many and will truly be missed. He was taken from us by Cancer - the villain we fight so hard to fund research to destroy.
Reb(l) and Buddy(r)




Melvin J. "Melsie" Sparkes SCC #494030 - Rexdale, Ontario
Member of the Albion Hills Ontario Chapter
June 30, 2011

Melvin passed away suddenly but peacefully on June 30, 2011 at the age of 56 while enjoying a ride to Canada's East coast on his beloved motorcycle.
He was loved by many and will not be forgotten .


James "Jammit" Mitchell SCC#468002 - Port Alberni, British Columbia
2nd Officer of the Alberni Valley British Columbia Chapter
December 28, 1966 ~ July 8, 2011

James passed away peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, in the arms of his loving wife Bonnie and two daughters; Kara and Melissa. James was born and raised in Port Alberni and was a long time active member of his community. He was the youngest person to take the role of president of the Kinsmen Club. For years headed the Kinsmen March of Dimes.
James was among the first few members of SCRC on Vancouver Island. Over the past 5 years he has been the 2nd Officer of SCRC 468, Alberni Valley. He was always an eager participant in all club activities and a true leader within the group. His love of motorcycling was enthusiastic, only surpassed by his love and caring for his family. Always quick with a joke and a helping hand, he was the kind of friend one finds but once in a lifetime.
James will be forever remembered for his dedication and devotion to his family and friends, his quick wit and sense of humor will be greatly missed.


Stephen "Popeye" Barber SCC#239033 - Aruandville, Louisiana
Member of the Acadania Louisiana Chapter
May 14, 1944 ~ Novenber 1, 2008

We mourn the loss of Stephen. We will add more as it is made available.

Harold "Oldwinger" Reed SCC#239043 - Duson, Louisiana
Member of the Acadania Louisiana Chapter
May 17, 1944 ~ June 2, 2010

We mourn the loss of Harold. We will add more as it is made available.

Kevin Winter SCC#455075 - New Bern, North Carolina
Member of the Cyrstal Coast North Carolina Chapter
June 30, 2011

Kevin lost his battle with cancer and died at home with his family at his side. He served in the Coast Guard for 31 years and retired in 2008 as the Engineering Rate Force Master Chief. Upon retirement he worked part-time as a swim instructor/lifeguard and spent his free time enjoying being with his family, traveling and riding his Harley.
Kevin is survived by his loving wife, Mary ; two daughters, Andrea and Amanda; along with four grandchildren Ryleigh, Aaren, Ben and Thomas.


Gary (Tuddy /T3) Truitt SCC#195015 - Flower Mound, Texas
Member and Road Captain of the Denton County Texas Chapter
August 7, 1947 ~ May 31, 2011

We lost a very close friend and a brother as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident. He served in the United States Army with Special Forces for 13 years. He was a Masonic Lodge member both Scottish Rite and York Rite.We will remember Gary always with a smiling face and his sense of humor. He was always there to meet the troops coming back from overseas at DFW airport.
He will be missed by his wife Linda, son Michael and all the Denton County Chapter #195. We will remember the “Spirit of Tuddy” as the result of one of his favorite rides, “The Spirit Run”. Gary led this ride to Gun Barrel City Texas to his brother’s wateringhole called the “Hoot-N-Holler” where we got special treatment on spirits we were able to bring back home with us.
We plan to make the Spirit of Tuddy live on and we thank him for letting us share a part of his life.


Jimmy "Mash" Mashburn SCC#0011 - Cordova, Tennessee
BOD Chairman and Member of the Memphis Tennessee Chapter
April 29, 1956 ~ June 4, 2011

Mash lost his life in a senseless accident in Bethany, Oklahoma. He was finishing out his required hours as an Air Traffice Control Instructor working toward full retirement.
Jimmy joined the SCRC in its inception, becomming the 11th Member of the cliub. He has served as 1st Officer, State Officer, Board Member and Chariman of the Board of Directors. He was known to have a heart that beat SCRC.
He leaves behind a Loving wife Shirley, and two Daughters Shanna and Jamie along with many caring friends.
Ride On Mash .


Renee Saunier Smith SCC#97035 - Tallulah, Louisiana
Member of the North East Delta Louisiana Chapter
June 17, 1970 ~ May 19, 2011

Renee was alone, and on her way home when we lost her in a fatal single car accident. She leaves behind 2 teenage sons, and a very great and wonderful companion, her husband, Le Roy. She loved to ride with her husband on their Harley Davidson touring bike. Renee was always prepared to share a smile with all that were in her presence. She was full of laughter and a very beautiful person to be around. She will be greatly missed!!

Keith Walker SCC#282102 - Decherd, Tennessee
Member of the Highland Rim Tennessee Chapter
January 28, 1957 ~ May 11, 2011

Keith passed away at his home after a battle with lung cancer. He was employed by the University of TN Space Institute for 37 years as a technician. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Karen; 2 sons, Jonathan and Joel and 4 grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends in chapter 282.

Lee “Taz” Stewart SCC#351011 - Pflugerville, Texas
Senior Road Captain of North Lake Travis Chapter 351
December 11, 1948 ~ April 23, 2011

We lost our brother Lee “Taz” Stewart” at the age of 62 after a courageous yearlong battle with cancer. Taz was the former FO and former SO and longtime member of the NLT Chapter 351 located in the greater Austin, Texas area. He is survived by his wife Kaye, sons, Joshua and Matthew, and daughter-in-law Liz.
Among other things, Taz will be remembered for his great smile and laughter and his willingness to help others in need. He was a man of God and loved his family and his SCRC family. I’m betting that the Springer he will ride on the golden road in Heaven won’t have a single oil leak now.


James "Jim" C. Stringfellow SCC# 104059 - Fort Valley, GA
Member of the Macon Georgia Chapter
January 4, 1963 ~ February 4, 2011

Jim passed away at his home after a brave fight with cancer since August 2010. He is survived by his loving wife Heike; one daughter, Elizabeth; two step-sons, Marcus and James; three sisters, Lancie, Elizabeth and Sandra.; two grand children, nieces, nephews, and many loving and devoted friends.
Jim loved riding his Harley with his Heike, along with other friends and members of the SCRC. He was a great cook and entertainer, and often enjoyed having his family and friends over for backyard BBQ’s. An amateur musician, Jim was a member of the “Knee Deep” band, who recently recorded their first single “POW/MIA – You’re Not Forgotten”. Jim was kind, giving, always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need, and a faithful Christian. Jim will be missed by all who knew him, and by his devoted dogs “Duckie” and “Zeva”.


Georgena Rohrssen Owen "Gena" SCC# 104092 - Warner Robins, GA
Member of the Macon Georgia Chapter
June 22, 1943 ~ December 8, 2010

"You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived."
Gena was born in Clarion, Iowa. She was a member of Northridge Baptist Church. Gena was a retired office manager for the Department of Defense being employed by Advance Testing Tech. She will be remembered by her family and friends as an avid and talented craftsman.
Survivors include her husband David; children, Sherri, Kevin and Dawn; sister Jean; brother, Darrell and five grandchildren.


Eddy Leon Brown SCC# 104104- Perry, GA
Member of the Macon Georgia Chapter
1975 ~ November 2, 2010

Eddy was born in Warner Robins and worked for the City of Fort Valley. He was taken from us too early when a driver pulled into his path at an intersection. Survivors include sons, Dustin and James; parents, Robert and Tina; and his sister, Penney.

Jerry Scott Etheridge SCC# 104008 - Macon, GA
Member of the Macon Georgia Chapter
1963 ~ October 30, 2010

Scott was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church. He was a native of Fayetteville, Georgia and graduated from Fayette County High School with the Class of 1982. Mr. Etheridge was a devoted employee of Capitol Cycle and had a very strong work ethic. More than anything else, he loved riding his motorcycle.
Scott is survived by his mother, Nita; wife, Peggy; son, Alex; brother, Clay; sisters, Lori, Sheila, and Bonny; grandparents, Doc and Ethel Frost of Macon; many nieces and nephews.

Scott(R) with his son Alex

Chad Bryant Brown SCC#511911 - Greensburg Kentucky
Member and Road Captain of the Green River Kentucky Chapter
September 3, 1976 ~ March 10, 2011

He was 34 years of age and departed this life at his home in Green Co. KY . He was the Road Captain for the Green River Chapter 511 Southern Cruisers.
Chad was a friend to all he met, and always willing to lend a hand. He always had a positive attitide, and was a pleasure to speak with. He lead our club on many adventures.Words can not describe our loss. He will be missed by all.


Jimmy Lee SCC#34019 - Ringgold, GA
Member of the Chattanooga, Tenneessee Chapter
August 16,, 1946 ~ March 10,, 2011

Sadly the Chattanooga TN Chapter lost one of it's long standing brothers. Jimmy passed away quietly at a local hospital after battling a terminal illness... Jimmy was a retired truck driver and enjoyed spending his days in retirement riding his motorcycle.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda Lee who was also a member of Chattanooga chapter #34. Jimmy loved life and was a friend to all he met. Jimmy and his wife Wanda were among the first 20 chapter members in Chattanooga and were like mother and father figures to Us all. Their memory leaves behind a great legacy with our chapter.
We will miss both of them.

Cynthia "Cindy" Jaworski SCC#376030 - Johnson City, New York
Member of the Binghamton, New York Chapter
February 10, 1961 ~ February 16, 2011

Cindy passed away at her home surrounded by her family, after a short battle with lung cancer. She leaves behind her loving husband of 25 years, Henry “Hank” Jaworki Jr. who is also an active SCRC member and former 2nd Officer. She is also survived by two daughters; Michele and Julie, one son; Henry E. “EJ” Jaworski III, five grandchildren ; her mother Judith Scott; two sisters; Lisa and Susan, several nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. She was also a member of the Endicott American Legion Post #82 Auxiliary.
Just days before her passing , she was able to attend a 50th birthday party in her honor in which family, close friends, along with her extended family of SCRC members were present to show our love and friendship. She will be forever remembered and in our hearts.

Charles "Sweetpea" Stewart SCC#198058 - Ledbetter, Kentucky
Member of the Purchase Area Kentucky Chapter
January 2, 1946 ~ February 13, 2011

Charles passed away Sunday, Feb 13th at the Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville.
He was a retired employee of Petter Supply Company. Sweetpea was a member of the Bellview Baptist Church. He was a member of the Harley Owners Group (HOG), member and past 1st Officer of the Purchase Area Southern Cruisers Riding Club 198 and member of the Paducah Railroad Museum.
He is survived by his wife Nancy L. Smith Stewart of Ledbetter.

Vince "Thunper" Tessier SCC#437064 - Alfred, Ontario
Third Officer of the Ottowa, Ontario Chapter
October 03, 1942 ~ February 16, 2011

Vince passed at age 68 after a short battle with Cancer. Vince will always be remembered for his tireless dedication to the SCRC and to his beloved Ottawa Chapter 437 in particular. He was that Chapter's 3rd Officer, and in many members’ eyes, one of the strongest links to hold the Chapter together both internally and with the rest of the club. Among his many attributes, he was a tireless supporter of SCRC activities and rides. In his 1st Officer's words, "Vince's enthusiastic participation in organizing and joining in on club rides was the reason for our Chapter's success.
It will not be the same without Vince being with us, but I know he continues to ride with the club in heart and soul.
Rest In Peace brother, and keep looking out for us as you always have !

Tony "Toon" Van Roon SCC#501028 - Cambridge, Ontario
Member of the Cambridge Ontario Chapter
1948 ~ February 14, 2011

Tony passed at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener on Monday, February 14, 2011, in his 63rd year. Dear husband of Hilda and beloved father of Mike (Lisa) and Wendy (Derm) all of Cambridge. Loving Opa of Rachael, Ryan and Ravyn. Dear brother of Joke (Wim) of Guelph and Annie (Michiel), Nico (Monique) and Henk all of the Netherlands.
Always smiling and quick witted, Toon was a welcome member of the Cambridge chapter from the first ride he attended. He will be greatly missed by us all

Ron "Weed" Wright SCC#032148 - Salem, Virginia
Member of the Star City Virginia Chapter
July 25, 1945 ~ December 26, 2010

Ronald Lee "Weed" Wright passed after a very long and courageous fight with oral cancer beginning in 1975. He got his road name because no matter what happened, he was like a weed; he kept coming back.
Cathy, Ron's wife of 26 years, and his friends at Star City SCRC will miss him greatly. He is remembered by all to be an inspiration, and always upbeat about his circumstances. He never seemed down no matter what was going on in his personal life or with his health. Even during his final struggle this past summer, he rode with the Chapter at every opportunity, and even attended a couple of overnight events, riding to the events on his Honda VTX. He was one of the Chapter's most active members in 2010.
Weed had been a member of the Star City Chapter since 2004. He was a valuable, positive member of the Chapter. The last Chapter event he attended was our 2010 Christmas Party, which was just two weeks before his death. We had no idea it would be the last time we would enjoy his company on this earth. He enjoyed life here, so I'm sure he's enjoying his dream bike, a H-D Softail, on the highways of Heaven!
We miss you, Weed
!

Larry Neal Colvard SCC#018007 - West Jefferson, North Carolina
Member of the Blue Ridge North Carolina Chapter
February 15, 1952 ~ June 21, 2010

Larry's long term health problems finally got the upper hand.Larry was a lover of motorcycles. He rode almost every weekend and had many friends that toured with him. Regardless of how bad he felt, he always had a smile on his face when he rode up on his black Nomad with its handicapped license tag. The mountains of North Carolina, his Loving wife of 30 years, Connie, and SCRC have lost a true friend.

Bobbie Edwards SCC#073015 - Monroeville, Alabama
Member of the Monroe County Alabama Chapter
September 6, 1949 ~ June 27, 2010

Bobby was taken from us suddenly and tragically due to a Motorcycle Accident while doing what he loved to do - riding with friends and talking to people about Jesus. He was a charter member of the Monroe County Chapter and was serving as a Road Captain.
Our Prayers are with his wife, Rita, his two Daughters and three Sons and all of his estended family. Bobby will be missed by all that knew him.

Brandie Carolyn George SCC#89041 - Villa Rica, Georgia
Member of the West Georgia Chapter
August 3, 1982 ~ November 7, 2010

Brandie lost her long battle with cancer but we gained an angel. Brandie always had a smile and she regularly expressed concern for others. Those who had the opportunity to know her were encouraged by her positive attitude and her unending faith. She was a wife to Brandon, a mother to Jacob, and a friend to all.
Brandie was taken from her family and friends way too soon but the memories she left for us are unforgettable.

James “Jim” Burton Eenhuis SCC#213085 - Covington, Georgia
Member of the Central Georgia Chapter
December 23, 1945 ~ January 29, 2011

Jim’s passing was the result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident with a cage. The driver stated "I just didn't see him Officer". He married Cindy Leighty on March 3, 2001 in Gainesville, Ga. Jim’s passions were his walk with God, his family his friends, his neighborhood, and motorcycles. He was an active member of the Social Circle United Methodist Church, and loved helping his family and friends. His favorite hobby, without a doubt, was motorcycles. He could spend hours polishing, tweaking, or just plain talking about them. He loved everything about them, including the history, sights, sounds, and smells. He spent his leisure time traveling to motorcycle events across the U.S., and enjoyed helping his “Brothers” repair and customize their rides. He was also an active participant in motorcycle related causes.
Along with being a member fo the SCRC, he was also a member of, ABATE of Georgia & Iowa, AMA, and the Harley Owner’s Group. His membership involvement brought him much happiness, purpose, and an extended family of “Brothers and Sisters”.

Teresa Gayle Noble SCC#372023 - Austin, Indiana
Member of the Scott County Indiana Chapter
September 21, 1957 ~ January 13, 2011

Our dear friend “Momma” Gayle was taken from us on Jan. 13 after a long illness.  Gayle was one of the founding members of our club, along with her husband Odum “Speedy” Noble.  Gayle was the life of the party, always there to lend a helping hand and tell you how much fun the day was going to be – and it always was with her along.  Everyone loved Gayle.  She will be missed tremendously.
We know Gayle is riding along in heaven, watching over us all.  We love you Gayle!

Harry "Sonny" White SCC#512025 - Sevierville, Tennessee
1st Officer Smokey Mountain Chapter
October 27, 1957 ~ January 14, 2011

We lost a close and dear friend suddenly Friday, January 14, 2011. Sonny was one of a kind; he never met a stranger. Sonny had a way of making you feel as if you had been friends forever even if you had only know him a short time. For those of us that only had the pleasure of knowing Sonny for a short time, feel as if we have been cheated. He had no problems with telling you what was on his mind or showing you. I think that was the reason everyone loved him so much; Sonny was Sonny all the time.
He will truly be missed by his wife Mary Beth, Son Jason and all of the“Smoky Mountain Chapter 512”.

Douglas Abbott SCC#101032 - Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Member of the Gold Coast Florida Chapter
May 25, 1948 ~ December 2, 2010

We suffered a great loss when we said goodbye to Doug "Dawg" Abbot. Doug, a native of Franklin, NH, was a Navy Veteran, a yacht captain, an avid motorcycle rider and a truly great friend. Doug was always the first one to offer to help out at any SCRC event and planned many great rides for us as one of our Road Captains.
Although we will miss Doug, we take forward with us a lot of happy memories and our lives are richer for having known him for the years that we did. If everyone lived their lives the way that Doug lived his there would be many, many more happy people in this world.
Sail on, Capt. Doug

Christopher SpreckerSCC#328021 - Barrie, Ontario
Member of the Barrie Ontario Chapter
January13, 1953 ~ July 4, 2010

Chris was taken from us suddenly and tragically Sunday, July 4, 2010 while doing what he loved to do – riding with friends from the Barrie Chapter 328 of the Southern Cruisers.
Our prayers are with his wife Christine and daughters Erin and Paige and extended family. Chris will be missed by all who knew him.

Debra Lavender SCC#24195 - Arlington, Texas
Member of the Ft Worth Texas Chapter
November 26, 2010

Debbie's passing has been heartwrenching for her beloved son Matt, her brother Robert, and sister-in-law, Valinda. Debbie will also be dearly missed by Pete Zavala Jr., her close friend and motorcycle riding companion. Debbie rode her own motorcycle, an '04 Honda 750 Aero. She decided to buy the bike to ride along side PeteZ for a road trip to eat lobster in Maine. then came trips to Sturgis, Big Bend, South Padre Island, and Key West. After the trip to Key West, Debbie's diabetes began to slow her down. A kidney stone operation in September '09 marked the start of many doctor visits and occasional emergency room stops.

Al "War Dog" Burns SCC#221181 - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Member of the Stone Mountain Georgia Chapter
October 17, 2010

Al, age 64, passed away due to injuries sustained in a horrific motorcycle accident that also claimed the life of his wife Tonya on October 10, 2010. Al was an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War. He was wounded in the 1968 Tet Offensive and a recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was dedicated to the Patriot Guard Riders, American Legion Riders and Combat Veteran Riders. He was very supportive of veteran's family's and with the interments of unknown veterans. Al joined the Southern Cruisers in 2007.
Al is survived by his sons - Eric, Jacob and Mike and daughters Stephanie and Lisa along with step-children, granndchildren and many sorrowful friends.


Jerry Lee Baldwin SCC#259037 - Clinton, Missouri
Member of the Lakes Missouri Chapter
July 25, 1949 ~ October 12, 2010

Jerry Lee Baldwin, age 61, passed away Tuesday, October 12, at his home. He was born in Fayette, MO the son of Bob and Pauline Hartle. Jerry was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country during the Vietnam War. He liked to fish, ride with the Southern Cruisers and loved to travel with his wife Bea.
He contracted hepatitis C in 2007 and while fighting his battle to recover from that he never missed one day of work. Bea was especially proud of him for that and how he became a substance abuse counselor after his own recovery many years ago allowing him to know first hand how to help others.
Jerry is survived by his wife Bea, his son, Jeremiah and two daughters, Jennifer and Jana. He will be missed by many.


Paul "Poldawg" Hopkins SCC#230015 - Mineral Wells, Texas
Former Texas Asst State Officer - Former 1st Officer Parker County Texas Chapter
September 28, 1943 ~ September 22, 2010

Paul passed following a brave and courageous battle with cancer.He was born Sept. 28, 1943, in Paris, Ky. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend.
A veteran of the United States Army, he served with the Army Security Agency stationed Turkey and Fort Wolters in Mineral Wells, where he met the love of his life and became a transplanted Texas. He married Sonora Watkins, June 12, 1965 and lived in Mineral Wells since that time. On Sept. 28, 2009, after 36 years of service, he retired from the Federal Aviation Administration when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer
How he earned his Road Name .
HECK, I road back from the ROT with a broken hand, ankle and messed up chipped elbow. Thats when my chapter named me Poldawg. lol, Ran over a golden lab, then over those road sign Poles. Messed up my black 98 GW but she still remained roadwothry to make it home, left lots of GW parts on those back roads.

Barbara "Barbie" Carleton SCC#298101 - Newmarket, Ontario
Member of the Newmarket Ontario Chapter
November 11, 1949 ~ September 28, 2010

Barb & Ken have been dedicated, loyal and active core members of Newmarket Chapter 298 since shortly after its inception in 2002. From the very first time Barb showed up at a ride's staging spot to the very last time, her strength, enthusiasm and energy lit up the parking lot and set the tone for the day, evening or weekend ride ahead. Whether it was her contagious giggle or her infectious smile, Barb was going to brighten your day one way or another, like it or not ! This was the atmosphere that Barbie brought to Chapter 298 ride after ride, year after year.
Although deeply saddened to have lost her, we are lucky to have had her and we will forever be grateful for the wonderful times she shared with us, and the many fond memories she graced us with that we'll always cherish.
Ride in Peace, dear friend Barbie. You'll be in our hearts forever !

Melissa "Redheaded Witch" Dardar SCC#95039 - Lafitte, Lousiiana
Former 1st Officer of the Big Easy, Louisiana Chapter
June 14, 1968 ~ August 29, 2010

Mel was active with SCRC for many years both as a rider and an Ofiicer. She resigned her position after a personal tragedy but continued to join in on rides as much as her health would allow. SCRC continued to be important to her and she often expressed her wishes to ride more. Melissa leaves behind her loving husband Victor.
Many of us have the pleasure of calling Mel a friend, and she will be missed in many many ways.

Joe Pierno SCC#432054 - New Salem, Pennsylvania
Member of the Laurel Highlands Chapter
December 9, 1961 ~ August 14, 2010

We lost Joe to a motorcycle accident - he was taken from us and his family way to early. Joe had a 12 year old son Hunter, a daughter Leah and a granddaughter that he had not yet had an opportunity to visit. We, along with Joe's family, mourn his loss and look to the day when we share the roads with him again.

Dave "Ponyman" Gumm
Passed August, 2012.  Dave was a 5 year Member in WA state.
Best Tail Gunner we ever had.

 

Jon Chandler SCC#284019 - Elkmont, Alabama
Member of the Borderline Kentucky Chapter
March 14, 1965 ~ July 24, 2010

Jon was stolen from us suddenlywhen a Drunk Driver rear ended him at a Stop Light. Jon retired as a Sergeant First Class from the United States Army. He was a dedicated Patriot, a Valueable Member and a Loved Brother to many.
Jon leaves his loving wife Theresa and his precious daughter Megan.

Jonce "Devildog" Hubble SCC#71030 - Albertville, Alabama
Member and Former 1st Officer of the Sand Mountain Alabama Chapter
December 26, 1968 ~July 22, 2010

Devildog was taken from us unexpectedly after a work related accident. He was a young, vibrant and energetic Brother and he holds a very special place in many of our hearts. Jonce served proudly in the United States Marine Corps.
Jonce leaves behind his lovely bride Bridgette, a brother Jason, two Step-Brothers Shane and Joey and four children Matthew, Jonce, Dray and Destiny.

Michael Hume SCC#329046 - Bratford, Ontario
Member of the Brantford Ontario Chapter
January 16, 1961 ~ May 25, 2010

We lost Mike at only 50 years. Mike was not a member very long but he and his wife Christina were active participants since joining our chapter. He will be greatly missed by all his extended family here with the Southern Cruisers.
It is his wife Tina's wish to learn to ride his bike and to carry on with our chapter.

Allan Michael Peters SCC#173019 - Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Member of the North Jersey Chapter
June 6, 1938 ~ June 11, 2010

After a short fight Al lost his battle with colon cancer. He left behind his wife Edie, German Shepherd Sadie, and of course his Honda Ace Shadow Tourer. Al's passion was his bike. He spent hours adjusting, polishing, and riding. He enjoyed being a member of SCRC. Going to the meetings and whatever rides he was able to attend. He also loved to fish and go boating. He was a hard worker and was alway there to help anyone. He will be missed and loved forever.

Fiona "Fee" Olds SCC#57511 - Hamilton, Ontario
Member of the Burlington Ontario Chapter
May 17, 2010

Fiona left us at the young age of 44. After riding as a passenger for a number of years, she started riding herself in recent years and was very passionate about it. Fiona was first and foremost a loving and dedicated wife and mother. She loved her family dearly and was very proud of her children. Fee is survived by her loving husband Kenny, son's Keith and Kyle and daughter Keri ann.
Our Sweat Pea will be greatly missed by her immediate family, as well as her extended SCRC family.

Mark Franklin Peacemaker SCC#358107 - Falling Waters, West Virginia
Member of the Eastern Handle West Virginia Chapter
January 31, 1957 ~ June 15, 2010

Mark Franklin Peacemaker was 53 when he went to be with the Lord peacefully after an extended illness. Mark was born in Martinsburg, WV. He worked for Dupont and later DSI/Fasloc Inc. for 17 years. He loved doing landscape work, which went from a hobby into a part-time job for 35 years. He enjoyed hunting with his son and riding his motorcycle. Mark was very active in working toward getting the skateboard park for the kids on Kelly Island Road.
Mark will be sadly missed by his wife, Cynthia Carol (Palmer) Peacemaker, his son, Mark Aaron Peacemaker, and his extended SCRC family. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Jason "Doc" Gerbino SCC#273039 - Abingdon, Virginia
Past 1st Officer of the North Shore Massachusetts Chapter
Past Virginia State Officer
Member of the Bristol Tennessee Chapter
June 8, 1941 ~ June 8, 2010

Doc succumbed after a battle with Pancreatic Cancer with Jeri holding his hand. He was a long time member of the SCRC starting out in Massachusetts and then eventually making Virginia his home. When Doc from a decidedly Yankee state was appointed the State Officer of Virginia, the home of the beloved General Lee, there was definately some decension. However, he won the hearts of the members and 1st Officers and Members of Virginia and proved his worth.
Doc also liked tooling around with bikes. Below is a picture of him on his FXR that he rebuilt while in that Yankee state. The past year had been rough on him though and he was not able to ride much or work on bikes.
We hope that Doc is at peace now that the pain is gone and that he will watch over us with all of our other fallen brothers and sisters as we make our way through our brief ride here.

Mike "Roadkill" Millsap SCC#327025 - Nashville, Tennessee
Past 1st Officer of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
Member of the Natchez Trace Tennessee Chapter
October 4, 1952 ~ June 6, 2010

Mike passed in the home of his father in Tulsa Oklahoma. Mike was an avid sports fan, loved the Tennessee Titans and was a faithful season ticket holder for many years. He loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and a 5,000 mile trip was never out of the question or a surprise. He brought an excitement and intensity to the chapter. In a two year period, he never missed an official Chapter Ride or Event.
Mike was born in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma. He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietname Era. Mike was the ultimate Titan's fan and if it was fall and there wasn't a chapter ride, he was at the game. Mike is survived two sons, Mike and JC, his Father Norval, Brothers Rick and Chris and his sister Monica along with his ex-wife Sally who still cares deeply.
Roadkill - you brought us many memories and you have left behind some very sorrowful friends.

