Michael Fisher Starr, 49, of White City, died Aug. 19, 2009.
He was born July 14, 1960 in Redmond, Ore., to David and Betty Starr. He graduated from Crater High School in 1978. He had the record for the largest afro. He married Louise Schultz on June 14, 1985. He married Cindi Beavers on Dec. 14, 2006.
Mr. Starr served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked in the timber industry, at Napa Auto Parts, owned his own truck repair service and worked at Knife River. He was a member of the Teamsters Union and Butte Creek Baptist Church.
In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, trapshooting, collecting guns and was a race car enthusiast. He also enjoyed music and model cars.
He is survived by his wife, Cindi; his father, David Starr of White City, mother, Betty Starr, of Medford; sons, Dewayne (Merimonie) Starr, of Rogue River and Ernest Starr of Portland; a grandson; stepchildren, C.J. and Cheryl Dennis; sisters, Marie Doddridge (Norval), D. Keele, Sherryl and Teresa; a brother, Darryll (Kelly) and a step-grandson. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Eldred and Elmira Starr and Ralph and Ella Barlow.
A celebration of life was held Sept. . 12.