Harold Dean Hester

January 17, 1949November 30, 2018

Harold Dean Hester, age 69, of Conover, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2018 at Carolina Caring in Newton. Born January 17, 1949 in Catawba County, NC, he was the son of Helen Lucille Hollar Hester of Conover and the late William Smith Hester.

Harold was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover, NC. He had retired from the transportation industry as a self-employed truck driver.

In addition to his father, Harold was preceded in death by a brother, Coy Lee Hester.

Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Helen Lucille Hollar Hester of Conover; sons, Scottie Lee Hester of Valdese, Ryan Paul Hester of San Francisco, CA; daughter, Kathryn Lenore Hester of Hickory; brothers, Allen Hester of Mooresville, and Kevin Hester of Maiden; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Conover with Rev. Scott Johnson and Rev. Anton Lagoutine officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2126 St. John’s Church Rd., Conover, NC 28613 Condolences may be sent to the Hester family at

The Hester family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Monday, December 3, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 3, 2018

Harold Dean Hester

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Larry Arndt

December 3, 2018

Harold and I were in the first grade together at Conover Elementary and has been a friend for 60+ years. Each time we saw each other we always reminded others that were present, that we have been friends since the first grade. He will be missed.

Harold Holman

December 3, 2018

Happy motoring over the highways of heaven. Condolences to the family.

Tina Moose

December 2, 2018

Our sympathies to your family.
Thank you for trusting us with his care.
Despite his struggles he tried to bring humor to each encounter as well as share memories of friends and classmates we had in common.
Tina Moose

Lucy Sargeant

December 2, 2018

I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. Please except my condolences and know I'm thinking of your mother and you. My prayers for your family in the days ahead.

Kathy Bollinger

December 1, 2018

I met Harold in high school and the thing besides him being so tall and having to look up to him was he was always there to make sure no one messed with me. He was like my big body guard. I really thought a lot of Harold and always will.

Daniel Price

November 30, 2018

Harold has always been a good friend of mine. He was one of the nicest guys I knew. I was younger than him and he always told me if anybody messed with me to let him know. He also used to paint some and came to my house to give a estimate one time. He was never ill or mean but so big he didn't have to be. Hate to see him go but I knew he had some issues. He was liked by everyone
RIP Harold ol buddy. Glad you'll be well again. RESPECT. DLP.