We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bel-Air Colonial Funeral Home
On Saturday, June 11, 2022, Timothy Ira McCormick loving husband, father of three adult children, their spouses and eight grandchildren, gained his wings and went peacefully in his sleep at the age of 64. Tim was born in Hillsboro, Oregon on May 1, 1958, to D. Hodson and Ruth Simpson McCormick. He married Lynne Gorham-McCormick June 15, 1985, in Echo, Oregon. They welcomed three daughters Jessica, Whitney and Ginny. They lived in Pendleton, Oregon for 17 years then moved to Culver, Oregon in 2002. Tim Graduated from Redmond High School in 1977 and Blue Mt Community College in 1995 with an AAS degree in Agriculture.
Tim was an avid farmer and agriculture ambassador. He loved talking about all types of farm equipment and was very knowledgeable and he was a consultant to many on what types of equipment was needed for the type of job even after he retired from selling farm equipment. He was very proud of his daughters and their accomplishments in 4H, FFA and sports. He loved going to Harney County to help his family friends Tom and Julie Davis during the spring and summers with haying and Dutch oven cooking for their family branding. He loved talking about his younger years spent racing motorcycles, rodeoing, and buckarooing in Harney County. When he learned to cook with Dutch Oven, it became a passion, and he entered many cookoffs and won. He was so proud of his accomplishments.
Tim had a servant’s heart and volunteered countless hours to Oregon Hunters Education, 4-H, 4-H State Shooting Sports Trainer, Vice President at Mt. Jefferson Rifle Archery Pistol Association, International Hunters Education, Oregon Hunters Education Instructor Associations, Angler Education, Bow Hunter Education, OHA, Lifetime member of NRA, FFA Alumni, and a board member to Jefferson and Sherman County Fair Boards. Coached softball for Pendleton, Jefferson County and Redmond Little Leagues.
Tim loved hunting, fishing and supporting his children in sports, adventure motorcycling and dirt track racing. He loved going out on his boat he bought when he retired and taking his grandchildren fishing. He loved the outdoors and shared that love with anyone who wanted to learn. He loved huckleberry picking every summer with his wife and grandchildren. Tim was a true outdoorsman and spent every opportunity to go up to the mountains with his sons-in-laws and teaching them how to hunt and camp. Tim knew no strangers and enjoyed visiting and learning things from other people. He could talk for hours with his friends; Mike, Tom, Chuck or Steve about everything from hunting, guns, farming and the political climate.
Tim was a Hunter’s Education Instructor for 30 years and was selected as Hunter’s Education Instructor of the year in 2001. He was inducted into the Oregon Hunter’s Education Hall of Fame in 2015 and the International Hunter’s Education Association Hall of Fame in 2017. He started the Hunting 4H in Oregon.
Tim is survived by his wife, Lynne McCormick of Culver, daughter, Jessica (Kyle) Fisher of Culver, Whitney (Jon) McCormick of Bend, Ginny (Gary) Minson of Culver. Grandchildren: Hannah Fisher, Mackenzie Fisher, Cooper Fisher, Leland Minson, Jazzlyn Minson, Ashton Minson, and Jace Minson. His brother Joseph McCormick and nieces Jill Danielson and Diana McCormick. Tim was preceded in death by his father and mother, Denney Hodson McCormick and Ruth Marie Simpson McCormick, grandson Jaxon Walter Noble Minson.
Contributions can be made in memorial to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children. His service will be held on June 25, 2022, at the Culver High School Gymnasium at 2:00 pm with reception to follow catered by RAPA