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This page is a tribute to our fallen brothers and sisters.


It has been a tradition among bikers, for a long time, to run a brass bell on the left swing arm, to remember our brothers and sisters who have gone down riding. It’s a small thing, but the reason a brass bell is chosen is that as we ride it will get dirty and tarnished. Every time we get down and wash and polish it, we are reminded of friends lost, and our thoughts turn to the meaning of being in the wind. As we ride, and hear the bell ring, we know that our brothers and sisters are riding with us. How easy it would be to join them with a single mistake. And maybe, just maybe, the next time a situation comes up, they will be there to help us as long as we remember them by “Polishing the Bell”.

 
 
Rebecca "Becky" Mosher
           Chisholm Trail 412 Chapter
           12/17/1968 - 10/13/2015
          
 

Lonnie Dean Colby

           Northwest 69 Chapter
          12/1/1968 - 1/22/2015
          

 Garth “Fuzzy” Hoard

South Central Chapter

07/15/1957 – 09/16/2014

Mitchell Robert “Ripper” Bailey

          ABATE of OK Lifetime Member #004 (COD Chapter)

          11/21/1944 – 07/14/2014

         
           

Robert (Bob) “Cookie Monster” Drake

NW 69 Chapter

5/18/1945 – 6/12/2011

Charles (Chuck) “Scoot” Drane

NW69 Chapter

1/13/1950 – 1/19/2011

Allen Joseph (A.J.) “Jester” White

NW 69 Chapter

4/18/1970 – 11/8/2012


Danny “Bulldog” Vires

COD Chapter

          10/21/1965 – 10/7/2013

 

Robert Eugene “Gunner” Catcher

Muskogee Chapter

12/25/1961 – 11/7/2009

Andrew “Pyro” Ancil

Three Sands Chapter

08/14/1968 - 7/7/2013
 
Doug Griffith
          Tulsa Chapter
 
James Dunn
          At-Large
 
Eric Rose
         Three Sands
 
Lloyd "Pa Patches" Ferguson
         NW 69 Chapter
 
Daniel Pacheco
         At-Large
 
Jimmie Chadwick
         At-Large
 
Linda Cates
        Three Sands Chapter
 
Tom Bourland
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Alvie Ray Yauk
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Jerry "Ghost" Snell
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Charles "Roach" Hoffman
        At-Large
 
Paul D. Cohn
        At-Large
 
Laura Catcher
        Muskogee Chapter
 
Matt Morgan
        Heartland Chapter
 
Chuck Hague
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Everett Cooper, Jr.
        Rogers County Chapter
 
David Myers
        Three Sands Chapter
 
William Paul Favor
        Tulsa Chapter
 
Terry Thomas
        Lakes Area Chapter
 
Shirley Boone
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Dale Enright
        COD Chapter
 
Joe "Pappy" Kane
        At-Large
 
Donna Marie Wood
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Marion "Fred Dogg" Sierman
        Three Sands Chapter
 
Chris Crawford
        At-Large
 
Cheryl "Red" Chambers
        COD Chapter
 
Kent "Singlefoot" Anderson
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Patricia Fitzgerald
        At-Large
 
Jeff Willis
        COD Chapter
 
Eldon Drane
        NW 69 Chapter
 
Will "DOC" Walker
        At-Large