Harold Bruce Hester

Born in White House, TN on February 22, 1930

Departed on April 17, 2011 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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HESTER, Harold Bruce, age 81, of Hendersonville, TN passed away on April 17, 2011. He was the son of the late Della and Leonard Hester of White House, TN. Preceded in death by brothers, Lavern and Ed Hester and wife Hilda Key; He is survived by wife, Rosa H. Hester; sons, David B.Tama and Michael K. Cindy Evans; step-daughter, Beverly Donny Whittaker; grandchildren, Luke Whittaker, Blair Lankster and Brooke Alexander; very good friends, Joe Allen and Jeff Gray. Bruce had a love for farming, trail riding and took great pride in "mowing his grass." Mr. Hester served in the Air Force during the Korean War in 1950-1954. He worked for Neuhoff Packing Company Swift Company for 25 years until it closed, then for Tennessee Dressed Beef Company and his own company for 20 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Hendersonville and a charter member of Bluegrass Baptist Church. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Hall's Sunday School Class, Ray Bowles, Harry Patterson, Bob Wilhite, Kip Smith, Joe Allen, Jeff Gray, Frank Vanderpool and Bill Heeks. Pallbearers will be Ricky Jewell, Johnny Jewell, Luke Whittaker, Donny Whittaker, Danny Hester, Phil Hester, Bryson Alexander and Mark Bego. "Living the Christian life is not my responsibility, it's my response to His ability." Family and friends are invited to Harold's Life Celebration service on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1 p.m. with burial to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. Visitation will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. and 11 a.m. -1 p.m. on Wednesday at HENDERSONVILLE MEMORY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME 353 Johhny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075. 615 824-3855 afamilylegacy.com

8 Comments to Harold Bruce Hester

  1. Amanda Harris
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Bruce you are truly missed! You always were so sweet to me! I remember how you and Rosa would make me candy bags every time I would cone and see you guys. Even in college you sent them with Blair. Thank you so much for being so kind and wonderful to me. I really do miss you.
    Amanda Harris

  2. Sue Bible
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Rosa and Bev — our hearts go with you. I didn’t know him well, but he was always smiling, always kind. Love to you.

  3. Becky Fragasse
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Rosa, Bev, Donnie, Blair, & Brooke,
    My work schedule prevents me from being with you during this sad time, but know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers, as Bruce is forever in your heart.
    Blessings on you for peace, comfort, and strength–especially for Easter–as Bruce rides happily to heaven to wait for you at the gait. John 14
    Becky Fragasse

  4. Leena Wilson
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Every time I went with you to visit your grandparents, they were always so incredibly sweet and welcoming. I will forever remember your grandpa as such a kind and warm man, never without a smile on his face. He will truly be missed. Ryan sends his condolences to your and your family. Wish we could be there with you.

  5. Martha Swafford
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Rosa, Bev, Kerry, & David,
    I’m so very sorry for your loss. May you always hold the good memories close to your heart and May the days ahead be sunny and bright filled with much happiness.

  6. Kimberly Swafford
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    Rosa, Bev, Kerry, & David,

    You have my heart-felt sympathy for the loss of your husband and father.May you find peace with time.

    Kimberly Swafford & Wyatt

  7. Perry & Cathy England Family
    April 19, 2011 12:00 am

    With deepest sympathy.

  8. Angie Shoulders Inman
    April 20, 2011 12:00 am

    Rosa and Family, So sorry for the loss of Bruce. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.