Bruce "Rotti" Graves SCC#63124 - Lexington, Kentucky
Member of the Lexington, Kentucky Chapter
April 17, 2009

Bruce lived to ride with his friends and was quick to help St. Jude’s in any way possible With pride he rode with the Patriot Guard to honor our fallen heroes. He was quick with a joke, and never afraid to stand for his point of view. We have seen tears of pride in his eyes as we rode through flag lines and tears of anger when he saw a child or animal in pain. Most didn’t know the pain Bruce hid deep inside. Because of pride he hid his own problems not to bother others or take away from our rides.
Bruce was a giving person that many called friend. He probably never knew how much he meant to everyone and what a special place he held in our hearts. He was a biker to the very end. His bike, facing backwards on the trailer led the possession to his final resting place. He is missed by many. Bruce is survived by his wife Julie and a son Christopher.
“Ride free, ride hard for one day we look forward to the day when we will ride side by side again.

Paul "Pops" Comley SCC#63151 - Lexington, Kentucky
Member of the Lexington, Kentucky Chapter
1939 ~ 2008

Paul Comley, better known as “Pops” to his SCRC family was a member of Chapter 63 for a number of years. Father to William, and husband to Joyce, also SCRC members, Pops was devoted to his family and enjoyed simply being together. His trike was his pride and joy, he spent many hours washing, dusting and polishing on it.
Pops loved to ride and knew many great back roads for riding. He enjoyed getting somewhere and sitting with friends laughing and cutting up. He used to go camping and sit around the fire listening to bluegrass music. He loved the annual Trail of Tears ride, when they sat by the poolside listening to the game. Pops loved to tinker and fix things. He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Pops is missed greatly by all who had the pleasure and privilege to know him. You are forever in our hearts!

Dean Gordon SCC#50017 - Jacksonville, Florida
Member of the West Jacksonville Chapter
November 23, 1963 ~ May 21, 2010

Dean passed away suddenly following complications from Diabetes. He is survived by his wife, Susan and his children Joshua and Sarah. Also his in-laws Bob and Judie (also members of the Southern Cruisers) as well as well as his father, mother, brother, and sister.
Dean was a truck mechanic by trade and an avid biker since he was 16 years old. He was a consummate family man who would do anything for them or for his friends. Dean joined the Southern Cruisers in Jacksonville, FL and rode with pride and loved interacting with fellow cruisers. Dean will be sorely missed by those who truly knew him .

Hugh Taylor SCC#283053 - Belhaven, North Carolina
Member of the Roanoke River North Carolina Chapter
October 26, 1954 ~ March 29, 2010

Hugh passed away suddenly from an heart attack. He is survived by his loving mother, Celia, sister Myra and brother Robert. His nephew Andy and nieces Alexis, Taylor and Leslie, who he would stop the world for, and a club that will miss him dearly.
Hugh loved boating and the water. He never really had a permanent address because he moved his houseboat around from pier to pier, but it was his passion. Riding a motorcycle was another passion of his and he was always ready for a ride to no where in particular.
"Judge, you had a wonderful life and made many friends along the way. Go find Kilowatt and ride forever!"

Carl Schneider SCC#379105 - Cross City, Florida
Member of the Steinhatchie Florida Chapter
July 16, 1929 ~ April 6, 2010

Carl Schneider was one of the original members of the Steinhatchee Chapter 379. He joined at the first meeting on forming the chapter, at age 80 he still loved to ride. He was also was called "Kickerman" because of his love for antique outboard motors. He had a collection of them. He was a lifetime member of the D.A.V, a 20 year veteran of the United States Navy, he served in the Korean and VietNam Wars.
Carl Was a Great American and a Great Friend and will be missed by all who new and loved him.

Bob Quaile SCC#356136 - Bala, Ontario
Member of the Muskoka, Ontario Chapter

December 24, 2009

Bob Quaile passed away suddenly at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital in Bracebridge.
He will be missed by his dear companion Christine Carr and all of his friends and fellow members of the Muskoka Chapter of the Southern Cruisers.

Steve Fleming SCC#356107 - Nobel, Ontario
Member of the Muskoka, Ontario Chapter

November 3, 2009

Steve passed away suddenly and tragically while heroically trying to help others in a motor vehicle accident.
Steve’s loving and joyful spirit will be missed by the members of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club and his co-workers at Bell Aliant in Bracebridge.

Warren Horner SCC#356045 - Bracebridge, Ontario
Member of the Muskoka, Ontario Chapter

March 5, 2005

Warren passed away in Florida due to a tragic motorcycle accident en route to Daytona Bike Week. Warren loved to ride and was also a big car enthusiast and an avid sailor.
He is sadly missed by his wife Peggy, daughter, son and grandsons and his many friends and the Southern Cruisers Muskoka Chapter. His pipe was his steady companion and some days one could swear a whiff of it is in the air.
You will always be remembered, Warren.

Mark Thompson SCC#337069 - Denton, North Carolina
Member of the High Rock Lake, North Carolina Chapter

April 15, 2010

Mark died as the result of a single vehicle motorcycle accidennt. He was very kind to those in his chapter and all he met. He provided a free meeting place monthly and a buffet for all the members. He always had a smile on his face and would do anything he could for anybody. He actually fed one family nightly for free who are having hard times. Every time there was a ride, he provided the food and never took money in the end to re-emberss his expenses.
Mark was a loving husband to Bonnie, father to Emily and Lauren and friend to many. Not just any friend, but your "best friend," the one you could go to for anything. He would never tell you "no." He was the smiling face that you looked forward to seeing. He did many things for people of our community even if he did not have the time. He is a true golden heart and soul man that is hard to come by. He will be greatly missed. He will surely me missed by many people.

Pamela L. Mendola Bock SCC#116034 - Canandaigua, New York
Member of the Ontario County, New York Chapter
August 8, 1962 ~ February 22, 2010

Pam was a proud and very active member of the Southern Cruisers Chapter 116.. and when someone said ride, she was always there. She passed away after an accident in her home and her smile and laughter will be missed by all.

Wanda Lee SCC#034020 - Rossville, Georgia
Member of the Chattanooga, TN
Chapter
July 6, 1940 ~ October 26, 2009

Wanda Lee, wife to member Jimmy Lee, was a loving mother, wife and Grandmother. She was a long standing member with the Southern Cruisers and served as mother figure to many in the Chattanooga TN. Chapter. She passed away at her home after a long illness.
Wanda was a fiesty little woman who had love in her heart for everyone she came in contact with. She loved the Lord with all her heart and shared the news of Jesus with everyone. She was truly a sweet spirit and she is sadly missed by all of the Chattanooga TN. Chapter.

Darrell Thomas "Big D" Copeland SCC#186010 - Newnan, Georgia
Member of the South Atlanta
Chapter
January 11, 1945 ~ May 31, 2009

Darrell died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. He is survived by his Mother Eunice, his wife of 39 years Dianne and two children Mike and Becky. He was also a grandfather to 5 grandchildren - Aaron, Anna, Alex, Jay and Abby.
Big D was a proud member of the Southern Cruisers and when someone said ride Darrell was there. He loved to ride and as a true Southern Crusier member always looked forward to the eating place at the end of the ride. There was no such thing as a stranger when Darrell was around. He had a smile and a story for everyone.

Frank Louis Svendsen SCC#242053 - Deland, Florida
Member of the Deltona Florida
Chapter
October 03, 1935 ~ January 31, 2010

Frank was born in Asbury Park, NJ to wonderful parents. His father came to the states from Arhus, Denmark at age 16. He and his wife of 42 years, Judi, made two trips to Denmark in 2002 and 2007. He had the opportunity to meet 11 of his cousins. Since then, three of those cousins have come here to visit.
Frank joined the US Navy in 1958 and gave them 21 yrs retiring in 1978. He went on to serve with the Army Corps of Engineers and the N.O.A.A. sailing as an officer in the engine room. He loved this job and went all over the world on the research ship. A severe heart attack tore him away from this job he enjoyed.
After retiring, Frank and Judi moved to Jacksonville Beach, Fla where they lived for 30 yrs. Frank leaves behind his son Robert and his daughter Diana. He was a super Grandfather and Great Grandfather with 5 Grandchildren & 4 Great Grandchildren.
Frank has owned least 7 Motorcycles. He loved to ride and truly enjoyed belonging to the Southern Cruisers, he was looking forward to all the upcoming events so we are sure he's riding up there in heaven.

Alehandro "Alex" Figueroa SCC#27090 - Imperial Beach, California & Rosarita, Baja
Member of the San Diego California
Chapter
October 1965 ~ February 2010

Alex enjoyed life to the fullest.  Some of his interests included motorcycling and mountain biking, and he enjoyed playing the guitar. Alex was an integral part of the technology team at the San Ysidro School District.  He was a major contributor in all of the technology endeavors that directly affected the district kids.  As reserved as Alex was, he worked hard to make sure the children had the best and he always found a way to bring humor to all.
Alex will be missed, but he will NEVER be FORGOTTEN.

Mike "Punch" Godich SCC#5005 - Clearwater, Florida
Member of the Tampa Bay
Chapter
January 19, 1948 ~ March 1, 2010

Mike worked at and formerly served as a Volunteer Fireman for the Chippewa Volunteer Fire Dept. He is survived by his wife Vivian, his son Michael Jr, his Daughter Bess and five beloved Grandchildren Jordyn, McKayla, Zoey, Samuel and Casey.
He loved to play golf and ride his motorcycle. Punch was the chapter chef and would always handle the cooking at all chapter functions. He will be sorely missed by all.
Ride on Mike Ride on……….

Dean William Allen SCC#70030 -North Raleigh, NC
Member and Road Captain of the Greater Ralegh
North Carolina Chapter
September 18, 1954 ~ March 13, 2010

Dean was raised on a farm North of Raleigh in what was then rural countryside. He worked and played hard. He always had projects going especially involving anything with wheels. For many years he was an enthusiast of early Ford Econoline vans and attended events all over the country. Dean always had projects going involving anything with wheels. He finally came to join the Southern Cruisers where riding 100 miles for bar-b-cue lunch is a common event.
Dean had a way of relating to people that made you feel you were talking to an old friend after you had known him for 10 minutes. He was a warm, passionate man for whom family was extremely important. He was a caring, considerate man with a huge heart. He was always generous with his love, time, and knowledge.
Dean is survived by his wife Barbara, Daughters Misty Joe, Jennie and Sallie, Grandsons Allen and Blake and many more who loved him. His untimely death leaves a huge hole in the center of this family that will be impossible to fill.

Denton Crull SCC #455016 - Jacksonville, NC
Member of the Crystal Coast
North Carolina Chapter
February 21, 2010

Denny is another brother who has lost his battle with cancer. He was a great husband to Lee, father to Josh and April, grandfather to Gabriel and Ashlyn and he was a good friend. He served our Country proudly with the US Navy. He will be sadly missed.

Pierre Gauuthier SCC #281106 - Varennes, Quebec
Member of the Varennes Quebec Chapter
February 4, 2010

Pierre "Le Montagnais" Gauthier passed away at the age of 62, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Until the end, his love for life and strong will, made Pierre a wonderful person to be around, never did anyone ever hear him complain about his sickness or the pain he was enduring. He only enjoyed the positive sides of life and was a motivator to all who knew him.
Ride in Peace, Pierre!

Brenda J. "Rose" Ganley SCC #393031 - Kennesaw, Georgia
Member of the Lost Mountain Georgia Chapter

June 4, 1957 ~ December 25, 2009

Brenda was only 52 when she passed, and had only been a member of SCRC for about 2 years, but she absolutely loved riding with her husband "Wildman". She actually got a bike of her own, a Honda CB400a, and was in the process of getting her permit, when the "Big C" hit her hard. She had Cervical Cancer, and at the end of 2008, thought they had gotten it all, till 6 months later, when they found it had moved to her lungs Brenda was a quiet person, and her 4 children couldn't believe she was in a motorcycle club, but she totally enjoyed her brief time riding, and SCRC was near and dear to her heart before she died.
She is survived by her husband, Scott "Wildman" Ganley, her 4 kids; Carlotta, Tom, Josh and Milt, her granddaughter Madalyn, and the 78 Honda CB400a,that she never got to ride. I'm sure she's riding now, on the back of some heavenly cycle, watching over us all!

Dollie "Trailer" Waters SCC #470011 - Brenham, Texas
Member of the Independence Trail Texas Chapter

November 26, 1948 ~ November 18, 2009

Among the many things this 20 year Navy Veteran enjoyed was the pleasure she got from being a member and sister of, and riding with the SCRC. She will most surely be missed by her husband "Truck" as he feels lost without his "Trailer".
The Lord decided that He needed Dollie in Heaven to aid in the proper training of new angels. She was called home after fighting cancer for 14 years (she won the battle twice, the third time the dragon won). Dollie was sent to earth to help all those she met, especially her husband to be better loving people. She has done that, with and for many, and now her task is complete.
She left this earth comfortable, at peace, and went to be with the Lord unafraidy!

Andy Durnford SCC #298020 - Newmarket, Ontario
Member of the Newmarket Ontario Chapter

December 3, 2009

The members of Newmarket Chapter 298 have all been touched by Andy in some way or another over the years he's ridden with our family of friends. He was a quiet generous man and was with us every week to go wherever the group chose to ride. He participated in all the events and special rides, and enjoyed the camaraderie that the Club provided. He has definitely shown just how strong a man he was, by living life to the fullest, even when he knew his time here was short. Andy has been a core member of the Newmarket chapter since May 1st, 2006 and has always had a love for the club. Even when he first took ill, he didn't let that stop him from enjoying the open road. He has covered a lot of miles on two wheels and if we know Andy at all, he is already scoping out some awesome roads for us out there somewhere.
Andy moved to Florida in October of this year where he was hoping to spend more time in the saddle, but passed away after a lengthly struggle againest with Cancer on December 3rd. He will be missed by all who knew him but fondly remembered by all.
Ride in Peace, Andy!

Dave Adams SCC #418204 - Sunbury, Ontario
Member of the Sudbury Ontario Chapter

October 31, 2009

Dave will be remembered for having been a very special man who gave his love freely. He was everyone's rock, always there for anyone needing his help. He worked at the Salvation Army, truly enjoying helping the less fortunate. He had a great sense of humor, was able to make people laugh when they needed it the most and if you needed an "up" in life, you saw Dave. An avid biker who loved to feel the open roads he will now be able to ride for eternity. Dave will watch over his loved ones and will be there for courage and strength.
Ride with the angels, until we meet again. Love your wife, family and friends.

Robert "Buffalo Bob" Mandilas SCC #0031 - Memphis, Tennessee
Member of the Memphis Tennessee Chapter

June 13, 1947 ~ October 20, 2009

Bob joined the Memphis chapter in its first year. He was born in Buffalo, New York - hence his road name. He was a good friend, a go to guy. He was the father to two daughters Kathy and Kari, Son in laws Jason Roach (Kathy) and Sean Tobin(Kari) and three grandchildren Lindsay (Kathy) , Alyssa (Kari), and Joshua (Kari).

Christina "Chris" White SCC #242037 - Deltona, Florida
Member of the Deltona Florida Chapter

October 15, 2009

Chris was born in Miami and moved to the Orlando area in her twenties, where she became a paralegal. Seeking better wages and a more secure life, she became a postal worker and bought a home in Deltona. She retired from the USPS in 2006.
Chris was alwaya ready to ride, even riding a week after having knee surgery. She would not be shy about telling the raod captain she needed a break. Once she started waving and waving and then all of a sudden more woman started waving and she brought the ride to a stop When everyone was tired but no one else would say so.

Bill "Thumper" Bass SCC #261022 - Scarborough, Ontario
Member and Former 1st Officer of the Durham Ontario Chapter

October 20, 2009

Bill was first and foremost a loving and dedicated husband and father. He was a great big cheerful guy who was always up for a ride no matter where it was heading and he loved to lead those rides. He was instrumental in the success and growth of Durham Chapter #261 throughout his 3 year tenure as1st Officer. Bill knew all the great roads and the great food stops. He was always so happy to be out riding, as this was his relaxing time. Bill always had a big smile and joke for you and that smile will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
May your final ride home be a safe and eternal journey dear friend.

Donald "Donnie" Ray Hedgpath SCC#276031 - Claremore, Oklahoma
Member of the Dog Creek Hills Oklahoma Chapter

August 18, 1957 ~ September 2, 2006

At an early age, two of Donnie’s great passions revealed themselves: one was for his beloved family, and the other for his love of motorcycles. His two daughters were his greatest treasures. Even though Donnie had not been a member very long, he and his wife, Trudy, fit right in with the rest of SCRC in Claremore. He will be missed by many.

Roland R. Leggett SCC#351049 - Round Rock, Texas
Member of the North Lake Travis Texas Chapter

October 15, 1948 ~ April 25, 2009

Roland R. Leggett was a devoted and loving husband to Evie Leggett. Roland retired from the Virginia Beach Police Department in 1992, after 21 years of dedicated service. During his service with the police force, Roland was shot 2 times. He was a Vietnam Vet and was a 10 year Colon Cancer survivor.
Roland and his wife Evie moved to Round Rock Texas from Virginia Beach after he retired from the police force and was a member of the Southern Cruisers Chapter 351. Roland passed away on Saturday morning April 25th 2009 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

H. Chris "Raven" Parr SCC#120119 - The Woodlands, Texas
Member & Retired Treasurer of the Conroe Texas Chapter
April 19, 1961 ~ July 30, 2009

Herbert was a devoted & beloved husband to Linda “Lil’ Bit” Macias Parr, “daddy” to his precious baby girl Chihuahua Tinki. Chris retired from the Houston Police Department-Patrol Division after 20 years of dedicated service. He proudly wore Badge #4032. He loved photography, reading, and riding his motorcycle with the Southern Cruisers.
Chris was a treasured member of Conroe Chapter 120 and was truly adored and respected by all who knew him and he will always be in our hearts. The day of the funeral, what an incredibly impressive site is was to see this long line of 30 bikes and 3 cars traveling down the highway, flashers flashing, being escorted to the funeral home by the Houston Police Dept. He left a deep impression on all that met him. Chris left us with the following words of Wisdom.
“A stranger isn't a stranger, but a friend you just haven't met yet.”
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Debbie "Deb" Borgogno SCC#281048 - Varennes, Quebec
Member of the Varennes Quebec Chapter

Taken from us April 29, 2009

A Wonderful wife, the greatest mom and my best friend for 34 years. Deb was an angel while on earth helping anyone who was in trouble and offering her kindness to all those she met. Her never ending smile and love of life is missed each day.
Until we meet again may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
...With all My Love - Gilbert.

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Frederick "FreezinFred" Brack SCC#328121 - Thornton, Ontario
Member of the Barrie Ontario Chapter

July 16, 1959 ~ July 17, 2009

Freddy's passion was living large - and riding. Freddy was a member of Southern Cruisers 328, Los Silverados, and Volusia Riders International.
He was a good friend to everyone he met and was always willing to lend a hand - especially if it was to build something. Rarely did he miss a Wednesday ride.
Fred and his wife Paddy were enjoying family, friends, careers and pets when in the fall of 2004 Fred seemed to get a flu bug that he couldn't shake. On February 22, '05 and barely able to get out of bed, he was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and immediately admitted into Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto. By May he was finally in remission and able to go home to Thornton.
Life was good and the bike got lots of miles until September '06 when several Southern Cruisers brothers escorted him (all on bikes) back to Princess Margaret Hospital for a stem cell transplant. Life changed and Fred fought infection after infection.
Although they said it was initially a success, major general damage was caused and by November 08 Fred was admitted into Barrie Hospital with major brain damage and a very compromised immune system. Paddy was at his side every day as his mind and body deteriorated
One day after his 50th birthday, Fred passed away in Penetang General Hospital. The oncologists at Princess Margaret Hospital performed an autopsy. Fred's legacy will be that hopefully they can prevent others from going through the immense pain and fear that he and Paddy battled for almost 5 years.

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Steve Cwikiel SCC#000100 - Memphis, TN
Member of the Memphis Tennessee Chapter

May 2009


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Bruce C Hornaday SCC#000053 - Germantown, TN
Member of the Memphis Tennessee Chapter

June 2009


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Jack Carter Holder SCC#305069 - Nacogdoches, Texas
Member of the Lufkin TX Chapter

December 7, 1934 - July 1, 2009

Jack passed away after a long illness in his lungs from his years of Firefighting. He retired as Deputy Chief of the Nacagochhes Fire Department. He leaves behind his wife Syndey, Son Jeff, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. .
Jack rode with the Southern Cruisers whenever possible. He always had a cheerful smile and spoke kindly about everyone. He was loved by everyone who met him

Jack was active in flyfishing, bow hunting and outdoor life. He was nationally recognized for his wood carving. There will always be a void in the lives of those Jack touched.

Larry "GaDawg" White SCC#213130 - Conyers, Georgia
Member of the Central Georgia Chapter
March 20, 1948 - June 27, 2009

Larry was an "Army Brat" living throughout the U.S. as he grew up. He was a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout and worked his way up to Eagle Scout. He graduated from Newton County H.S. in Covington, GA then joined the U.S. Navy. He had a son and a daughter, who gave him five grandchildren.
Larry had a very full and interesting life. He was a student at Toccoa Falls College, earning his degree to minister the word of God. He didn't have to tell anyone how he felt about our Lord, he lived it. He retired from Southern Railroad and the fun escalated, taking numerous missionary trips to foreign lands, riding with Freedom Riders, Patriot Guard as well as SCRC. If you ask someone who met him what they remember most, it would be his smiling face, his thoughtfulness, his respect for those around him and that he was a true southern gentleman.
On June 27, 2009, GaDawg was riding to Augusta, GA to honor a fallen vet. He was involved in a crash and was pronounced at the scene. Word spread quickly and the sickening, numbness set in. The following Sunday, the SCRC family pulled together and rode to pay respects to the White family. Little did we know, that day would end with laughter, not tears. At the Memorial Service on Tuesday, it was more of the same. Brother GaDawg, YOU are missed and will be missed for a LONG time, but you will continue to live in our hearts and memories because of the stories you have given us. We love you and will ride with you again.

Donald "Boss Hawg" Berkey SCC#432033 – Scottdale, Pennsylvania
1st Officer of the Laurel Highlands Pennnsylvania Chapter
February 22, 1949 ~ June 14, 2009

Don passed away due to injuries suffered in an accident which occured on May 30, 2009. He served in Vietnam as a draftsman in the Navy Seabees. Don was a Patriot Guard Rider, a citizen band and motorcycle enthusiast, loved woodworking and gardening, founded various Internet chat groups and had many friends in cyberspace. He is the founder of the Southern Cruisers of SE PA. Don will be sadly missed by his loving family; his wife of over 34 years, Linda; his son, Donald Jr.; his sister, Linda Lee; and many others.
Love Lasts Forever!

Graham Holloway SCC#354082 – St Lazare, Quebec
Member of the Montreal Quebec Chapter
April 2009

Graham Holloway, who was a member since April 2004 passed away suddenly in April 2009. He will be sadly missed by his fellow brothers and sisters from the Montreal chapter 354. Graham often just got out on his bike for a little ride after a hard days work. He liked to "drop in" on his chapter friends for a visit. He was a very dedicated man who worked meticulously for his family as well as his customers.
Graham leaves a great void in our chapter.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you brother.

David Cagle SCC#166064 – Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Member of the Northwest Alabama Chapter
June 11, 2008

David Cagle, fought a hard battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully in his home with family members there to say a temporary goodbye.
David started riding motorcycles in the 1940's. In 1947, he had an old Indian Motorcycle that he rode around with his girlfriend on the back. In 1950, David married that sweet little lady and they enjoyed motorcycles up until recent years when his health became a factor. David and his wife Carolyn went on a number of rides, even over night rides to the Smokey Mountains with our chapter 188. His son, TC Cagle, is also a member of the Southern Cruisers. David helped with the first Rally At The River and he rented steps for the flat-bed we used as a stage. He was especially memoriable when he opened his "Dirty Santa" gift of a ladies nightie at one of our Christmas parties. He laughed harder than we'd ever heard him. We must remember the good times we have shared our friends who pass on and share those memories with those who did not have the fortune to know them. Memories of David will brighten our days for many years to come and he will be with us in spirit forever.
David's family and friends are in our prayers.

Larry Brooks SCC#236078 – Foxboro, ONT
Member of the Quinte Ontario Chapter
February 19, 1956 ~ September 13, 2008

Larry was taken unexpectedly from us on September 13, 2008. Larry was the type of person that all who met him, soon came to respect and love him. He was always there to lend a helping hand when needed, and would usually ask for nothing in return. Larry and his wife Lorraine became members of Chapter 236 in 2005 and biking soon became one of his largest passions.
He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.


 

Michel "Snake" Lake SCC#418062 – Sudbury, ONT
Member of the Sudbury Ontario Chapter
July 22, 1952 ~April 13, 2009

Mike passed at the Sudbury Regional Hospital - St. Joseph's Health Center. Born in Ottawa, Mike was a foreman with CP Rail, serving 27 years with the company. He enjoyed helping young people and was a big supporter of the annual Motorcycle Toy Run. Mike enjoyed life, he had many friends in the motorcycling community and he had a true passion for riding his bike.
He leaves a great legacy of love in this world. Sadly missed by his loving wife Diane (Smith) Lake; children: Megan Lake (Clinton), Chris Lake (Heidi), Stacy Lang (Brad) and Stephanie Lang; cherished grandchildren Enyvia, Alexus, Oceana, Naomi and a new grandchild to arrive in May.

Dale "DragonWing" Duvall SCC#221172 – Lawrenceville, GA
Member of the Stone Mountain Georgia Chapter
July 02, 1950 ~ December 31, 2008

On the afternoon of December 31st, 2008, the Stone Mountain chapter lost a great Road Captain, a great Tail Gunner, a great friend, and a beloved member of our family to a sudden and unexpected massive heart attack. He was preparing to host a New Year's Eve party for his friends and family when this tragedy occurred.
Dale had a sharp sense of humor that always brought laughter wherever he went. As a Road Captain and especially as TailGunner, he always made everyone feel welcome and safe, you knew your ride would be memorable and without incident. You could always count on Dale being there when you needed him, whether you asked or not. He always took pride in his service to the group, and embraced our Ride to Eat philosophy. He also served as TailGunner for the PGR. The PGR knows the same safe feeling of Dale having your back on a ride.
Dale's wife, Beattie, was escorted by a large procession of motorcycles and other vehicles (SCRC, PGR, friends, and family) to the funeral home. The PGR proudly provided the American flags at the funeral home to honor Dale as a Viet Nam Vet and proud Marine. He must have been Tail Gunning from above as this was yet another ride without incident. Dale is missed by everyone, we lost a true Brother and friend that day. We'd like to think that tail wind we feel while on the motorcycle is Dale still watching over us, still wanting to keep our ride safe.
Rest In Peace, DragonWing.

Gary Goldston SCC#413028 – Willow Spring, NC
Member of the Jordan Lake North Carolina Chapter
July 22, 1952 ~April 20, 2009

Gary passed at home after a battle with Cancer. He is survived by his wife Brenda, sons Chad and Dallas and one grandchild Courtney, a sister Janet and brothers Johnny and Mike who are also members of Gary's Chapter.
Gary always had a smile on his face. He always had a positive attitude. Gary loved life and he lived it fully. When he left this earth he didn't leave any questions unanswered. You always knew were you stood with Gary. He was my friend. That's all I got Bill. Set it up anyway you would like. I know you will make it look right. Headed to the NC Spring Gathering tomorrow. Take care and hope to see you soon.
Cancer took our friend from this world but, we will ride together again someday .

Jeremiah "Jery" Moore SCC#63143 – Nicholasville, KY
Member of the Lexington Kentucky Chapter
March 7, 1974 ~ March 17, 2009

Jery was a member of Chapter 63, Lexington KY and passed away on March 17, 2009 at the all too young age of 35. Around the time he joined our Chapter, he was diagnosed with Colon Cancer and while he wasn't able to ride with us much due to his illness, he will be missed.
Jery loved to ride. The picture included with this memorial is from his last ride. One week before he passed away, his family members loaded him up on his bike so he could take just one more ride because everyone knew the end was nearing. He made it to the end of his street and back (while escorted by his Brother) and collapsed on his bike as soon as he got back home. But he got to take his last ride. May we all be that lucky! As a testament to the importance of riding in his life, his bike (on a trailer) led the funeral procession from the funeral home to the Cemetary. Jery is survived by his wife Natalie and their two daughters as well as his three brothers.
RIP and Ride On Jery. We’ll all ride together again one day!

