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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)- The motorcycle crash happened around 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
That day Rocky Parker, Sr. and others were out for a ride.
"I was right there when it happened," Eric Schevenius of the American Veterans Motorcycle Club said.
Eric Schevenius, who goes by “Chevy”, lost a friend who is more like family that day.
"His son was riding right beside him when this happened. It's tragic for all of us because we are a family," he explained.
Both are members of the American Veterans Motorcycle Club.
Chevy said Parker was a part of the Kansas National Guard, and joined the motorcycle club more than 20 years ago.
"I would say he was a caring giving man. He's still giving today because he's an organ donor."
Police said a group of motorcycles were riding together near Ferguson and South Anthony Boulevard when one motorcycle had mechanical issues.
That motorcycle went into the guardrail taking out one of the other motorcycles.
"One of the bikes just did a hard left and hit the guardrail and Rocky hit that bike and that was it. There was nothing else we could do."
His loss isn't only mourned by his motorcycle club but others as well.
"I was devastated. Rocky is very a very kind hearted man that loved everybody that he came across. had kind words for everyone. He'd give you the shirt off his back. just no better sense of a man than him," Jeffrey Greeno of the Affiliates Motorcycle Club said.
They say his memory and legacy will live on through them.
A memorial will be held Saturday January 12th.
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