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Jerry Leon McCaslin

Dec. 7, 1959 – Feb. 11, 2023

Jerry Leon McCaslin passed away unexpectedly on Feb. 11, 2023.

Jerry was born on Dec. 7th, 1959, to Billy and Juanita McCaslin in Bakersfield; he was the middle sibling to brothers Larry and Gary. Jerry was blessed with three children: Jerry Daniel, Jerret Wayne and Jessica Marie.

Jerry was a third generation trucker. He went on to take over McCaslin Trucking and McCaslin Harvesting in 1989. Jerry was also part owner and board member of Golden Empire Shelling; some of his proudest accomplishments happened through harvesting sugar beets. Jerry loved the Lord and driving trucks. He enjoyed watching Nascar, football, riding and racing motorcycles, going to car and truck shows, but above all, fishing was his passion.

Jerry was known for his heart of gold and his tremendous amount of respect for others. He loved and honored his mother and father, protected and loved his children, and cherished every moment with his grandchildren.

Jerry is survived by his father, Billy; brother, Gary; fiancée, Gladys; his three children, Jerry, Jerret and Jessica; his four grandchildren, Preslee, Elissa, Billy and Tucker; and his two German shepherds, Reno and Tahoe. He was preceded in death by his mother, Juanita, and his brother Larry.

Jerry will be remembered for being a hard worker, his sense of humor, his unconditional love and his gratitude toward God's blessings.

Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord.

Visitation will be held at Peters Funeral Home on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 8 p.m.; the funeral will be held at Shafter Mennonite Brethren Church on Friday, Feb. 24, beginning at 10 a.m., with interment to follow at Shafter Memorial Park.


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