John "Big Animal" Ivey SCC#268017 – Jasper, GA
Member and Former 2nd Officer of the Etowah River Georgia Chapter
September 09, 1946 ~ March 23, 2009

John "Big Animal" Ivey, member of the Etowah River Georgia Chapter of the Southern Cruisers passed away suddenly on March 23, 2009. "Big A", as he was known to his many, many SCRC friends was a devoted husband and loving father who had very recently retired after 30 years with IBM Corp. He had been an original founding member of the Etowah River Georgia Chapter of the Southern Cruisers and served his club faithfully as second officer for 7 of the last 8 years. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a graveside service was held March 25th at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton Georgia with full military honors.
Let us not forget. John the man, the husband, the father, the brother,a motorcycle enthusiast, a leader and the friend who passed our way, brightened our lives. Let us not forget the days past, as John took us on the back roads, those winding roads, the mountain scenery, the twisties,the early morning campsites, the cool breeze and steaming cup of coffee, the sun at our back and the wind in our faces, oh what joy!
John rides different roads now. With thunder from his bike and God at his side, John rides the clouds in the heavens, the curves, winding roads and the scenic sky. Time will heel our sorrows, but our hearts will always remember the man and all his joy.
He passed our way, let us not forget.
God bless you, Big Animal, our gentle giant, we love you and miss you dearly......
From all of your Brothers and Sisters in the Etowah River Georgia Chapter.

Darrell "Hawk" Smith SCC#14131 – Greenwell Springsm, LA
Member and Former 2nd Officer of the Baton Rouge Chapter
March 31, 2009

Our beloved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully after a long and courageous battle with pulmonary disease. He was 52. Hawk is survived by his daughter, Crystal Poore; his mother Marlene Smith; his father, Huey Smith; three brothers, Kenny, Bruce and Carl Smith; three sisters, Susan Crochet, Helaine Smith, and Mary Scott.
Darrell was a retired truck driver and avid motorcycle rider. He was a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, the Louisiana Road Riders, and the Patriot Guard Riders. Hawk never met a stranger, and was an inspiration to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Mike Cowart SCC#89042 – Douglasville, GA
Member of the West Georgia Chapter
October 15, 1962 ~ March 2, 2009

Mike Passed away at the age of 46 after loosing a courageous battle with Cancer.
Mike was a member of the West Ga Chapter for 7 years and is survived by Wife Lisa Cowart two daughters Amanda and Ashley and two sons Michael and Zach.
Mike joined the Southern Cruisers In 2002 and enjoyed riding his Motorcycle when he could find the time. We had a lot of great times together weather we were on vacation or out and about on our bikes.
Mike you will truly be missed by all - We love you brother.

Jean Cummings SCC#376028 – Sidney, NY
Member of the Binghamton New York Chapter
July 31 1936 ~ March 7, 2009

Jean M. Cummings passed from complications from an aneurysm which developed while awaiting a heart bypass operation.
Jean cherished her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and was an avid animal lover.
She was a member of the Sidney Fire Department Auxiliary, the Southern Cruiser's Riding Club of Binghamton and the Hudson Highlander's Motorcycle Club of Oneonta. She is survived by her loving companion of many years, also an SCRC member, George Monroe Sr., of Sidney.
Jean will be missed by her SCRC family. The thoughts, prayers and many fond memories of Jean will be forever with us
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Ron Freeburn SCC#356056 – Gravenhurst, ONT
Member of the Muskoka Ontario Chapter
December 15, 2008

Ron passed away with his family at his side just three short months after being diagnosed with a very rare form of cancer. Muskoka Chapter salutes Ron. We share the loss with Ron's wife Phyllis, their children and grandchildren. We love and miss our dear friend.
Ron always had a passion for motorcycles but it wasn't until his 70th birthday that he purchased his cherished bike and got his motorcycle license. Ron immediately joined the Muskoka Chapter of the SCRC. Like so many other members it became his second family and an amazing experience. Ron was a very active member of the club. Ron gained the respect of all the members and always held a spot in everyones heart. Ron was very instrumental in raising funds for his favorite ride "Ride for Dad" which raised money for prostate cancer. Ron was a four year survivor of this cancer. Muskoka Chapter 356 took part in Ron's Celebration of Life Service January 3, 2009. Members marched into the hall in their full leathers wearing for the first time badges on their jackets placed over their hearts which read "In loving memory of our friend Ron Freeburn." Ron's cherished bike will have a new driver at its controls this spring. Ron's oldest son Dan will be at those controls
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Billy Joe "BJ" Johnson SCC#5009 – Nashville, TN
Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
July 12, 1953 ~ February 10, 2009

Born in Monterey, TN, BJ passed at home without warning after dining with his wife Nancy in Nashville. He and Nancy joined the Middle TN chapter during our Christmas Party in 2007 and rode on thhe next Polar Bear Ride. BJ was a driver for Estes Express lines in Smyrna TN and was also an Elder at Full Gospel MIssion Church. On rides, he would share Prayer Cloths with his fellow riders.

Robert "Bobby D" Dudley Jr. SCC#164102 – Pensacola, FL
Member of the Pensacola Florida Chapter
January 27, 1962 ~ February 14, 2009
Born in Columbus, OH and raised in San Antonio, TX. Bobby joined the Navy in 1981 and proudly served his country as a Chief Petty Officer until his retirement in 2001. He continued to work with the military in naval flight training. His real passion in life was working with youth sports programs and spent much of his time officiating softball, football and basketball.
Bobby joined the Southern Cruisers in April 2005. When he first became a member, he did it just to find people with the same interest that he had in motorcycling but the fellow riders he met soon became his friend.
Bobby was buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio with full military honors. He will be missed by all but we can all cherish the memories of knowing him.

Thomas W Clarke SCC#383019– Scarborough, Ont
Member of the Toronto Ontario Chapter
November 9, 1944 ~ January 20, 2009

Tom was a proud member of the Toronto Chapter. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and telling stories. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.
He passed peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Survived by his loving wife Marilyn of 36 years, beloved father of Thomas (Kelly) and Karen (Brent) and by a brother, Manny, and a sister, Barbara. He was the Loving grandfather of Riley Thomas and Spencer Gordon. He will be fondly remembered by his many friends.

Dave Coon SCC#183073– Acworth, GA
Member of the North Atlanta Chapter
1945 ~ 2009

Dave passed away after a courageous fight with cancer.
He was a member of the North Atlanta SCRC since 2004 and always rode with a smile. He was also an avid member of the BMWMOGA and assisted in many events around the county.
Dave will be greatly missed by all
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Alan Johnson SCC#270034– Kitchener, Ont
Member of the Kitchener Ontario Chapter
Feb 2, 1949 ~ Dec 19 2008

Al passed away after a courageous battle with MS at the age of 59.
Beloved husband of Czarina Johnson, loving father of Leon, Tracey and Joanna Johnson, cherished grandfather of Shawn Johnson. He will be fondly remembered by his sister, Sylvia Wattam, his nephew, Matthew Shackleton and his niece, Claire Cross, all of the UK.
Alan was a proud member of the Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Club and enjoyed nature, golf and music. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew him
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Chuck Doss SCC#49038– Houston, TX
Member of the Houston Texas Chapter
1942 ~ 2008

Bill joined the Houston chapter in February 200 but only had the opportunity to ride once before the onset of medical issues. Although we did not have the opportunity to get to know him well, Chuck, His Family and all of his friends will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Steve “Archer” Silverman SCC#456040 – Lake Worth, FL
Road Captain – SCRC West Palm Beach Chapter 456
1957 ~ 2008

Steve passed away suddenly on Thanksgiving Day. Steve leaves behind his wife Tammy, his Mom and Dad, a brother and sister, and many, many friends.
Steve loved to ride his Harley Road Glide, nicknamed “Da Pumpkin.” Steve had a love of life and love of riding that was infectious. Every destination was his favorite. As long as he was on Da Pumpkin and with his friends, that’s all that mattered. He brought light and laughter into the lives of everyone who knew him.
Although Steve’s light was extinguished much too soon, we are all better for having known him. He will be missed greatly by everyone
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Jimmy "PawPaw" Hobbs SCC#400074 - Eatonton, Georgia
Member of the Oconee Georgia Chapter
April 21, 1961 ~ October, 2008

Jimmy passed several days after being involved in a motorcycle accident. He was a great friend to everyone he met, and always had a smile on his face. His passion was riding his motorcycle and hunting. He was a member of Southern Cruisers Riding Club Oconee Chapter #400, Traveling Men Masonic Motorcycle Club, A Master Mason with the Rising Star Lodge No. 4. He is survived in death by his Mother, Clara Parr, and brother Jerry Hobbs.
We love you PawPaw. You will be greatly missed.
Rest in Peace Our Brother, Our Friend.

Sara Marie Gardiner SCC#270162 - Stratford, Ontario
Member of the Kitchener Ontario Chapter
February 11, 1954 ~ September 23, 2008

Sara passed suddenly as the result of a hit and run collision while riding her bike. She had taken up motorcycling in just the last 2 years and became an enthusiastic member of the Southern Cruisers. Sara worked for the records dept of the Stratford Jail and was a member of the St James Anglican Church. She also received her Nursing Certificate and also certificates in Healing Arts.
Sara lived her life to the fullest and brought joy to the lives of everyone she knew, and she will always be cherished by those who love her. From a prayer spoken in her honor at her memorial service.
"May we find grace to live with humour and an open heart amid the turbulence of life’s changes. May we find presence to illuminate our lives and guide us in truth. And may we find compassion to hold all of life’s pain and suffering."

Tommy Poss SCC#188137 - Florence, AL
Member of the Northwest Alabama Chapter

October 2, 2008

Tommy Clay Poss, 56 passed after a sudden illness.
He was a pipefitter welder by trade and recently retired from TVA after 30 years of service. During this time, he was employed at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant as a mechanical maintenance supervisor, maintenance shift manager and in nuclear assurance. He was a 33-year member of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union 760. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of American Legion Post No. 11. He served on the national board of directors of Patriot Guard Riders and was known as "TomKat." He was a member of the Church of Christ and Masonic Lodge No. 147.
He was an avid and enthusiastic golfer and motorcycle rider and his charming personality formed many lasting relationships as he camped and traveled with family and friends. Tommy is survived by his wife and best friend of 34 years, Jackie.

Ron Burt SCC#418129 - Sudbury, Ont
Member of the Nickel Center Ontario Chapter

September 20, 2008

Ron, 65, was a man of quick wit and an avid sports enthusiast. He was never a man to sit idle. He retired from Sudbury Hydro after 34 years of service yet, he continued to work at many different jobs while still enjoying life with his passions of hockey, gardening and of course motorcycling. Devoted to his beloved wife Dorothy, his Grandchildren and all of his family, he was always there to wipe a tear or give good advise.
He will be sadly missed.

Lile Hayden Goodspeed SCC#195143 - Grand Prairie,TX
Member of the Denton County Texas Chapter

July 29, 1956 ~ August 3, 2008

Lile Hayden Goodspeed Jr., 52, passed away peacefully at St. Anthony Central Hospital in Denver, CO. His unexpected death was attributed to drowning while white water rafting on a river in Colorado called Clear Creek. Lile was born in Nocona, TX and served in the US Navy from 1973 - 1976.
If Lile wasn't working as a senior information specialist at Alcon Laboratories, he would travel extensively on his motorcycle, seeking for the next big adventure on the road. Lile was a compassionate and fun-loving man who touched the lives of everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by his surviving wife, Listy.

Jerry Shields SCC#372074 - Nabb ,IN
Member of the Scott County Indiana Chapter

May 26, 1946 ~ July 30, 2008

Jerry started riding motorcycles at 15 yrs old on a 1963 Triumph. He had a son and a daugher and was a retired electrician by trade.
Jerry was taken from us by cancer. He had a few months of riding left after learning of his disease and he road every chance he got. Jerry was a great friend and brother to us all. He lived his life to the fullest always doing what he loved best – riding. He will be sorely missed by all his buddies but he is out there watching out for us now. He is loved very much.

Mike Barker SCC#63046 - Lexington, KY
Member of the Lexington Kentucky Chapter

Summer 2007

Mike passed away during the summer of 2007 from a inoperable brain tumor. He was a gentle mountain of a man. Mike always took things in stride and never said anything bad about anyone. He loved his bike and he loved his SCRC family. Whenever we asked him to go out for a ride he would always make sure it was OK with his grand daughter if he left for a little while.
Mike cherished his grand daughter and his family, but always seemed to make time for his friends. Mike believed in the Southern Cruisers ideals and mission and directly influenced at least 15 members to join SCRC #063. We wish there were more people like Mike in the world as it would truly be a better place. Our lives are a bit emptier without Mike but we can take solace in the fact that he is no longer suffering and has gone to a better place.
Mike will be missed by many as evidenced by the number of people and friends that came to his funeral. We can only hope that in our passing we will be remembered by our loved ones and friends as fondly as Mike is.

Bennie B. Shepherd, Jr. SCC#439038 - Commerce, Ga
Member of the Athens Georgia Chapter

January 3, 1948 ~ July 30, 2008

Bennie joins the rannk of members who have lost the battle with pancreatic cancer. He was a true friend, brother, and family to all of us and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Bennie served in the Army and the Marines. He was a Vietnam War veteran and a Purple Heart recipient. His passions were riding his motorcycle with his Southern Cruisers family, going to the camp-outs at LZ Friendly, and most of the time, he had his camera with him. He also loved the outdoors and animals.
As a Southern Cruiser, Bennie was always willing to help in any way he could. He developed and hosted the web pages for many chapters in Georgia and other states as well. He was always taking pictures of people, rides, and events and posting them for all to enjoy. Bennie had a happy mischievous smile on his face and was quick to come up with a joke about your motorcycle if it happened to be a certain well known brand. He took it as well as he gave it. He was probably best known for his “Houdini Act” where he would show up for a ride and then misteriously disappear. He would show up somewhere else just as mysteriously. Bennie was a kind and giving person and we are all better for knowing him.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Grace Inez Shepherd and his sister, Linda. He is survived by his wife, Joann; father, Bennie Shepherd, Sr.; sisters, Connie Caldwell and Marlene Craib; brother, Harry.
We love you Bennie and you are dearly missed.

Debra "Mama Smurf" Sanchez SCC#361023 - Gray, LA
Member of the Berwick, Louisiana Chapter
April 23 1956 ~May 21 2008

We lost Debbie after a 9-month battle with Liver Cancer. Debbie enjoyed riding with her husband Stephen and the chapter, often suggesting destinations and activities, wanting to make this new chapter bigger and stronger.
She also loved teaching. She taught Special Ed Math at Raceland Middle School for 13 yrs and at Bayou Blue Middle School for a year and a half before she became ill. Her students were her joy.
She is survived by her loving husband of 32 years, Stephen, aka Papa Smurf, seen with her in this picture, her son Rusty, her beloved granddaughter Jade, her mom & dad, sister & brothers and the many friends who's hearts she touched deeply. She is sorely missed and will always be remembered.
We love you Mama Smurf!

Roy "Whip" Whipp SCC#239068 - Sunset, LA
Member of the Acadiana, Lousiana Chapter
February 17, 1958 ~ March 2, 2008

Whip died as a result of a crash while out for a Sunday morning ride.
He was the kind of person you couldn't help but like, his smile and laugh were infectious. That is the only way to phrase it. Infectious. He was a devoted and proud step-father to my daughter Desirea' age 24, whom so many times he would refer to as his girl and father to his children, Alex age 11, Tabitha age 24 and Andy age 4 (deceased).
He worked in the oil industry as a piping designerand was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus. He was busy trying to get his farm in Lawtell, LA ready for us to move to. His dream was to be on the farm so that our children and future grandchildren would have a place to come hang out, along with our SCRC folks.
Roy joined Southern Cruisers Riding Club to meet new people and ride. Little did he know that this organization was going to turn into more that just a friendship of people who enjoyed riding, they were becoming "Family". When he told people of his relationship with the SCRC he literally glowed. The pride he felt for this organization just overwhelmed him. Our first ride to the Nationals was in 2006, and from that day on SCRC became a way of life.
Roy was an incredible man, who is missed very much. He is now shiftin' gears on golden roads.....shift one for us Bullwinkle.

Gordon "Flash' Ladner SCC#164022 - Pensacola, FL
Member of the Pennsacola, Florida Chapter
July 18, 1957 ~ July 23, 2008

Born in New Orleans, Lousiana. Gordon had a very fulfilling life but was taken from us much too soon. He was proud of his military service in the Air Force, but he was proudest of being an educator in the Poplarville, LA and Pensacola, FL school systems. He has gone on to join his daughter, Marina, who preceded him to heaven and is survived by his daughter Ariel and fiance’ Dana Snider.
Gordon “Flash” Ladner joined the Southern Cruisers in August 17, 2005. He was a very active member and volunteered to be the Pensacola Chapter Safety Officer. Everyone he met was an instant friend.

Roy Wilkins Brock SCC#86024 - Mt Olive, NC
Member of the Goldsboro, North Carolina Chapter
September 5, 1933 ~ June 18, 2008

Roy Wilkins Brock, 74, has joined his beloved Erika.
Roy was born in Calypso and joined the Army at the age of 18. He retired after being stationed all over the world. He lived in Swabsburg, Germany with his wife, Erika, until her death. He remained there until he moved to Mount Olive and married Brenda Broadway. Roy was a member of Motorrad 1 Club in Mainz, Germany, a motorcycle club. He loved his Moto Guzzi Motorcycles and his constant companion, Harley Dog. It wasn't long after arriving back in the states he joined the Southern Cruisers chapter in Goldsboro.
Roy didn't ride every weekend, but when he showed up it was a joy having him around. He was full of stories from Germany and if he ever started telling you one you were there for awhile. He spoke with a soft voice so you had to listen real close to what he was saying. Roy owned two Moto Guzzi's, one resembled a cop bike and with Roy's sense of humor he put on the front of it "Not a Cop". The last several rides Roy went on he brought his grandson and you could look at Roy and you knew he as excited having him along.
Roy will be missed by all in the Chapter 86 world as well as everyone he came in contact with.

Bennie Bagley SCC#115080 - Macclenny, FL
Member of the Northeast Florida Chapter
June 23, 2008

Bennie passed away at the age of 54. He leaves behind his wife Pam, two daughters and grandchildren. Benny and Pam had been married 36 years. They joined the Southern Cruisers in May, 2007, and had participated in 10 rides with the Northeast Florida chapter over the past year. Benny worked for the City of Jacksonville in the Engineering department.

Cindy E. Kelly SCC#131020 - Altamonte Springs, FL
Member of the Central Florida Chapter
October 30, 1948 ~ June 8, 2008

Cindy was born Willimantic, CT and grew up in Durham, CT.She was an accomplished equestrian and won numerous awards for riding and jumping. Cindy moved to Altamonte Springs, FL in 1998.
Cindy joined the Southern Cruisers September 2000. She was the first Lady Rider in the Central Florida Chapter. Cindy loved riding her motorcycle and there was no place to far or any obstacle that would keep her from riding. She recently took a trip from Florida to New York on her bike with another member. This was a dream of hers that she actually got to do. She was such a kind person to all that came in contact with her and she will have a special place in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Cindy lost her life doing what she loved to do….riding her motorcycle. May she ride in peace, we will miss you our friend.

Steve Rawls SCC#283010 - Williamston, NC
1st Officer of the Roanoke River North Carolina Chapter
June 7, 2008

Steve passed after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wonderful wife, Marsha, and loving son John. A daughter-in-law, Jodie, and one granddaughter, Megan, whom he loved dearly.
Steve was the founding father of the Roanoke River Chapter in late 2005. With some help of some friends, and support from his family, the chapter grow very quickly. He was always there to answer questions and lend a helping hand to a fellow rider in need.
Steve was also an avid member of the HAM Radio community. If there was a HAM festival nearby, it was a good bet, Steve would be there. Steve was larger than life, always willing to help. And will be truly missed by a of his SCRC brothers and sisters.
"Kilowatt, you fought a long and hard battle, and never gave up. Rest now, and prepare for our reunion.".

Steve Boozer SCC#419060 - Sylvania, AL
Member of the Dekalb County Alabama Chapter
April 9, 2008

Steve lost his battle recently. More information will be provided.

David "Woody" Chapman SCC#246001 - Lynnville, TN
1st Officer of the South Central Tennessee Chapter
March 8, 2008

Woody formed the South Central chapter in the Pulaski/Columbia area of Tennessee on October 20, 2003. He has led the chapter since that time. He passed today after suffering a massive heart attack. Our prayers are with all of those whose Lives Woody has touched.

Russell Varner Hitchcock SCC#80024 - Lawrenceville, AL
Past 1st Officer of the Weiss Lake Alabama Chapter
September 16, 1936 ~ March 5, 2008

Russell served in the US Navy from 1953 to 1963. He retired from Lucent Technologies after 25 years of service. Spent time with the local Fire Department then many years as a Motor Patrol Officer. Russell was a member of Duluth Masonic Lodge # 480 for 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Hitchcock; his children, Bruce Hitchcock of Littleton, CO, Carl Hitchcock and his wife, Casey of Portland, ME, Kenneth Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Tracey of Winder, GA and Kelly Jackson of Lilburn, GA; brother, Byron Hitchcock, Jr.; sisters, Charlotte Flynn and Elizabeth Sullivan; grandchildren, Ashley & Andrew Hitchcock and Austin & Logan Jackson and many nieces and nephews.

Wayne Lowe SCC#135018 - Hot Springs, AR
Member of the Central Arkansas Chapter
Winter 2007-2008

Wayne passed due to Cancer. He joined the SCRC in September, 2007 and was also a member of the GWRRA and the Hot Springs Village Bikers. He leaves behind his wife Judy shown with Wayne in the picture below.

Charles "Scooby Dewey" Slagle SCC#273017 - Blountville, Tennessee
Member of the Bristol Tennessee Chapter
June 16, 1960 ~ February 18, 2008

Dewey passed due to injuries on his job site with J.A. Construction, where he attempted to exit a crane that had become entangled in a Live Power Line and became electrocuted. He will be Dearly Missed by all his Family & Friends.
Dewey never met a stranger and loved to give out his Hugs to Friends and New Acquaintances as well. He was Always Ready and Willing to Help Out when it come to helping with events for St. Jude Children and other events for Kid's. He was always there when you called on him. Dewey also met alot of new friends and people while sewing on patches for many people that he met while doing a extra job on the weekend at Knuckleheads Leather. Dewey called him self "Scooby Dewey" and you would always see him riding around all the time with a stuff Scooby-Doo on his bike and in his truck.
He made his final ride on his Brand New Harley Davidson Dream Bike, putting 800 miles on it. Dewey can now get that final pre-ride on the ultimate of all ride destinations. He's our Road Captain to Heaven. Dewey Loved the Southern Cruisers and Loved Riding.
"Scooby Dewey, We Love You Brother."


 

Karl Davis SCC#162218 - Kure Beach, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter
April 2, 1948 ~ January 12, 2008

Karl died as the result of a motorcycle accident during a chapter ride. Karl had recently joined Southern Cruisers and was enjoying riding with others after riding for a couple of years alone. By all accounts, he loved to ride his Yamaha V-Star motorcycle. Even though he was new to the chapter, he was well known to most members and the entire community due to his employment with TV station WECT and periodic on screen appearances where he delivered editorials during the news program. The outpouring of love and support by the community has shown how much he will be missed. His memorial service was held in a downtown theatre to accommodate the overflow crowd. SCRC members from several chapters in North Carolina and also from Georgia were in attendance.
Karl was active in a variety of organizations and causes around the community. He was an enthusiastic supporter of Downtown Wilmington and charities such as The Red Cross and the Carolina Canines Group. He was also a friendly and enthusiastic boss to his employees at WECT, where he served as Vice-President and General Manager.
Karl grew up in Albany, New York and worked in television in New York and California before coming to Wilmington. Among Karl's survivors is his wife, Kathleen Baylies, his two children and grandchildren.



 

"Wild" Bill Calley SCC#105049 - Troup, Texas
Member of the Smith County Texas Chapter
October, 2007

Wild Bill suffered a stroke over 2 years ago. Due to his failing health, Bill had to quit riding and sold. Even though he couldn't ride, he annd his wife Della loved the club so much that he was kept on the roster on "injured reserve". He would even let the club use his building occasionally for a meeting place for rides or as a destination.
Della is still on our message board as the SCRC is part of her life and she wants to keep up with what the chapter is doing.

Gary S. Cannon SCC#376050 - Johnson City, New York
Member of the Binghamton New York Chapter
January 5, 2008

Gary passed after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He is survived by his wife, Mary Beth, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeremy of Johnson City and Kevin and Amy Cannon of Dolgeville, NY. He left behind two grandchildren, Nathan Xander and Alyse Kayleen Cannon whom he loved dearly.
Gary recently retired from the Vestal School District after many years of loyal and dedicated service as a bus mechanic for the Tranportation Dept. He was an avid boater and motorcyclist. He was a quiet man, never trying to draw attention to himself. He really seemed to enjoy being part of the SCRC by the many rides, events and meetings he had participated in. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.
22 Motorcyclists, many fellow SCRC members, rode in Gary's funeral procession. This was, in the cold of early January in Upstate New York, a true Tribute to the man. To our friend and brother Gary, we'll ride together again someday.

Donald L. Spalding SCC#55108 - Zephyrhills, Florida
Member of the West Central Florida Chapter
April 26, 1935 ~ December 10, 2007

Don was born in Springville, New York, moved to Zephyrhills eight years ago. To touch lightly on Don's many achievements he was an auto mechanic and a Sr. Volunteer for the Zephyrhills Fire Department. Don's favorite past time was riding his Gold Wing Honda and according to his wife he enjoyed very much being a member of the Southern Cruiser Riding Club. Don had logged 3,431 Club Miles. Don always had a kind word and a good sense of humor. He will be missed greatly by his SCRC riding companions.

Mike Mayo SCC#456005 - West Palm Beach, Florida
2nd Officer of the West Palm Beach Florida Chapter
December 18, 2007

Big Mike Mayo passed Tuesday, December 18th. He was originally a member of Delray Beach Chapter 379 when he helped found the West Palm Beach chapter. He was a Vietnam Veteran who served this country as part of the Navy, river boat patrol. He was a dedicated member of the Southern Cruisers and had logged over 22,000 miles on 128 rides in the past four years.
Always a smile and always a big hug for everyone, Big Mike was one of those larger than life characters who will be truly missed by all of his SCRC brothers and sisters here in South Florida
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Paul "Sporty" Emery SCC#6237 - Shelbyville, Tennessee
Member of the MIddle Tennessee Chapter
December 31, 1953 - December 15, 2007

Paul passed after a difficult but valient battle with cancer. Through all of the treatments and negative results he never lost hope. In fact, he purchased a new home in his last month with us in the hopes that things would turn around. Paul was born in Warren County Tennessee , was a self-employed truck driver and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his parents John B. and Evelyn Emery, a sister Linda Faye McDowell, several nieces, nephews and cousins along with his all of his brothers and sisters in the Southern Cruisers.
Paul you fought hard - rest now and prepare for our reunion
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James "Jim" Phillip Williams Jr SCC#283013 - Williamston, North Carolina
Member of the Roanoke River North Carolina Chapter
May 22, 2007

Jim died a month after suffering injuries in a motorcycle accident on April 22, 2007. Hhe was the "Best Dad", a Great Friend and the Life of the party. Jim loved his Harley Sportster 883 and ANY team that sported the Baltimore name.
He was a veteran of the Air Force and a 14 year Government employee. Jim had eight grandchhildren that he was very proud.

