Charles King of Dallas, one of the founders and best known members of an informal club called the Keller Rat Pack, died about 11:30 last Thursday night on Interstate 635 in Garland, Texas.
The Rat Pack take their name from a place called Keller’s Drive-In In Dallas. The four purposes of the club are hamburgers, beer, riding motorcycles and charity.
Charles King was born in Arkansas, raised in California and Washington and spent almost 60 years riding. He was a retired iron worker who was married and divorced twice. He died without a family, with dozens of friends, with a million memories and probably not a single regret.
Most summers, King rode from Texas to California and up the coast to Washington. He died a mile from home.
King was riding next to a companion when both bikes were bumped by an unidentified dark-colored car. King’s companion stayed up but King went down and when he did he was immediately run over by a tractor-trailer rig. Police have no leads.
He is survived by his girlfriend Sandy Seibert. Charles King was 72-years-old and he died on his motorcycle.
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