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Jethro (Peter) Gupton


01/05/1943 - 07/18/2014 Obituary
Jethro (Peter) Gupton Obituary
Jethro (Peter) Gupton, of Oxnard, California
Born January 5th 1943 in Bakersfield, California, to Jethro and Elaine Gupton. Jethro Jr in the early years of his life moved to San Luis Obispo, California. He married his soul mate Ethel Gupton in 1965 and had a wonderful 42 year union. Out of that union a beautiful baby was born, Stephen Gupton. Peter was an outstanding all around athlete, including track and field, football and a basketball player. He was dubbed Peter "The Jet" Gupton. He dedicated his life to being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Peter is known for his great smile and the love and care for his family. Peter is also known for his great sense of humor, his integrity, and faith in God as a Christian.
Peter started his working career at a young age at the County of San Luis Obispo where he supervised a staff for 18 years. He is known for his hard work dedication, and honesty. He leaves behind a host of family members and friends whom he experienced an everlasting memory of their kind deeds, and services. Peter made his transition to the Lord on July 18th 2014, in union with his aunt Hattie Mae Johnson.
Peter Gupton was preceded in life by his father Jethro Gupton Sr; mother Elaine Horton, Brother Willie Gene Gupton, and Sister Debra Elaine Holmequist. He leaves behind with cherished memories his wife Ethel Gupton, son Stephen, brothers Ronnie and Darrell, and Charles Horton; grandchildren, Gregory and Tyra. One aunt Luella Gorden, of Bakersfield, California. He also leaves behind many cousins, nieces, nephews, and a host of family and friends.
Peter and his wife Ethel worked spiritually for charity, with faith and dedicated their faith to God and the church. Peter always reached out to other families and friends with love and his willingness to render help. When called upon or needed.
A father's love is consistent and patient. It will never fade. A father's love is warm and compassionate, even in shade. May God Bless Peter with eternal salvation, and bless all of his families and friends. We will greatly miss you and we love you so much.
Visitation will be held at Garcia Mortuary on Thursday July 24, 2014 from 7:00p.m. til 9:00p.m. at 629 South "A" Street, Oxnard, California 93030. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday July 26, 2014 at 10:00a.m. at Los Osos Valley Mortuary 2260 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos, California 93402. Graveside service will follow the funeral services at Los Osos Valley Memorial Park in Los Osos, California. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jethro (Peter) Gupton memorial fund at any JP Morgan Chase Branch.
To sign the family's on line guestbook, share stories, and post pictures please visit our website: www.garciamortuaryoxnard.com and click on Peter's name located below "Obituaries".
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Garcia Mortuary, 629 South A Street, Oxnard. 
Garcia Mortuary (805) 486-9148
Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 23, 2014
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