Bobby Ray Nester

Oct 2, 2014

Sept. 20, 1952 - Aug. 23, 2007

WILLARD Bobby Ray Nester, 54, of Willard, died Thursday at his residence.

He was born Sept. 20, 1952 in Mendota, Va. to the late Willie and Gertrude (Steffey) Nester and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life.

He was a 1971 graduate of Plymouth High School and Pioneer Joint Vocational School and served in the Army. He was employed with Holthouse Farms in Celeryville. He was member of the Tiro Baptist Church.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Wanda Nester of Plymouth, Frank and Linda Nester of Willard and John and Ella Mae Nester of Willard; sisters and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Don Crisp of Plymouth, Irene and Clayton Bartow of Plymouth and Edith "Eddie" and Gene Fritz of Big Prarie; two aunts and an uncle, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Herman Nester; and an infant brother, James.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where the funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Merlin Dye will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.

Memorial gifts may be sent to the family.