Chapter 66 Louisana
1954 - 2022
Pat was an awesome friend. He loved having a good time and helping people. He helped several of his friends to apply and receive several benefits from the VA. He love riding. His Motorcycle has over 100,000 miles on it. He always wanted a T-shirt at ever event/ride that he did.
He always said that would keep the memories
fresh in his mind. He will be greatly missed.
This event with Santa and giving presents to a Veteran family and kids always brought tears to his eyes. HIS MOST FAVORITE RIDE!!
Chapter 66 Louisana
1956 - 2023
Bobby was a great friend and the first to volunteer. He loved his family and his fellow riders. He loved to ride and have a good time. He will be greatly missed.
Chapter 66 Louisana
1943 - 2020
Charlie was the very first supporter of AMVETS Riders LA66 when charter in 2018.
He was a kind and fun man. A true Veteran, very proud of his service. He was always ready to help. He is greatly missed.
Chapter 1994 Ohio
1961 - 2023
Jeff passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at the Kettering Health Center in Kettering, Ohio. He was born on May 20, 1961 in Cuyahoga County, Ohio to the late Ronald and Sharon (Hatchett) Brown. On June 17, 2000 he married Joy Lynne Hogue and she survives in Kenton.
Jeff was a proud U.S. Marine veteran. He worked for Keller Logistics as a truck driver. He was also heavily involved with the community, being a 32nd Degree & Commandery Mason, and an Amvets 1994 Commander & Dept. of OH 1st Vice Commander. He was also a member of Kenton Moose Lodge 428 and Kenton Eagles 2163.
Being a Marine Corps veteran and member of the AMVETS was very important to Jeff. He loved his family, friends and the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and loved his Jeep. He and Joy spent many vacations in the mountains hiking, tasting and purchasing wine and enjoying the scenery.
Surviving are his mother; Barbara (Don) Benjamin, his brothers; Kevin Critchfield, Jason (Trisha) Vermillion, sister; Karla (Billy) Baker, significant other; Amy Ray, mothers of his children; Chris Peterman, Christine Beery, children; Aubree (Joel) Critchfield, Autumn (Tristan) Francisco, Shelby (Nic) Collins, Seth (Rachael) Collins, Ashley (Eric) Thompson, Cody Ray, grandchildren; Hadley, Aspen, Harper, Leyton, Leland, Carter, Connor, Aurora, Navy, Charlie, Dalton, Jaxtin, Maverick, Aydan, Sutton, Bella, his fur babies; Turbo, Diesel, Baby Girl, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his best friend, Billy Sadler.
Korey was a 1989 graduate of Kenton High School. He worked as a self-employed truck driver. He was a member of the Amvets Post 1994 in Kenton as well as the Amvets Riders.
When he wasn't spending time with his family and spoiling his grandkids, Korey enjoyed riding his motorcycle and his other vehicles. He loved to wheel and deal and always had side by sides, four-wheelers, or old cars in the garage ready to enjoy.
Korey was an incredible father and grandfather. He was a loyal friend and would help anyone if he could.
Chapter 9 Florida
1950 - 2023
Vietnam 1967 - 1970 - Sergeant
He was the strongest, most loving man God cold have given this world. His most pride and joy was serving his country and his whole family. The world has lost a little bit of its shine the day God called him home. Heaven has truly gained and angel.
She attended Chauncey-Dover High School. She began her career as a waitress at the Hilltop Restaurant and has worked as a waitress and bartender at the clubhouse of several area Veterans organizations while working full time at T.S. Trim of Athens. She retired from T.S. Trim in 2015.
She was a member of 76 Riders, and the Ladies Auxiliaries of the Athens Posts of the American Legion, VFW and AMVETS. At 79 years old, when her little body was done, she was a Rider in her heart, and she loved her Riders.
Sandy is survived by her husband of four years, Larry Klinglesmith; a daughter, Michele (Kenny) Drawdy of Summerville, SC; her son, Matthew (Tammy) Hawk of Chauncey; her step children, Tina (Barry) Deeter of Lottridge and Shane (Missy) Lockhart of Frost; five grandchildren, Travis, Shelby & Taylor Drawdy, and Noah & Justin Hawk; two great grandchildren, Robby McDaniel and Ellie Drawdy; two sisters, Rhea Douglas of Albany and Cheryl Pendergrast of Athens; a brother, Dennis Thompson of Obetz; also surviving are several nieces and nephews.
Besides her mother, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Terry Mayles and Leroy Thompson.
