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The family of Walter Rexford Allan Lott has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to attend the Celebration of Life in honor of their loved one. It will be our honor to do so.

Walter R. A. Lott entered life on 10/30/1941 and entered eternity on 05/26/2021.  He served in the United States Army, serving two enlistments: 1961-1965 and 1972-1973, exiting as Specialist E4.  He was stationed in Hawaii during the Vietnam War as an administrative assistant to a commanding general.

After Army life, Walter spent the next 25 years working in the movie industry as a lighting manager for Sony, Universal Studies, and Warner Brothers Motion Picture Companies.  His notable accomplishments were television series “The Bionic Woman” and “Colombo.”  Big screen movies included “The Coal Miner’s Daughter,” and other action movies with Mel Gibson and Chuck Norris’ “Missing in Action.”  Walter had to do “aerial and underwater screen shots,” as well as sub-zero winter shots in Tennessee.  Walter worked his way up from a helper to the Department Manager, training and managing a large movie lighting staff.  Both he and his brother, Jim Lott of San Diego, were involved in movie production. 

When not involved in movie making, Walter coached high school football and softball in Rosamond, California along with enjoying hiking, swimming, boxing, and gardening.  He loved spending time with his favorite dog, “Cracker.”

Walter is preceded in death by his wife, Sharon.  He is survived by his daughter Kelli Sayers, brother, Jim Lott, and sister Tinker Freeman.  He is also survived by five grandchildren.

Per his good friend John: “Rex was a true "Patriot" and friend. His love for nature and travel kept him enjoying life! He loved his daughter Kelli Bennett very much! I will always remember Rex (Walter) as a dear friend. We shared many wonderful memories and travels.”

NOTE: This mission posting is to facilitate your voluntary participation in honoring this Military Veteran. For those interested, and all PGR members are welcome, this will be a flag line only (FLO) at the community center.  Please see the timetable below if you would like to participate.

NOTE: Please observe the latest “COVID-19” restrictions, have mask available if needed.


TIMETABLE FOR SATURDAY, 30 OCTOBER

1015 – Stage at Leona Valley Community Center, 8367 Elizabeth Lake Rd, Leona Valley, CA 93551.  https://goo.gl/maps/eY1bK2ViWmVoEwgU7

1030 – Mission briefing.

1100 – Flag line to honor Hero as he is taken into the community center building.

Jay “Phil” Turner
SoCal PGR Ride Captain
(805) 807-4515


You do not have to be a Veteran or a motorcycle rider to attend this mission. All PGR members are welcome. We encourage those who do not ride to attend in your car. If this will be your first mission go to the initial staging area and you will be briefed there by the Ride Captain (RC). Dress for motorcycle riding or dress casually if you are driving a cage (car). Please feel free to attend any portion of this mission you can. Please ride/drive safely. 

Please remember that our mission is to stand tall and silent, and with honor and respect for our Heroes. No talking, smoking, or cell phone use during the flag line or service. Please keep radios off and engine noise to a minimum. Show respect to all who are there, not just the ones we are honoring.