Carol Lynn Crocker Hauptman SCC#223038 - Sumter, South Carolina
Member of the Sumpter South Carolina Chapter
June 28, 1963 ~ October 6, 2007

Carol joined the Southern Cruisers in October 2004 after her husband Bruce met some members on a local charity ride. After that first ride, Carol was always with Bruce whenever they attended an SCRC ride. They logged over 7,480 miles together with SCRC. She served as “First Lady” of the Sumter Chapter while Bruce was First Officer from March 2006 to May 2007. In addition to the SCRC, Carol was active in her church, Christian Motorcycle Association, Boy Scouts, and countless other activities. She was also a proud mother to her children, ages 24, 21, and 17.
There were two things you could be sure of when Carol was on a ride – 1) you were going to laugh and have a good time and 2) there would be a lot of pictures taken. Carol was always catching you with her camera at moments when you least expected it. Many of our rides would be a lot less memorable if it weren’t for Carol’s shutterbug talents.
On the night of October 6th, 2007 Bruce and Carol were returning from a full day of riding at the Myrtle Beach Fall Rally. They were only about 15 miles from home when they struck a deer. Carol was pronounced dead at the scene. It was a tragic end to a wonderful life, but as someone said at her funeral “she died doing something she loved very much with someone she loved very much.”
Carol was a Sumter native and touched a lot of people with her life. That was apparent when she was alive and was punctuated by a huge funeral on October 14th. Over 150 motorcycles and numerous cars took part in the procession. One firefighter that attended the funeral said he had never seen anything like it. Chances are he had never met anyone like Carol
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Deb Yocum SCC#62085 - Waynesboro, GA
Member of the Augusta Georgia Chapter
August 29, 2007

It is sad that many never got a chance to meet Deb because she was a special Person. People always felt at home around her. She knew how to make everyone feel like they had been friends forever. Like Pappy her life partner, she worked hard behind the Augusta Chapter scene keeping up the web page, posting mileage, updating new members and keeping the membership informed about upcoming events. Deb worked hard and unselfishly for the chapter and was truly appreciated as a member, a friend and biker. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Dave "Captain Nemo" Rudoff SCC#216007 - Raleigh, NC
Member of the South Raleigh North Carolina Chapter
August 25, 1949 ~ July 23, 2007

Dave was riding his wife's bike, headed toward his favorite motorcycle shop when he was involved in a fatal multi-car accident.
Dave and his wife Faye joined our Chapter on Jan. 10, 2007. The first time he rode with our Chapter was just a few days later on Jan. 13, the annual North Carolina Frostbite ride. From that day forward he seemed to be present at all bike night meetings. He was involved with almost every SCRC ride we had, as well as a couple of weekend trips. He always showed up, a big smile on his face and ready to ride. He knew what belonging to the South Raleigh Chapter and being a Southern Cruiser really meant, and he welcomed everyone with open arms.
The services were held in Wilmington, NC near their family, where Dave and Faye had planned to retire. During the service we shared of our adventures with Dave that brought laughter during a very sad time. Several other chapters were also in attendance, and we escorted Dave to his resting place along with his beloved red and black 1100 V-Star in tow. Dave is greatly missed and his memory will remain in all our hearts.

Mike Greig SCC# 202154 - Stacy, MN
Member of the Twin Cities Minnesota Chapter
November 21, 2007

Mike Greig, an active member of the Twin Cities Chapter - 202 passed away Wednesday morning, November 21, 2007. Mike had been battling pancreatic cancer for almost 7 months when God chose that he needed our friends company. He will be truly missed by all of Chapter 202's friends and family.

Raul "Lunch" Garza SCC# 16016 - Adkins, TX
Member of the San Antonio Texas Chapter
November 11, 1949 ~ October 31, 2007

Lunch was born on November 11, 1949 in Laredo, Texas. He was a member of the San Antonio Texas SCRC Chapter. He and his wife “Tina” Garza had three children, Maria Christina, Teresa Rachel and Raul III. He joined the Army in 1969 and served in Vietnam. He loved his grandchildren, eating, riding his bike and socializing. He often sponsored a family at Thanksgiving and provided them everything they needed for a Thanksgiving feast. He loved his land, and would frequently sit outside with water and just hang out. The list goes on and on. It is very hard to sum up Lunch in just a few words. He died of cancer in his home in Adkins, Texas on October 31, 2007.
Rest in Peace Lunch
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Oscar "Blaine" Wehunt SCC# 034069 - Chattanooga, TN
Member of the Chattanooga Tennessee Chapter
March 16, 1954 ~ October 23, 2007

On Tuesday October 23rd 2007, Oscar "Blaine" Wehunt, III, age 53, retired Marine, father, and brother passed away in his room at a Chattanooga Hospital from injuries received in a motorcycle accident on October 14th. A car driven by 16 year old female turned into Blaine's path. Blaine was incredibly loved by everyone and found joy in everything. Blaine was an active member of SCRC Chapter # 34 in Chattanooga, TN. He was employed by Ruby Falls. Blaine was a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist as well.. He earned his certification in small engine repair through Chattanooga State Community College. He was a 30-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Blaine was a loving father, had a real zest for life and was a friend to everyone he met. He will be greatly missed by all of the Chattanooga Southern Cruisers
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Dwight Henry Emmons Sr SCC#214024- Hinesville, GA
Member of the Hinesville Georgia Chapter

July 21, 1949 ~ October 1, 2007

Dwight passed as a result of a motorcycle accident in Hinesville, Georgia. He is a member of SCRC chapter 214 in Hinesville and the Patriot Guard in Georgia. Dwight was a native of New York and lived the last 1-1/2 years in Hinesville. He served in the US Marines in Viet Nam and was a member of D.A.V. and the American Legion. His passing brings great sadness to his brothers and sisters of chapter 214 and he will never be forgotten.

Mike SCC#1239 and Karen SCC#1240 Wright - Knoxville, TN
Member of the Tennessee Valley Tennessee Chapter

September 23, 2007

Mike and Karen had been members of the Southern Cruisers for over 4 years and had just moved to Cumberland County North Carolina to enjoy their retirement. Their Son Chris remains a member of the Tennessee Valley SCRC. Mike and Karen were hit by a driver at an intersection when he failed to yeild. He stated "He did not see them". Please don't let that statement be your epitaph on your grave marker. Be seen and be cautios - we are the only ones looking out for our welfare

Clark "Sherman" Morton SCC#24141 - Sherman, Texas
Member of the Ft WorthTexas Chapter

1963 ~ September 14, 2007

Clark had been on our "injured reserve" list for some time, so many of our newer members might not have met him. Clark and Samantha lived in Sherman, Texas. When Clark was still able to be active, it was not uncommon to see him at 2 rides a week (sometimes more). That doesn't seem like a lot until you consider that he had to ride over 100 miles just to get to the start point. He was so sold on our chapter that he had A life-sized chapter patch tatooed to his chest. He was there anytime a Road Captain needed a Tail Gunner or anytime someone needed to hear a corny joke. Sherman was much loved by all the chapters he rode with and words cannot express how much we miss him.

Ronnie Hill SCC#220012 - Del Rio, Texas
Member of the Del Rio Texas Chapter
September 23, 1958 ~ September 2, 2007

We just recently lost Ronnie - obviously way too soon. Please pray for Ronnie's family and friends as we compile a suitable memorial.

Mike Finnell SCC#6274 - Portland, Tennessee
Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
September 7, 2007

Mike passed after a battle with Cancer - another loss to terrible disease. Mike and his wife Vicki were present on many rides though they lived quite a distance from the chapter center. Mike fought his battle with Cancer for some time.
He stated "I'm just going to let the good FELLAR up stairs handle it ".
Well, the Good FELLER Upstairs has taken Mike home and he no longer suffers.

Curtis Glen Moore SCC#21001 - Waco, Texas
Member of the Bosque River Texas Chapter
August 25, 2007

Curt was born in Cisco, TX, a loving son to Sue Clements. He graduated from El Paso College. Curt served his country in the U.S. Army from 1972 to 1993, retiring as a Sgt. Major. On January 1, 2002, he was united in marriage to Janet. He was member of Landmark Missionary Baptist Church, the V.F.W., and his motorcycle club "The Bosque River Cruisers". Curt most recently managed the Village Apartments and in doing so was commended by the Waco Police Dept. for his diligent and successful work in implementing the "Crime Free Program" in this community. Curt enjoyed cooking, always wanting to try something new and scouring recipe books, but his specialities were Armadillo Eggs and extra hot fresh Salsa. Other favorite past times were music as he played the guitar, dancing, fishing, motorcycle riding and most of all spending time with family and friends, playing with the dogs - "having a good time."
He passed away after a long battle with cancer on August 25, 2007.

Michael "Mike" McManus SCC#327066 - West Monroe, Louisiana
Member of the North Delta Louisiana Chapter
September 5, 2007

Michael has been a member since November 2004. Mike Suffered from a massive heart attack the morning they were going to return home from a ride to Hattiesburg, MS. He was a truck driver for Buck Trucking. More information will follow.

Mickey "White Wolf" Pridmore SCC#137032 - Mansura, Lousiana
Member of the Central Louisiana Chapter
June 23, 2007

We lost Mickey to a vehicle accident. He tried to avoid a head on collision but still succumbed.
Mickey was given the name White Wolf when he was a boy by his Cherokee Grampa. Mickey traveled all over on his Sporty, inspiring people to walk their talk, to get out and do what they dreamed about! Mickey had his own way about him, he was straight-forward and raw.
He joined SCRC Cenla Chapter 137 in March ... earning Road Captain status the following month after guiding the group to and from many destinations. How deeply he touched those he came in contact with was apparent by the dozens of people who rallied to properly honour him when he died in June.
He had found a good place inside himself, home, family, and purpose. Though I know he wouldn't have chosen this time to leave, I am sure he is happy that it was on his bike. His spirit is strongly felt in the hearts of those who knew him..

Larry "Blinky" Kley SCC#107042 - Gravette, Arkansas
Member of the Fayetteville Arkansas Chapter
December 1, 1942 ~ August 21, 2007

Larry passed too early at age 64, He was an Air Force Veteran and a machinist. He enjoyed NASCAR, fishing and of course, motorcycles. He was an original member of our Bentonville Chapter 222, then moved to chapter 107.
Larry leaves behind his wife Judith of 39 years, 2 sons James and Brian along with 5 grandchildren and a loving chapter family.
Larry in Center

Carol "Krazzy" Hanchett SCC#5016 - Clearwater, Florida
Member of the Tampa Bay Florida Chapter
July 15, 1952 ~ January 7, 2007

Krazzy Carol Hanchett was born and raised just outside of Detroit, MI. She developed a passion for riding motorcycles in the 1970's, a passion that would last her entire life. As a young adult, Krazzy traveled extensively before returning to Detroit to settle down with her second husband, Darryle. After closing their family business in the mid-1990's, Krazzy moved to Clearwater, FL and in 2005, met the Southern Cruisers. It was love at first sight.
Krazzy loved riding motorcycles and talking about motorcycles and sharing road stories and biker traditions with everyone she met and she was right at home in this group. There were no strangers in Krazzy's life, everyone was a friend. She could find something to love in anyone. She is survived by her parents, her husband, her son, Jay, two brothers, one sister and several nieces and nephews.
Ride on, Krazzy, ride on.

Tom "Wizard" Wycuff SCC#5008 - St Petersburg, Florida
Member of the Tampa Bay Florida Chapter
June 10, 2007

Tom lost his battle with lung cancer. Due to poor health, he was only able to ride a few times but he couldn't wait until the next time he was well enough to get back on the bike to enjoy the freedom it gave him.
Tom retired from Ameritech (formerly Ohio Bell) in Columbus, Ohio in 1994 at the age of 47. In 2000, he became the National President of the Wyckoff House and Association in Brooklyn, NY. He remained in that position until his health deterred him from performing his duties in 2004.
Tom left behind 2 daughters, Jenny and Kerry, and 2 grandchildren, Erica and Jake (all living in Coulumbus, Ohio). For the past 10 years, Tom had been living with his partner Greg "Kodiak" White in St. Petersburg, FL.
We miss you....
Tom on Left.

Sandy Crawford SCC#102039 - London,Ontario
Member of the Conroe Texas Chapter
August 29, 1948 ~ March 26, 2007

Sandy, born in St Thomas, Ontario, passed after short battle with Pancreatic Cancer that took her from us in less than 3 months. Although the battle was short, she did not give up the fight to the very last minute. Sandy was married for 37 years to her devoted husband Rick after going steady since they were 14 years old. They were together almost 43 years and in Rick's words,
"I am soooo happy for that time in my life."
Sandy was a nurse and ended up working in Nursing homes. She was happiest helping people. People often told Rick he was married to an Angel but he already knew that to be true. She worked at Hospice in Texas for almost 11 years. She even did child bereavement counciling, but it was just to difficult for here. She could not stay uninvolved when young children were involved. When they moved back to Canada, she went back to the same nursing home where she worked many years before. She was employed there until her death.
Everyone meeting Sandy liked her as soon as they met her. Sandy is survived by her daughter Cobie, age 37, her son Matthew, age 32, his wife Sophie age 32 and her two grandchildren Ethan age 4, and Zoe age 6 that she loved sooo much. She tolerated riding on Rick's motorcycle, but loved the SCRC Conroe family. She loved to be involved with everything they did, except the riding part. What's with that??
"I think she willingly rides with me now, just to keep me safe. I often leave the passenger floor boards down, just for her."

Vince Rich SCC#358152 - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
Member of the Berkeley County West Virginia Chapter
July 27, 1967 ~ July 23, 2007

Vince passed due to an extended illness at a very young age. He was a firearms instructor at the state prison and belonged to the West Virginia Abate along with the SCRC locally. He is survived by his daughter, Olivia and a brother David. Unfortunately, Vince didn't have an opportunity to ride often with the Southern Cruisers before the illness took him away but we know that he is joined by all those that preceeded him and they are having a fantastic ride now.

Glen Long SCC#162011 - Hampstead, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter
June 21, 1933 ~ July 20, 2007

The Port City Chapter is greatly saddened by the loss of our friend and brother Glen Long. Glen was one of our original members and was a dedicated part of our chapter until his death. Glen never met a stranger and loved to give out his hugs to friends and new acquaintances as well. Many members recall Glen being the first person to greet them at their first ride. Glen had a zest for life and enjoyed living it to the fullest. Even though he was 67 when he joined, he was always up for a day ride or a trip out of state. He enjoyed collecting the prize at events for the oldest rider, even though he looked much younger. He surprised a few of us when he decided to get his first tattoo after he was 70.
Glen was born and grew up in West Virginia and served in the Air Force during the Korean War. He then worked in telecommunications with Western Electric and GTE until his retirement in 1991. When not cruising on his trusty Royal Star, Glen also liked to play golf with his friends and go to the movies with Betty.
Glen leaves behind his beloved wife Betty, a stepson Jeffrey, and two daughters, Teresa and Sandra, seven grandchildren, and three brothers. We will cherish our memories of Glen and the good times we had together for the rest of our lives.

Joe Perticaro SCC#311233 - New Port Richey, Florida
Member of the Gulf Coast, Florida Chapter
June 20, 2007

Joe lost his life on Route 19 at the SR 54 Intersection. More information will be made available shortly.

Charles Chumbley SCC#69027 - Bellmawr, New Jersey
Member of the South New Jersey Chapter
2005

Charles passed after battling Cancer. He loved to ride but was not able to spend as much time with the club as he would have wished due to his illness.

June Chapman SCC#69026 - Clayton, New Jersey
Member of the South New Jersey Chapter
July 8, 2007

June passed due to Liver Failure. She was a new rider who only had an opportunity to ride with the club a few times.

Terry "HippieDawg" Snyder SCC#66045 - Bastrop, Texas
Member of the Hill country Texas Chapter
June 21, 2007

Terry was born and raised in Phoenix , AZ. His passion for motorcycles began at the age of 12 when he learned to ride dirt bikes. Terry went to work in the semi-conductor business after high school and learned to love computers, working for both Motorola and AMD after moving to Austin in 1980.
Terry & Ruth married in 1993, after having met in AA. They developed some close, lasting friendships with their AA family and he really turned his life around and was involved in charity events, sponsored three children through Children International, and often volunteered with the Special Olympics. In the 2000s Terry became involved with the Southern Cruisers Riding Club in central Texas and also the Patriot Guard Riders, through which he continued with charitable events and events honoring US Soldiers. Terry made friends with anyone he met and volunteered to be the unofficial photographer of the two groups, taking countless pictures and creating photo trails for all to see of the events and rides in which he participated.
HippieDawg was known by all he met to have had a big heart and cared about others. Terry will be missed and his memory will forever be included in the Southern Cruisers Riding Club record of Fallen Members, so honored each year at the Texas SCRC State Reunion.
Terry (L) with Sarge

John Emil LeBreton SCC#66161 - Austin, Texas
Member of the Hill Country Texas Chapter
February 6, 1955 ~ June 12, 2007

John passed due to injuries and complications from a motorcycle accident that occured three years ago. He was born to Edwin and Neva LeBreton in La Chapelle Saint Mesmin, Frannce. John leaves a sorrowful family including his estranged wife, adoptive daughter, brothers, sister, sister-n-laws, nieces and nephews along with so many dear friends. To our many friends we ask your prayers always so dear to us. Thanking God for his beautiful gift of an adoring son.
A faithful friend is the substance of Life and immortality and those who fear the Lord will find one.
SIRACH 6:16

George Oatman SCC#399139 - Delhi, Ontario, Canada
Member of the Norfolk Ontario Chapter
July 23, 1934 ~ May 8, 2007

George is survived by his life partner, Pauline, his son Dave, Daughter in law Patty and 2 Grandchildren also by a older Brother in British Columbia.

Robert Warren Gray SCC#162081 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter
May 20th, 1939 ~ May 3rd, 2007

Warren Gray died after a short battle with cancer. Warren joined Southern Cruisers in August of 2006 and learned of his disease shortly afterward. We did not get to share as many rides with him as we would have liked. Warren came to motorcycling just recently after his retirement and he loved to ride his Suzuki Boulevard C-50 with his Southern Cruiser neighbors and other friends, as well as chase the little white ball around the fairway.
He is survived by his wife, June; sons, Bobby and Ryan; daughter, Carolyn; one brother, Wallace; and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Courtney. He retired after 32 years as an Allstate Insurance agent. Warren was an active member of Masonboro Baptist Church where many special friendships were formed. He also worked with the Cub Scouts. A mission trip to Biloxi, Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina was especially rewarding to Warren. His sense of humor will be missed by all.

Scott "Scooter" Carr SCC#88018 - Batavia, Ohio
Member of the River Cities Ohio Chapter
April 23, 2007

Scott was only 45 when we passed in his sleep. Scott was very active in the Southern Cruisers and attended several events in different states. He was the original 2nd Officer of the Greater Cincinatti Chapter and had been a member since 2001. Scooter was also active in the Vulcan Forum. Scott leaves behind his wife Karen and many other loving family members and friends. He was a joy to be around and always made you smile.

Bob Laframboise SCC#418054 - Sudbury, Ontario
Member of the Nickel Center Ontario Chapter

December 2006

Survived by his loving wife, son Devon, and daughter Céleste. In fond memory of a good friend and fellow member. Ride Free Bear and keep our engines warm until we meet again.

Billy J. Valentine SCC#257026 - Harrisville, West Virginia
Member of the Mid-Ohio Valley Ohio Chapter
August 15, 1933 ~ April 16, 2007

Bill was retired after 30 years of service as a research assistant at GE. Bill enjoyed cruise ships, Harley Davidson motorcycles and was a member of the Harley Owners Group, the Southern Cruisers riding Club, the National Rifle Association and the Ohio Gun Collectors Association and enjoyed hunting.
Bill is survived by 3 sons, a brother, 6 grandchildren, 1 great grand-son, his dog Jeb and his extended family in all of the clubs and associations he belonged to including the Southern Cruisers.

Danny "Pooh Bear" Marr, Sr. SCC#393014 - Hiram, GA
First Officer Lost Mountain Georgia Chapter

March 25, 2007

The Marr family, the Lost Mountain Chapter and the SCRC lost Danny "Pooh Bear" Marr to a tragic motorcycle accident. Pooh Bear was doing what he loved, spending time with his family and friends, riding on a beautiful day.
Danny, at age 17, volunteered for the Army and completed two tours of duty in Viet Nam. He was proud of his service, loved his country and had a dream to visit the Viet Nam War Memorial in Washington, D.C., a dream that was fulfilled in March of this year. Danny leaves behind a wife, children, step-children and grandchildren. He was but 56 years young.
Pooh Bear had been the First Officer of the Lost Mountain Chapter less than a year but he fully understood the principles of the club. He loved the idea of posting a ride, and friends getting together, just that simple. And he thought the idea of getting together for a ride, and throwing a few bucks in a hat to help make some hurting kids get well was an amazing idea. At the time of his passing he was in the planning stages of yet another poker run to benefit Saint Jude Children's Hospital.
Even though we know he'll be on every ride with us, he will be badly missed. Ride on Brother
"Lets Ride."

Betty "BikerBetty" Taylor SCC#340013 - Fourney, Texas
Member of the Kaufman County Texas Chapter
March 4th, 2007

Betty loved life - and loved her husband, Frank, who was her steady companion and her rock during the final months of her battle with leukemia. Betty previously rode a Honda 500 for about 15 years. She took 10 years off from riding to run her own business. She took a rider safety training course and purchased a Honda 600. It really was just like starting over again after 10 years! In her words, "That Honda was not enough for her", so she sold it and purchased a shiny new red Honda Aero 750 that she loved. She dressed it out with saddlebags, a luggage rack, a sissy bar and a V&H exhaust system.
She and husband Frank rode together when he was home from his OTR truck driving job. Betty loved being in the position to ride anytime she could, and did much to support SCRC Kaufman County Chapter #340. She never met a stranger and always encouraged the people she met to come ride with her and the Chapter. She enjoyed riding with other chapters as well. We will miss Betty and wish her God speed and love in her continuing journey.

Kenneth "Buck" Harris SCC#361027 - Houma, Louisiana
Member of the Berwick Louisiana Chapter
2007

Buck died due to injuries sustained in a Motorcycle Acccident. Our prayers and condolences to out to Buck's family and friends. More information will be added as it is available.

Frank Hall SCC#456025 - Florida
Member of the West Palm Beach Florida Chapter
2007

Our prayers and condolences to Frank's family and friends. More will be added as it is available.

Bill “AKA Keyless, AKA HighStakes” Bray SCC#447029 - Atascocita, Texas
Member of the San Jacinto River Chapter
August 30, 1943 ~ February 18, 2007

Our prayers and condolences to Bill's family and friends. More will be added as it is available.

Larry McCalla SCC#383009 - Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Toronto Ontario Chapter
January 31, 2007

Larry was diagnosed with a terminal disease in July 2006 but he wasn't ready to accept that life was over. His spirit stayed strong and his attitude positive up until the end.

Tim McGinnis SCC#458009 - Salem, West Virginia
Member of the North Central West Virginia Chapter
August 28, 1955 ~ December 31, 2006

Tim passed after a long fight with an extended illness. Tim served as Road Captain because of his knowledge of the back roads of the State. He had served in the Army during the Vietnam war.
He leaves behind his daughter, Bridgette along with Brothers and many loving friends and neighbors.

Jerry Knight SCC#440009 - Pennyrile, KY
Member of the Pennyrile Kentucky Chapter
December 23, 2006

Jerry left this world to be with Jesus while riding his Harley two days before Christmas 2006. He will be missed and we will never forget him.

Danny Goss SCC#24136 - Aledo, Texas
Member of the Fort Worth Texas Chapter
May 31, 1062 ~ January 5, 2007

Danny was a new member who had joined the chapter during a Sonic Bike Night. He passed due to injuries sustained in an accident. Danny leaves behind his wife Connie, Son Dustin, Daughters Kristen, Melissa and Cynthia and stepsons Philip and Brandon along with many loving family members and friends.

Edward F Edwards Jr SCC#294085 - Tampa, Florida
Member of the Greater Bay Florida Chapter
March 19, 1947 ~ January 1, 2007

Ed Edwards, Jr, 59 passed away after suffering a massive heart attack. He was born in Painesville Ohio, March 19, 1947. He graduated from North High School in 1965 and moved to Florida in 1984. Ed was an Eagle Scout in Eastlake, Ohio, with Troop 187, served in the Navy on USS Pawcatuck in the Vietnam era, was employed at Jackson Transformer as a draftsman/designer for 15 years.
Ed was a member of SCRC Greater Bay Florida chapter since Sept 2005 and played Santa the last 6 weeks of the year for the last 11 years, most recently at Citrus Park Mall in Tampa Florida. Ed and his wife Cindy were regular members of the Greater Bay chapter. During the last six weeks of the year Ed would play Santa for business and private parties. Santa wasn’t just a role for Ed it was a part of his life year round. Ed always had a smile on his face and a positive attitude. He brought joy, hope and happiness to the lives of many throughout the years.

Rich Jaeger SCC#195002 - Carrollton, Texas
Member of the Denton County Texas Chapter

August 17, 1950 ~ November 22, 2006

Rich was born in Port Jefferson, NY. In 1970 he enlisted in the Navy and proudly served on the USS Enterprise during the Vietnam War. After serving his country he moved to Houston, Texas where he worked in the oil industry. In 1984 he moved to Carrollton, Texas and through hard work became a prominent business owner. One thing close to his heart during his life was motorcycling. It started in 1967 with a Honda 305 Nighthawk, then a Triumph 650 Bonneville, a 1962 Harley Chopper, a 2000 Yamaha Venture Millennium Edition, a 2001 Suzuki 1500 Intruder known as Suzi, and then another 2001 Suzuki 1500 Intruder which he referred to as Suzi II.
In 2004, Rich joined the Denton County Chapter #195. During that time he earned the road name of “Family Guy”. If you ever met Rich, you'd know that he was a big guy, not only in size but in heart too. He not only looked like “Family Guy” but it was because of the love he had for his Family and Friends is why the name really fit him.
Rich “Family Guy” Jaeger was taken from us. Rich was a good friend and a Great Ambassador to the Bike world. He was a high quality friend and he will be remembered for the leadership that he brought to his chapter. He will also be remembered for his willingness to help anyone when he could, and his marvelous spark of humor that could make you laugh so hard that your face would hurt. He will never be forgotten for he will always be in our hearts.

Rick Hawkins SCC#132016 - McAlester, Oklahoma
Member of the Southeast Oklahoma Chapter

April 24, 1947 ~ October 7, 2006

Rick “HAWK” Hawkins was one of the early members of the SE Okla. Chapter. He and his wife Betty have been riding since the early 80’s when they acquired a Goldwing and started riding with friends. As time progressed the “Wing” evolved into a brand new 1998 1100 AERO. At that time his good friend, John “Spider John” Ledford, (deceased- retired SCRC# 132004) pulled him into the SCRC. Hawk and Spider John, both Vietnam Vets, were the best of friends and spent many hours riding and socializing.
Hawk succumbed to a hard fought battle with cancer on October 7, 2006. He is greatly missed but his infectious smile, personality and his “Go Full Blast” enthusiasm for life will stay with us forever.
So when you see that bright streak in the midnight sky, it’s not a falling star! It’s just “Hawk” and “Spider John” riding from Star-to-Star having their fun in eternity. Map out the stars Brothers, so you can show us the route when we all meet again.

Dale Collins SCC#249052 - Opelika, Alabama
Member of the Lee County Alabama Chapter

November 11, 2006

Dale was killed in a motorcycle accident during a Veterans Day poker run. Dale was married only 11 months to his wife Teresa. She said he loved to ride. Dale joined our chapter on September 9th 2006. He made several rides and meeting with us. He was a very nice guy and will be missed.

Barry F Hauser SCC#294055 - Valrico, Florida
Member of the Greater Bay Florida Chapter

September 1, 1958 - September 4, 2006

Barry and his wife Kim joined the Greater Bay chapter in June 2005 and have been active members in the chapter. Barry passed away while scuba diving for lobster in Jupiter, FL. Kim now rides Barry’s bike in his memory.

