John T. Oxford Jr ., 27, of Rocky Boy, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at his residence. Wake services will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rocky Boy, and will continue until his traditional funeral service, which will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Burial will follow in the Rocky Boy Cemetery. Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements, and you can leave your memories and condolences for the family at http://www.hollandbonine.com.
John was born in Great Falls on April 17, 1986, to John T. Oxford Sr ., and Marie Bacon. He was raised in Rocky Boy and Great Falls by three beloved mother figures, Theresa Morsette, Rose Sutherland and "Nana" Campbell and his adoptive father, Billy Bacon. He attended school during his early years in Rocky Boy and attended high school at C.M. Russell in Great Falls.
Following his school years, he remained in Great Falls for a time before returning to Rocky Boy, where he married Jasmine Stump in 2005. The couple's union was blessed with four children.
John worked as a cook at the Bear Paw Café, line cook at the Northern Winz, cashier at Gramma's Market, slasher in the forestry department, weatherization tech for housing, and returned to cooking at the senior center. He began remaining at home caring for his children in 2010. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tattoo artistry work and playing his PS3; but he loved spending time with his little family and being the "house chef" for his wife and children.
John was preceded in death by his daughter. Hope Angel Lashay Oxford; his mother, Marie Bacon, and his three brothers. Louis Sutherland and Harlan and Warren Shirley.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jasmine Stump of Rocky Boy; his daughters, Taylin Oxford of Browning, Mailey Yazzie of Great Falls, and Praysia, Lyrica and Amora Oxford, all of Rocky Boy; his son, Demarion Oxford of Rocky Boy; his sisters, Una Shirley of Great Falls, and Verla Shirley and Star Oxford, both of Rocky Boy; his brother, Delbert Shirley of Albuquerque, N.M .; and his many other beloved blood and adoptive relatives who all mourn his passing.