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Pinecrest Memorial Park
Wednesday April 27th, 2022

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Jack Harrell Hester, Sr.

Benson, NC:  Mr. Jack Harrell Hester, Sr., age 85, passed away on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Graveside service will be Wednesday, April 27 at 2:00 pm in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Clayton.  Officiating will be Dr. Rev. Lawrence Powers.

                        Mr. Hester was born on June 12, 1936 in Fayetteville, North Carolina to the late Marvin J. and Nellie Harrell Hester.  He was also predeceased by his younger brother, Bill.

            Jack served his country in the United States Army stationed in Germany in the 1960s and completed 36 years of military service as CW3 in the 29th Division of the Virginia Army National Guard, Headquarters Battery in Portsmouth, Virginia.

             Surviving includes his loving wife of 46 years, Penny and two children, Kimberly Hester Spry and husband Charles and Jack H. Hester, Jr.; younger brothers, Marvin Hester and wife Linda, Charles Hester and wife Linda; sisters-in-law, Maria "Bunnie" Hester (Bill), Vickie Overbey and Diann Baker; grandsons, Charles, Heath, Brandon and Tyler along with several nieces and nephews and his beloved German Shepherd, Baron.

            Jack was blessed with many lifelong friends and never met a stranger.  He was active in the community having served in the Virginia Ruritan Club as well as the Lions Club in North Carolina.  Jack was an active member of Benson Baptist Church and loved his fellow members as his family.

            A special Thank you to his caregivers; Racquel, Sharyn, Jaimie, Tori and Jennifer of Johnston Home Health and Hospice and Bee at Home.       

            In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity.

The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers during this time.

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It was such a great honor and pleasure caring for Jack. Such a beautiful heart.

Racquel Robinson Apr 26 2022 7:53 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Hester, Sr.

Racquel Robinson Apr 26 2022 7:46 PM

You got him back Penny. For a little while at least…I\'ll never forget this day when you walked hand in hand ❤️

Jaimie Jones Apr 25 2022 9:18 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Hester, Sr.

Jaimie Jones Apr 25 2022 9:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Hester, Sr.

Gene McLeod Apr 24 2022 1:27 PM

Dear Penney, my heart is saddened to hear of Jacks passing, he was a wonderful man. May his soul Rest In Peace and may you find peace knowing he is no longer suffering. Hold your memories close to your heart❤️

Nancy Donham Apr 24 2022 1:27 PM

I\'ll miss my good buddy, Jack. We had such a special bond. Until we meet again. Looking forward to that reunion!

Gene McLeod Apr 24 2022 1:25 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Jack Hester, Sr.

Nancy Donham Apr 24 2022 1:21 PM

Penny as you know Jack and I were best friends for decades in Virginia Beach which leaves countless lasting memories.

Roy Lupton Apr 23 2022 10:31 PM

Aunt Penny I am so sorry. He is now resting in peace. Enjoying time now with Bill (Dad) maybe even working on something mechanical.

Teresa Hester-Dettmer Apr 23 2022 3:41 PM

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