Kevin Metz SCC#086059 - Lagrange, North Carolina
Member of the Goldsboro NC Chapter

Sept. 30, 1954 ~ Oct. 11, 2006

Kevin lost his life after striking a deer and being struck by a truck on his way to work. Kevin, although a quiet man in our presents, had a big heart for his friends and family. He alway greeted everyone with a "Mitt" shake and a smile. His hands were so big that they dwarfed most. He always referred to them as his "mitts." His heart was as big or bigger than his "Mitts." Family was always number one to him with his motorcycle a close second. Kevin leaves behind a wife Brenda, and his three daughters, Heidi, Jessica and Lindsay.
Kevin you will be missed by your friends and family.

J.D. "Starman" Johnson SCC#6263 - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Member of the Middle TN Chapter

October 7, 2006

JD came to the Middle TN chapter in December 2002 after moving from Florida. For a period of time, with Diane, his wife, still living and working in Florida - we were his only family here. He has been a light and an inspiration to us and a true example of someone with the fight to live and enjoy this short time we have on earth. J.D passed away after fighting a tiring battle with Cancer. He touched so many of our lives and his spirit has earned a deserving spot in our hearts. JD leaves his wife Diane with us to share the wonderful memories he helped build. God Bless You and We Love You JD!
God, ya got a good one among many with you now.

Ray McNeal SCC#12001 - Carthage, Texas
1st Officer, Panola County Texas Chapter

August 12, 1936 ~ September 6, 2006

Ray passed after suffering a Stroke. A long time member of the Southern Cruisers and also the Hillsboro Masonic Lodge. Ray leaves behind his wife - Cecille, Sons - Ryan and James and daughters Pam, Terry, Jewell and Jody along with many mourning friends. We will miss Ray but are sure we will be riding with him again, sometime - up there.

Gino Pagliardi SCC#40012 - Campbell River, British Columbia
Member of the Campbell River North British Columbia Chapter

March 07, 1944 ~ September 13, 2006

Gino is survived by wife Kathy of 34 years, daughters: Allesandra , Lisa and Son Dino. Gino rode a Sportster 883 and had originally joined chapter 394, then moved to chapter 40.

Dan "Papa Dan" Harris SCC#65220 - Pelham, Alabama
Member of the Birmingham Alabama Chapter
August 2006

Papa Dan Harris was one of the core members of the start-up of Alabama's Birmingham chapter # 65. He was always happy to meet and make new friends in the motorcycling family. He was always ready and willing to help out when the need was known. He rode and supported about every event to benefit kids and any others in need. Loving hubsand, father and friend to all and will be missed by all that came to know him by his smilling face and red bandana he always wore (some know him as "feather dan" for a feather he had on his handle bars for).
Papa Dan loss his fight to a cancerous brain tumor. We are much blessed to have known and spent time with him on the many rides he attended through the years.
"RIDE ON PAPA DAN RIDE ON".

Randy Ratliff SCC#102119 - Hartselle, Alabama
Member of the Huntsville Alabama Chapter

September 10, 2006
Randy passed after suffering a massive heart attack. Randy was a member in good standing and very nice gentleman. He was always an easy going cheerful person. He has always greeted me with a smile and a hand shake. Randy leaves behind a loving wife, Glenda along with scores of friends and his SCRC family.

Manny Macias SCC#162169 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter

March 5, 1964 - August 29, 2006

We lost our friend and brother Manny Macias after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer. Manny grew up in Corpus Christi, TX. He joined the Marine Corps and rose to the level of Sergeant during his 13 Year career. Upon leaving the Corps, he settled into civilian live in the Wilmington, NC area. Manny was an avid rider and became involved with the Port City Chapter of Southern Cruisers shortly after its formation. He became one of our 1st Road Captains and it was a job that he took seriously, helping look after the safety of his fellow riders. Manny was always there, whatever the cause to lend his support.
What most people will remember and cherish about Manny was his loving nature. He was always ready to greet you with a smile, a laugh, a handshake and a hug. He loved his Harley Night Train and showed off his allegiance with a collection of Harley merchandise that was second to none.
Manny leaves his Father, Mother and siblings in Texas and many, many friends and loved ones to mourn his passing here in Wilmington. He was interred with full military honors in Corpus Christi, TX on 9/2/06.

Kathy "LittleBit" Gibbs SCC#373209 - Toronto, Ontario
Member of the Peel Region Ontario Chapter

August 26, 1963 - August 13, 2006

Survived by her husband Ken, son Bryan 17, and daughter Laura 12...
In loving memory of a beautiful woman, A wonderful wife, loving mother, and one of the best friends you could have, Fought a courageous and long battle against cancer, Until the very end she did it her way, Held out for Americade, And then went on to become one of our special Guardian Angels.
We will miss that twinkle in your eye LilBit...
You are so loved....

Barbi Scharick SCC#387007 - Palm Coast, Florida
Member of the Palm Coast Florida Chapter

Sept. 1, 1967 - July 13, 2006

Barbi was 34 when she was diagnosed with Cervical Cancer and given 6 months or less to live. She proved those doctors wrong, enduring radiation, chemo and needles for 5 years. The pain increased a week before she passed. Her daughters Bryndi and Kryztal felt she was the greatest Woman they had ever known, not only a mother but a best friend. She was a strong person and didn't give up without a fight. It was a tragedy to lose her but her time had come and we will remember her forever.

John McStay SCC#424008 - Wingdale, New York
Member and 1st Officer of the Mid-Hudson Valley New York Chapter

2006
We don't have any information on John or his passing. If anyone can share more, please contact the webmaster. Our prayers go out to John's family and friends.

Lucy Sampson SCC#57382 - Brampton, Ontario
Member of the Burlington Ontario Chapter
June 12, 2006

She lit up the room with her smile.
She made the ride more enjoyable where ever the road took us.
God rest her soul.

Dick "papsnks" Folsom SCC#83069 - Easton, Pennsylvania
Member of the Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania Chapter
May 18,1949 - July 4, 2006

Dick was a avid outdoors enthusiast and archer. He loved motorcycling,hunting,fishing and playing his violin. He was a snake handler and came in third in the 2006 Pennsylvania Senor Archery games. His kindness and sense of humor will be sadly missed. Dick passed away from a massive heart attack.

Bill "Goose" Brakebill SCC#1056 - Knoxville, Tennessee
Member of the Tennessee Valley Tennessee Chapter
June 23, 2006

Bill lost his life on his bike when SUV ran a red light and Bill hit them in the side. His girlfriend Sherree was riding with him and suffered serious injuries. He was one of the more active members who participated in just about everything we did.
We are grateful to have many wonderful memories of him. He was a gentle soul in this world who enjoyed life and his friends. He will always be remembered for his smile that broke out when ever he saw a friend and his nutty sense of humor. He leaves behind his Daughter Audri, Ex-Wife and friend Melissa, Fiance Sherree and many many friends. Rest in Peace Goose and enjoy the Golden Highway you now ride.

Kathy Wilde SCC#12012 - Deberry, Texas
Member of the Panola County Texas Chapter
February 21, 1960 - June 25, 2006

The Panola Co. TX, Chapter #13, has just lost another of our members, Kathy Wilde, due to natural causes. She will be missed greatly by her family, and by her brothers and sisters in the SCRC. I would ask that you all take a moment to pray for her family. Her husband, Joe, needs all the help he can get right now, in this department.

Patty "Peppermint Patty" Whedbee SCC#213034 - Covington, Georgia
Member of the Central Georgia Chapter
February 21, 1960 - June 25, 2006

Patti succumbed to a 11 month battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Patty is the soul mate and 20 year bride of Rick “Kahuna” Whedbee. Kahuna is the retired Assistant State Officer of Georgia and twice retired First Officer of the Central Georgia Chapter 213. Rick said Patty was surounded by her sisters, and himself as she faded off to a peaceful sleep.
Please keep Rick, and their teenaged son Chad in your prayers.
Tonight, the angels are shouting, “Here she comes!”

John "Spider John" Ledford SCC#132004 - McAlester, Oklahoma
Member of the Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter
2005

Spider was the guy who was constant; he showed up for every ride and the longer the ride the better. He loved the curves but was an ultra safe rider. He had ridden every thing from Harleys to Hondas. He had ridden for over 40 years and was glad to offer pointers to novice riders. His motto was "Live and let live". And his favorite phrases while on a ride was "It don't get no better than this". And he would pull out a broken pocket watch and say " we're right on time". We miss Spider a lot. He rides forever in our memories.

Ken "Klink" Bayman SCC#241006 - Darnestown, Maryland
Member of the Potomac Maryland Chapter
January 15, 2005

Ken had been fighting the flu since late December, and due to complications of his illness, we lost our brother..
He will be remembered fondly as a good friend and fellow rider who held a special place in our hearts. Knowing his love of riding, Ken's wife Sherrie asked us to honor him by riding, in full gear, and we led the funeral procession from the church to the cemetery.
Each January, we will honor him again with a memorial ride.

Dennis "Denny" Hoover SCC#241092 - Germantown, Maryland
Member of the Potomac Maryland Chapter
March 29, 2006

Denny passed away after suffering a heart attack. We will miss this gentle giant whose superb riding skills, encyclopedic knowledge of Pennsylvania back roads, profound love of the sport, unparalleled talent for friendship and remarkable sense of humor made it a privilege to ride with him. Only the good die young.

Frank G. “Chico” Thomason SCC#162151 - Currie, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter
March 31st, 1952 – May 17th, 2006

The Port City Chapter lost a great member when Chico passed. Although he had only been with the Southern Cruisers about a year, it seemed like he had always been one of the group. He loved to make road trips with us and was looking forward to our annual ride to Georgia in July. Chico was also an ambassador for SCRC, inviting others to ride with us and join the group. We will always miss his friendship and that twinkle in his eye when we were joking around.
Chico was a native of Hawaii and worked for 34 years with the General Electric Company as a Quality Control Technician. Chico was also a certified Emergency Medical Technician for GE. Chico is survived by his wife, Patrecia “Pat” Thomason, daughter Alysia “Lisa” Thomason, mother Jerry Thomason and brother David, not to mention his many friends at both GE and in Southern Cruisers.
A hui hou aku, kane (until we meet again, brother)

John Ledford SCC#132004 - McAlester, Oklahoma
Member of the Southeastern Oklahoma Chapter

John passed away in 2005. We are so sorry we did not list him sooner. We will have more information shortly.

Sheila Mullen SCC#82205 - Copperas Cove, Texas
Member of the Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter

May 10, 2006

Sheila was a member of Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter, Ladies of Harley and Harley Owners Group. She was a 47 year old mother of 3 fine sons, and grandmother of 3 lovely grandchildren. Was married to the same husband for 29 years. She was a bank teller, which she loved to do so much. She was a trusting friend, an amazing grandmother, beautiful mother and loving wife. She lost her battle with cancer on May 10, 2006. We will remember her for her sweet and gentle nature. God Bless you Sheila, you will forever be in our hearts.

Paul Zapf SCC#221086 - Lawrenceville, Georgia
Member of the Stone Mountain Georgia Chapter

January 30, 2006

Brother Paul Zapf passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in his sleep. Paul was a ball of energy and had more spunk than people half his age. We will miss his excellent humor and weird parts orders for all the goofy inventions he made for his bike (all of which worked and worked well!).

George E. Anglin Jr.SCC#188050 - Tuscumbia, Alabama
Member of the Northwest Alabama Chapter

April 23, 2006

George rode a black Heritage Springer Classic and wore a helmet that had a set of bull horns attached. Mr. Anglin was a Colbert County native, a proud member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local No. 760, the Cherokee Masonic Lodge, Southern Cruisers Riding Club Chapter 188 and Harley Owners Group.

Curtis Miller SCC#49216 - Houston, Texas
Member of the Houston Texas Chapter

April 23, 2006

Curtis was a member of the Houston chapter for about two years. He was a genuinely nice guy. No matter who you were, if you knew Curtis for years, or only five minutes he made you feel like a friend. He had a great wit and humor and he greatly enriched the lives of everyone around him. He loved to ride, but he loved riding with friends even more. Curtis would always be there for a friend and never hesitated to help out someone in trouble.
He will be tremendously missed.

Everett Jefferson “Jeff” Hunt SCC#15040 - Winnfield, Louisiana
Member of the Piney Hills Louisiana Chapter
April 12, 2006

Jeff Hunt, 64, passed away at the Winn Parish Medical Center following a brief illness.
Jeff was a "CORE" member of the Piney Hills Chapter #15 in North Central Louisiana. He leaves an indelible mark on his family, friends, profession, and former patients.
Jeff was a licensed physical therapist for over 43 years. He owned and operated health care related companies throughout Louisiana. His passion for patients and profession were surpassed only by his love for his wife, “Molly”, and their children. He enjoyed traveling, preferably on his Harley motorcycle or in his motor home. He was a licensed pilot, certified diver, and avid outdoorsman.
He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Winnfield and the Men’s Adult 5 Sunday School Class. Jeff will be greatly missed by all of his SCRC brothers & sisters. Rest in Peace brother, till we see you again and you can lead us on a ride down those streets of glory!

Gary Newsome SCC#3039 - Richmond Hill, Georgia
Member of the Savannah Georgia Chapter
October 15, 1962 ~ March 25, 2006

Gary succumbed to Cancer. He was only 43 years old. The salvation in this is that he did not continue to suffer, but has gone to a better place to be with the Lord. Gray was strong and had deep faith which got him through this struggle with an attitude we all hope we would be able to exhibit if in the same situation.. We will always remember Gary as a good father, a faithful husband, a loyal friend and a Brother who was a Core member of our Savannah Chapter. We suspect Gary will still be with us on every ride.

Mark (Zal) Zalizniak SCC#262084 - London, Ontario
1st Officer of the London Ontario Chapter
October 17, 1958 ~ March 29, 2006

Mark died peacefully in his sleep of an apparent heart attack. He was in his 47th year. Before taking on the task of 1st Officer of London Ont. Chapter 262 in October 2005, he had served as 2nd Officer and was one of the chapter's most active members. He rarely missed any rides and was a great supporter of Charity events. With his unending energy for organizing events and get-togethers, he kept the chapter busy year round. His quiet demeanor and fun-loving spirit endeared us all. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Debbie and daughter Laura..

JD Laudermilk SCC#253049 - Victoria, Texas
Member of the Victoria Texas Chapter
2006

JD is survived by 2 children, 5 Grandchildren, 1 Brother, 1 Sister and numerous nieces and nephews and many many dear and loved friends. He also was survived by a cherished companion and friend of his, Lois Braden, the mother of one of our members, Robin Roessler. JD Laudermilk was a member of Victoria SCRC and loved to ride. He rode with Gary Johnson alot of the time. He loved riding along the beach areas and was always seen with a smile on his face. He was a member of a Penicostial church in Victoria, Tx. Those of us who knew him, knew a treasure of God. He will be missed tremendously.

Jim Vocaturo SCC#77017 - Greenville, Tennessee
Member of the Northeast Tennessee Chapter

January 15, 2006

Jim was one of the older members of Chapter 77. Jim rode a full dresser and liked to take his time and enjoy the trip. One thing that always caught his eye - Ice Cream. He would go 30 miles out of his way for an Ice Cream Shop. He will be missed by the chapter. Jim was born in Newark, N.J., and had lived in Nutley and Bloomfield. He moved to Greeneville seven years ago after retiring as a chemical operator from Benjamin Moore in Newark after 10 years of service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, No. 6784, in Greeneville.

Ernest Cain SCC#68003 - Chunky, Mississippi
Member of the Twin States Mississippi Chapter

2006

Ernest passed but we have no personal information or a picture. If anyone knew Ernest and would like to share information, please contact the webmaster.

Paul Farley SCC#141016 - Wynantskill, New York
Member of the Capital District New York Chapter

2006
Paul passed but we have no personal information or a picture. If anyone knew Ernest and would like to share information, please contact the webmaster.

Barbara Chapman SCC#320004 - Caryville, Tennessee
Member of the Cumberland Gap Tennessee Chapter

March 10, 2006

Barbara passed away in her home. The reason for her death is unknown at this time. Please remember her family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Pavel Ourednik SCC#134099 - Brandys nad Labem, Czech Republic
Member of the Central Bohemian Chapter

2006

Pavel passed away after losing a long battle to disease.

Rodney Michaels SCC#62122 - Hephzibah, Georgia
Member of the Augusta Georgia Chapter

2006

Rodney is yet another victim to Cancer.Known as Mr Two Step, Rodney was 59 years old and enjoyed going out to Coyote's and playing pool and dancing with all his friends. The thing he enjoyed most was riding his 1500 Intruder with the Southern Cruisers when he was able. He never met a stranger and was always willing to give a helping hand to others when needed. Rodney Micheal was born and raised in Augusta Georgia.

Steve Criss SCC#18018 - Marshall, North Carolina
Member of the Blue Ridge North Carolina Chapte
February 24, 2006

Stephen Dale Criss died from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Steve was born in San Antonio, Texas, and grew up in Maryville, Tenn. He served in the United States Navy for two years. He later moved to Marshall, N.C.. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. As an active member of Marshall Presbyterian Church, he served as elder and choir member. He enjoyed his church work, his grandchildren and riding his motorcycle with his friends in the Southern Cruisers. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Barbara; mother, Norma; sons Michael and John, brother Michael and sister Carole.

Phil McAulay SCC#365012 - Norwood, Ontario
Member of the Peterborough Ontario Chapter

2006

Once in a lifetime a man is lucky enough to have had a such a great friend as phil mcaulay, phil had a way to bring joy to all that was lucky enough to be in his presense and he sure had a heart made of pure gold.Phil had a zest for the wind in his face you could see the grin from ear to ear while on a roadtrip with all in the chapter that he held so dear.Try as we may we will never understand the future that is held in gods great hand, untill we meet in heaven my brother Phil we all love you and miss you.

Leslie "J.R." Parish SCC#352004 - Murray, Kentucky
2nd Officer of the Murray Kentucky Chapter

February 13, 1964 - December 20, 2005

Leslie Parish known to his friends simply as J.R. died at his home from a massive heart attack that more than shocked his family and friends. He leaves behind his life partner Linda, his daughter Julie, a sister and his parents. He leaves behind so many loved ones whose life he touched in many ways. His riding partners, too numerous to mention. It's not what he took with him when he left this world but what he left behind, what is left behind is what meant the most to him. J.R. was a fun loving, caring man who brought joy to so many lives and so much laughter in many hearts.
We"ll never forget the Vulcan and all those that followed you.

Patti Ray SCC#196005 - Wills Point, Texas
Member of the Rockwall Texas Chapter

February 16th, 2006

Patti started riding later in life after the death of her husband. She was a retired widow who kept driving past a motorcycle for sale on the side of the road on her way to and from the grocery store. Finally she decided that she was not going to sit back and let life pass her by, she was going to try something that she always thought would be fun. She bought the bike and in her own words "that motorcycle jump started my life, I now have new friends and plenty to do. I have new roads to explore, new friends to make, I have a life again"!
Patti was suddenly taken from us on her way home from having dinner with a friend. She and her bike were found by a passing motorist just a few miles from her home, the cause of the accident will likely never be known. Patti was one of those people that made you a better person for knowing her. Always outgoing, sincere in her desire to know you, and someone who truly cared for you as a friend. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, and a friend to anyone she met. She had told her children that when she died not to morn her death but to celebrate her life. Her friends in the SCRC will always celebrate the life of Patti; but we will always miss our friend.

Roger Smith SCC#239010 - Arnaudville, Louisiana
Member of the Acadiana Louisiana Chapter

February 19, 2006

Roger was a very well liked member of the Acadiana chapter. He passed away at home. We received the call notifying us of his passing from his son Kenneth. Roger - we miss you and hope you have found a better place with perfect curves and good pavement.

Angie Holliday SCC#162102 - Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter

February 17, 2006

Angie passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Angie was an active member of both the Southern Cruisers and the local HOG Chapter in Wilmington, NC. Angie loved to ride both near and far with her husband Paul on their Harley Fatboy. Everyone that knew Angie loved her for her kindness and fun loving nature.

David Sanchez SCC#256117 - Madisonville Louisiana
Member of the Northshore Louisiana Chapter

May 16, 1953 - January 20, 2006

David leaves behind 4 children - Marshall, Chris, Rachel and Sarah. Marshall related to us that riding his bike and ridng with our group was one of the happier times of his life.

William "Willie" Gambill SCC#275300 - Columbus, Georgia
Member of the Columbus Georgia Chapter

2006

Willie was one of the smartest young men I have ever met. He didn't fit the mold of a biker but he was such a part of our chapter that we never did anything without him being there. A month before his death he road with us to the Georgia State Rally where we celebrated his 21st birthday. He was deeply loved by all the members of our chapter because of the way he had of keeping us all grounded.
A freak accident not involving motorcycles took him from us and left us all with a big hole in our heart. He was the kind of kid that was not afraid to tell you how much he loved his mother. We know he will ride with us again someday.

Marvin Dean SCC#275045 - Phenix City, Alabama
Member of the Columbus Georgia Chapter

2006

Marvin was very well know in our community for all the work he did putting on charity events. He didn't become part of the motorcycle community until about 6 years before his death. Motorcycles quickly lead him into a life in the ministry. He started his on motorcycle ministry, Cry Freedom. He was always there for the Cruisers if we needed him and he will always be missed.

Larry Bechard SCC#238023 - St Catharines, Ontario
Member of the Niagara Ontario Chapter

2006

Larry passed away shortly after joining the Southern Cruisers. Although we did not have a chance to get to know him well, Larry will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Anthony Leanard SCC#244001 - Corpus Christi, Texas
Member of the Corpus Christi Texas Chapter

January 25, 1980 ~ December 13, 2005

Anthony died as a result of injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident. After a night out with his fiance and friends he was run off the road by a vehicle that fled the scene. He is survived by his fiance, Tasya; father Larry; mother, Lisa; brother , Kris; sister, Toni and brother-in-law, Lee.
Anthony was born in Tyler, Texas, and graduated from Langahm Creek High School in Houston, Texas. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1998 and proudly served everyday thereafter as an Aviation Machinist. He was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City and Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. His greatest accomplishment though was being 1st Officer of the Southern Cruisers Corpus Christi Chapter, following in the steps of his father Larry "Bossman" Leanard, retired 1st Officer of the Houston chapter. Anthony set two records: the youngest 1st officer at the age of 25 and the first father and son 1st officers. He revived the Corpus chapter and enjoyed spending time with his riding buddies who came to be great friends. He especially loved to ride with his family after he received his 2002 Honda Sabre,a gift from his father . He often bragged about how many miles he had put on it in such a short time. As long as there was road to ride, he was there. He made the ride to Sturgis and the Iron Butt ride, and rode that bike everyday to work. He was happiest when on his bike with his lover at his side, rain or shine or just plain hot south Texas weather.
Anthony was engaged to be married after meeting his fiance at the Southern Cruisers Christmas Party. In true biker fashion, he proposed on stage at the Harley State Rally. He could always be found with a charasmatic smile making someone laugh. As an orginal member of the Houston chapter he made a long lasting and loving impression on everyone that he met. We will try to make the laughter outweigh the tears, as that's how you would have wanted it. We love you Anthony.

Joseph Carson SCC#282119 - Manchester, Tennessee
Member of the Highland Rim Tennessee Chapter

December 5, 2005

Joe passed away after a surprising onset and rapid malignancy of Cancer. He loved riding and loved the friends he made while riding. Our prayers and condolences are with all of Joe's family and friends.

Ronnie Ayers SCC#283006 - Windsor, North Carolina
Member of the Roanoke River North Carolina Chapter

January 25, 2005

Ronnie passed away after fighting a long illness. He enjoyed riding and meeting people. Ronnie will be missed by his fellow riders and every one that had met him along the way.
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Randall Clarence Gill, Sr. SCC#291008 - Price, Texas
Member of the Rusk County Texas Chapter
December 3, 1942 - May 21, 2004

Randall was a trustee of Carlisle United Methodist Church. He retired after 28 years from Amoco Production Company, served in the U.S. Army at the start of the Vietnam War. He was the former president of the Price Water board and helped start the Carlisle Little League. He was also a member of the Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Southern Cruisers Riders Club and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lenda, two sons Randall Jr. and Kenny, six grandchildren, Cady, Randa, "Trip" Randall, Whitney, Nadalie and Preston. Pallbearers were members of the Southern Cruisers Riders Club.
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Peter Campbell Jesinsky SCC#156079 - Purcellville, Virginia
Member of the Loudoun County Virginia Chapter
November 9, 2005

Pete loved life and all it had to offer. In turn, he gave a lot to the lives of those with whom he came in contact. Pete was only 43 when he died in a plane crash as a student pilot. He leaves behind his wife, Carol Ann, and a little boy named Jimmy whom Pete and Carol Ann were in the process of adopting. Pete was also in training to become a motorcycle racer. Well, there's no speed limit where Peter is now and he can never crash. We in Loudoun will remember Pete as a big guy with a big heart and we will miss him.
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Richard Matthews SCC#258038 - Greenville Alabama
Member of the Greenville Alabama Chapter
November 2005

Richard died recently after a lengthy bout with cancer. Richard was a retired member of the Alabama State Troopers and one of the first members of the Greenville, Alabama chapter.

John Drake SCC#185097 - Garland Texas
Member of the Collin County Texas Chapter
January 2004

John was a long time member of the Collin County chapter. We are very sorry we did not recognize him sooner. He was unable to participate in the latter years of his membership and passed away in January, 2004 of a heart attack. Our prayers and sentiments go out to John's family and friends that he has left behind. May he join the growing chapter of members we have lost to continue the Ride.

 

Wayne Sutcliff SCC#226082 - Cypress California
Member of the Orange County California Chapter
23 October 2005

Wayne Sutcliffe was at Shelter From the Storm on Saturday and looked to be in the peak of health. On Sunday, Wayne suffered a massive heart attack and passed away. Wayne and his wife Pat were wonderful people. This is devastating news to those of us who new Wayne. Chapel services will be tomorrow but we have no further details. Please say a prayer for Wayne and his family.

Karen "Boo" Ragsdale SCC#248010 - Tulsa Oklahoma
Member of the Route 66 Oklahoma Chapter
2005

Karen "Boo" Ragsdale passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Boo was a charter member of the Route 66 chapter in Tulsa, and she is missed greatly. She always rode behind the love of her life, Rick "Ragz", and we are saddened to not see her beaming face in the back seat. In her 46 years, Boo was a wonderful mother and wife, and our condolences extend to Ragz and her boys. We'll see you on the other side, Sweetie.

Pat McPhail SCC#343237 - Hamilton, Ontario
Member of the Hamilton Ontario Chapter
2005

It is with great sorry that we report the passing of Pat McPhail. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to hsi family. He will be sadly missed by all.
Ride in Peace Brother!

Dave Brennen SCC#93001 - Madison, North Carolina
Member of the Rockingham North Carolina Chapter
2005

Dave was a member of the Southern Cruisers since 1999. He was a layed back guy with a big heart and a love for riding. He battled with Cancer for some time but the Cancer won in the end and his Southern Cruisers family feels the loss.

Jennifer Sultana SCC#373184 - Brampton, Ontario
Member of the Peel Region Ontario Chapter
September 25, 2005

Jennifer died while riding in a ride to benefit Burned Children. Jennifer loved riding, a passion that she has had for a number of years. Her wonderful smile will always be remembered as well as her loving and giving personality. Heaven has received her worthy soul much too soon. God bless Jennifer, and her family at this time of tragedy.

Helene Tousignant SCC#354115 - Chateauguay, Ontario
Member of the Montreal Quebec Chapter
September 12, 2005

Helene and a very good friend from the Montreal chapter were on a vacation ride through the US when they were involved in an accident. We lost Helene this day and she will be dearly missed. Our prayers go out in her name for her family and friends.

John Stephen Cooley SCC#226121 - Garden Grove, California
Member of the Orange County California Chapter
September 20, 1947 - June 9, 2005

John was one of those members that makes this club so special. When you met him, you felt like you knew him for years. John was a Marine and a veteran of Vietnam. he leaves behind his wife Penny, a daughter Jennifer and two sons, Roy and Josh. His loss leaves a large hole in our hearts.

