|Birth: ||Oct. 13, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 26, 2013|
Jesse Arthur "Art" Bacon, 92, a long-time resident of Fullerton, California, passed away on February 26, 2013. He was born in the home of his parents at 212 East Chapman Avenue in Fullerton. Hie parents were Jesse and Lena (Zimmerman) Bacon.
He graduated from Fullerton Union High School in 1940 and was married on June 27, 1942 to his high school sweetheart Dorothy Alice Belyea (born February 11, 1921, died July 14, 2005). They had six children together: James, Barbara, Dianna, Carol, Norma and Gary.
Art worked as a letter carrier for the Fullerton Post Office. He was very proud to have served as a volunteer fireman for the Fullerton Fire Department. He also was in the US Army Air Corps, having enlisted on October 7, 1942 in Orange Co. Later that year he was in Roswell, New Mexico, then was stationed in Las Vegas, Nevada as a flying engineer on the B-17 aircraft and was in the South Pacific in the 5th Air Force during World War II.
Later he worked for the North American Aviation at Rocketdyne and for Hughes Aircraft in Fullerton. He also owned and operated several businesses including a laundromat, a fast food restaurant, and an apartment complex.
He had a passion for baseball and played in school. Later in life, he joined Senior Softball participating in many World Series games. When he retired from the game he was one of the oldest players at the age of 88.
He enjoyed other hobbies as well, including golf, bowling, and RV traveling.
He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy.
He is survived by his six children; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.
Services will be held by McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, with viewing on Tuesday, March 5th between 5:00 and 8:00pm and the memorial on Wednesday at 11:00am.
Services will conclude at the burial site at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton.
Full obituary in the Orange County Register on March 5, 2013
Jessie Monroe Bacon (1890 - 1975)
Lena Pauline Zimmerman Bacon (1890 - 1954)
Dorothy Alice Belyea Bacon (1921 - 2005)*
Bernice Bacon Tyler (1917 - 1989)*
Jesse Arthur Bacon (1920 - 2013)
Robert Leroy Bacon (1925 - 2000)*
PFC US ARMY AIR FORCES
WORLD WAR II
Loma Vista Memorial Park
Created by: Syd Gardner
Record added: Mar 05, 2013
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