Gray Ghosts’ founding member honored in tremendous procession

We had the honor of capturing footage of the funeral procession of John Franklin Lewis, one of the founding members of the Gray Ghosts Motorcycle Club.  Lewis was laid to rest in Many, Louisiana on Saturday, Jan. 15.

It was difficult not to be awed and taken aback by the show of respect and honor Mr. Lewis earned from his friends and fellow motorcycle club riders, as well as riders from all over the state and beyond.  In all, close to 500 motorcycles participated in the procession in some way or another.

The procession began on South Capitol Street at Warren Meadows Funeral Home and continued south to Hwy. 171, traveling to San Antonio Avenue where it continued on through downtown Many and on to St. John’s Catholic Church.

We used multiple cameras at several vantage points in our attempt to do justice to this awesome procession.  The 8 minute video we put together for Mr. Franklin’s family, extended family, friends and motorcycle is within this post

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16 thoughts on “Gray Ghosts’ founding member honored in tremendous procession”

  1. Beautiful service befitting of such a wonderful man as Mr. John Franks. He was a person people looked up to and admired. This was a tremendous loss to those of us who knew..loved..and respected Mr. Franks. Sir, you will be truly missed. It was an honor to ride with you.
    Love loyalty and respect,
    Christy “WildChild” Catts
    Bossier City, Louisiana

  2. This is by far one of the best procession videos that I had ever seen and such a fitting production for a well deserving person. Rest In Peace John. Love, Loyalty, Respect, & Trust

  3. John was highly respected, and deeply loved by all who knew him. He was a very honorable man, who set an example for many younger men as joined Gray Ghosts MC. His passing is a great loss to the motorcycle community. John Franks was a living example of the biker code of Love, Loyalty and Respect.

  4. Beautiful memory..my late husband and I had the pleasure of hanging out with members of the Gray Ghosts several times over the years. Wonderful, wonderful group. I had a procession, thou a little smaller, like this for my husband and it made the day a whole lot easier. God Bless!

  5. I WAS A VERY LUCKY PERSON TO GET THE HONOR OF KNOWING MR.LEWIS AND I WILL SAY HE DESERVED TO RIDE OUT WITH THE RESPECT HE GOT AND ALL THE NOTICE THAT HE GOT R.I.P. JOHN YOU WERE ALWAYS KIND AND RESPECTFUL TO ME AND I AM GLAD THAT I GOT TO KNOW YOU!

  6. I still miss u just like it was yesterday dad. I’m lost and hurt. I hope your watching over me and are in a better place than I am. I love u.

  7. Oh my. John i have know u for a life time. Im so sorry i couldnt be there. But do know i learned a lot from u. Thank u for being in my life. And take care of toyna for me plz. Love u. Rip. Shirley Lafitte…

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