Bien Baillargeon SCC#27279 - El Cajon, California
Member and Tailgunner of the San Diego California Chapter
September 16, 2005

It is with a very heavy heart, much sorrow and pain, that we announce that Bien Baillargeon (aka Bad News) was killed on the way to Las Vegas by a hit and run driver. Bien has been very Core to this club since the beginning and this is a huge loss for all. She is survived by her partner Barb. Our sincere condolences to Barb, her friends, and to all of us here; her SCRC family. She will be dearly missed. Most of you that have met her will remember her smile. She was very involved in our Charity "SC4Kids". When one needed helped, she was always the first to step up. We love you Bien!

Troy Holman SCC#289099 - Tullahoma, Tennessee
Member of the Highland Rim, Tennessee Chapter
August 31, 2005

Troy passed away after battling cancer for several months. Troy was an active member of Chapter 282,until his illness got the best of him, and he and served as tail-gunner on several rides. He was a real asset to his family and the SCRC. One of his final requests was to have SCRC members as his pall-bearers.

Ronnie Lucas SCC#4022 - Rock Hill, South Carolina
Member of the Rock Hill, South Carolina Chapter
August 16, 2005

Ronnie Lost his long battle with Cancer. He was a good friend and great supporter of the Southern Cruisers in Rock Hill. He supported almost every event in the area and always gave more than anyone expected. He will be missed by everyone he met. We know he is no longer sick or suffering and is just waiting on the rest of his friends to joine him for one heavenly ride.

Junior Steinke SCC#102131 - Huntsville, Alabama
Member of the Huntsville Alabama Chapter
2005

We were notified of Junior's passing but we have no personal information or a picture. If anyone knew Junior and would like to share information, please contact the webmaster. Will provide a more suitable memorial once we have more information.

Mark Anthony Wildermuth SCC#223027 - Columbia, South Carolina
Member of the Sumter, South Carolina Chapter
June 6, 2005

Mark Anthony (as he liked to be called) joined the Southern Cruisers in April 2005, actually purchasing his Valkyrie and joining after admiring a member's bike. Unfortunately, he never had an opportunity to ride with the chapter. Mark Anthony fought for over two weeks before succumbing to injuries from a motorcycle accident on May 20th. That is the type of person he was, he was a fighter.
Mark Anthony graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, in 1991. At West Point, he was Brigade boxing champion in his weight class, competed on the Army's intercollegiate boxing team and was Sandhurst military training company captain. After West Point he had a well-decorated Army career, rising to the rank of Major, serving in Korea and in several stateside posts. He was Ranger, Airborne and Expert Infantryman qualified.
At the time of his death, Mark Anthony was an adored college teacher. He was also a competitive ‘B’ level racquetball player who made it to the finals of many tournaments in South Carolina. In the short time Mark Anthony owned his Valkyrie he enjoyed it to the fullest to include attending the Daytona Spring Bike Week. Mark Anthony always had a smile for you and he will be missed.

Eric "Lucky" Eytcheson SCC#180091 - Nanaimo, British Columbia
Member and 2nd Officer of the Harbor City, British Columbia Chapter
1957 - 2005

He is Eric Eytcheson died doing what he loved best - riding his bike. Eric left a loving wife and two small children (ages 5 &7) behind. Our SCRC family will look after them as thay will always be a part of our family.

Ivey "Mountain Man" Russell SCC#337072 - Lexington, North Carolina
Member of the High Rock Lake, North Carolina Chapter
July 17, 2005

You will be missed.
Mountain Man (in Overalls) with friends Herb Lester and Carol Overcash

James Kiger SCC#82051 - Copperas Cove, Texas
Member of the Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter
April 8, 2005
A member of the Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter and the Steel Samurai's. James Kiger was a 36 years old father of two lovely daughters. He was a proud member of the Killeen Police Force since 1995. James was off duty and riding his motorcycle when a car hit him and ended his life. The car then fled the scene of the accident. James was well liked by all those that knew him. He always had a joke and was always willing to help wherever and whenever he could. James will be sorely missed by those who knew him. James enjoyed riding and the fellowship brought by riding. We will never forget him.

James L. Courtney SCC#55033 - Zephyrhills, Florida
Member of the West Central Florida Chapter
February 18, 2005

Jim passed away from a heart attack at the age of 76. He was a big guy who loved to ride with his group of many friends that he made thru the Southern Cruisers. He over came a terrible motorcycle accident in September, 2001. He had 19 surgeries for his injuries was able to go back to work and loved to ride his new motorcycle with the group. He loved to ride and explore new places and things. He was always ready for a good fun ride. He leaves behind his wife Linda, who would ride with him. Also, he leaves behind 3 children and 3 step children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. He also leaves behind his dog Peewee, along, many friends with the Southern Cruisers, specially Malcom and Judy Campbell.
He is riding high now. No stop signs, speed limits or red lights. He is looking out for all of us riders .

Mike Richardson SCC#328146 - Innisfil, Ontario
Member of the Barrie, Ontario Chapter
April 29, 2005

Mike was one of our newer members and participated in our 2004 Cruise for Kids. While most never had the opportunity to meet Mike, he was a loving father of Jennifer and Chris and husband to Cathy. He loved to ride his motorcycle and was looking forward to being an active member of the chapter. Our thoughts are with Mike and we hope that he is enjoying the open roads upstairs, which he will share with us when we all meet again.

Valda "Redbird" Brittain SCC#120225 - Willis, Texas
Member of the Conroe, Texas Chapter
December 15, 1952 - May 3, 2005

Valda spent the last 1½ years of a difficult 4-year battle with liver disease as a member with the SCRC and loved being out on the road riding with her husband, "Captain" Ron. She was a sweet soul with an incredible fighting spirit, which was very clear in August of 2004. When Valda became very ill and was admitted to the hospital, everyone thought the end was surely near when it was decided that nothing more could be done and her breathing tube would be pulled. But her will to survive, coupled with the many prayers of family, friends, church members and SCRC members from across the country, brought her through that dark time to the surprise of everyone. Redbird loved being with her SCRC family and as long as she was well enough to leave home she made sure she was at every Bike Night and rode on most of the Chapter Rides, always cheerful and with a smile on her face. Her fondest memory was when she was able to attend Bike Night while still in the Neuro Rehabilitation Center and at the evenings end, the Conroe Chapter gave Valda and her husband Ron a motorcycle escort all the way back to the Center.
Valda is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, 1 step-son, her father, 1 sister, 1 brother, 2 step-sisters, and 1 step-brother. Valda will be in our hearts forever and will be dearly missed. She was a beautiful and caring person to all .

Perry "Hambone" Hamilton SCC#256073 - Covington, Louisiana
Member of the Northshore, Louisiana Chapter
2005

"Ham" passed as a result of a heart attack. He was a retired motor policeman, one of our best tailgunners, a friend and a brother. He was there for the ride every day we met rain or shine. He rode roads that most of us only hope to ride and he taught us much. If you're ever riding down the road and see a white "Wing" and hear country music blaring, think of "Hambone". He truly loved his motorcycle and his music.

Alexandra Adelstein SCC#354089 - Pointe Claire, Quebec
Member of the Montreal, Quebec Chapter
April 29th, 2005

Alexandra passed away peacefully at the age of 49. She will be remembered by all those she touched for her laughter, her enthusiasmand her love of life. She will be missed but never forgotten by chapter 354.

Jeffrey "Jeff" Polidan SCC#282096 - Hillsboro, TN
Member of the Highland Rim Chapter
February 4, 2005

Jeff died in a single vehicle accident in his jeep.
Jeff was only a member of the Highland Rim Chapter for a few months but had attended several rides with the group. We could tell he was going to be more and more involved with the chapter and looked forward to his continued attendance and support. He will be dearly missed by his wife Sue, thier children, members of the SCRC and those that knew him.
Jeff was a member of the AEDC Fire Department at Arnold Air Force Base in Tn, a Volunteer diver for the TN Aquarium in Chattanooga, a Volunteer diver for the Franklin County Rescue squad and owner of JP Landscaping in Hillsboro, TN.

Gregory S. Johnson SCC# 255013 - Wells, Maine
Member of the Great Bay New Hampshire Chapter
Feb. 28, 1950 ~ March 4, 2005

Greg joined the SCRC in 2002. We enjoyed many rides with Greg, he will be remembered and missed by all of us. Greg spent 20 years in the United States Air Force retiring in 1992 as a Major. He wore the colors of the United States on his vest and a shorty helmet painted like and Air Force Jet. He was proud of his service. We pray that he rides safely on his journey and watches over us all in the future.

Real Lavoie SCC#126075 - Iroquois Falls, Ontario
Member of the Northern Lights Ontario Chapter
1937 ~ December 5, 2004

We were notified of Real's passing but we have no personal information or a picture. If anyone knew Real and would like to share information, please contact the webmaster. Will provide a more suitable memorial once we have more information.

Ray Hall SCC#122060 - Rockledge, Florida
Member of the Space Coast Florida Chapter
2005

Ray is another Victem of Cancer. Please pray for Ray's family and friends and all those that are stricken with this terrible disease.

Steve "Runt" Hurley SCC#211109 - Parsons, Tennessee
Member of the Golden Circle Tennessee Chapter
February 13, 2005

Steve lost his painful and devestating battle with Cancer. Although his pain was incredible and his body was crumbling from the cancer, he ramained cheerful and entertaining to the end. He was a big guy with a heart beyond comparison.
Runt was an owner operator and he loved trucking. He touched everyone he came into contact with on the road. Runt just had that special personality that some folks are blessed with. He could make you smile in your darkest hour. Runt was a Member of The Golden Circle Chapter (Jackson TN.) for a little over three years. Debra and Runt were married for 10 years and they have a blended family of 5 children and 5 grandchildren between them. The only thing he loved more than his family or trucking was riding his bike or trike and helping people in need. We met him at a benefit we were doing for another Member who had lost her leg in a motorcycle accident. It was like God had sent him to us. He asked if he and his wife Debra, could cook BBQ and donate all the meat and their time and effort to the benefit. We immediately knew they were Southern Cruiser material, and signed them up. Runt and Debra loved to feed everyone, not only with food, but also, with smiles. They cooked at all our events and benefits from then on. Runt was helping people in need long before we met him, especially kids. He would dress up as Santa Clause and buy gifts out of his own pocket and deliver them to under privileged kids in and around his home town of Parsons TN. When we told him that the SCRC helped the kids at St. Jude, he was hooked. He was a loyal Member of our Chapter and said many times, he was "SCRC for life." Runt even wore his vest, displaying The SCRC Patch, when he was trucking. He said it got him out of a speeding ticket one time because the police officer was also SCRC. Runt will be missed greatly by us but we know he is riding those streets of gold and will know where all of the good twisties are when we join him one day. He was way more than a friend. He is our Brother forever!
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Barry Old SCC#162064 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Member of the Port City, North Carolina Chapter
February 12, 2005

Barry Ward Old, 53, of Wilmington, died unexpectedly at home February 12, 2005. Barry was a member of the Port City Chapter. He was an enthusiastic motorcycle rider who enjoyed both riding to work as well as trips to the mountains.
Barry will be remembered by many for his energy and enthusiasm for life. He was always teaching and coaching wherever he went. Barry never met a stranger and loved his family and friends dearly. He enjoyed life to the fullest, including spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, riding his motorcycle, fishing with his grandson, camping with the family, snowboarding, and rooting for the UNC-W Seahawk basketball team .

Rob Seprish SCC#226029 - Mission Viejo, California
Member of the Orange County, California Chapter
2005

Rob died as the result of a brain aneurism. He is mourned by all of the members of the Orange County chapter and the Southern Cruisers. He and his wife Robin have been very active members in the Orange County chapter. His physical presence will be missed dearly but we will know in our hearts that Rob is riding along with us and will guide us from above.

Ron "Papa" Angers SCC#328020 - Alliston, Ontario
Member of the Barrie, Ontario Chapter
December 14, 2004

Ron was the 3rd Officer of the Barrie Chapter. Papa was loved by all members of the chapter and was always there for all members in need. He was taken from us suddenly Tuesday, December 14, 2004. Our prayers are with his all who knew Ron and we wish him nothing but Blue Skies, a Hot Sun, Smooth Roads, Twisties and Friends (and Hooters) to surround him.

Earl "Jerbie" Glover Jr SCC#253024 - Placedo, Texas
Member of the Victoria Texas Chapter
Dec 30, 1937 ~ Dec 7, 2004

We lost Pat to Cancer on December 7th. He one of the most caring guys. Although he couldn't ride due recently due to his illness, he still stayed active by assisting members without email contact by keeping them informed of club events. Earl wa a retired Locomotive Engineer with Union Pacific with 30 years of Service. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy Seabees with service in Saipan.

Pat McMahon SCC#343034 - Hamilton, Ontario
Member of the Hamilton Ontario Chapter
November 26, 2004

Hamilton Chapter’s Pat “6pk2go" McMahon was taken from us suddenly.
We come into this world for only a short time and we strive to make the best of our time here, but when called home, it always seems too soon. “Six Pack” loved his pipe, rode his tourer proudly and joined The Southern Cruisers Riding Club Hamilton Chapter soon after it's inception, thereby making us part of his extended family. He will be sadly missed by many.

Dan Golden SCC#91038 - Havana, Florida
Member of the Big Bend Florida Chapter
October 26, 2004

Dan Golden lost his life due to injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident. He is survived by his wife Donna and 2 sons Daniel Wayne Golden Jr. and William Cory Golden ages 16 and 24. Please keep Dan, his family both blood and extended in your prayers.

Eddie Cook SCC#105009 - Flint, Texas
Member of the Smith County Texas Chapter
2004

Eddie was a longtime member of the Smith County, Texas Chapter (Tyler Area). He and his wife loved to ride and we are very pleased that she has resumed riding with the chapter. He will be missed by all.

Roy Davison SCC#248004 - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Member of the Route 66 Oklahoma Chapter
October 4, 2004

Roy was one of the founding members of the Route 66 chapter. His loss will be felt by all of his friends and family in the SCRC. We share his family's sorrow.

Robert Patrick SCC#185152 - Plano, Texas
Member of the Collin County Texas Chapter
September 22, 2004

Bob lost his life while out running with his wife Marylyn.
Bob was an active member of the chapter and was seen frequently on Thursday night dinner rides.
He rode a black Valkyrie and usually wore an army style helmet as he rode.
He was always very friendly, was well liked, and respected by all.
Besides motorcycle riding, his other hobbies also included jogging and parachuting.
Bob will be missed by ALL of us.

Dave "Sharky" Gard SCC#162012 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Member of the Port City North Carolina Chapter
September 20, 2004

Dave "Sharky" Gard lost his life when a drunk driver turned left in front of him on Carolina Beach Road. Dave was riding his bike home from work at GE. If you knew Sharky, then you have lost a great friend - if you never got the opportunity to meet Sharky, you have lost a friend that you had not yet met.
Sharky was one of our founding members and one of our greatest advocates for Southern Cruisers. Many of our members found out about Southern Cruisers after meeting Sharky somewhere around town and being told enthusiastically about how great our group was. The truth is, it is great because of people like Sharky. Sharky was one a Road Captain and worked hard on our trips to keep members safe and to help us enjoy our ride. Once we reached our destination, he was our good will ambassador - meeting and greeting friends and strangers alike.
Wife Shelia and in-laws Ron & Gloria Fox are also part of our Southern Cruiser family and I would ask that you keep them in your prayers during this time, along with Sharky & Shelia's daughters Nikki and Jessie and the rest of the family.

Ronald Hayes SCC#9001 - Pocahontas, Arkansas
Member of the Five Rivers Arkansas Chapter
2004

Ron Hayes was a man who enjoyed a good ride with his wife, family, and his friends. A dedicated member and friend Ron was at every club event ready to show his bike, which he was very proud of, his daughter painted a beautiful Indian scene on the fenders and tank. Ron is now riding the roads in the skies endless and beautiful.
Ron we'll miss you.

Steve "Brother Roach" Gaissert SCC#9001 - Dahlonega, Georgia
Member of the North Georgia Chapter
July 28, 2004

Steve was known for his smile,which as he,will be missed. Cancer took Steve from us.
May he rest in peace

Bob "Rocky" Nelson SCC#248020 - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
Member of the Route 66 Oklahoma Chapter
August 13, 2004

We lost a good brother and member, Robert "Rocky" Nelson, age 74, in a car-motorcycle accident. He leaves behind a loving wife and family. Rocky rode with the Route 66 chapter for several years and participated in almost all our events. He lived to ride and loved to ride, even for short errand trips, and always had a smile or a laugh for everyone he met.
We miss you, Rocky -- ride on, Brother.

Bill Carlisle SCC#268029 - Ball Ground, Georgia
Founding Member of the Etowah River Georgia Chapter
July 27, 2004

Etowah River GA Chapter lost our long-time friend & brother Bill Carlisle to cancer. Bill is survived by his wife Laura and their two children, Wendy and Danny. "Mr Bill" was a one-of-a-kind, wonderful person with a great sense of humor and a very positive outlook on life. He was truly a unique man, a good husband and father and will be fondly remembered by all of us. We feel comfort in the fact that we will meet you again one day, buddy.
Until then, we'll miss your smile, your laugh and your friendship, Mr Bill. God bless you, my friend....

Royce "Bud" Gates SCC#191141 - Nesbit Mississippi
Member of the Desoto County Mississippi Chapter
2004

Bud Lost his life after a car ran a stop sign hitting him on his Goldwing Trike. He has been a long time member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club. Bud leaves behind his wife Barbara and many sorrowful members in several organizations.

George Jester SCC#104036 - Warner Robbins Georgia
Member of the Macon Georgia Chapter
July 25, 2004

George E. Jester lost his life in a motorcycle accident. Following the Funeral Services at Calvary Chapel Heartland Church the interment with Full Military honors was held at Andersonville National Cemetery. George was a veteran of the US Air Force and the US Navy Reserves. Along with his love of family was his love of life which he lived to its fullest. He loved bike riding with Southern Cruisers and his BMW friends; he also loved dirt biking, sailing, and woodworking. His wife, Patty; two sons, Chris and Matt; his mother; his sister; and two granddaughters survive George. George will greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Jon Bailey SCC#366016 - Charlestown New Hampshire
Member of the Rockland New Hampshire Chapter
July 10, 2004

Jon succumbed to a massive heart attack. Please keep Jon's wife Marsha and all of their family and friends in your prayers.

Vincent Smith SCC#173056 - W Orange New Jersey
Member of the North New Jersey Chapter
July 22, 2004

Vincent died as the result of a motorcycle accident on High Point mountain. Our sympathies and condelences are with Vincent's family and friends.

Paul Manning SCC#49053 - LaPorte Texas
Member of the Houston Texas Chapter
July 9. 2004

Paul was killed just 9 days after joining the Southern Cruisers. He and his wife Ann never had an opportunity to ride with or meet the members of their new family. However, he will always be our brother and hope that he will watch over us and rides with us until we join him.

Anthony Cericola SCC#297003 - Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Member of the Philadelphia County Pennsylvania Chapter
November 10, 2002

Anthony passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident. He was hit by an off duty Police Woman under who was under the influence of alcohol. He was one of the original members of the Philadelphia County chapter and although we are late in remembering him, we will never forget him.

Larry Cole SCC#131026 - Apopka Florida
Member of the Central Florida Chapter
July 14, 2004

Larry leaves behind a loving wife Marge, two children, Traci and Jonathan and 4 grandchildren. Larry served 4 years in the Marine Corp including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Larry was a pastor with the Seventh Day Adventist Church before completing his Masters degree in counseling psychology in 1990. He was working as an EAP counselor where he helped and touched many peoples lives not only with his educational background, but with his wit and charismatic charm.
Larry loved motorcycles and was a CORE member of the Central Florida Chapter. He was always willing to help out in anyway that he could. Larry will be missed by his immediate family as well as his extended Southern Cruiser Family.

Jerry Archer SCC#123006 - Pocahontas Arkansas
Member of the Five Rivers Arkansas Chapter
2004

We lost a member and a friend when Jerry Archer passed. Jerry's first love was his family, a devoted husband and loving father. His second love was his motorcycle he had just purchased a Harley-Davidson Heritage Softtail. When you saw on his bike he was on top of the world. Please remember Jerry and his family in your prayers.

Jeff Reed SCC#5072 - Bradenton Florida
Member of the Tampa Bay Florida Chapter
May 16, 2004
We lost a brother when we lost Jeff. We will miss him. Blue skies and smooth pavement from now on, brother!

Raymond Vice SCC#14148 - Baker Louisiana
Member of the Baton Rouge Chapter
2004

We lost Raymond to Cancer. Another terrible, needless loss.


 

Willie Ingle SCC#188179 - Hackleburg Alabama
Member of the Northwest Alabama Chapter
Joe passed away Sunday May 16, 2004 due to heart failure. Willie was a new member of the Southern Cruisers and was excitedly awaiting his first opportunity to ride with us. Please keep Willie and his family in your prayers.

 


 

Joe Doyle SCC#93002 - Stoneville North Carolina
Member of the Rockingham County North Carolina Chapter
Joe passed away Saturday May 8, 2004 after fighting a long battle with Cancer. He was born in Leaksville North Carolina and was a Vietnam Veteran having served with the U.S. Navy Seabee's. Joe is survived by his wife, Jenny and daughters Michelle and Sherry along with a slew of other family members and great friends. We will remember Joe and all those that have succombed to this terrible disease in our prayers.

 


 

Jimmy Hardy Jr SCC#238286 - Woodstock Georgia
Member of the North Atlanta Georgia Chapter
Jimmy Hardy, Jr. died April 29, 2004 in an accident involving his motorcycle. He died doing what he loved best, riding. He was proud of the SCRC patch he wore on his back everywhere he went. He is survived by his wife Kathy and children, Emily (tooter), Jimmy III, Jessica, and Matthew. He also had four grandchildren. He will be missed and always remembered. We will always ride for you Spooky. Your loving family.

 


 

Nina Hurley SCC#238286 - Grand Island New York
Member of the Niagara Ontario Chapter
Nina died on Wednesday May 5,2004 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Nina was a member of the Southern Cruisers, the Canadian Cruisers and the Rumble Sisters. She will be missed by all of her families and was loved very much.


 


 

Felio "Larry" Osto SCC#387034 - Palm Coast Florida
Member of the Palm Coast Florida Chapter
Larry died on Wednesday. April 14,2004. After a valiant struggle against cancer. His career in research and development of blood analyzing machines spanned over 30 years. Many of those at Technician and Bayer Corporation, Tarryton,N.Y.
Larry is survived by a Loyal and Loving wife Ann, his children, grandkids, and family. He Loved Golf and Motorcycle riding.He was very proud to be a member of SCRC. He was a fighter till the end and rode his motorcycle as much as his health would allow him. He will be sadly Missed by us all, but the memories we all have of him will never fade away.
Our Brother is at Peace now.


 


 

Lara Reynolds - University Place Washington
Daughter of John SCC#269012 and Patti SCC#269013 Reynolds of Olympic Peninsula Washington Chapter
Lara lost her life on Sunday, April 25th at the age of 18. She was a Senior at Life Christian Academy in Tacoma. She was the editor of the school's Yearbook and was well loved by her classmates and teachers. Please keep Lara and her family in her continued prayers.


 


 

Bob Sennett SCC#345001 - Shelton Connecticut
Member of the Naugatuck Valley Connecticut
Bob passed on Easter Sunday, 11 April 2004 at home with his loving wife Joan by his side. Bob was a Navy Veteran and served for our Freedom during the Vietnam War. Our prayers are with Joan all all that Bob has touched in his life.


 


 

Jerry Austin SCC#71036 - Albertville Alabama
Member of the Sand Mountain Alabama
Jerry passed away in 2003 from a Heart Attack. He rode with the chapter many times but unfortunately, we don't know as much as we would like to about him as is always the case. There is always so much more we wanted to do with or say to our lost members. God Bless you Jerry.

 


 

Michael Drozd SCC#253084 - Hallettsville Texas
Member of the Victoria Texas Chapter.
Michael passed away on Tuesday April 6th, 2004 as the result of an Oilfield Accident. He leaves behind his wife Mary Anne, sons Michael and Kyle and step-daughter Kimberley along with a very saddened Southern Cruisers family.

 


 

J.D. "Stonewall" Payne SCC#240016 - Kalamazoo Michigan
Member of the Kalamazoo Michigan Chapter.
Stonewall died on April 7th, 2004 after a long battle with cancer. He left behind a loving and loyal wife and family. J.D was a stand up guy and was a friend to everyone. He was a life time biker, and spent the last two years building a VW powered trike that he never got to finish or ride. For years, he and his wife were our hosts during the annual Blessing of the bikes in Baldwin Michigan. Each year he would open up his home for anybody that wanted it, and for camping J.D is loved, he will be missed, but always remembered with honor and respect. Goodbye brother.


 

Otomar "Kvakos" Habigt SCC#134168 - Plzen Czech Republic
Member of the Central Bohemian Chapter.
Ottomar left us on Saturday, March 13, 2004. Our condolences and prayers are with his family. Kavakos was an establishing member of the Central Bohemian chapter and a long time friend of many members there.


 

Zane "Zookoff" Schroeder SCC# 120466 - Houston Texas
Member of the Conroe Texas Chapter.
Zane passed away following medical complications on March 8, 2004 at the young age of 43. Zane was only a SCRC Conroe member for a short time, but was well loved by those who knew him. The members of the Volusia Owners League have felt this loss very much as Zane was a very active member of the forum, and many in the Houston area knew him personally. He had also spent some time as a member of the Houston TX SCRC chapter as well.
Zane will be remembered as a man with great faith and integrity, with a genuine love for his family and friends. Zookoff leaves behind a loving wife, Melissa; daughter, Amanda; son, Zack; step-sons, Matthew, Bradley, and Jacob. Zane loved music, bikes, and most importantly, life... .

 

Greg Cummings SCC#292019 - Palestine Texas
Member of the Palestine Texas Chapter.
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Louie "Phil" Normand SCC#46016 - Wyandotte Michigan
Member of the Downriver Michigan Chapter.
Phil was killed when a car pulled out in front of his motorcycle. He is survived by his wife Anne, Children and Grandchhildren. Our heartfelt prayers and sympathies go out to those that he has left behind.

 

James Page SCC#13159 - Newville Alabama
Member of the Southeast Alabama Chapter.
Jim lost his life on Monday, February 9, 2004 while riding his motorcycle. A car went out of control on a curve and hit Jim. Jim was engaged to be married and was a long time member of the Southern Cruisers. Our prayers go out to his fiancee, his family and his fellow club members.

Frank Armanno SCC#272001 - Citra Florida
Member and Founder of the Ocala Florida Chapter.
Frank past away on Thursday, January 22, 2004. He was taken from us by Leukemia. We will miss Frank, the founding First Officer of our Ocala Chapter.

Tom "Big Dog" #394001 - Bishop, California
Member of the Eastern Sierra California Chapter.
January 24, 2004
The California Chapters lost a great man and First Officer to a hit and run driver. Tom helped start the Riverside Chapter, went on to become the FO of the Coachella Valley Chapter when it was formed and last year started a new Chapter in the Bishop, California area. Tom was a Baptist Minister and served as Pastor of the Palm Springs Baptist Church and a year ago was called to Pastor a Baptist church in Bishop, California.
Tom is survived by his wife and best friend Diane, a daughter and son-in-law, and everyone who was lucky enough to meet him. Tom had a special line of communication with his God, before rides he would pray for a safe ride and not only was it safe, but we had green lights for most of the way. Big Dog road a Valk, as befitting a big man, he loved the road and his SCRC firends and family.
Big Dog loved us all, invited us to his home, his Church for a BBQ and bike show, and to his daughters wedding, we wore leathers and were accepted by all his family and friends.

Tom and Diane enjoying a day on the bike.

