Many people are mourning the loss of 61-year-old Patrick Carter, better known as T-Bird.
Carter was killed in a motorcycle accident along the Interstate 10 feeder road near Rusk Street on Wednesday night in Beaumont.
"He was a very special person, he had a heart of gold that he never let anyone see,” Theresa Massey said.
People would normally see T-Bird cruising Beaumont streets in his jacket and helmet.
Theresa Massey knew T-Bird for at least 25 years.
“It was never about him, it was always about him doing something for anyone else,” Massey said.
Massey says that T-Bird loved photography, attending benefits for others and was also an avid karaoke singer.
As a welder, T-Bird would often lend a hand to Jonathan Huang, founder of Speed Kings Custom Cycles in Beaumont.
"He was very good with aluminum but he was always there to lend a helping hand when we called on him so he was a very dependable man," Huang said.
Beaumont Police say Carter struck a curb and lost control of his motorcycle Wednesday night.
He was transported to St. Elizabeth Hospital where he died from his injuries.
“He touched different people in different ways,” Massey said.
Massey says if t-bird knew of a friend or anyone else who went through this, he would show his support to them.
"How many times he went to a funeral ride, even up to Livingston and took some awesome pictures…he made it a point to try and support whoever and whatever he could," Massey said.
Massey believes the motorcycle community will lend its support to Carter’s family.
Beaux Jangle’s in Beaumont announced they will have a memorial ride in T-Bird’s honor soon.