Clyde L. Hester

December 6, 1918 - December 5, 2014
Clyde L. Hester

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Clyde L. Hester, 95 of Saluda, NC died Friday December 5, at Autumn Care of Saluda. He was a native of Gadsden, AL. In 1942 he joined the Army and served in WWII where he was awarded The Bronze Star Medal. He continued to serve his country after the war and retired from the Army in 1962. He and his family moved to Satellite Beach FL where he worked another 18 years in government service at Patrick Air Force Base in Brevard County FL. In 1980 he and his wife moved to Henderson County NC.

Mr. Hester was preceded in death by his wife Annie Jo Mullins Hester and son, Michael Clyde Hester. Mr. Hester is survived by his daughter, Sherry Hester Jarvis and her husband Jack of Saluda, NC; his granddaughter, Jessica Jarvis Cleland and her husband Chris of Charlotte, NC; his

grandson, Jake Jarvis and his daughter Kaylee of Hendersonville, NC.

Services will be held under the direction of Crestwood Funeral Home in Gadsden, AL. Shuler Funeral Home is assisting with local arrangements.

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  • December 08, 2014
    Kim Hester says:
    I have so many happy memories of all the summers and other holidays with Uncle Clyde, Aunt Annie Jo, Sherry and Mike. Uncle Clyde lived a good, long life and will be greatly missed by us all. Hugs and love to you Sherry --- hope to see you in Gadsden later this week!

  • December 24, 2014
    Wade Whisenant says:
    I had the pleasure to meet my great uncle Clyde Hester in June of 2013. I was making arrangements to move to Asheville,NC after accepting employment with the State of North Carolina. My grandfather Excell Hester made the trip with me in hopes to see Clyde. After Excell made many phone calls to find the location of Autumn Care in Saluda,NC, we embarked on our journey. Myself, mother Jan (Excell's daughter) and Excell met Clyde sitting in his wheelchair and working on a puzzle in the dining area of the facility. Excell asked Clyde if he knew who he was and how old he was. Clyde nodded stated, " Twenty-seven". Strangely Excell and Clyde were dressed in matching blue golf-style shirts. It was a blessing to take my grandfather to see his brother in what would prove to be their last meeting. Clyde like the rest of the Hester family, lived a long and fruitful life that he dedicated to the Lord, our nation and his family.