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Obituary

Charles M. Kester

Fayetteville, AR

1968 - 2014

Published: March 8, 2014

Fayetteville attorney Charles M. Kester left many people who loved and respected him when he died unexpectedly from a pulmonary embolism, Monday, March 3, 2014. Charles was born January 19, ...

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William Butler says...

You will be missed my friend.

March 9, 2014 at 10:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

CHARLES AXTELL says...

I delivered mail to Mr. Kester's law office in Fayetteville for eight years. I know that Charles was a unique individual, who cared sincerely, deeply and personally about his clients. He represented several of my coworkers in cases where they'd been wrongfully disciplined, including termination. He was always friendly and his sincerity shone brightly.

I ironically just learned of his untimely death this evening when I told my wife whom I thought would be most likely to work to represent us in a case of former renters' bankruptcy that is about to bankrupt us, as I am now permanently disabled, and my wife has a part-time cleaning job.

When I told my wife, Carol, that I was going to call Charles Kester, she had a look of shock on her face. She told me that she had just learned of Charles' death the night before from a fellow volunteer at the Walton Arts Center.

Over the years of delivering Charles' mail, we saw each other often. He was always genuinely interested in his conversation with a mailman and I could see that he was one of the few who followed the law because he had a passion and desire to help those truly in need of legal representation. He was the real deal, not just another stuffy-suit who only saw value in a person to the extent that they could benefit him financially.

I regret so much that I did know these things about Charles when I was delivering his mail from 1999 until 2008, when I was forced to take disability retirement. I knew he was someone Very special, but I had no idea of just how dedicated he was to so many causes in the name of helping people.

No words can convey my sense of shock and loss, even though we were only acquaintances.
My most sincere condolences to his wife, Cheryl, as well as his parents, brother and other family.

In my journey of life I feel blessed that I was fortunate that our lives crossed.
I am the better for it.
Thank You Charles!
Rest in peace my friend.
Sincerely,
Charles Axtell

March 15, 2014 at 2:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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