Mr. Lloyd Dee Kesterson, age 95, a resident of Umpire, Ark., died Friday Nov. 23, 2018 in Hot Springs, Ark.
He was born March 22, 1923 in Umpire. He was a farmer, delivered LP Gas locally for a number of years and was a member of the Community Church in Umpire. He was a World War II Army veteran and fought valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. He was also a 32-degree Mason, Worthy Grand Patron of Eastern Star for the state of Arkansas in 1982.
Mr. Kesterson was preceded in death by his parents, John and Pearl Kesterson; his wife, Honey Bunch Pinkerton Kesterson and one son, Edsal Kesterson.
He is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Chren Kesterson of Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother, Homer Kesterson of Forks, Wash.; five grandchildren, Lloyd Wayne Kesterson, Andrea Kesterson Galt, Haley Kesterson, Nicki Landry and John Clay Howell and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Kesterson will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018 in the Community Church in Umpire with Haley Kesterson, Rev. John Henry Williams and Rev. Don Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow in the Bissell Chapel Cemetery, under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 28th at the funeral home in Dierks.
You may leave a condolence online at www.wilkersonfuneralhomes.com.