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1219 North Davis Drive, Arlington, TX


Gerald "Jerry" Lee Kestner

April 15, 1943October 3, 2019

Gerald Lee Kestner, “Jerry,” of Arlington, Texas passed away October 3, 2019. Jerry was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 15, 1943.

He graduated from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where he received his bachelor’s degree in theology.

Jerry was an entrepreneur and enjoyed a long career in sales. He had a passion for computer technology, loved helping others, and his gentle nature was displayed through his love of many pets. Jerry loved to make people laugh and had a gift for finding humor in the most difficult of situations. His humor was never rehearsed, but rather spontaneous…from the heart.

Jerry is survived by Carol Kestner, his wife of 45 years, a blended family of 5 children, Carrie Chavez and husband Rey, David Roberge and wife Amanda, Andy Abbott, Danny Abbott, Ashley Borton and husband Eric, his 8 grandchildren, Carley Abbott, Kenzie Hendry, Maggie Borton, Keaton Abbott, Cristina Chavez, Max Borton, Isabel Chavez, Miles Borton, and 2 and a half great-grandchildren, Mia Rose, Gavin, and soon to be Baby Hendry. They loved him dearly and knew him as “Big Dad.” He will be greatly missed and forever in their hearts.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, October 12, 2019


Gerald "Jerry" Lee Kestner

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Gwen Burk

October 12, 2019

Jerry took care of the computers for both my husband, Jerry, and me. He was always willing to come and take care of whatever problem we were experiencing. He and my husband, Jerry, would sit and visit for a long time each time he came. They talked about everything in the world - and laughingly always ended each visit by saying they had solved all the problems in the world. They enjoyed one another a great deal. My Jerry passed last December. I'm sure he and Jerry are having quite a reunion now. I look forward to seeing both of them when the Lord calls me Home. God bless and comfort you, Carol, and all your family. Gwen Burk