Nolan Ray Hester

Nolan Ray Hester
January 12, 1942 - August 15, 2017

Services for Nolan Hester will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017 at Hilliard Funeral Home with Pastor Samuel Priddy officiating and Kurt Beverly assisting. A graveside service will follow at Beck's Chapel Cemetery in Athens, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Nolan Ray Hester was born January 12, 1942 in Athens, Texas. He had been a resident of Golden for 31 years, formerly living in Van. He served in the US Army after high school and was a talented builder. Nolan owned Hester Construction for 50 years.

Nolan passed away at the age of 75 on August 15, 2017 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Hester and Izora Jock Hester, and his brother, Marvin Lavon Hester.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Hester of Golden; children, Reese Hester and wife, Gayla of Colfax, Carla Hemphill and husband, Lynn of Van and Candel Russell of Van; brother, Wayne Hester and wife, Joyce of Athens; step-children, Steve Roach and wife, Kathy, Cricket Moffett and Misty Rogers and husband, Joe, all of Golden; eighteen grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Caleb Hemphill, Dustin Moffett, Tommy Thomas, Matthew Rogers, Aubry Roach, Jim Maynard, Dale Welch and Glen Thurman.