James Lester Stead, Jr, 83, of Bakersfield, California, passed away on January 19, 2016 at San Joaquin Community Hospital. He was a resident in Oildale, Bakersfield, CA. He was owner of The Rustic Rail Saloon in Oildale CA.
Jim was born November 23, 1932 in Los Angeles, CA. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Smith, step-father Frank C. Smith, wife Millie Stead, step son Leonard Colpitts and grandson Ryan Stead.
Jim married Barbara Bentson and later married Mildred Rhodd. He is survived by his three children, Rhonda R Doane, Christopher F Stead, and Daniel J Stead. And three step children, Wesley Colpitts, Brenda Davis & Teresa Rhodd with 20 grandchildren, 16 Great- grandchildren. He also had a sister (half), Jean-Rae Saunders.
Jim served in the Army during the Korean conflict and a member of VFW Post97, American Legion Post26 and the Loyal Order of Moose.
Services will be held on February 5thth, 2016 at Basham Funeral Care, 620 Oregon St., Bakersfield, CA @ 1:00PM. A celebration of his life will be held at the Rustic Rail Saloon, 147 E Norris Rd, Bakersfield after the service @ 3:00PM.
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