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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

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615) 444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Pat, Danny Wells says:
    Our condolences.
  2. Haywood Barry says:
    J. W. and I started to Lebanon High School together in 1955. We were in classes together and I always enjoyed his friendship. Over the years I would see him and always enjoyed our visit. I am saddened by his passing. My condolence to his family. Haywood Barry
  3. Edward L Anderson says:
    We were so sorry to learn of J. W.’s passing. We have known many of the Hester family over the years, especially his dear sister, Hattie, but other family members, too. We had several nice visits over the years, usually at the hospital or at funeral homes. He was easy and fun to talk to and listen to. He was clearly possessed with wisdom and common sense. Our sincere sympathy to Mrs. Myrtle and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless. Edward & Barbara Anderson