OBITUARY: John W. (J. W.) Hester

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John W. (J. W.) Hester

Funeral service for Mr. John W. (J. W.) Hester will be 1:00 P.M. Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home with Bro. Terry Fesler officiating. Interment Jackson Cemetery.  Visitation Wednesday 4-7 PM and Thursday after 11 AM at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Hester, age 85 of Lebanon passed away July 3, 2022, at Lebanon Health & Rehab.

Born July 18, 1936, in Wilson County, he is the son of the late John Ed Hester and Thelma Dell Wrye Hester. He was a lifelong farmer and had worked at Fakes & Hooker and Stroud’s Building Center.  He was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Mary Gaines Hester; son, George Taylor; two sisters, Marie Felure and Hattie Branham; and two brothers, Virgil Hester and David Hester.

He is survived by three children: Tina Hester, Jean (Mark) Shutt, and Wiley (Glenda) Taylor; sister, Myrtle (Thomas) Prewett; 3 grandchildren: Brandy (Ricky) Bell, Jeremy (Sara) Taylor, and Thomas Taylor; 4 great-grandchildren: Ashlyn (Chris) Bell, Kayla Bell, Naomi Taylor, and Lucian Taylor.

Pallbearers: Joseph Dodd, Gary Holbert, Ronnie Wrye, Mark Shutt, Dennis Hackett, and John Ralph

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