Carl Hester, son of the late Charles L. and Eva Lena Stevens Hester, was born in Bloomfield, Missouri on February 7, 1925, and passed away at the Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Missouri on January 22, 2016, at the age of 90 years.
He had lived in St. Charles, Poplar Bluff, Essex & Dexter; and had lived in Bloomfield for many years. He had worked for the State Fire Marshall and was an state fire inspector. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, V.F.W., and the American Legion.
On September 5, 1990 he was married to Frances Arlene Pullum in Piggott, Arkansas.
Surviving are his wife, Frances A. Hester of Bloomfield, Missouri; two sons, Robert and Larry Hester both of St. Louis, Missouri; two step-sons, Allen Bolin of Bloomfield, Windy Bolin of Circle City; three step-daughters, Kim Johnson of Bloomfield, Kay Robbins of Bell City, Stephanie Robinson of Dexter; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth Munday of St. Charles, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Wayne, Ralph & Paul Hester; 5 sisters, Agnes Followell, Juanita Murdock, Opal Hester and two in infancy.
Friends may visit on Monday, January 25, 2016, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield, Missouri.
Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. at the Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home in Bloomfield.
Interment will follow at the Missouri Veteran's Cemetery in Bloomfield with Chiles-Cooper Funeral Home of Bloomfield, Missouri in charge of arrangements.