Chapter 1994 Ohio
1965 - 2019 & 1968 - 2019
Larry Robert Lee, 53, of Arlington passed away at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 following a motorcycle accident. He was born on September 8, 1965 in Findlay to Ronald and Nancy (Taylor) Lee. He married AnneMarie Elaine Williams on June 13, 1987 and she preceded him in death on April 21, 2019. He is also survived by a daughter, Holly Lee; his father, Ronald Lee; two brothers: Lenny Lee, and Lane (Leslie) Lee; and two sisters: Lisa (David) Oman, and Linda Lee. He was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Lee. Larry was a 1984 graduate of Arlington High School and attended North-Western Business College. He was a STNA at the Good Samaritan Center in Arlington for 12 years. Larry and Anne had a passion for motorcycling and he served as the Chaplain for the AMVETS Posts 1994 and 21 where his nickname was "Tach". He was very religious and active at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Arlington. Larry's last act of kindness was to donate his organs and save six lives. He always put family first, dressing up as Santa and spending time with his nieces and nephews. He and Anne's pride and joy was their daughter, Holly; they were so proud of her and all of her accomplishments.
AnneMarie Elaine Lee, age 50, of Arlington passed away on Sunday, April 21, 2019 due to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. She was born on her grandparent's wedding anniversary, September 22, 1968, in Bluffton, Indiana. She married Larry R. Lee on June 13, 1987 and he passed away on April 24, 2019. She is survived by a daughter, Holly Lee; mother and step-father: Vicki and Ken Lane; a sister, Rebekah (Troy) Spikes; brothers: Tommy (Layla) Williams II, and Robert (Mary) Williams. She was preceded in death by her father, Tommy Williams. Anne was a 1987 graduate of Van Buren High School and received her undergraduate degree in 2000 from the University of Toledo. She was an account clerk for Job and Family Services and worked there for 24 years. She and Larry enjoyed motorcycling and spending time at Lake Erie. She was an avid reader, and a member of AMVETS Posts 21 & 1994. Anne loved making people happy and making them laugh. Her daughter, Holly, was the joy of her life. She also loved spending time with her nieces and nephews.
Chapter 1994 Ohio
1951 - 2019
Terry Michael Fleece, 68, of Kenton passed away on Monday, December 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born on April 30, 1951 in Kenton to the late Charles A. and Clara E. (Kipker) Fleece.
Mike married Regina Stagnolia on June 26, 2010 and she survives along with his daughter, Heather (Craig) Schlosser of Waynesfield; and two grandchildren: Brylee and Brooklyn Schlosser. He is also survived by his brother, Charles A. “Duke” Fleece, Jr. of Bellefontaine; sisters: Shirley Schlinglof-Isom of Logansport, IN, and Sharon (David) Liles of Belle Center; brother-in-law, Harold Zachariah of Charleston, SC; numerous nieces and nephews; and his special dog, Brutus. Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Richard L. Fleece; sister, Phyllis Zachariah; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Fleece.
Mike retired from Honda after many years of service. He was an avid musician, playing in several bands. Mike enjoyed golf and motorcycles but most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of the Sons of Amvets, 1994 where he was the 9th District Commander and Judge Advocate. He was also a member of the Kenton Moose Lodge, Kenton Eagles, and the Amvets Riders. Mike and his wife Regina, were also the owners of Spirits 68.
Chapter 1994 Ohio
1959 - 2019
Carl C. Joseph, 60 of Kenton passed away on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Kenton on June 28, 1959 to Claude and Jewel (Shepherd) Joseph. Carl married Loretta Smith on May 3, 1986 and she survives along with his four children; Craig (Gretel) Joseph of Rochester, MI, Christopher (Emily) Joseph of New Jersey, Corey (Tabby) Joseph of Kenton and Cortney (Holden) Manns of Mt. Victory. He is also survived by his parents, Claude and Jewel Joseph of McGuffey, six sisters; Kathy (Randy) Ray of PA, Bonnie (Rick) Tillman, Connie (Jericho) Horton, Diane (George) Conover all of Kenton, Annetta (Tom) Shirk of Dunkirk, Patricia (Dave) Arnette of Alger, four grandchildren; Jacob and Trevor Joseph, Elijah Joseph, Reagan Manns and his mother and father-in-law Betty (Ronald) Smith of Kenton. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Elijah and Millie Joseph and Raleigh and Virgie Shepherd. Carl served his country in the U.S. Army. He then worked for Marysville Steel Company where he was a welder/fabricator. He enjoyed building things, working on cars and riding his Harley. Carl loved animals, especially his 3 cats and his dog, Smokey, but most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid Cincinnati Bengals and Ohio State fan.
The AMVETS Riders would like to honor all those faithful Riders who have passed from this life to the next. Their voices and the the roar of their motorcycles have been stilled, but their names and faces are indelibly etched in our hearts and minds. Their passing has left a void that will never be filled, but we are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve and ride alongside them. We were blessed to know them, and we pray that God will bless us to be reunited when it is our time to take the final ride. Now as they ride forever free across the heavens, these AMVETS Riders are part of an eternal fellowship,