John Michael “Mike” Driscoll was born on September 23, 1947, in Los Angeles, California. He died peacefully at his home in Bullhead City with his wife Carole, son Tim, daughter Tabby and brother Brian by his side.
Mike was the oldest of seven siblings in a Catholic Irish family born to parents John Miller Driscoll and Helen Marie Driscoll. He met his wife Carole Lee (aka Fluffy) Fay in San Fernando, California, in 1967 and they were married on November 6, 1969, in Las Vegas.
In 1976, Mike moved his family from Saugus, California, to Hermiston, Oregon, to raise their children and be involved with the community. During that time he sold institutional groceries and equipment for S.E. Rykoff before retiring in 1991. He and Carole bought Frasus Restaurant in 1993 and operated it along with starting TCB Transportation. Mike’s love of driving trucks compelled them to sell Frasus Restaurant in 1998 to put all of their effort into the trucking company. They moved to Bullhead City, Arizona, in November of 2017 to enjoy retirement.
Mike’s love for people took him to auctions, wheeling and dealing, teasing, giving advice, helping, and being a good listener. Mike loved to go to the car races, driving his own race car in the ’70s, going camping and as he got older he love to camp with his children and their children. He was always doing things with his grandchildren and enjoyed being surrounded by their laughter and play fighting.
Mike was a man of his word and a hand shake sealed any deal. He spoke honestly and from the heart and you best not ask for his opinion unless you were big enough to accept his answer. During his years in Hermiston he made many friends from all walks of life and was a dad and papa to many in the community. He loved the fair and rodeo and was a silent helper in both along with countless donations for school sports and FFA. A man that lived his life his way!
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carole Lee Driscoll; son Timothy Paul Driscoll Myles (Kimberley); daughters Cynthia Lynne Driscoll (Dennis Whitaker) and Tabby Akers (Robby), plus a bonus daughter, Karen Michele Primmer (Doug); grandchildren Brent Driscoll, Shilo Fay, Deven (Jessie) Patrick, Tamara Myles, Kyle Qualls, Sevana (Ethan) Reardon, Derek Whitaker, Jason (Chrissy) Primmer, Jessica (Kris) Jenson, James Primmer, Cody Primmer, Savannah Whitaker, Christopher Jones, Courtney Qualls, Mayakla Akers, Faith Akers and Robby Akers; great-grandchildren Aria Patrick, Quinn Patrick, Cloie Corbin, Gadge Primmer, Gunner Primmer and Klay Jenson; brothers Barry (Gina) Driscoll, Neal (Faye) Driscoll and Brian Driscoll; sisters Colleen Wieland and Cathy (Jim) McAlpine; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Timothy Patrick Driscoll; son Michael Andrew Fay; and daughter Tamara Denise Driscoll.
Memorial services will be held at Burns Mortuary on September 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with a celebration of life following at Skip Walchli farm, 32697 E. Loop Road, Hermiston.
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Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.