of Searcy, AR
November 7, 1934 - January 21, 2023
John "Jack" Robert Hester, 88, of Searcy, AR went to be with his Lord and Savior on 1/21/23. He was born on 11/7/34 in Little Rock, AR to the late John William Hester and Rose Mary Jenkins. He was a member of New Hart Church in Rose Bud, AR. "Jack" was a very fitting name as he was a Jack of all trades. He operated several dozers in his lifetime, logged timber, produced various crops, raised and showed Brangus cattle, built his own log cabin, drove over the road for Bruce Oakley for 15 years, served in the Air National Guard, received his real estate license and even obtained his pilot's license. John is survived by Mrs. Linda Thompson, his companion of 10 years and his grandchildren, Nesha (Chris) Smith, Wes (Deidre) Hardin, Robert Doyal, Melanie (Steven) Gault, Billie (Jeremiah) Hall, Austin (Brittney) Doyal and numerous great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a host of friends and church family.John is preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Hester; his parents, John William and Rose Mary Hester and his daughters, Mary Brown and Jackie Hester.Visitation will be Sunday, January 22, 2023 at Roller Daniel Funeral Home in Searcy, AR, 6pm-8pm and funeral service will be Monday, January 23, 2022 at 2pm at Rose Bud Cemetery.Special thanks to Brandy Bohannan and the Hospice team. The family has requested the in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of your choice in Jack's memory. Online guestbook: rollerfuneralhomes.com/searcy
Nesha & family, I am so sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Deepest Sympathy, Monna Gray
Mr. Hester was a hard working man and a man of many talents. When Laura and I asked him for Rock to cover a steep incline behind our pool he told us to help ourselves at no charge. He also did dozer work and hauled dirt for us. We never dreamed back then that his sweet granddaughter would become a part of our family. Bob and Laura Lester
So sorry for your loss, he will be missed by many
Mesh’s and Wes, our condolences at Jack death. I know he is in a much better place! We will see him again some day soon!love Ken and Sylvia