Michael Paul Montgomery was born on April 8, 1946, in Long Beach CA and passed away on December 26, 2022, in Ridgecrest CA.
Mike left behind his wife of 19 years, Gretchen Montgomery, his two daughters Charlene Lopez, and Deborah Montgomery, his stepson Brandon Sam, his sister Theresa Chapman, his granddaughters Daniella and Angel Talamantes, K’eshe Sam, his grandsons Nathaniel Lopez, Paul Boulet, Jacob Boulet, and Fillmore Sam.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 32 years, Jackie Montgomery (1948-1998)
Mike moved from Anaheim, CA to Bridgeport, CA with his family in 1972. He bought Hank and Ray’s Trailer Rental business and thought it best to live in a rural area. He owned and operated the Bridgeport Mobil, Bridgeport Towing, and also Bridgeport Vacation Trailer rentals.
Mike prided himself as a storyteller. He was famous for his extravagant yarns that weaved a story sure to bring about wonderment and his infectious laughter. He also like to deep-sea fish, trap shoot, ride his Harley, travel, golf, and called himself the “great white hunter”. He liked to help youngsters learn to hunt and helped them at trap shooting. He also took pride in his yard, especially the lawn.
Mike also firmly believed in the saying: “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere.”
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Bridgeport 4th of July Committee, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or Wounded Warriors