The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas


February 4, 2014

Howard Franklin Hester

A visitation services for Howard Franklin Hester of Neches will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bailey & Foster, Palestine. Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mr. Hester died Sunday at Senior Care of Jacksonville.

He was born Sept. 9, 1942 in Raymondville to Charles and Marie West Hester.

Mr. Hester worked as a service tech for TXU and Lone Star Gas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Hester is survived by his wife, Sherry Hester of Neches; a daughter, Susan Jackson and husband Leon of Oakwood; sons, Johnny Hester of Palestine, William Hester and wife Sandy of Neches, Paul Hester and wife Patti of Neches; brothers, James Hester of Oklahoma, and Wilbur Hester of Arkansas; six grandchildren, Price Hester, Deborah Meadows, Patricia Jackson, Katie Preston, Hannah Hester, and Audrey Preston; one great-grandson, Wyatt Preston.

Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Utz, Max Braxton, Larry Sherman and Sgt. Joseph Schmoeller.

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