OBITUARY: Jesus "Jesse" Chacon, Jr.
Feb. 10, 1958 - Aug. 19, 2019
August 22, 2019
Jesse Chacon peacefully passed away at home in Bakersfield on Aug. 19, 2019, from a sudden illness
Jesse was born in El Paso, Texas, on Feb. 10, 1958. He resided in New Mexico until the age of 8, when his family moved to Lamont.
At a young age, Jesse's parents instilled a strong work ethic, which began in the fields. He carried this into his law enforcement career, where he served as a correctional officer and retired after 26 years.
Jesse enjoyed his life by spending time with his family and participating in his favorite activities. His hobbies were traveling, camping and gardening. Jesse reveled in teaching his grandson to ride a bicycle.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Severa Munoz Chacon; daughter, Jessica Chacon; son, Gabriel Chacon; grandson, Vincent Chacon Marquez; stepchildren, Lisa Tatum, Sonia Wedel, Serena Lopez and Mario Garza; 11 step grandchildren; siblings Katie Shultz, Francis Romero, Daniel Chacon, Ernestina Cummings, and Juana Madera; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jesse was preceded in death by his parents, Jesus and Antonia Chacon, and siblings Lorraine Chacon and Rosendo Chacon.
A special thanks to the Avalos family for their love and support.
Visitation for Jesse will be held on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Peters Funeral Home chapel in Shafter, with a recitation of the Holy Rosary at 6 p.m. A funeral service will be held Friday, Aug. 30, at Peters Funeral Home chapel in Shafter at 10 a.m., followed by a graveside service at Wasco Memorial Park.
Please send condolences to the family and sign the family's guestbook at http://www.PetersFuneralHomes.com.