(WBIR - Jefferson County) James "Jim" Miscichoski, 69, was known throughout the community for having a big heart and helping those in need. Sunday, the very people whose lives have been touched by Miscichoski gathered at Farrar Funeral Home to pay their respects to the community activist.
More than 150 motorcycles were lined outside the funeral home, including Miscichoski's red Harley-Davidson. Sitting next to Miscichoski's motorcycle was a trophy he won for placing second in the 13th Annual Hall Crossroads Car Show.
Miscichoski passed away on April 28, 2014 after having a heart attack in Panama City Beach, FL. Two days later, Miscichoski's body was escorted to Farrar Funeral Home by the Shiloh Riders Association, the group of bikers Miscichoski served as president.
After his funeral on Sunday, the hundreds of bikers escorted the U.S. Air Force veteran's body to Dandridge Memorial Gardens, where he was buried with military honors.
Jim White said, "He was just a super human being, a great father, a wonderful husband, and most of all,to me anyway, a good friend."
Greg "Louie" Wallace said, "You could call Jim at any time and say, 'Jim I need you'. He wouldn't say, 'Where you at'. He would say, 'I'm on my way'. He'll find you. He's on his way. No questions asked."
Perhaps one of Miscichoski's biggest accomplishments was heading up the East Tennessee Toy Run, which made sure many children had a gift come Christmas morning. White said Miscichoski also volunteered once a week as a driver of a bread truck for a local food pantry.
The men said with all that Miscichoski has done for his community, his loss is great and trying to find someone to fill Miscichoski's shoes is going to be a difficult task.
The Shiloh Riders Association said they will continue the annual East Tennessee Toy Run, which is always the last Sunday in October. This year the group plans to have a dedication to Miscichoski.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Shiloh Riders Association can do so in the group's name at SmartBank.
To read Miscichoski's obituary visit http://www.farrarfuneralhome.com/obituaries/James-Miscichoski/#!/Obituary.