Funeral services for Jack Hester, 88, of Holly Lake Ranch will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at Holly Tree Chapel in Holly Lake Ranch with Dr. Tim Minks, Chaplin Harold Mills and Sara Mayes officiating. Interment will be in Holly Tree Cemetery in Wood County. Arrangements are under direction of Croley Funeral Home in Hawkins. Mr. Hester passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at his residence.
Mr. Hester was born on Nov. 28, 1924, in Synder to Alvin Alford and Vida Tibitha Smith Hester. He was a teacher and coach with Amarillo ISD and retired as production control manager with Docutel Corp. of Dallas. He was inducted into the Coaches Hall of Fame for Amarillo High School in 1959, was a Marine Corps paratrooper and an Iwo Jima veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Baptist faith.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Gladys Hester, of Holly Lake Ranch; son and daughter-in-law, Roy David and Judy Hester, of Parker; daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie and Tom Kingsland, of San Antonio, Tibbie and Richard Newman, of Dallas, and Nancy and Mark Wright, of Dallas; sister, Delia Creola McCurly, of Quitman; 11 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Kingsland, Nat Player, Murray McMillan, Daniel Hester, Thomas Knickerbocker, Jason Judy, Mitch Wright, Chris Newman and Will Wright.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at Croley Funeral Home in Hawkins.
To sign the guestbook go to www.croleyfh.net
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Nov. 18, 2013