John Wesley Eiland Family


John Wesley Eiland Family

Husband: John Wesley Eiland

Born: 11 May 1932at: , Kern Co, Ca
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Died: 11 Jan 2001at: 
Buried: at: West Side District Cemetery Taft, Kern Co, Ca
Father: Charles Wesley Eiland
Mother: Marie Helen Hayslett

Wife: Unknown Hopkins

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Name: David William Eiland
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Spouses: Connie Louise Caroll  

Name: Judith M (Judi) Eiland
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About John Wesley Eiland:

John Wesley Eiland, 68
May 11, 1932 - January 11, 2001
John Wesley Eiland was born in Taft, on May 11, 1932 to Wes and Helen Eiland. He passed away at home on January 11, 2001. A Texaco employee for 41 years, John progressed through the Taft school system, having graduated from Taft High School in 1950 and later from Taft College. He was known as an excellent football player, affectionately called Cork for his ability to plug the holes. He joined the Navy after college and received an honorary discharge returning home to Taft.

John was well known for the beautiful street rods he built, as well as racecars and racecar engines. John, Wes and Jim formed a successful racecar team that won over a 20 year period of time.

John also enjoyed camping, fishing and boating with family at his favorite spots such as Eagle Lake, Tuolumne Meadows and Oceano.

He is survived by his father, Wes; his son, David and his wife, Pat; his daughter and her husband, Judi and Lynn Gamer; his sister Barbara Parcel; his brother and his wife, Jim and Lucile; his grandchildren Cindy, Michael, and Jenifer Eiland; his two great grandchildren and by many nieces an nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen, and by his granddaughter, Sarah.

Graveside funeral services will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, January 19, 2001 at 1:00 p.m. There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.

Revised: 16-Aug-16  05:40 PM