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James W. Jester

November 11, 1932 ~ August 5, 2019 (age 86)

Mr. James W. Jester, 86, of Winston-Salem, passed away on August 5, 2019 at Summerstone Health and Rehab in Kernersville, NC.

He was born on November 11, 1932 to the late James Arthur and Mae Grose Jester in Yadkin County. He retired from the Pepsi-Cola company after 40 years of dedicated service and then opened Old Town Car Mart where he enjoyed buying and selling cars in his retirement.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters Lucille Dancy and Mary Jester.

Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Shirley Higgins Jester, two daughters Linda Sue Jester of King and Cynthia Jester Walker and husband Mike of Pfafftown, a son Walter Gwyn Jester and wife Buffy of Lexington, three grandchildren Matthew Jester and wife Sheila, Anthony Jester and Andrea Jester, and two great-grandchildren Anna Jester and Katelyn Jester.

Funeral services for Mr. Jester will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Huff Funeral Home with Pastor Will Hamric officiating. Burial will follow in Richmond Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Richmond Hill Baptist Church or to Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America,1235 South Clark Street Suite 305, Arlington, VA 22202.

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