Charles Bill Hester
Published: January 5, 2013
Charles (Bill) Franklin Hester age 77, of Jacksonville went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. He was born November 16, 1935 in Des Arc, Arkansas to the late Luther and Ethel Hester. He was a member of Morgan Full Gospel Church and a retired boiler technician. He was a volunteer at the Jacksonville Senior Center where he loved to dance and spend time with his friends.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lonnie Hester and John J. Hester, one sister, Louise Hester Oliver, great friend and brother-in-law, James Frantz, son-in-law, Jerry McGinty, nephew, Don Hale and the mother of his children Sharon "Sherry" Hart. He is survived by his children; Chuck Hester and his wife Rena' of North Little Rock and Tari McGinty of Conway, siblings; Lois Frantz and Danny Hester of Arkansas and Wayne E. Hester of Co., nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, his significant other and dance partner, Marie Bland, and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2013 at Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Wickliffe officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the funeral home. Family and friends will gather at 6808 Rye Lane, N.L.R. 72118. Arrangements by Moore's Jacksonville Funeral Home (501) 982-2136. Sign online guestbook at www. mooresjacksonvillefuneralhome.com.