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Friends say safety was top concern for father killed in motorcycle crash

Dave Parham was the kind of guy everyone turned to. Family and friends say he helped countless people in the community, fixing their cars as a mechanic and taking neighborhood kids under his watch. He loved his wife Rhonda, step-daughter Ellie, and was the best dad in the world to his 8-year-old son, Jase. 

“He was just so thoughtful to help everybody but himself. He always put himself last,” said family friend Meg Ozbirn. “To Jase, his dad was his whole world. His whole world.”

On Friday, Jase and his dad had just finished a taco lunch off 14th Street in Bradenton. They were on Dave’s motorcycle, only a few minutes away from home. Ozbirn said safety was key to Dave. 

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Motorcycle club member’s family, friends serve those in need Thanksgiving dinner at Gyles Park | Local News

Assisted by his family and fellow members of the Pit Bull Motorcycle Club, Timothy East fed people without homes Thanksgiving dinner at Gyles Park in Aiken on Sunday.

“We cook it all with love,” he said.

On the menu were ham, turkey, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce and rolls.

In addition there were sides such as macaroni and cheese, green beans and rice.

For dessert there were slices of sweet potato pie and pound cake.

“We’re probably prepared to feed from about 150 to 200 people,” said East, who is a maintenance technician for the Aiken Housing Authority.

In the past, East played a major role in the preparation and serving of a meal to those in need on a regular basis around Thanksgiving time.

But then he took a two-year break.

East is back dishing up holiday fare in 2021 because of his grandchildren. He has eight.

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Family, friends hold vigil for Sanger man killed in motorcycle crash

SANGER, Calif. (KGPE) – More than 100 people gathered in Sanger on Wednesday to remember the life of 38-year-old Larry Reed Jr.

Reed Jr. was killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend so family and friends held a candlelight vigil in his honor.

Friends said one of Reed Jr.’s favorite places was Sunmaid Grocery. His group would go every day to barbecue and hang out, so they decided to hold the gathering there.

“He was a 38-year-old very adventurous, happy-go-lucky, God-fearing, loving man,” Kim Reed his mother said.

She said he was the life of the party, and that’s why his vigil was just that.

Reed Jr.’s life was cut short Saturday.

Officers said he was on a motorcycle speeding when a minivan made a u-turn directly into his path. He slammed into the vehicle and was thrown from his bike, killing him.

Friends said he was funny, adventurous

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Oklahoma City motorcycle community mourns friend’s death after crash

DEL CITY, Okla. (KFOR) – A motorcycle community is mourning the loss of their friend after he died following a fatal motorcycle accident.

“It’s a total different look at life, being on the back of a bike,” Stephanie Tierney told KFOR.

It was on the back of a bike where Tierney lost her best friend, Jason Silva, back on Aug. 22.

“He wouldn’t want anyone to stop riding just because of what happened to him. He would want everyone to keep doing what they love doing,” Tierney said.

It happened at the stop sign at Reno and Sunnylane.

“He turned on to Sunnylane. We kept going straight and, maybe about 3/4s of a mile, a vehicle pulled out on the right hand side there, just pulled out, didn’t see him,”

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