Dateline: November 23, 2006

Rogers Franklin Hester, Sr., 80, died Saturday, November 18, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas.

Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 22, 2006, in the community Fellowship Church in Clarendon with Rev. Roger Smith, Pastor, and Rev. Richard Dickerson, of Bykota Baptist Church in Amarillo, officiating.  Burial with Military Honors were held in Citizens Cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Hester was born in Clarendon to Jean and Florence Hester.  He was raised in Clarendon and graduated from high school in 1943.  He enlisted in the US Navy in 1944 and served until December 19, 1945.  He married Betty Jo Risenhoover on June 26, 1947 and they moved to and made a life in Amarillo.  Rogers worked for the US Postal Service in 1947 as a foot carrier and retired as fleet manager in April 1983.  After retirement they moved to Clarendon and built a home.  He served for several years as scoutmaster of Troup 14 in Amarillo and was Past President of the Letter Carriers Union and the Supervisors Union.  He was the Donley County Republican Chairman for 8 years.  He was a charter member of the Community Fellowship Church in Clarendon.

Mr. Hester was preceded in death by his father, Jean Hester, his mother, Florence Hester, an infant brother, Edwin Jones Hester, and a sister, Cymantha Earl.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jo Hester of Clarendon; 2 daughters, Janice Gail Greer and husband Larry and Patricia Lynn McCurdy and husband Dickie both of Amarillo; one son, Rogers Hester, Jr., and wife Linda of Allen; 8 granddaughters, Sherelle Wanderscheid, Lesley Harris, Krystal Seymour, Shayla Yeo,  Lori Guinn, Lindy Billington, and Kandice Greer, Lacy McCurdy; 8 great granddaughters, and 2 great grandsons.

Pallbearers were Dusty Harris, Dustin Guinn, Jerry Billington, Clayton Yeo, Max Seymour, and Zach Wanderscheid.

Honorary Bearers were Community Fellowship Church Deacons, Ken Wanderscheid, Bob Cole, Dave Croslin, and Jimmy Johnson.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be to Community Fellowship Church.


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