O.J. Hefner, of North Fork, died July 18, 2013 at the age of 76. He was born Dec. 31, 1936, in Marktree, Ark., to parents O.E. and Claudia Hefner.
Mr. Hefner graduated from Sierra High School in 1955 and was a U.S. Army veteran.
Mr. Hefner worked as a firefighter, at General Motors and in construction.
He loved old iron, and his hobby was restoring vintage cars. His 1936 Chevy sedan, was the family car back in the day and his latest projects were a 1932 Ford Roadster and a 1942 Willys Jeep.
He also enjoyed rock n roll, which lead him to being part owner of Bay Town Recording Studio. He is also a published songwriter and poet. He enjoyed the mountains, old friends, old clothes, dancing, playing pool, boxing, and had animals.
Mr. Hefner was preceded in death by his parents, his siblings, Travis Hefner, Woody Hefner, Roy Hefner, Lula Barsotti, and Joyce Bowman.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Ellie, his son Craig and his faithful companion Mica.
A celebration of his life will be held from 12 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at his home in Cascadel Woods.