A memorial convoy of big rigs rolled through northern Santa Barbara County into San Luis Obispo County on Saturday in honor of Al Beavers of Al’s Septic and Plumbing Service of Los Osos.
The convoy started in Santa Maria and wound through San Luis Obispo and Los Osos with a final stop at Morro Rock in Morro Bay.
Beavers, known as Big Al, died Dec. 1 after a “hard-fought” battle against melanoma, according to his obituary.
Beavers and his wife, Vickey, founded Al’s Septic Plumbing Service in 1987. About 50 family-business trucks and big rigs of all types lined up in front of Morro Rock for an emotional yet festive celebration at the end of the convoy.
“My husband loved trucks and he loved people. And he was bigger than life. I always knew he had a heart of gold; it just shows today,” Vickey said, gesturing toward the crowd of about 100 friends and family at Morro Rock.
A celebration of Beavers’ life was held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos.