February 5, 2009 at 12:34 pm #1308February 8, 2016 at 4:47 am #4765
As many of you who were involved in the early days of the Austin PGR know, Chuck Murphy was one of our original ride captains. On Sunday Jan 31 Chuck died while riding a motorcycle down FM 112 between Taylor and Lexington. There apparently was no other vehicle involved. A driver in a car happened upon Chuck's downed motorcycle off the right shoulder in the ditch along a straight portion of the roadway. There was no evidence of skid marks or debris which would indicate a collision. He was dead at the scene.
An autopsy will be performed to hopefully determine his cause of death. Chuck lived in Hutto with his wife Traci, who says a memorial service will likely take place late April. She said Chuck was proud of his service in the PGR and would be honored and humbled to have his PGR brothers and sisters attend. Please stand by for details, and keep Traci and Chuck's family in your thought and prayers.
Rest in Peace, Chuck Murphy.April 30, 2016 at 11:49 am #4771
Chuck's obituary. Note the celebration of life event planned for May 7th in Hutto. Stand by PGR staging details.
obituaries.galesburg.com/obituaries/register-mail/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=177920720May 2, 2016 at 2:28 pm #4790
The family and friends of Chuck Murphy have invited the PGR to join them in a celebration of Chuck's life. We will stage off-site and ride in together to honor Chuck's memory and his service to the PGR and our veterans.
Date/Time: Saturday, 07 May 2016. 1 – 4 pm
Event Location: The Gin at the Hutto Co-Op, 420 US-79, Hutto, TX 78634
Staging location: Hutto Home Depot parking lot, 600 US-79, Hutto, TX 78634. Park at the south end of the parking lot, located behind the Hutto McDonalds and Firestone Auto Care.
Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/ujRzgutp5fM2
Staging: 12:45 -1:15 pm
Briefing: 1:15 pm
KSU: 1:30 pm for the short 1/2 mile ride to the event location.
Wx: High 83 deg, mostly cloudy
Notes: Park at the south end of the lot. Fly your big flags! Note that the parking at The Gin is a gravel lot.
Ride Captain: Austin RC's.
Flag Wrangler: N/A
Chuck became less active in the PGR when he needed to sell his motorcycle to help fund a small business he started. His wife Traci says it was a tough decision, and he truly missed his involvement. Please join us in celebrating his life and in thanks for his dedication in the early years of the PGR in Austin.May 4, 2016 at 11:58 am #4791
Still can't believe Chuck's gone. I have to work in San Antonio until 1230 on Saturday. Planning to cage it up to Hutto- may get there by 1430. Best I can do. Looking forward to seeing all on Saturday.May 8, 2016 at 3:39 am #4792
We had 12 bikes and a cage today to help honor Chuck's memory. Hutto PD provided us excellent protection from the busy Hwy 79 traffic. Much thanks to Traci's friend Perry for lining that up.
Andy gave a well delivered PGR remembrance of Chuck during the testimonials portion of the event, and Terry created a wonderful PGR keepsake for his wife Traci. Nice going, fellas. There was also a PGR flag which we all signed.
Traci and Chuck's friends and relatives say thank you to the PGR for being part of today's celebration. And we say thank you to Chuck Murphy for his years of service to the PGR.
Rest in peace, my friend.
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