Jessie Hester Jr.
October 2, 2012
NORTHPORT, Ala. — Jessie Blanton ‘Dutch’ Hester Jr., 92, died Sept. 30, 2012, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Union Hill Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Reform, Ala. Visitation is one hour prior to services. Mr. Hester was born Sept. 7, 1920, to the late Jessie Blanton Hester Sr., and Gertrude Sykes Hester. He retired from Bryce Hospital after 33 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Inez Robinson Hester; daughter, Gloria H. Weaver; six sisters; and three brothers. Survivors include his daughter, Linda Woolbright of Texas; son, Charles M. Hester of Northport, Ala.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers are Daimon Weaver, Will Golden, Clayton Lynn, Karen Porter, Melanie Harbin, Arvel Young and Doug Sudduth. Memorials may be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3851 Loop Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35404 or The American Heart Association, Southeast Affiliate, P.O. Box 409410, Atlanta, GA 30384-9410.