Harry Franklin Hester

Born in Franklin, KY on September 9, 1928

Departed on October 17, 2019

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Harry Franklin Hester age 91 of Hendersonville, TN. passed away on Thursday October 17th, 2019. Funeral Services for Harry will be held on Sunday October 20th 2019 at 2:00PM in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with interment to follow in Restlawn Cemetery in Franklin Ky. Pastor Jack Keller will officiate the service. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home beginning on Saturday October 19th, 2019 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM. Visitation will continue on Sunday from 1:00PM to 2:00PM service time.

Serving as pallbearers include: Frank Hester, Bill Hester, Michael Hester, Turner Hester, Drew Hester, Reed Hester. Honorary pallbearers: Scott Gilbert, Charlie Gragg, Bob Yates, Terrell Jones, Brandon Waller, & Kenneth Harrell.

Harry was born to Ida and Harry Hester in Franklin, Kentucky. As a 17 year old young man, he proudly served his country in the Navy and attended Lincoln Chiropractic College on the GI Bill. After several years as a Chiropractor in Russellville, Kentucky, he founded Dee Cee Laboratories in Madison and later opened a manufacturing facility in White House Tennessee to service his profession with supplements and nutritional initiatives.
A highly motivated and caring professional, Harry positively influenced the people he came in contact with over his long career, offering generous friendship, leadership and encouragement.
Enjoying life to the fullest he was a loved, respected and devoted family man as well as a faithful member of Bellshire United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his mother Ida Hester, father Harry Hester & his sister Louise Dorris.

He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years JoNell Hester. His son Frank & (Tracy) Hester, daughter Beth Hester & (Scott Gilbert) , daughter Mary Hester-Gragg & (Charlie Gragg), daughter Carolyn & (Bob) Yates, son Bill Hester & (Mary Myers), son Michael & (Melissa) Hester. Grandchildren: Maria Andujo, Terrell Jones, Gabby Hester, Turner Hester (Stormey), Drew Hester, Reed Hester, Hailee Hester. Great-Grandchildren: Amelia Taylor, Robert Vandiver, Marion Elise Craig, Kane Hester, Cole Hester and his brother Bobby Hester.
Harry was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather brother & friend. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Historic Rugby Inc. These donations can be sent to PO Box 8 Rugby, TN. 37733.

7 Comments to Harry Franklin Hester

  1. Kathy Hicks
    October 18, 2019 8:01 pm

    Harry was a kind and generous man. Always a gentleman. We will miss his smile and wit. Our deepest sympathy to Jody and his family. You are in our prayers.

  2. Sherry Blazer
    October 19, 2019 2:24 pm

    If you ever knew Harry, he was a great man. I have always loved him since I had started working for him.,back in 2005.RIP Harry

  3. John Gilliat/Barbara Stagg
    October 19, 2019 2:37 pm

    The world is a poorer place without Harry Hester in it. We will not forget the many, many ways he graced our lives with his caring, his wit , his advice and his generous hospitality.
    Thinking of his family this weekend as you visit and celebrate his life. Wish we could be there.

  4. Erika
    October 19, 2019 4:32 pm

    Beth, I am so sorry. You have given him so much to be proud of!

  5. Janie Andrews
    October 19, 2019 9:08 pm

    Mr. Harry was one of the nicest and most down to earth men. He had a kind heart and was so very thoughtful. I’m glad Ed and I had the privilege of knowing him..Jody and her family are in our prayers🙏

  6. Dr. James E. Schantz
    March 10, 2020 4:19 pm

    I am thankful for Dr. Hester’s generosity and commitment to bringing quality nutritional supplements to the chiropractic profession. With his financial support, I was able to provide chiropractic care to the needy villagers in Siem Reap, Cambodia with the Flying Doctors of America medical missions.

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