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Old 12-07-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
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Ojay aka Ozarkrider Passed this morning

RIP to our brother Jay affectionately nicknamed OJay (ADV - Ozarkrider) in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He fought cancer for the last five years and beat it three times. This time he didn't get it done. We in NWA went to visit him over the last two weeks and he was ever battling, ever graceful and ever defiant. Magoo (Tim) has been in touch with Kathy (Ojays wife) so once arrangements are made I will be sure to post them.

Notice about Jay.

Also the The Hankins Funeral Home Guest Book is here if you would like to sign it

Please Check this thread for information about O'jays Service..

If you knew Jay and know you won't be making the trip to the service please take the time to sign the guest book at the Funeral Home website located here. Make sure you sign as an ADV Rider friend of Ojays.

IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS OF OJAY PLEASE POST THEM IN THE MEMORIAL PAGE LOCATED HERE. IF YOU LOOK ON THE LEFT COLUMN THERE IS PLACE TO POST PICTURES IN HIS MEMORIAL.








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Old 12-07-2014, 01:30 PM   #2
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Damn. We met him at the NEOK BMW rally last year, cool dude. Didn't know about his past history with this, we thought it was something new.

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Old 12-07-2014, 02:53 PM   #3
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My Uncle was a close friend, a brother and mentor in Christ, a confidant and a fellow sufferer of the disease of motorcyclemania. When he wasn't sick, he could ride the wheels off of anything and have people wondering how he got what he was riding to where he was seen. I am so very glad Jay is not suffering any more and yet very sad I will have to wait until the other side to talk with him once again. My prayers go out for his Wife, his children and all y'all who called him friend.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:01 PM   #4
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I'm very sorry for your loss.
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Old 12-07-2014, 03:14 PM   #5
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Old 12-07-2014, 04:45 PM   #6
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I'm very sorry for your loss.
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I met OJay a couple of years ago when he stopped in Vicksburg on his way to New Orleans. I've never met a more positive, more uplifting man. I couldn't believe he was battling cancer when I found out several months latter. He lived life the way we all should. RIP OJay!
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:00 PM   #7
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Met him for the first and only time recently at a moto meet in Mountain View Ark. Good guy and a helluva a guitar player. Sat around the campfire while he took requests.

Ride on Jay.
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Old 12-08-2014, 10:34 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear this. Corresponded with him occasionally, and enjoyed meeting him at the Indian Nations Rally a couple years ago. Top notch guy.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:43 PM   #9
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Damn, this sucks. RIP
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Old 12-08-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:11 PM   #11
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We (Phil in KC and I and our spouses) only met Jay once. That came about when Phil threw out a post on ADV looking for a place to park in North Central AR for a few days so we could take a loop around that part of the state.

In no time Jay had offered up his place. Along with the parking space he gave us good coffee, conversation, tips on roads and places to see, and shared some great artwork with us while waiting for a thunderstorm to pass through.

Before we left Jay said we could leave our keys with him and if we had any mechanical trouble just call and he would come after us and if he wasn't home when we came back to just go in and get the keys off the counter.

We never got to talk to you again Brother but wish we could have got to know you more.

Godspeed Ozarkrider
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:43 PM   #12
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We (Phil in KC and I and our spouses) only met Jay once. That came about when Phil threw out a post on ADV looking for a place to park in North Central AR for a few days so we could take a loop around that part of the state.

In no time Jay had offered up his place. Along with the parking space he gave us good coffee, conversation, tips on roads and places to see, and shared some great artwork with us while waiting for a thunderstorm to pass through.

Before we left Jay said we could leave our keys with him and if we had any mechanical trouble just call and he would come after us and if he wasn't home when we came back to just go in and get the keys off the counter.

We never got to talk to you again Brother but wish we could have got to know you more.

Godspeed Ozarkrider
I remember that...he was a good guy..
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:25 AM   #13
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We were in Russellville a few years back a I mentioned we were going to Yellville to the Front Porch for dinner and Jay was going to meet us there. Something happened and we didn't end up going. Came back on bike a year later and gave Jay a yell but was to late for his work schedule. Just wasn't meant to be I guess.
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:30 AM   #14
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"A memorial service for 60 year old Jay Altazan of Mountain Home will be Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at East Side Baptist Church with fellowship to follow at Three Rivers Biker Church in Gamaliel under the direction of Conner-Hankins Funeral Home.
An employee of the Mountain Home High School Maintenance Department, Jay Altazan served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam era and was an ordained minister serving the community in the Baxter County Alternative School TIME Mentoring Program and as a past-member of the board of directors of the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas and supporting the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch in Harrison.
He is survived locally by his wife of 17 years, Kathleen; daughter, Jody Horne of Mountain Home and William James Altazan of Lakeview; and adoptive sister Sharon Altazan of Dolph.
Memorials may be made to the Arkansas Baptist Boys Ranch."

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Old 12-09-2014, 07:13 AM   #15
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Ok, I think I finally have it together enough to post something.


As positive as he was and as hard as he fought OJay has proved histag line:
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is 100%

Sooner or later we will all get there, through our own routes, trials, tribulations, and adventures along the way. Jay has just arrived earlier than some of us. Even though some of you may think I have tried to beat him there a couple times over the last few years. [:0)
I think I have been fortunate and have had a few great male role models who have provided a great example of how I could live my life. I noticed one thing about Jay and would add him to that list for being so positive all the time, even when the future looked questionable. While he was fighting cancer for the last five years he had some of the most positive posts in our NWA BS thread and I am sure elsewhere on the ADV site. I hope I can learn from Jay’s example and be more positive in what I do and how I appear to those around me in the future.
Nevermind, I cannot agree more with your post: I am so very glad Jay is not suffering anymore and yet very sad I will have to wait until the other side to talk with him once again.
I will always remember having the opportunity Jay provided to get a little “escape”, or breathing time when I would journey to Mountain Home to visit my Grandmother who was going through some health issues. Spending part of a Sunday afternoon following Jay and Kathe on Yellaphant down some of his favorite roads will always be with me.
Rest in peace Brother.

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