David L. 'Bud' Hester

David L. “Bud” Hester, 79, passed away Friday, March 22, 2019, at the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

He was born Sept. 27, 1939, in Roxie, son of the late Lee and Jewel Butler Hester.

He lived in Clarksdale most of his adult life. While in Clarksdale, he served at Clarksdale Baptist Church as a deacon, a driver in the Church Bus Ministry, taught Sunday school and served on various committees. He was also an assistant Scout leader and a Mason. Bud was owner and operator of Hester Oil Company in Clarksdale.

After moving to Pontotoc, he was the owner and operator of Ms. Ann Trucking. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Pontotoc.

Earlier in life, he was an advisor for the Junior Achievement Program in Jackson.

Bud is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his son, David; his daughter, Karen Hill, and his son-in-law, Brad Hill; three grandchildren, Hannah and Sarah Hill, and Lee Hester; a sister, Billie Smith from Dallas; his nieces and their husbands, Teri and Rick Pond of Houston, and Stacy and Jeff Warren of Dallas; great-nieces, Stephanie Simoneaux, Whitney McIntosh, Emily Landers and Amanda Reese; and a great-nephew, Travis Warren.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his brother, Guin “Sonny” Hester; and his niece, Gwendolyn Reese.

Visitation will be held Monday, March 25, 2019, at Browning Funeral Home in Pontotoc from 10:30 a.m. to noon with a funeral service beginning at noon with Dr. Ken Hester officiating. Burial will follow in Pontotoc Memorial Gardens.

Browning Funeral Home is honored to assist the family. Condolences may be offered at www.browningpontotoc.com.

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