Veteran Dies In Motorcycle Crash
(Memphis) They say he died doing what he loved, but for those who loved David Hopper, saying goodbye is still tough.
“You work your life away and something like this happens, ” said Roye Richardson, a friend. “That’s what’s sad.”
The veteran died two minutes into Memorial Day on Kirby-Whitten Road.
Police say he was riding his motorcycle when he somehow lost control and hit a pole.
His passenger, Glenna Scott, was also killed.
Friends say both of them were parents.
”We’ve lost two great people,” said Richardson.
Glenna was part-owner of Hadley’s Pub.
David was about to retire from MLGW, where he worked for about 30 years.
One of his friends picked-up pieces of his motorcycle at the crash site; pieces of his passion.
”It’s for the freedom of the road,” said Hymel. “We ride for charity events.”
On this Memorial Day, friends will be remembering and riding for them.