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John Dee Halsey, age 69, of Prineville, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022.

November 19, 1952 ~ April 23, 2022

PMG FILE PHOTO - John Dee HalseyJohn Dee Halsey, 69, of Prineville, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2022. There will be a celebration of John's life held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at the Ochoco Creek Park covered area (455 NE Juniper St., across the river from the castle park). At 1 p.m. will be the luncheon and at 2 p.m. will be the memorial service. Friends and family will officiate. To light a candle for John or leave an online condolence for the family, please go to

John was born on Nov. 19, 1952 to Archie Leonard and Glennia Louise (Morris) Halsey in Prineville, Oregon. He grew up in Prineville, graduating from Crook County High School in 1971. He went into the U.S. Army, serving his country from 1971 to 1977. He went on to work in trucking, rock crushing, self-employed motorcycle repair and as a millwright, as he could repair almost anything.

John's hobbies included motorcycle riding and activities and fabrication of parts for the repair of motorcycles, cars and trucks. He enjoyed researching the history and manufacturing of motorcycles and vehicles.

He was a wonderful, accepting and gentle man. He opened his home as a haven to many lost souls, those needing a non-judgmental friend and mentor. He was a loyal friend and family member — loving, quiet, accepting and helpful.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Archie Bernard; brothers-in-law, Andy Bernard and Robert Bernard; nephew, Jeff Halsey; one grand-nephew, Bradley Foster; and precious pets.

John is survived by his brother, Ronald Halsey; sisters, Colleen (John) Ferguson and MaryLou Bernard; nieces, Margaret (Chuck) Bernard-Hedges, Debbie Halsey, Elizabeth (John) Strand; nephews, Mike (Sherry) Bernard, Lee (Sandy) Bernard and Mark (Kat) Ferguson; former wife, Kathleen; step-children, Luke Platz; sisters, Rita, Juanita and Annie; numerous grand-nieces and great-nephews; and many, many dear friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in John's name to the charity of your choice. Whispering Pines Funeral Home is honored to assist the family with arrangements.

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