Ronnie Ballou of the Thornton, TX chapter, The Light Keepers. Born January 14, 1961, he traded his motorcycle for a white horse October 30Th, 2008 after hitting a deer on his ride to work.
I received a phone call at 6:35 AM from our local policeman informing me that Brother Ronnie Ballou, my assistant pastor, struck a deer on his motorcycle while on his way to work a little after 6 AM.  Pastor Ronnie was killed instantly in the accident.  He leaves behind a dear wife: Dealva, a son: Jody, two daughters: Christie and Jennifer.

I am personally feeling a great loss.  Brother Ronnie has served me as my right hand and armor bearer for a number of years.  He has served First Assembly of God, Thornton as church elder, assistant pastor, worship leader and many other capacities for many years.  Our church family, our community as well as many teacher, administrators and hundreds of children of the Groesbeck Independent School District are sensing a great loss in the passing of our friend and brother.
We all covet your prayers.

Pastor Joe N Tucker
Papa Joe
First Assembly of God, Thornton
Light Keepers Chapter of Circuit Riders Motorcycle Ministry
 

Vickie Marie A. Esquivel
   
 
 
Curt Simons
Chapter Coordinator C.O.R.P. of Encouragers Chapter Dayton, TX
 

 
 
 
Jim Pryor Circuit Riders DFW
 
 
 
Circuit Riders
In Memory
This page is dedicated to the memory of  The Circuit Riders that have completed their rounds.
 
 
Ronnie Ballou of the Thornton, TX chapter, The Light Keepers. Born January 14, 1961, he traded his motorcycle for a white horse October 30Th, 2008 after hitting a deer on his ride to work.
I received a phone call at 6:35 AM from our local policeman informing me that Brother Ronnie Ballou, my assistant pastor, struck a deer on his motorcycle while on his way to work a little after 6 AM.  Pastor Ronnie was killed instantly in the accident.  He leaves behind a dear wife: Dealva, a son: Jody, two daughters: Christie and Jennifer.

I am personally feeling a great loss.  Brother Ronnie has served me as my right hand and armor bearer for a number of years.  He has served First Assembly of God, Thornton as church elder, assistant pastor, worship leader and many other capacities for many years.  Our church family, our community as well as many teacher, administrators and hundreds of children of the Groesbeck Independent School District are sensing a great loss in the passing of our friend and brother.
We all covet your prayers.

Pastor Joe N Tucker
Papa Joe
First Assembly of God, Thornton
Light Keepers Chapter of Circuit Riders Motorcycle Ministry
 
Jan. 30, 1956 - July 16, 2006
Louisiana State Secretary
Glory Riders Chapter
   
 
 
12/09/1946-05/17/2007

 
James Bud Hamilton was a Circuit Rider in the early 20TH century in the mountains around the Tennessee and North Carolina state line. He is the grandfather of Bill "Pa" Hamilton.
 
 
REST IN PEACE SPUTNIK!!!!
The ultimate advocate for Bikers Rights.
JUNE 24, 2010The Texas Motorcycle Rights Association is sad to announce that our great Leader, Sputnik, passed away suddenly at approximately 5:00 AM this morning. I woke up at 5:45AM to find him on the living floor at the state office. It appeared that he crossed over quickly and did not suffer, from a massive heart attack. via Terri Williams
As I get ready for another busy day I just wanted to stop and say goodbye to a good friend that got promoted from this life to the everlasting life last night. Jim Pryor was a funny straight forward kind of guy easy going and fun to be around. One of my most memorable times was when we rode the historic route 66 it was at the end of the day when we were setting up camp and Jim was erecting his camper when he lost his balance and fell off into the canvas, trapped him like an animal I laughed so hard I could not help him of course he did not think it funny at the time but after a while setting around drinking coffee he reflected and chuckled. Going to miss him being around love ya man good bye for now.  From TinMan 8/21/2012
 
 
 
Rev Red Beard
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    When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you
for a little while
Please do not grieve
and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you
through the years.
But start out bravely
with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness
on empty days,
But fill each waking hour
in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort
and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you
And hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you
in the sky!
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William "Bill" Arthur Hamilton
July 9, 1937 - August 9, 2014

Rev. Hamilton died August 9, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. at Hospice of East Texas, while surrounded by family and loved ones. While gazing into his wife's eyes, he gulped his last breath and then peered into the eternal father's awaiting arms.
William Arthur Hamilton, Jr. was born July 9, 1937 in Clinton, South Carolina. He served in the United State Air Force for 9 years. He studied at Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, Colorado and graduated from Piedmont Technical College in South Carolina. He served as a police officer in Laurens, South Carolina and pastored three churches in the area.

He moved to East Texas in 1982 and drove a truck for Southland Corporation until 1988 when he started his own trucking business. He pastored for 15 years at Union Hill Baptist Church and served on many boards and committees for the Baptist Missionary Association of Texas. He served in Circuit Riders Motorcycle Ministry in many positions, including Chapter President and the Spiritual Covering for the ministry. He was currently serving as the pastor of New Beginnings Baptist Church in Edom.

Bill had many hobbies, including fishing, motorcycling, gunsmithing, carpentry, drag racing, cooking, but his favorite of all was spending time with his grandkids.
He received many awards for his achievements in transportation and ministry.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Arthur and Hannah Hamilton; infant daughter, Elizabeth Hamilton; son, Danny Moore of Chandler; and brothers, Ray Hamilton and Gene Hamilton.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte "Charlie" Hamilton of Chandler; daughters and sons-in-law, Larissa & Steve Williams of South Carolina, Becky & Steve Edwards of Chandler, Ramona & Scott Weeks of South Carolina, Misty & Don West of Brownsboro; sons and daughters-in-law, Ray & Vanessa Hamilton of South Carolina, Ray & Vickie Moore of Arkansas; twenty-one grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Georgia Brewer; brothers and sisters-in-law, James & Lane Hamilton and Jack & Edith Hamilton; sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth & David Beaty; and a multitude of nieces and nephews. His favorite companions were his german sheperd, Doc Holiday and his partners in crime, Matt & Luke Edwards.

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

A TRUE SERVANT OF GOD!







Pop Joe
1925-August 31, 2014

Marie "Mama" Tucker

Mama went home to be with Jesus at 12:50 PM today(9/05/2014). I was singing a chorus in her ear... "I love you Lord, and I lift my voice... To worship you - Oh my soul, rejoice. Take joy my King, in what you hear. Let it be a sweet sweet sound in your ear." A tear rolled out of her eye and she stepped into the presence of Jesus. I will miss her so much...Papa Joe Tucker