Earline Ann "Skip" Dole SCC#319017 - Casper, Wyoming
Member of the Casper Wyoming Chapter.
June 26, 1953 - January 10, 2004
Skip passed away in her sleep as her husband and fellow SCRC member Dave was at work. From early on Earline liked sewing, reading, doing jig saw puzzles, and motorcycle riding. More than one biker knew Skipper as a "Road Angel" for her willingness to assist others in need. Skip is survived by her husband David of Casper, her daughter Jennifer and her husband Mike of Cheyenne, with their six children - Amanda, Karissa, Michaela, Katie, Zachary, and Ken - in the US Army and her son Matthew. Skip's local family in Casper and all of her Southern Cruisers family mourn her loss.

 

Mary Casey SCC#323025 - Ripley Tennessee
Member of the Covington Tennessee Chapter.
1961 - 2003
On Sunday December 22nd I lost my beloved wife Mary to depression and illness. She loved the Southern Cruiser Family and always looked forward to riding or just getting together. She loved everyone she came in contact with and never met a stranger. All of us that knew her, loved her and cherish each moment we spent together. She leaves behind a husband, Marlon, 2 daughters, Brandy & Courtney, 3 grandchildren, Ashton, Marley and Kaylee' and her mother.

God bless you honey, we love and miss you.
Your loving husband, Marlon

Bettie R Glover SCC#13077 - Dothan Alabama
Member of the Southeast Alabama Chapter.
Ms Bettie lost her battle with Cancer on Wednesday, November 12th. Bettie loved the Southern Cruisers. She always wanted more than 10 people at the dinner rides. She was able to make the trip to St. Jude's in October. She loved seeing the children faces as they received the lap quilts she help put together.

Bettie (In White Sweater)with friends at one of the chapters many Dinner Rides.

Garrett Rinehart SCC#72028 - Oswego, Illinois
Member of the Northern Illinois Chapter.
Garrett was 34 when he lost his life in an accident on Thursday, November 20, 2003. He was the former 2nd Officerr for the Northern Illinois chapter. He leaves behind a wife, 2 young twins and a very sorrowful chapter of friends. He will be dearly missed.

Wm. Gregory Cummings "Wookie" SCC#292010 - Palestine, Texas
Member of the Palestine Texas Chapter.
March 21 1970 - November 8, 2003
Survived by parents, Dennis and Vickey and three children, Christopher (10), Zachary (9) and Ashley (14). Greg will live in our memories forever. He was a true friend and exemplified the best of the Southern Cruisers by his nature and actions.
"We all met each other through our enjoyment of riding motorcycles, but the friendships are made from the true character of the people we continue to associate with. We will always remember Greg as the kind, caring and helpful person he was. Single up Wookie, may all your roads be twisties and the sun at you back, ride on brother, ride on".......mm

Brent McJennett SCC#82117 - Copperas Cove, Texas
Member of the Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter.
Brent passed away at the age of 40 on November 16, 2003 working for Proactive Communications Inc. as a government contractor in Iraq. Brent loved his motorcycle and rode with the Southern Cruisers not as much as he wanted to. However, he still enjoyed the rides and the fellowship it brought.

Patrick Norris SCC#65362 - Hoover, Alabama
Member of the Birmingham Alabama Chapter.
Patrick passed away on October 31, 2003 as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on October 5th. Patrick was a good friend and riding buddy to many in the Birmingham Chapter. He enjoyed taking long trips and spending hours exploring Alabama on his Road King. We'll miss him and his smile...

Joseph (Jay) "Zenhawk" Holleran SCC#139019 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Member of the Southwest Pennsylvania Chapter.
August 17, 1948 - October 28, 2003.
Jay passed away at age 55 on Tuesday, October 28th 2003 after suffering a massive heart attack. He loved his bike and being a part of the Cruisers. Joe was very easygoing; a person that enjoyed life. As long as their wasn't snow or ice on the road, Joe rode his bike. Thanks from his family for being such a big part of his life. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Kay and 4 children.

Dean Ledford SCC#90026 - Easley South Carolina
Member of the Greenville South Carolina Chapter.
Dean Ledford has been a member of the Greenville Chapter of the Southern Cruisers for many years. He resided in Easley with his wife Darlene until a heart attack took his life on October 23, 2003. His favorite saying is "It's good to be the Dean." We are sure he is still saying it as he sees the beauty of heaven.

Dean with his wife Darlene during a ride.

William Oliver SCC#221082 - Lawrenceville Georgia
We all find friends through our lives that make us feel special, but the ones that we never meet are the ones that could have affected our lives in so many good and powerful ways. Today I lost one of my friends that all of you were destined to meet. He was a person that took pride in all that he did in his life, from day to day things we over look some times, such as work, relaxing, or riding his bike and enjoying a beer with friends. He would go out of his way to make things special, such as having a Christmas party to show people how much he cherished them and just enjoyed their company, or the special way he treated his wife and family.
Today we all lost some one we would have loved for one reason or another, if we didn't already know and love him simply for who he was. Some lost a father, some lost a friend, others a family member, and one special lady lost much more than that. So give that special someone a big hug and let them know how much you love them, and when you see the guy doing his job, the man riding his motorcycle, or the gentleman hanging out talking over a cup of Waffle House coffee or a nice cold beer, take the time to try to get to know him. If you don't, he could be a brother not known.<BR> This is for a very special friend that touched my life for a short while. In many ways some knew him more then I did, some less, but I am happy for those that got to meet him and saddened for those that did not have the opportunity. He joined the Southern Cruisers in August of 2003. One month later he received his patch, and two weeks after that he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now, he has left behind all the pain, but for those that remember him he also left the memories of all the good times. So please remember to cherish your loved ones and let them know what they mean to you. We will miss you, Bill, and we will never forget you.

Bobby Smith SCC#313016 - Buffalo South Carolina
Member of the Spartanburg South Carolina Chapter.
Bobby lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday, October 21, 2003. He was a new member of only a few weeks with our Spartanburg chapter. Bobby was a retired printshop owner and an avid motorcyclist. He is survived by his wife Jean and 3 children.

Ron Blevins SCC#18014 - Jefferson North Carolina
Member of the Blue Ridge North Carolina Chapter.
Ron passed away 9/29/03 of natural causes at age 47. Ron joined our chapter in 2000 and is survived by 3 daughters. Please remember Ron and his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Richard Savilly SCC#207004 - Purdy Missouri
Member of the Roaring River Missouri Chapter.
Richard Savilly died on Saturday, October 4th, 2003 in a fatal head on collision with a car while in his car. He was a founding member of Roaring River, and had participated in every thing he could. He had suffered with a dibilitating diabetes problem and had lost part of one leg over the last year. Richard always attended every meeting called, even when he could no longer ride his motorcycle. Richard always made sure we had a doorag for the kids at St. Judes and always made sure we had toys on our toy runs. Richard was a good member and will be missed. Richard is the second member of Roaring River to pass on, and it is always hard to lose a freind and brother. Please keep Richard in your thoughts and prayers, along with his mother and brother.

Claude DuBien SCC#126093 - Timmons Ontario
Member of the Northern Lights Ontario Chapter.
Claude Dubien passed away at home on Monday September 19th, 2003 at the age of 60 after battling with cancer for the last year. Claude was a contractor by trade. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and scuba diving as well as riding with the Southern Cruisers. He volunteered at the Golden Manor and loved to give extra care to anyone that needed it. He lived life one day at a time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Kenneth Hoover SCC#186025 - Jonesboro Georgia
Member of the South Atlanta Georgia Chapter.
Kenneth Hoover, 42, died Thursday, October 2 2003 when a vehicle in front of him lost control and swerved into the HOV lane hitting the median wall directly in front of him. Please keep his wife and children in your prayers.

Jim Frysinger SCC#13042 - Dothan, Alabama
Member of the Southeast Alabama Chapter.
Pop, as he was known to all, was a World War II veteran who lost the battle of his life when he finally sucummbed to kidney failure early Saturday Sept 27, 2003. In his 80s Pop was still active and was the life of the party wherever the party was. If there wasn't one he made one. Pop was also a proud member of the Warrior Brotherhood Veteran's Motorcycle Club. He will be forever missed by those of us that had the privilege and pleasure of being his friend and brother.

Tom Sitler SCC#62058 - Aiken, Georgia
Member of the Augusta Georgia Chapter.

Stanton Boone SCC#253030 - Cuero, Texas
Member of the Victoria Texas Chapter.

Dennis Train SCC#322028 - Yakima, Washington
Member of the Yakima Valley Washington Chapter.
June 20, 1978 - July 31, 2003
Dennis passed away on Friday, September 19, 2003. He leaves behind family in the Southern Cruisers including his wife Linda and Sister-in-Law Billie Child. Of course, all members are family and we will all miss Dennis very much.

Dennis with his wife Linda at the first Washington State SCRC Rally in Yakima.

Richard Thut SCC#39016 - Incline Village, Nevada
Member of the Reno Nevada Chapter.
Richard passed away earlier this year. He was the father of our first Nevada State Officer, George Thut. Our prayers go out to Richard's Family.

Eric Hudson SCC#13086 - Eufaula Alabama
Member of the Southeast Alabama Chapter.
Eric passed away on July 21, 2003 due to tragic circumstances. His love for the motorcycle was evident to everyone who knew him. Eric rode whenever he could making trips to events in Florida, Tennessee and North Carolina. He was known to just get on his bike and ride until he wanted to turn around and head back home or take his daughters through a ride through town. Eric even made a trip to New York City two weeks before his death and commented that he was going to write Honda and tell them what an awesome bike he had. Eric will most be remembered for his giving nature and great big smile. He is survived by his wife, Marcia, and two daughters, Kaitlyn and Alyssa.

Dennis Stock SCC#84053 - Fayetteville, North Carolina
Member of the Cape Fear North Carolina Chapter.

Dee Mason SCC#186039 - Hampton, GA
Member of the South Atlanta Georgia Chapter.
Sunday, July 20, 2003

Dee Mason is at rest and has gone home after a battle with Cancer. For those that knew this remarkable Lady it will surely be a loss. For those that didn't, they missed meeting one of the sweetest Ladies we have ever met. We will try our best to focus on celebrating Dee's life and being blessed enough to have met this fine woman, rather than mourning our loss.
Dee leaves behind a mourning and Loving Husband, Brick and her daughter Bridgette.

Brian Luker SCC#16152 - Canyon Lake, Texas
Member of the San Antonio Texas Chapter.
June 20, 1978 - July 31, 2003
Brian Luker died in his sleep on July 31st. Brian is the son of Jimmie "Hang Ten" Luker. Jimmie is a long time member of the San Antonio Chapter and former Second Officer of our Chapter. Brian was 25 years old.

Tina Lecours SCC#90063 - Greer, South Carolina
Member of the Greenville South Carolina Chapter
July 25, 2003


Tina Tulumello Lecours and her life mate, Rob Lollis, have been active members of the Greenville Chapter of Southern Cruisers for quite some time. Rob is a former 1st Officer and has put a lot of energy into our group in the past. Tina was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away on July 25, 2003.

Harker Alexander "Al" Crow SCC#183095 - Marietta, Georgia
Member of the North Atlanta Georgia Chapter.
Harker Alexander "Al" Crow III, 54, of Marietta died Tuesday August 5th of a heart attack at his workplace. Al didn't like living in the system, he studied everything that interested him, and would refuse to take the three classes he needed to get his degree. He was a hippie. While taking courses at Purdue, Mr. Crow did a few other things. He ran a record store, Ruby's Red Hot Records, was a carnival barker, learned sleight-of-hand magic and made one-of-a-kind jewelry. He founded a nonprofit organization in Fort Wayne called Switchboard, one of the earliest attempts to set up a 24-hour phone line for people in trouble. It still exists today. Mr. Crow moved to Atlanta in 1988, three years after earning his Purdue degree, and landed work as a computer programmer and systems analyst with Equifax. They would dump a manual on his desk, and he would figure out how to do or fix most anything. He was also a former rock guitarist, a singer in a barbershop group. He joined the Southern Cruisers Riding club, riding the Honda he named Snaggletooth on both fund-raising and fun trips. Often Mr. Crow wore bow ties when he rode. Hope they have Bow Ties in Heaven.

Carol Fanguy - Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Wife of member Jim Fanguy SCC#6019 of the Middle Tennessee Chapter.
Carol lost a long fight with Cancer this 6:30 am, Tuesday July 22, 2003. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to Jim and their family with their loss.

Jack England SCC#82050 - Ft Hood, Texas
Member of the Chisholm Trail Texas Chapter.
Jack was a Soldier stationed at Ft Hood. He passed away serving our Country. Let us never forget those who protect our freedoms.

Drew Ramirez SCC#305019 - Lufkin, TX
Member of the Lufkin Texas Chapter.
Tuesday, July 8, 2003
Drew was one of the Charter Members of the Lufkin Chapter and served as a Road Captain. He worked as a prison guard and loved riding his 2000 Dyna Wide Glide. He was 39 and is survived by his wife Gail. He will be dearly missed.

Marc A Kingsley SCC#199126 - Elizabethtown, KY
Member of the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Chapter.
Monday, June 2, 2003 in Vermont.
Marc was an Army veteran, specializing in the Military Police K9 unit. He was employed as a Federal police officer at the Gold Vault at Fort Knox. He was a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club, Elizabethtown Southern Cruisers, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Survivors include his mother, Bonnie Kingsley of Rochester; his father and stepmother, L. Anthony and Patricia Kingsley of Rochester; two sisters, Officer Laurie Kingsley RPD of Rochester and Kelli Mihalich of Las Flores, Calif.; a stepsister, Elizabeth Whittaker; and a stepbrother, Michael Bernard

Ralph Porter SCC#191061 - Memphis, Tennessee
Ralph Porter was a SCRC member of the Desoto, MS. Chapter. Ralph lost his life to cancer on April 26, 2003 at the age of 67. He had been a SCRC member for little over two years. He is survived by his wife Judy, daughters Kendra and Kerrie, sons Bryan and Carl and five grand children.
Ralph had a unique way of making a connection with everyone that he came in contact with. He will be greatly missed by those of us that had the privilege and pleasure of being his friend.

Sergeant Jerry W. Miller SCC#169099 - Kansas City, Missouri
Member of the Kansas City Missouri Chapter
February 25, 1953 - April 28, 2003
A valued member of the Kansas City SCRC and a 20 year veteran of the KCPD, lost his 2 year battle with Leukemia the morning of April 28th, 2003. Jerry was a man of many interests and felt a commitment to the Southern Cruisers. He even recruited members 2 days before his death. Jerry is survived by his parents and children and was courageous and upbeat to the end. He will be missed by all in the Kansas City Chapter.

Lionel Rupp SCC#115231 - Jacksonville, Florida
Member Northeast Florida Chapter
April 21, 2003
One of our members and dear friends, Lionel Rupp passed on Monday April 21st while heading home from a family reunion in Pennsylvania. He was a very active member who participated in many rides and was at most bike nights. He loved riding, he loved his bike and he loved his dog Samson. His daughter wanted us all to know how much he also loved this club. She said that every time they spoke, he talked about this club. Our brother will be sadly missed by all in the N.E. Florida Chapter as well as many other neighboring chapters.

In loving memory of Lionel Rupp

David Rowden SCC#55049 - Lakeland, Florida
Member of the West Central Florida Chapter
April 9, 1946 - February 14, 2003
David lost a battle with Cancer. He and his wife Toni loved riding their bike and looked forward to many more rides with the club. Our prayers are with Toni, his daughter Amy and his sons Matthew and Andrew.

Vicki Lynn Jackson SCC#110044 - Sedalia, Missouri
Member of the Central Missouri Chapter
Sunday, April 13, 2003
Vicki passed away from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. She will be greatly missed by her family, members of her chapter and all those whose lives she touched. Vicki is survived by two children, Henry "Bear" and Brandiss. Vicki loved everyone she met and lived each day as if it was her last - we could all learn from this. Her funeral was so large that some had to stand outside. She had friends there from all races, nationalities and economic classes. Although it has been some time since she left us, we wish there were more with her personality as she never looked down on people or placed anyone in a status. Her family was very proud to have the Southern Cruisers escort her on her last trip, in doo rags and leathers - they are sure she was thrilled.
A special thanks to all of Vicki's friends and family for their kindness and words of comfort.

Tim Jones SCC#230066 - Alcovy, GA
Member of the Alcovy River, GA Chapter
Passed Feb. 6, 2003

 

Charles Persely SCC#24148 - Arlington, Texas
Member of the Ft Worth, Texas Chapter
March 26, 2003

Charlie lost his battle with Cancer on Wednesday, March 26th.
That Charlie “OneNut” Persley was a member of our Club is not the most important thing I can say as a friend. Charlie was such a decent man who earned my respect more every time I was close to him. He served our country in the Armed Forces, Served as My Friend, Served as Husband, Father and Grandfather and last but not least, he served as our chapter Tail Gunner. One would think with all this service Charlie would be tired but no, with a smile on his face and a hand out starched to help anyone at anytime Charlie was solid as a rock.

The National Cemetery in Grand Prairie Texas swelled with sound of motorcycles and the voices of the riders who came to pay our respects but Charlie knew I respected him long before that day.


Neon - 1st Officer Ft Worth

Charles and his Wife Linda

Harmon Staus SCC#46024 - Lubbock, Texas
Member of the Lubbock, Texas Chapter
June 17, 1955 - January 21, 2003
Our good friend, Harmon Staus, passed away following a motorcycle accident in Key West, Florida. Harmon and his girlfriend, Ami, were on vacation in Florida, enjoying life to it's fullest. He left us a happy man. The wind in his face, and the joy of his life by his side. I am honored to have known Harmon. He touched many people's lives and will be dearly missed.

Jimmy Priester SCC#14017 - Denham Springs, Louisiana
Member - Baton Rouge, Louisiana Chapter
March 9, 2003
Jimmy Priester, or as he was better known - The Damned Old Hippie from Denham Springs - passed away shortly after returning from Daytona Bike Week. He got one last ride in, he came in, laid down and never woke up. He passed peacefully with a good ride under his belt and many friends left behind to continue his journey.

Steve Brown SCC#108003 - Solgohachia, Arkansas
Member - Morrilton Arkansas Chapter

George Hamilton SCC#9213 - Gainesville, Georgia
Member - North Georgia Chapter
February 1, 1947 - January 23, 2003
George had been a member of North Georgia for 2 years. He was a quiet but regular member, always in the background and never wanting to be a burden. His heart failed him but his Heart never failed his fellow members. George Proudly served his Country in Vietnam and Germany. He enjoyed restoring Old Cars, Driving, Motorcycles and spending time with Eddie, his Dog. He is survived by his wife Amy, his son Scott and a very large family of sorrowful Southern Cruisers.

Michael Coleman SCC#13047 - Dothan, Alabama
Member - Southeast Alabama Chapter
January, 2003
Michael was very active in the formation of the Southeast Georgia chapter. He was 40 years old - his life as well as the time we had to spend with him was way to short. His fellow riders will miss him dearly.

Mark Dickey SCC#105015 - Palestine, Texas
Member - Smith County Texas Chapter
Monday, January 6, 2003
Mark was one of the original East Texas members. Mark was a decorated Viet Nam Vet and retired LA State Trouper. He was a young, 53 years old. While Mark has not been very active in the past year, health problems, he will be missed by all the older members here in East TX. His death was attributed to complications from pneumonia.

Wayne Frank SCC#131112 - Mt Plymouth Florida
Member - Central Florida
Sunday, December 22, 2002
Wayne lost his life while on a scenic ride near his home in Florida. A car turned in front of him. Frank leaves his wife Deborah and a great many sorrowful fellow members behind.

Wayne on a visit to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sam Helms SCC#159001 - Napoleon Ohio
Member - Northwest Ohio Chapter / Ohio State Officer
Friday, December 13, 2002
Our Very good friend and Ohio State Officer, Sam Helms, passed away around noon today from complications of cancer. Sam was one truly special individual. He lost his battle with cancer and as we all know, he fought a valient battle. He didn't complain about his own pain but instead, used it to encourage others to help those who shared his pain and suffered the same possible fate. His joy was riding motorcyles and being with his wife, Charlene. He was a wonderful husband, father, friend, and leader. He could be seen at events from Canada to Florida - Virginia to Texas.
We will miss Sam but in a great way, we will always have Sam with us. God be with you Sam.

Sam and Charlene, doing what they loved - Riding!

Ralph Cheshire SCC#12014 - Marshall, Texas
Member - Panola County Texas Chapter
Thursday, December 12, 2002
Ralph was the newest member of our Panola County chapter in Texas. He was 66 years of age and had only had the opportunity to make one ride with the chapter since joining. He purchased his first bike last month and completed the MSF course after catching the bug with his son. He attended Daytona 3 years running with his son, riding on the back of his Wing. He was already planning his trips next year to Sturgis and Daytona on his own bike. Please keep Ralph and his family in your prayers.

John Burke SCC#71041 - Boaz Alabama
Member - Sand Mountain Alabama Chapter
Friday, November 15, 2002
We lost one of our dear brothers on Friday November 15th 2002. John Burke was a member of the Sand Mountain, Alabama chapter, and was a very happy, loving, and great person to be around. John had a way of making everyone around him feel loved, and loved nothing more than being on the bike with his Dad Jimmy. He wouldn't shake your hand, he'd give you a tight hug, and a good slap on the back, that was his way of saying "hello brother"! He was someone that when you met him, you would walk away with a smile, and for most, you would have a friendship that would last forever. This is a picture of John and Jimmy, on a trip to Missouri in August of 2002, John is on the left. John suffered a massive heart attack on the morning of November, 15th, He will be dearly missed, and will ride with us forever on the streets that are never crowded!

Donald Pippenger SCC#50048 - Jonesboro Arkansas
Member - Jonesboro Arkansas Chapter
Wednsday, May 17, 1948 - Saturday, August 10, 2002
Donald left us after succumbing to a blood clot. He was a new member with the Southern Cruisers but will be missed dearly. He leaves behind a very sorrowful Southern Cruisers family, a wife, son and a daughter.

Bill Suddeth SCC#135008 - Casa Arkansas
Member - Central Arkansas Chapter
Monday, October 21, 2002
Bill (KC, for Kansas City) Sudduth was born October 18th,1948. He has 3 sons and 1 daughter. One of his sons, Rocky, is a member of the Southwest Louisiana chapter and Bill enjoyed riding over and spending time with their chapter as well as ours. He had a fantastic sense of humor and kept everyone laughing, even when he wasn't feeling well. When he found out he had terminal cancer last December, one of the things he was the most upset about is the fact he wouldn't be able to ride again. During all this, his son Rocky, who was stationed overseas, was allowed to come home. Then Summer came and Bill got his break ...his cancer went into remission. Bill, Joe and Rocky were able to ride together to several events. I am sorry to say that only a few people in the Arkansas Chapters got to meet Bill. For those of us who did, we will always remember his sharp wit and great stories. KC will be laid to rest in Quantico Virginia.
Rest in Peace KC.

Bill is in the middle with the beard.

Richard Ogdon SCC#24249 - Saginaw Texas
Member - Ft Worth Texas Chapter
08/1/53 to 10/14/02
Rick was no angel, on that we can all agree, but he wasn’t as bad as he pretended to be. Once you got past the long hair and the clothes he wore, he wasn’t just a party fool; he was so much more. He was loyal to his friends, sensitive, bullheaded and had a winning personality, he was restless, adventurous, charming and had a sprit that was free.
He could be so frustrating and then he’d give you a little grin, then all would be forgiven and you’d start all over again. The only way you could love Rick was unconditionally. that didn’t mean you had to like the person he sometimes could be!
More than once I’ve shown him the door and told him to go. The next day there he would be at my door head hanging low. His way of saying he was sorry was by bringing a rose to me, freshly picked from my rosebush, it’s the thought that counts you see.
I never understood why he cared if I was mad or not, until one day he told me why and it explained a lot. He told me he had respect for only 2 women in his life, I told him of course, your mother and your wife! He told me one was his mother that part was true, he gave me the greatest complement when he said the other one is you.
Rick also loved his children, all 5 of them, he carried them in his heart they were always with him. We always told Rick he’d have to grow up someday, well, he didn’t listen and he lived life his way! He loved his motorcycle, riding gave him such a high, “ride it ‘till the wheels fall off’ was the motto he lived by. Well, he rode it ‘till the wheels fell off and now he’s really free, he went the way he lived his live, just the way it was meant to be!

Larry Strole SCC#4053 - Charlotte, North Carolina
Member - Rock Hill, South Carolina Chapter
Larry was an unofficial member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club as he had ridden with the Rock Hill chapter for over a year but just never had the opportunity to sign up. I have added him to the roster and assigned a permanent number so that he will never be forgotten. We lost Larry on Friday, October 4th, 2002 while he and his son were riding to Myrtle Beach. A car crossed over on a four lane road and ran him off into a pole. His son watched helplessly as his father passed away. Please keep Larry, his son and their family in your prayers.

Rance Taylor SCCMAL#10069 - Feeding Hills, Massachusetts
Member at Large
We lost Rance before we could ever find a chapter close enough for him to ride with but he will always be remembered as a member of the Southern Cruisers.

Donald Pippenger SCC#50048 - Jonesboro, Arkansas
Member - Jonesboro Arkansas Chapter
Donald never really had an opportunity to learn in life what a fantastic group of brothers and sisters we have here in the Southern Cruisers as we lost him shortly after he joined. I am sure he is watching over all of us now.

Rodney Moore SCC#SCC#151036 - Winnsboro Texas
1st Officer - Wood County Texas Chapter
September 13, 2002
We lost our Brother Rodney to a battle with cancer. Rodney was the founder of our Wood County chapter and has been very active as his family has in the Southern Cruisers. There just doesn't seem to be enough words to express the sorrow at the loss of our brother.

Steve Lawson SCC#217004 - Stevenson Alabama
Member - Bridgeport Alabama Chapter
September 6, 2002
Steve "Buck" Lawson was killed early the morning of Friday, Sept 6 in a single car accident just outside of Bridgeport, Ala. Steve was one of our new members and had just bought a new bike. He leaves behind a son age 20 and a daughter age 16. He will be sorely missed by all of his family and friends. He was only a member for a short time but a friend for a long time. Please keep his family in your prayers.

Stan Taylor SCC#215001 - Payallup Washington
1st Officer - South Sound Washington Chapter
August 31, 2002
Stan "Tump" Taylor was taken from us on Saturday, August 31, 2002 in a motorcyle accident. He and several other members of the South Sound Chapter were headed to Naches to attend a welcoming picnic of the newly formed Yakima Chapter of the Washington State SCRC. Stan was one of the charter members of the first chapter of the Southern Cruisers in Washington State. He was the acting 1st Officer of the South Sound Chapter from it's inception. He was very active in organizing benefit rides and was a driving force in the Washington State SCRC. He leaves behind his wife, Becky "Mama T", four daughters and one grandson. Stan's hugs and welcoming smile will be forever missed.

Lee Ponder SCC#182042 - Rome Georgia
Member - Dalton Georgia Chapter
August 30, 2002
Lee passed on Friday, Aug 30th while heading home on one of Georgia's country roads. He left the road after trying to avoid something in the road. He was a long time member of our club, first in the Rome chapter and then in the Dalton chapter.

Adam Browne SCC#306009 - Paragould Arkansas
Member - Greene County Arkansas Chapter
July 20, 2002
Adam joined the Southern Cruisers on June 2nd, 2002. He lost his life in a Jet Ski accident on July 20th. Adam was a new member and a fourth year criminology student at Arkansas State University. Adam was 21 years old.

Jenny McNeely SCC#13249 - Ashford, Alabama
Member - Southeast Alabama Chapter
July 2002
We lost Jenny in a vehicle accident in Florida.

Paul Pimental SCC#173041 - Budd Lake New Jersey
Member - North New Jersey Chapter
June 10, 2002
Paul was one of the charter members of the Southern Cruisers in New Jersey. He started the Middlesex Chapter there and then when he moved, joined the North New Jersey chapter. Paul went through some tough times and some great times. He was struck down by a truck while working on his vehicle. God bless you Paul.

