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Gary Joe Hammons

August 25, 1956 ~ January 12, 2020 (age 63)

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Gary Joe “Porkchop” Hammons, 63 of John Day passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his residence with his loved ones by his side.  A celebration of his life will be held later during the Spring of 2020. 

Gary was born August 25, 1956 in Prairie City, Oregon to Joe and Gayle (Masonheimer) Hammons. He graduated from Grant Union High School in 1974 where he was the first State Heavy Weight Wrestling Champion.

He worked as a mechanic for Doug’s Motor Vehicle Repair in John Day for several years and married the love of his life, Celaina Tucker in Winnemucca, Nevada in September 1998. Gary loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting and boating.

Gary is survived by his wife, Celaina Hammons of John Day, Oregon; brother, Larry Hammons of Hamilton, Montana; sister, Sissy Hammons of Pendleton, Oregon; stepdaughter, Crystal Parks of John Day, Oregon; stepson, David Parks of Prineville, Oregon; and five grandchildren.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Joe and Gayle Hammons.

Memorial contributions can be made to Blue Mountain Hospice through Driskill Memorial Chapel at 241 S. Canyon Blvd., John Day, OR 97845. 

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