Confirmed: James Gazaway, Veteran US Air Force, Vietnam (182-21) 17 SEP 21

September 17, 2021 @ 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Lowe's Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209

The family of Mr. James Gazaway, a US Air Force Veteran, requests the presence and participation of the San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders at the graveside rendering of military honors of their loved one.  We are honored to accept this invitation.

James Crawley Gazaway born September 06, 1939, to James Carlton Gazaway and Viva Eugenia Crawley in Biggers, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in Livingston, Texas at the age of 81.  He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Paula Gazaway; son, Douglas Davis & fiancé Debra; daughter, Dawn Griffin & husband Josh; sister, Judy Smart, two grandchildren Alex Griffin, Haley Griffin; niece, Stephanie Smart; as well as many other loved ones and a host of friends.  James is a Veteran of the United States Air Force, serving during the Vietnam War. He was all about family, and through example inspired those around him. He was a faithful member of The Church of Christ in Jasper, Texas.  He is preceded in death by his parents, James Carlton Gazaway, Viva Eugenia Crawley, and brother-in-law, Butch Smart.

WEATHER:  Hi 94 / Lo 74, 0% Chance of Rain, 90% Humidity, Wind: 2 mph ESE

REQUESTOR:  Tony Eaton, Family SPOX

STAGING:  12:15 pm, Friday, September 17, 2021
Lowe’s Home Improvement
1470 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, Texas 78209

BRIEFING:  12:30 pm

KSU:  12:45 pm (Semper Gumby)

INTERMENT:   1:15 pm – Shelter #2
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas 78209

RC:   Lisa “Fancy Pants” Menard

FC:   Rich “Pach” Pachecano


1. Iron horses if you can, cages are always welcome and appreciated and unless under special circumstances not allowed in processions. You do not have to have a motorcycle to participate in honoring our veterans.

2. Safety First: Please remember to properly hydrate (including the night before) before any outdoor activity and to dress appropriately. Do not hesitate to take a break at any time if you feel you need to get in the shade or get indoors and always ask for help at any time. Also please do not forget your sun screen.

3. Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and. NO TALKING, SMOKING, CHEWING OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS, OR CELL PHONE USE IN THE FLAG LINE!

4. Cemeteries are hallowed ground. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Observe the 15 MPH speed limit. Show our respect to ALL who are in attendance.

5. If riding/driving a motorcycle on Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, which is located within a Military Installation, you will need to wear closed toe shoes, long sleeve shirt, gloves, DOT approved helmet, eye protection, long pants, and boots/shoes that cover the ankle.

 ***Safety Notice***
Before volunteering and/or attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders missions we encourage you to review all safety information below.  Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.  Anyone attending any San Antonio Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk. Neither the Patriot Guard Riders Organization nor its representatives are liable for any damages incurred on any PGR mission or event.
Funeral Processions/Escorts
EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession.

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic.

Warm Regards,
Bob “Pizza Man” Johnson
Deputy State Captain
San Antonio Patriot Guard
Honor, Dignity, Respect
Cell: (562) 413-2223