The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent Honor and Respect for one of our own, West Virginia District 7 Ride Captain, Donald Eugene Garton, for his final services on Friday, 08 May 15. Don went to be with the Lord as the result of a tragic accident on 04 May 15. In addition to his duties and devotion to the Patriot Guard Riders, Don was also a member of the Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department.
Services will be held at the Pat Boyle Funeral Home, 144 Hackers Creek Rd., Jane Lew, WV (https://tinyurl.com/p7ckpun) beginning at 1900.
West Virginia State Captain Joe Cumblidge is the RCIC of this most honorable mission. Direct all questions to him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-834-1576.
Staging will be at the funeral home at 1500.
Mission briefing at 1545.
Flag line will be in place NLT 1600 and will be maintained until the start of services at 1900. All in attendance are encouraged and welcome to attend the services.
Weather forecast for Friday is for temperatures near 90 degrees. Please dress and travel accordingly and, above all else, ensure you keep yourself properly hydrated.
Due to the length of time for our flag line, all Ride Captains in attendance are asked to provide relief for those in the line to help ensure everyone’s safety.
This is a mission that hits close to home to each of us in the West Virginia Patriot Guard. All who knew or came in contact with Don know him to be a dedicated member and an honorable Husband, Father and Brother. If at all possible, please put forth the effort to attend as you all know he would have gladly done for you.