Dwayne Kelly Epps January 29, 1957 - February 16, 2013 Dwayne Kelly Epps was born January 29, 1957 in Bakersfield, California, to Jane (Meyers) and Waylon Kelly Epps. He grew up in Santa Cruz and graduated from Los Gatos High School and immediately enlisted in the US Army. He served from 1973 to 1977 in Germany. Dwayne returned to Bakersfield and joined his father and uncle in the family business, Happy Bail bonds. Dwayne married Shirley Cook February 4, 1979 in Las Vegas and they celebrated 34 years of marriage. Later he worked for Gary Drilling as a tool pusher. He received his apprenticeship as a heavy equipment operator from Operating Local 12. Dwayne returned to the bail bond business 20 years ago and was currently field operations manager for Absolute Bail Bonds. Dwayne was loved dearly and will be missed by his family; wife, Shirley Epps; children, Eddie Nichols and wife Jennifer, Daniel Epps and Jamie Colbert and husband Jason; grandchildren, Jordan, Kyle, Madisyn and Kyndall Nichols and Greyson Bowman; mother, Jane Conover; brother, Steve Whitewing; sister, Kristen Saxon; and brother-in-law, Frenchie LaRue; best friend, Luci and grandkid, Yesko. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 22nd, at 11am at Peters Funeral Home, Shafter for Dwayne Kelly Epps, age 56, of Bakersfield who passed away February 16th, 2013 in Bakersfield after an 8-month battle with cancer. Pastor Hector Rios of Valley Bible Church will officiate and interment will follow at Shafter Memorial Park. A visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4pm to 8pm. Please sign Dwayne's guest book at HYPERLINK "http://www.GoldenValleyMemorialCare.com"
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