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Thomas "Jack" Hester Jr.

August 12, 1947 — January 22, 2023

Owensboro

Thomas "Jack" Hester Jr.

 

Thomas “Jack” Hester Jr., 75, of Owensboro, passed away Sunday, January 22, 2023 at the Heartford House while under the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. He was born August 12, 1947, in Owensboro, to the late Thomas Jackson Hester Sr. and Minnie Catherine Basinger Hester. Jack was retired from Pilot Steel where he worked as a welder and fabricator. He was a big UK fan, enjoyed working in his garden, and working with his hands building and repairing things. Jack also loved going hunting and fishing.

Along with his parents, he was also preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Drace and her husband Billy Drace Sr.

Jack is survived by his wife of 34 years, Diane Martin Hester; his children, Carla Dockery, Paula (Shannon) Caldwell, David (Angie) Thompson, Dana Thompson, and Lee (Salanda) Bowman; eleven grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; sisters, Ann Irwin and Ruth Rager; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Jack will be held Noon Thursday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory with Pete Taylor officiating. Burial to follow in Rosehill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, and on Thursday from 9:00 am until time of service at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Heartford House c/o Hospice of Western Kentucky.

Memories and condolences for the family of Jack Hester may be left at www.glenncares.com 

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

4:00 - 8:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Visitation

Thursday, January 26, 2023

9:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Funeral Service

Thursday, January 26, 2023

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road, Owensboro, KY 42303

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Graveside Service

Thursday, January 26, 2023

1:00 - 1:30pm (Central time)

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