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John W. Caton (1930 - 2013)

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John W. Caton May 21, 1930 - September 3, 2013 John W. Caton was born May 21, 1930 in Bennington, Oklahoma, one of seven children born to Pearle (Raney) and William J. Caton. John grew up in Oklahoma and entered the US Army and served in the reserve after his active duty. After his military service, John settled in Shafter in 1949 where he met his future wife, Juanita Jones. They wed on June 2, 1951. John started his business, John's T.V. Service in 1949 and retired in 1983 after 25 years. John then owned a vacuum truck and worked in the oilfields for several years. During retirement John worked with Kenny Pitts doing carpentry and remodeling for 16 years until 2010. Active all his life, John enjoyed being a cowboy, team roping and back-packing in the hills around Shirley Meadows and Gordon's Well. John was a member of the Wasco Roping Club and Golden Empire Appaloosa Horse Club. John was a very kind-hearted man to everyone he met. John was preceded in death by his parents, William and Pearle; 2 brothers, Alvin Caton and Melvin Caton; and 1 sister, Dorothy Davis. John is survived by his wife of 62 years, Juanita of Shafter; son, Bobby Caton and wife Stacy of Shafter; daughter, Barbie and husband Keith Ballengee of Buttonwillow; sisters, Vesta Mixon, Wilma Hill and Marie Wilhite; grandchildren, Chasity and husband Joseph Sanchez, Brandon Caton and wife Ashley, Nicklaus Ballengee and Heidi Ballengee; and great grandchildren, Joseph, Ethan, Chaslyn and Jett Sanchez, and Austin, Kyle and Zack Caton. John was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother and will be greatly missed. A graveside service under the direction of Peters Funeral Home will be held Tuesday, September 10 at 10am at Shafter Memorial Park. Pastor Steve Seymour of the Shafter Pentecostal Church of God will officiate and interment will follow. Please send condolences to the family and sign John's guest book at Peters Funeral Home-Shafter
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844 E. Lerdo Hwy
Shafter , CA 93263
661 746-6314
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on Sept. 8, 2013
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