John Rufus Plumos Sr., 72, passed away, August 21, 2019. He was born and raised in Martinez, he joins his parents George and Florence Alma Plumos and his eldest daughter Denise at the heavenly gates. He leaves behind, his 2 brothers and sister Vera and daughter Deanna(Erik), his former wife Rose, their children Amber(Andy), and John Plumos II, and his step children, Nick (Anne) and Tina (Chris), along with 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grand children and his nieces and nephews, and loving bird Charley.
In the 60’s John worked for Concord Navel Weapons Station as a Explosive Ordinance worker disarming bombs and later became a bunker supervisor. In 1970, John joined the Teamsters Union Local 315. He was a truck driver for the union, notably for Diamond International and Safeway, and later becoming a Business Agent. He was passionate about representing and fighting for the members and their contracts. John was a sports fan, he loved the Raiders. His hobbies include, taking care of his yard, wood working, golfing, and playing softball. He was a coach for many years and influenced people through his rough and tough style. It was his style to, play hard, work hard and never give up. He lived the life that he wanted and marched to the beat of his drum and if you ask him, he will always say, “I am the author of my book!” Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Celebration at The Teamsters Union, 2727 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, on Saturday, September 14th at 1:00pm. At 2:00pm the memorial will begin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to East County Little League P.O. Box 701, Oakley, CA 94561