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Isham (Ike) Thomas McCammon

August 11, 1935 - September 25, 2008

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, at Community Chapel at Ames Creek in Sweet Home. Open invitation.

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Isham (Ike) Thomas McCammon, age 73, of Sweet Home passed away Thursday, September 25. He was born on the family farm in LaCygne, Linn County, Kansas to Thomas Zephaniah and Viola Mary (Jackson) McCammon. He was Highland Scot on both sides.

His family moved to Sweet Home in 1946. He moved to Eugene when he was 19 years old, and then on to Portland in 1986. In 1997, he moved back to Sweet Home.

Known as “Ike” to his co-workers, Isham spent 35 years in the highway and electronic sign business as an installer and, later, as an estimator. He worked for several companies, including Martin Brothers Signs in Eugene as well as Ramsey, Blaze, and Meyer’s Signs in Portland. After retiring, he opened McCammon Furniture in Sweet Home, selling new and used furniture for seven years with his wife, Gail.

Isham loved hunting, camping, traveling, and reading Westerns. He enjoyed horse shows and rodeos, and was an avid horseman. He was leader of the Four Winds 4H in Creswell and enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Isham is survived by his spouse, Gail McCammon of Sweet Home; daughter, Teresa and husband Jack Weece of Mountain Home, Idaho; son, John McCammon; step-daughters, Sheila Taylor of Creswell, Becky Golden of Pennsylvania, Linda Cortez of Eugene, Kassy Daggett and husband Victor Rozek of Marcola, and Carol and husband Gary Hestand of Moss, Tennessee; step-son, Steve Daggett of Portland; sister, Ada Raymond of Beaverton; 13 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by prior spouses, Shirley Brown and Joyce Ferguson; three children, Bruce McCammon, Peck McCammon, and Cindy Moon; two grandchildren; three great grandchildren; brother, Steven McCammon; and sister, Elizabeth Koker.

Memorial contributions can be made in Isham’s name to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 1121 SW Salmon St., Suite 201, Portland, OR 97205. (503) 294-7101.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 11, at Community Chapel at Ames Creek in Sweet Home. Open invitation.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling services.