Gary Hammonds

Gary E. Hammonds died on Dec. 24, 2013 at Desert Valley Hospital. He was 63 years old.
Gary was born Dec. 9, 1950 in El Centro and resided in Pinon Hills for 22 years. An  U.S. Army veteran, Gary enjoyed a 35-year career as a truck driver.
Gary was known to many as Gary No Horse. After "retiring" as a truck driver, he occupied his time by selling his wares, whether it be on the corner in his town, EBay, or an out-of-state art show. He was so very talented as an artist.
He built cacti sculptures out of horse shows. They are now all over the country.
When he wasn't constructing a cactus, he was putting together a BBQ. Each one he designed was thought out to the smallest detail. No two were ever alike.
They were as unique and special as he was.
He is survived by his wife Elisa; daughters Taunya Kimberly (Dean), Elizabeth Wingo (Wayne), and Tina Peek (Billy); son Michael Rainwater (Josianne); grandkids Joey, Chelsea, Zachary, Joshua, Amelie, Vaughn, Vallen, Gerry and Kirsten; great-grandkids Aiden and Ava; mother Alice; sister Sherry; brothers Larry and Terry; and a whole host of family and friends.
Gary by God Hammonds, you forever will be loved and missed for the genuine man you were. Rest in full peace and freedom.
A chapel service will be hosted at the Rubidoux Mortuary-Kimberly Chapel at 6091 Mission Blvd, Riverside, CA at 11: 30 a.m. on Jan. 4, 2014. Visiting hours are between 9:30 and 11:30 prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Wounded Warrior Project.