Kevin William Tait

December 21, 1970September 10, 2018

Kevin William Tait was born in Carson City, NV on December 21, 1970 to John and Jane Silva Tait. He passed away too soon on September 10, 2018 surrounded by friends and family. He spent his early childhood in Lake Tahoe before the family moved to Bakersfield in 1979. Kevin graduated from Foothill High School in 1989. Following graduation, he started his career building homes. He worked for Kyle Carter, McMillan Homes, and Soper Homes. The family also owned Kawasaki of Bakersfield from 1997 to 2009. When he wasn’t at school, or later at work, he could be found on his dirt bike riding the hills on the eastside of town or at the motocross track. He continued to race until just a few years ago. His other love was the lake. He spent many days at Bass Lake boating, wakeboarding, and just floating. He is survived by his wife Veronica “Ronnie” Tait, his son Johnny, daughter Emily and son-in-law TJ Mason, sister Jennifer and her husband Donny Brucker, niece Amanda Brucker, nephews Tyler and Cody Brucker, uncle Vaughn Silva, father John Tait, and preceded by his mother Jane Silva Tait. Internment will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park. A celebration of life will be Sunday 9/30 at Hodel’s Country Dining at 11:30 am. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to the Over the Hill Gang (the motocross club the Kevin raced with) in memory of “Kevin Tait #158”at The family also asks to honor Kevin by considering to become an organ donor.


  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service Sunday, September 30, 2018

Kevin William Tait

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