James W Hester, Sr. – On This Date in 2004

On this date, the 6th of September in 2004, Emily’s father-in-law, James W Hester, Sr, passed away. He is entombed in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson, MS next to his wife, Peggy Holiday Hester.

Interesting Tidbits:

I remember when my husband, James Jr. and I first married we lived down the street from his dad. Every morning I’d see him riding his bike down the street in his straw hat. I also have good memories of him smoking his pipe in the evening.

He served in the United States Army from 1954 til 1956 and received the National Defense Service Medal; Army of Occupation Medal (Germany); and Good Conduct Medal.**

James Hester

James Hester

James Hester in uniform

James Hester

James Hester


James W Hester, Sr., 73 died Monday, September at home. Visitation and Funeral was held at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home in Jackson, Mississippi on September 8, 2004. Entombment in Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Mississippi.

Mr. Hester was retired from the Mississippi Capitol Police. He attended Liberty Baptist Church.

Survivors include: son, James W Hester, Jr. and wife Emily of Jackson; grandson, Nathan James Hester; and brother, G.W. Hester, Jr. of Webster County.

Burial: Lakewood Memorial Park, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA
Plot: Mausoleum unit 6M CH GRACE, Tier 159, Nos. B***

*Source: Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home

**Source: Honorable Discharge Certificate

***Source: Find A Grave


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