Thomas H. "Mac" McKinion SCC#162008 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Member Port City, North Carolina Chapter
June 15, 2001
Mac was one of the first members of the Port City, Wilmington, NC Chapter. He was retired from the Marine Corps with 20 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, Mac loved motorcycling and camping and would cook up a batch of Mulligan stew at a moments notice. During his life, Mac also piloted his own small plan and at one time also owned a small cabin cruiser (equipped with a galley for making his famous stew) which he kept in a Wilmington marina. Even after physical problems slowed Mac down from pursuing his favorite hobby of motorcycling, he always dreamed of taking that next camping trip. Mac was a big man with a big heart and is missed by all whom had the privilege of knowing and riding with him
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Christophe Filonczuk SCC#314002 - Pignans France
Honorary Member French Riviera France Chapter
June 15, 2001
Christophe passed away long before a chapter was thought of in France but he was so well thought of by members there that they asked for this memorial in his name. He had a heart as big as his Harley and was a brother, son, friend and right arm to the 1st Officer of the Riviera chapter. To Christophe, the French Riviera Chapter will always honor your name.

Mike Mizell SCC#215033 - Maple Valley Washington
Member of the South Puget Sound Washington Chapter
Thursday, April 25, 2002
Mike died while riding his Drifter motorcycle on a beautiful day in the Great Pacific Northwest. According to police reports he must have lost control of his bike and went over a steep embankment, causing severe internal injuries. Mike was a new SCRC member whom many didn't get a chance to know very well. May he rest in peace.

Erika Leider Brock - Schwabsburg, Germany
Wife of Member at Large Roy W Brock SCCMal#10007
Saturday, 4 May, 2002
This is a memorial to my wife Erika Leider Brock, who departed this life on the 4th of May 2002. My wife never rode even 10 feet on a motorcycle with me, but she never denied me the time to ride or to work on my bike, She never said no when I said "Honey I need a drive shaft or a tire or whatever." This lady was happy when I was happy, sad when I was sad. She was my greatest booster in anything I attempted. All she said when I left on my last long trip was "I love you so be careful and come back to me". It was for a thousand small and large thing she did for me while she was alive that I will forever wear a scroll on my vest that reads In memory of Erika 4 May 2002.

Derrick Hay SCC#207001 - Rocky Comfort, Missouri
Member of the Roaring River, Missouri Chapter
Sunday, 12 May, 2002
On Mother's Day, Derrick Hay sadly lost his battle with his brain tumor. He passed quietly in his sleep during the afternoon. The membership will remember Derrick as a remarkable young man, who was dear to all of us. His testament to life was to appreciate every minute while you could and he showed remarkable wisdom for a young man in his teens. We will remember the great times we had visting with him since last fall, the wonderful games of scrabble in the yard under the old oak tree, his smile when we rode up, and how all the girls showered their affection on him. His passing brings a tear to the eye of every member who knew him, but we are thankful the Lord has finally given him the peace he so much deserved. Please keep his mom Debbie, and Dad Chris, as well as his sisters and brothers in your prayers.


 

Jack Hoot SCC#279027 - Baltimore, MD
Member of the Patapsco, Maryland Chapter
Tuesday, 7 May, 2002
Our friend and brother, Jack "Beachbum" Hoot, left us to ride with the angels on May 7, 2002 after a long battle with Leukemia. He loved riding his beautiful 1991 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide Classic whenever he was able and his schedule permitted. He was kept very busy building a new home near the ocean where he planned to enjoy his retirement with his wife, Barbara. He never let his illness stop him from living his life with vigor and enthusiasm. Never did we hear him complain about what life dealt him. His spirit and determination will forever be an inspiration to those who were fortunate to know him. We will miss his gentleness, humor and smile.

Alex Samonds SCC#162007 - Wilmington, NC
Member of the Port City, North Carolina Chapter
Tuesday, 30 April, 2002
Alex was one of the original members of the Port City Chapter. He leaves behind a great number of friends and family.

 

Carmen Varcadipane SCC#115048 - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Member of the Northeast Florida Chapter
Sunday, 21 April, 2002
Carmen died unexpectedly at age 59. Besides being an active member of his Southern Cruisers Chapter, he was also the director of the Northeast Florida Retreads Motorcycle Association. He leaves behind his wife Brenda, Sons Michael, Steven and Cory. We are sorry to see him go but hope some day to ride with him again on the other side.
Carmen's Ashes were taken to Helen Georgia and the Great Smokey Mountains to set him free "In The Wind". Every time a breeze blows, Brenda will feel his presence there with her until she is one day again by his side.

Jim Cunningham SCC#288008 - Dracut, MA
Member of the Merrimack Valley, Massachusetts Chapter
Tuesday, 9 April, 2002
Jim was struck by a drunk driver who was passing another drunk driver. He leaves behind a wife and 3 children. He had just gotten his bike back from having all types of custom work done to it and he was very proud of it. He will dearly be missed by his fellow members.

Dave McColgan SCC#147011 - Chocowinity, NC
Member of the Greenville, North Carolina Chapter
Thursday, 7 February, 2002
Dave was a retired Veteran. He lived to ride and clocked over 18,000 miles last year. He was one of the first members of the Greenville, NC Chapter and will be missed by all.

Josh Hopkins SCC#105006 - Marshall, TX
Member of the Caddo Trail Texas Chapter
December 1, 2001
Josh was a well Loved member and will be dearly missed by all of those that he has crossed paths with.

Greg Evans SCC#177003 - Earlham, FL
Member of the Bonifay Florida Chapter
Gregory Dean Evans, Born - December 13, 1968 / Died - January 1, 2002
He died on New Years Day approximatly 7:30PM while riding his motorcycle. He was a loving father of three children. He loved riding his 1983 Honda V-65, Bicycling, camping, music, roller and Iceskating. He really enjoyed doing all these things with his family and friends and will greatly be missed.

Harold "Tarzan" Anthony SCC##840013 - Hope Mills, NC
December 1, 2001
Member of the Cape Fear Chapter
Tarzan was taken from us after losing the battle with cancer. Tarzan was one of the finest examples of Southern Cruiser attitude I have been privileged to see. He was not just a member, he was a friend to all that met him. Harold never missed a ride and served as 3rd Officer for the chapter. He loved to ride and loved the friendships he formed. Besides his wife Jane and his own family, he had some of his SCRC family there with him during his last few hours. Those that met him cannot deny that he was one of the truly great people you don't find very often in this world. I know he is now riding the clouds in the sky........ He will be missed but never forgotten.
The Cape Fear chapter honors Tarzan's memory with an annual Ride to the Mountains of North Carolina - "Road to Nowhere". Tarzan's ashes were let loose in the wind there, just as he rode with the wind in life.
"Members of the same family are not necessarily of the same blood" Richard Bach

Harold with Friends at one of the Many Rallies

Tim Beels SCC#179001 - New Haven, MI
1st Officer of the Macomb County Michigan Chapter
Tim Passed away Thursday, November 15th in the early hours after a long painful battle with Cancer. He leaves behind his wife Cindy, son Joshua and a host of Friends, brothers, sisters and loved ones. Tim was the finest example of strength and endurance and his presence among us will be sorely missed. May he finally find a place of peace and rest and may he watch over us all and keep us safe.

Tim and his wife Cindy at Deals Gap

Tim and some of his many friends from Michigan and Ohio

Art Latour SCC#156022 - Woodbridge, VA
Member of the Loudoun County Virginia Chapter
Art died Sunday, October 21st as the result of a motorcycle accident. He and his wife Deb have been members since the Loudoun County Chapter started and was very active in the chapter rides and events. He will be greatly missed.

Larry Skavdahl SCC#111012 - Canton, MI
Member of the Southeast Michigan Chapter
Larry passed away Monday, October 15th, 2001 after a battle with Leukemia. Larry was one of the first members of the Southeast Michigan chapter and was the 2nd Officer there as well. He leaves behind many very close friends. He is survived by his brother and father.

Greg Davis SCC#265010 - Hagerstown, MD
Member of the Antietem Maryland
Greg passed away Sunday, October 14th, 2001 as a result of a Motorcycle Accident on route to a Chapter Event. Greg was a new member with the Southern Cruisers but his loss is felt just as deeply as if he had been with us for years.

Chuck Dickerhoff SCC#30011 - Colorado Springs, Colorado
Member of the Pike's Peak Colorado Chapter
Chuck died Sunday, October 7th, 2001 as a result of a Motorcycle Accident between Denver and Colorado Springs. He leaves behind a wife and 2 children.

James Reynolds SCC#SCC#151036 - Madisonville Kentucky
Member - Madisonville Kentucky Chapter
September 26, 2001
James 'Bud' Reynolds passed away on Wednesday, Sept 26th 2001. He was one of the charter members of the Madisonville KY chapter and will be greatly missed.

Shelton Page SCC#198131 - Ledbetter, Kentucky
Member of the Purchase Area Kentucky Chapter
Shelton suffered a heart Attack on Tuesday, Aug 7th and passed away. He leaves behind many great friendships and will be missed dearly.

Jay Garner SCC#56017 - Ardmore, Oklahoma
Member of the Southwest Oklahoma Chapter
Jay left us after suffering fatal injuries in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, July 18th, 2001. Jay will be greatly missed by members of his chapter and the Southern Cruisers.

Willis Robertson SCC#198020 - Paducah, Kentucky
Member of the Purchase Area, Kentucky Chapter
Willis was the oldest member of the Purchase Area chapter at age 79. He passed away the morning of Wednesday, June 13, 2001. We are proud that we had the opportunity to get to know Willis, he was a wonderful man.

Dave Summers SCC#1071 - Knoxville, Tennessee
Member of the Tennessee Valley, Tennessee Chapter
Dave was a veteran of the US Marines and had spent 18 years of his life serving our Country. He died from complications from Diabetes and Depression.

Thurman White SCC#50012 - Jonesboro, Arkansas
Member of the Jonesboro, Arkansas Chapter
Thurman C. White left us to enter heaven at 8:30 A.M. on Tuesday, April 24, 2001 after a battle with Cancer.
Thurman was 61 years old retired as a master sergeant from the Army after 24 years of service. Pulled 2 tours of duty in Vietnam. Member of the Ham Radio Club, Masonic Lodge, Southern Cruisers (of course) and CMA. He leaves his wife Joy, two daughters, a son and 6 grand children. Thurman was the type of guy who never met a stranger as anyone who ever met him will attest. He loved to ride and was with us on almost every ride.

Thurman with his many friends.

Thurman with his wife, Joy.

Tim Shultz SCC#78029 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Member of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Chapter
Tim left us on Saturday, April 29th due to a Heart Attack. He had been a member of the Southern Cruisers for a year and attended a meeting the Thursday prior to his death. We will miss him dearly.

Jan Kohut SCC#204044 - Rosna, Czech Republic
Member of the Czech-Moravian Upland, Czech Republic Chapter
Motorcycle Accident
"Saturday, March 17, 2001, it was a sad day for all chapter members of SCRC in the Czech Republic, today was the funeral of Jan Kohut (member #204044). This was our first death of a member since SCRC was started in the Czech Republic a little over a year ago. Jan was only 21 years old. He was an enthusiastic biker and rode his bike whenever possible, a FZR-1000. On Saturday, March 10, it was an unusually warm and sunny day for this time of year. Many members across the Czech Republic took advantage of this beautiful day and rode their bikes. Jan had to go to work that day so he decided to ride his bike to work. On his way home from work there was a patch of sand on a curve, there were no witnesses, so what happened is speculation. Who knows if someone cut him off or an animal ran across the road, his bike apparently hit the sand on the curve, the bike slid out from under him and he hit a concrete post.
The funeral was held in the town of Bystrici nad Pernstejnem. The Town square was the meeting point for the bikers. About 25 showed up on their motorcycles despite the 40 degree weather and the threat of rain, an additional 25 bikers showed up by car. Some of the bikers were members of SCRC, some were members of a local club and some were just bikers who new Jan and were there to say their last farewell. During the funeral service there were more then a few bikers who had tears in their eyes for the passing of a fellow biker and one who was so young and had so much to look forward The funeral procession to the cemetery was proceeded by a an escort of 25 motorcycles, a final tribute to Jan. Let us hope that it is a very long time before we have to go to another members funeral and even then, may it be because of old age."

Kevin Hill SCC#16096 - Universal City, Texas
Member of the Central Texas Chapter
Motorcycle Accident
"The Central Texas Chapter lost a brother on 4 March 2001. Kevin Hill, also known as Marshal USKHill, had an accident after the Central Texas Twist-Off Poker Run. After the ceremonies at the end of the poker run, Kevin was heading to a barbecue place with many other Southern Cruisers. He rounded a curve leading to a bridge, went wide, hit the left side of the concrete bridge railing and was thrown over the railing and fell about 30 feet to the dry creek bed below. Kevin was a valuable member of this club. He had a great sense of humor, a quick dry wit, and was always willing to help a friend in need. His companionship will be missed by all of us."

Kevin ready to work and ready to ride

Kristy Hanifin SCC#27008 - Santee, California
Member of the San Diego Chapter
January 31, 1956 - February 15, 2001
Automobile Accident

Kristy with her Husband, David

Doug Cline SCC#6031 - Murfreesboro Tennessee
Member of the Middle Tennessee Chapter
July 18, 1957 - October 19, 2000
Automobile Accident

Doug with his wife ,Wendy and their two children, Josh and Callie

Bobby Champagne SCC#95038 - Chalmette Louisiana
Member of the Big Easy Louisiana Chapter
Leaves behind a wife - Denise and a son

Ben D'Angelo SCC#193010 - Collierville Tennessee
Member of the Collierville Tennessee Chapter
Taken from us Saturday, January 6th, 2001 in a motorcycle accident

Larry Duckett SCC#577007
Member of Northeast Alabama Chapter

Richard Peterson SCC#577021
Member of Northeast Alabama Chapter

Carl Rickarad SCC#188018
Member of Northwest Alabama Chapter

Joe McDanial SCC#14006
Member of Baton Rouge Louisiana

Cy Feinswog SCC#14050
Member of Baton Rouge Louisiana Chapter

Glen Benson SCC#140005
Member of Polar Kap Ontario Chapter
Sept. 30, 1957 - Dec. 17, 2000
Glen was one of the first members of the Polar Kap, Ontario chapter. He was an outdoorsman that loved fishing and hunting almost as much as he loved motorcycling. He participated in as many Biker charity events as he could such as the Ride for Sight and Toy Runs. He was also the founding second officer of our chapter loved riding tail gunner and watching the line of bikes stretch out in front of him. Glen rode a Harley Davidson '97 Heritage Softail Classic custom painted with an Indian motif because of his nick of The Indian. He will be missed by his life partner Cecile (who Rides a 2000 HD Deuce) and all the rest of our chapter. Glen was seen as both a friend and brother.

Steve Rogers SCC#0056
Member of Memphis Tennessee Chapter

Steve Anderson SCC#66014
Member of Hill Country Texas Chapter

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.

To hear your voice,
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade
Because a loved one's gone.

To hear your voice,
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart,
For as long as there is memory,
They'll live on in the heart.


The blow was hard, the shock severe,
We never dreamed your death so near.
But only those who love can tell,
The pain of parting without farewell.
God give us strength to face this blow,
What it meant losing you,
no one will know.

To hear your voice,
to see your smile,
To sit and talk with you awhile.
To be together in same old way
Would be our dearest wish today.
But loving memories never die
As years roll on and days go by.


Blue Denim Vest
Written in memory of Kevin Winter by Don Sills

I wear a blue denim vest when I ride.
It has patches and pins that define who I am, I wear it with pride.

The pins reflect places I have been to and seen.
The patches are of my riding club, my riders name and there’s one to honor fallen Marines.

I also have a leather vest that’s set up in its own unique way,
but my denim vest has taken on a special meaning on this hot June day.

You see it is when I met this person a few years ago,
that was wearing a blue denim vest whom I came to know.

As he wore the vest, he looked cool and keen.
He had a nostalgic look, similar to James Dean.

It was unique and different, unlike all the rest.
It was then that I decided to buy a blue denim vest.

He passed away this very day and why so young, there is no answer.
I pray as many do that there will be a cure for the disease known as cancer.

I’ll always wear my blue denim vest with pride, remembering my friend as I ride.

The next time you hear the sound of rolling thunder, it may well be my friend Kevin as he rides his shiny Harley through the Pearly Gates of Heaven.


Ride on the Wheel
Anonymous

Though we never know
Where life will take us,
We know it's just a ride
On the wheel.

And we never know
When death will shake us
And we wonder how
It will feel.


Too Soon
Mary Yarnell

This was a life that had hardly begun
No time to find your place in the sun
No time to do all you could have done
But we loved you enough for a lifetime.

No time to enjoy the world and its wealth
No time to take life down from the shelf
No time to sing the song of yourself
Though you had enough love for a lifetime.

Those who live long endure sadness and tears
But you'll never suffer the sorrowing years
No betrayal, no anger, no hatred, no fears
Just love, only love, in your lifetime.


To Those I Love
Anonymous

When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do;
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many beautiful years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess,
How much you gave me in happiness;
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve for me a while, if grieve you must,
Then let your grief be comforted by trust;
It is only for a while that we must part,
So cherish the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on,
So if you need me, call and I will come;
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near,
And if you listen with your heart, you will hear
All my love around you, soft and clear.

Then, when each of you must
come this way alone;
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home."


The Winds of Fate
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The clock of Life is wound but once,
One ship drives east and another drives west,
with the self-same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of sails
And not the gales
That tell them the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the winds of fate,
As we voyage along through life
'Tis the set of the soul
That decides its goal
And not the calm or the strife.


The Clock of Life
1932 Robert H Smith

The clock of Life is wound but once,
And no man has the Power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.

To lose one's wealth is sad indeed.
Too lose one's health is more.
To lose one's soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.

Today, is the only time you own.
So live, love, toil with a will
Place no faith in tomorrow,
For the clock may then be still.


The West Virginia wind, it called your name,
We had to say good-bye.
You left us here alone, old friend,
To take your final ride.
SCRC tamed your soul,
You lived your life with pride.
Now you soar free - like the crow,
You're on your final ride.
Your memory won't fade, old friend,
We'll hold you deep inside.
We'd come with you if, we only could,
Upon your final ride.
It's time to say so long, old friend,
As you take your final ride.
We'll keep you with us in our hearts,
If not riding by our side.


I refuse to tiptoe quietly through life only to arrive safely at death.


"After Glow"
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one,
I'd like to leave an afterglow of smiles when day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve , to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.


Those we love remain with us
for love itself lives on,
and cherished memories never
fade because a loved one's gone...
Those we love can never be
more than a thought apart.
For as long as there is memory,
they will live on in the heart.


RIDE BROTHER RIDE !!
Ox

I say goodbye my BROTHER,
as I ride from your funeral and think of all you have done for others.

I say farewell,
as I struggle to understand why someone as good as you was taken from us.
At the same time I know you are healthy now and riding for the kids in heaven.

I say farewell,
as I feel a empty spot in our formations,
yet I know you now ride the best roads - with twisties like we could never possibly dream of.

I say goodbye my BROTHER,
as I pray to God to help me be half the man you were while I look back at the example you set for us.

I say farewell my BROTHER,
as I try not to weep for the loss of such a good friend,
but too rejoice in the fact that I was blessed and allowed to know you at all.

I say goodbye my BROTHER,
as I await the day when we can ride together again,
and promise to continue to do what I can here to try to make it a better place even if only for one sick child.

I say farewell my BROTHER,
proud to have been your brother now and forever.
Until we ride together again,
I say goodbye.

RIDE BROTHER RIDE !!


So when a great man dies,
For years beyond our kin,
The light he leaves behind him lies
Upon the paths of men.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


God’s Greatest Plan

He was so special and dear to so many here

Oh how we cherished our time with him here
below but for each there will come a time to go

Dismayed we were when angels
above took our beloved

In God’s plan there is no sickness or pain
just all of God’s riches to gain

Just remember nothing is greater
Then to spend eternity with our Creator
For that is God’s Greatest Plan


Life Is Beautiful, My Child

Life is beautiful, my child,
Though many things go wrong,
And you may hear much sadness in
Its strange and lovely song.

Though friends and loved ones die, my child,
They're never really gone.
Nor more nor less than yesterday,
In you they will live on.

They will live on in you, my child,
As everything you see,
Though it must vanish,
will remain Alive in memory.

Alive in what you think and feel
And dream and say and do,
For all who ever were still are
Upon this earth in you.


Dont stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glint in snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you wake in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quite birds in circling flight
I am the soft starlight at night
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep


You could fly without a fear of falling
and we know you are soaring high

We wish we could have had the chance to say good-bye
Although you have left in search of better roads

You are never truly gone, you are watching over us below
Our road angel you will forever be
Until that day we will together all ride free
-Eternally Yours


I'm safely home in Heaven
Though I know you miss me so,
The love I've always felt for you'
Within my heart still flows,

My spirit will remain with you'
Every single day appearing as a
Rainbow or as ocean waves at play,
I'm in the gentle rains that fall'
and in the morning dew,
All you see that's beautiful
reflects my love for you.

I didn't mean to cause you pain,
My time had simply come.
The work that I was meant to do
On earth had all been done.

I'm safely home in Heaven,
Where eternal peace is mine.
And where, when God has called you,
too, I'll be forever Thine.

When I get where I'm going,
there be only happy tears.
I will shed the sins and troubles
I have carried all these years.

I'll leave my heart wide open,
I will love and have no fear.
When I get where I'm going
don't cry for me down there.

He Only Takes the Best


God saw you were getting tired
and a cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you
And whispered, "Come with me."

With tear-filled eyes we watched
as you suffered and faded away,
Although we loved you deeply
We could not will you to stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard-Working hands at rest,
God Broke our heats to show us
He only takes the best.


THE ROSE BEYOND THE WALL

A rose once grew
where all could see,
Sheltered beside a garden wall

And as the days
passed swiftly by,
It spread its branches, straight and tall

One day,
a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide

The rose bent gently
toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side

Now, you who deeply
Feel its loss,
Be comforted…the rose blooms…

There Its beauty
even greater now,
Nurtured by God’s own loving care.


CHERISHED FRIENDS

God must have known there would be times
we'd need a word of cheer,
Someone to praise a triumph
or brush away a tear.

He must have known we'd need to share
the joy of "little things"
In order to appreciate
the happiness life brings.

I think He knew our troubled hearts
would sometimes throb with pain,
At trials and misfortunes,
or goals we can't attain.

He knew we'd need the comfort
of an understanding heart
To give us strength and courage
to make a fresh, new start.

He knew we'd need companionship,
unselfish.... lasting.... true,
And so God answered the heart's great need
with Cherished Friends.... like you!


SAM
A year ago you passed away
My heart still aches today
I can't believe you're truly gone
the pain still lingers on

My eyes are filled with tear drops
My stomach all tied in knots
Confusion over fills my head
As your shoes sit near our bed

Thirty two years of divine bliss
Your embrace oh how I miss
From my sight you have gone away
Our true love is here to stay

Forever you will be in my heart
My love for you will never part
You were my life you see In heaven
I will be with thee
Charlene

 


END OF THE ROAD

When I come to the end of the road,
and the sun has set for me,
I want no rites in a gloom-filled room,
Why cry for a soul set free.

Miss me a little, but not too long,
and not with your head bowed low.
Remember the love that we once shared,
Miss me, but let me go.

For this is a journey all must take,
and each must go alone.
It is all part of the Master's plan,
a step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart,
go to the friends we know.
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds,
Miss me --- but let me go.
George Monseur


Thou I have had to leave you, Whom I love,
to go along the silent way, grieve not,
nor speak of me with tears,
but laugh and talk of me, as if I were beside you.

For who knows but I shall be oft times.
I'd come, I'd come could I but find the way.
And would not tears and griefs be barriers?

So, when you hear a word I used to say,
or touch a thing I loved,
let not your thoughts of me be sad,
for I am loving you just as I always have.


BIKER ANGEL
2000 Paula M. Wiles

Biker Angel be my guide
as I climb upon my scoot to ride.
Let your halo guide the way
and keep me safe from harm today.

Let your wings provide me wind and air
and send it coursing through my hair.
Find for me a sunny place
and let it shine upon my face.

Keep the clouds and rain at bay
and keep me dry throughout the day.
Watch over my brothers who ride with me
keep them safe and close to thee.

Keep my wheels upon the ground
so I'll return here safe and sound.
But should disaster be my fate
guide me through to Heaven's gate.

If I must join my fallen brethren
please show me the way to Biker Heaven.


THE STATION
By Robert J. Hastings

Tucked away in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision in which we see ourselves on a long journey that spans an entire continent. We're traveling by train, and from the windows, we drink in the passing scenes of cars on nearby highways, of children waving at crossings, of cattle grazing in distant pastures of smoke poring from power plants, of row upon row of cotton and corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of city skylines and village halls.
But uppermost in our minds is our final destination - for at a certain hour and on a given day our train will finally pull into the station with bells ringing, flags waving and bands playing. And once that day comes, so many wonderful dreams will come true.
So restlessly, we pace the aisles and count the miles, peering ahead, waiting for the station. "Yes, when we reach the station that will be it!" we promise ourselves. "When we're 18.... win that promotion ... put the last kid through college ... buy that 450 SL Mercedes-Benz ... pay off the mortgage ... have a nest egg for retirement. " From that day on, we will all live happily ever after.
Sooner or later, however, we must realize there is no station in this life, no one earthly place to arrive at once and for all. The Journey is the joy. The station is an illusion - it constantly outdistances us.
Yesterday's a memory; tomorrow's a dream. Yesterday belongs to history; tomorrow belongs to God.
Yesterday's a fading sunset; tomorrow's a faint sunrise. Only today is there light enough to love and live.
So, gently close the door on yesterday and throw the key away. It isn't the burdens of today that drive men mad, but rather the regret over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow.
"Relish the Moment" is a good motto, especially when coupled with Psalm 118:24 "This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."
So stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, swim more rivers, climb more mountains kiss more babies.
Count more stars. Laugh more and cry less. Go barefoot more often. Eat more ice cream. Ride more merry-go-rounds. Watch more sunsets. Life must be lived as we go along.
Copyright 1886 by the Southern Illinois University Press


"Gone from my sight"
By Henry Van Dyke,
a 19th Century clergyman, educator, poet, and religious writer

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean.

She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says: " There, she is gone!"

"Gone where?"
Gone from my sight. That is all. She is just as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is just as able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port. Her diminished size is in me, not her.

And just at the moment when someone at my side says: "There, she is gone!" there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout: "Here she comes!" And that is dying.


"Fallen Brother"
Author Unknown

Although sorrow has stolen most of my words.
The few I can manage, will have to do...
We are not many, our numbers are few
... So when one of us falls
... It hurts us all...


"Against restriction"
by Icelandknight

Against the cold
Against the weather
Against it all
We stand together.

For we stand as the last few wild spirits of our land
We represent "Freedom", you understand...
... so when one of us falls...
... It hurts us all...

Now Silence has taken our friend
His day at an end...
Looks like our night is just beginning
... but to us a light he sends...
So we may realise the dawn tomorrow
has come to end our sorrow,
and his departure a grim reminder
that we should be ever mindful
... of how we go.

... and we will live our lives with memories
of what used to be
Our times of joy, cast in gold
for all to see...
Bridges we have burnt,
lessons we have learnt.

Let us not try to reason
When there cannot be a reason found...
Let us rather just remember
that single lonely trembling light
and that all too familiar sound,
moving away into the night.

... along that long and winding road...
... Forever.
.


My Ride Home

Remember me with smiles not tears
Remember all the happiness through the years
 
Don't dwell on thoughts that cause you pain
We'll see each other one day.

I'm atpeace... try to believe
It was my time
... I had to leave
 
But what a vie w       I have from here
I see your face, I feel you near.

 

So I've·taken my final ride · · But I'm not saying goodbye
Because when God calls you.
..you will be
R
ight by my side
... right here with me.

 

Here there is no sadness, no sorrow, and no pain.
Here there is no crying and
I'll never hurt again.
It
is peaceful when all the angels sing.

 I really have to go now... I've just got to try my wings!

 

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