Theodore “Ted” Lee Ezell, 65, was born on September 18, 1945 to Marjorie & Oscar Ezell in San Pedro, CA and passed away September 6, 2011 at his home in Oceano, CA.

Theodore “Ted” Lee Ezell, 65, was born on September 18, 1945 to Marjorie & Oscar Ezell in San Pedro, CA and passed away September 6, 2011 at his home in Oceano, CA.


Ted graduated from TUHS class of '64, and went on to further his education at Taft College. After college he became a member of management for TG&Y then Safeway. In 1982, he went to work for his parents at Oilfield Controls Inc.,  and then later began a career as a correctional officer at CCF where he truly felt his co-workers were his second family.


Ted loved being involved in the community from acting as Sheriff at Taft's Oildorado days from 1985-2000, to being a volunteer of the citizens service unit for the Sheriff's Department. He served as president & LT governor of Taft Kiwanis, and belonged to the desk & derrick club, corvette club, and the optimist club.


Ted is survived by his wife of 40 years Jackie Ezell, mother Marjorie Ezell, sister Bei Easley, daughters Lorie Yetter & husband Del, Stacy Wilson & husband Darrell, Hannah & Haley, son's Cody & wife Natalie, Teddy, Austin, Marshall, grandchildren Scott Willis, Julie Chamberlain & husband Mike, Isabella & Parker Ezell, Madelynn Allsworth, Eric, Michael & Jayson McKnight, great grandchildren Lillie Willis, nieces Jennifer Banker & husband Ryan, Beth Barba & son Lane, Sarah Burleson & husband Scott, aunt Patty Herkimer & his loyal canine companion Oscar.


Ted is preceded in death by his daughter Shelly Ezell McKnight, father Oscar Ezell, brother in-law Ron Easley, numerous aunts, uncles, and grandparents as well as his mother & father in-law Fred & Phyllis McGill.


Ted enjoyed life, family, friends &QVC. He was loved by many, respected by more and will truly be missed by all.


No services are scheduled at this time.