Michael "Mike" Blount, 48, died on Friday, August 6, 2021 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. A Memorial Service/Celebration of Mike's Life will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. at the Harvest Christian Church in Baker City.
Michael Stephen Blount was born on May 17, 1973 in Ridgecrest, California. He was raised in California until 2001. He married Victoria Thompson in 2005.
Most of Michael’s life was pursuing his passion for cooking. The last several years he developed a BBQ Smoker Business “Innovation BBQ.” He catered events, weddings, grand openings, church events and more. Michael developed five signature sauces and two custom rubs, marketed thru Elkhorn Custom Meats & Deli. His smoker set is still at the Deli and continues to be used for many events.
His biggest passion of all was in his relationship with Jesus! Michael had the ability to reach out and love others that were hurting. He especially loved children, from newborns to full grown kids, he loved them all. Michael played the drums on the worship team at Agape Church and blessed many with his love of music.
Michael enjoyed motorcycles. He had two beautiful rides during his lifetime. He liked going on road trips and pairing up with others.
His special pet was Chewy. He taught Chewy how to high five, shake, and sit down pretty. Chewy continues to look for Michael.
Michael would want to be remembered for the journey he was on. He had a drive that helped him touch so many people. Michael wanted every part of his life to be a walk with the Lord. Everything from his BBQ business to his relationships with family, friends and loved ones was done to the glory of God. He had a huge heart and a huge personality to go with it. Michael’s family wasn’t always blood to him, but the people that were loyal to him, God being his most loyal family of all.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Joe & Wilma Hickman; father Stephen Blount; daughter Brittney Blount; brother Don Huff ; sister Stephanie Neilson; Aunts Carol DeBartolo and Midge Mushrush.
Michael is survived by his mother Kathy Hickman; children Christopher and Kylee Blount, Kileeken Kucher and Mikayla Passer; sisters Bonnie Barthel, Sherry Tanis, Diane Elledge; Uncles Vito DeBartolo, Roy Mushrush; cousins Anthony and Daniel DeBartolo, Cari Edgerton, Hal and Greg Russie; Many brothers, sisters and kids in the Lord.
For those who would like to make a donation in memory of Michael may do so to the Christian Motorcycle Association through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home & Cremation Services PO Box 543 Halfway, Oregon 97834. Online condolences may be shared at www.tamispinevalleyfuneralhome.com