Brian Marvin Nester

May 9, 1956July 13, 2018

Mr. Brian Marvin Nester, age 62 of Martinsville, passed away on July 13, 2018. Mr. Nester was born on May 9, 1956 in Martinsville, a son of the late Marvin Allen Nester and the late Zelma Jarrett Nester. Mr. Nester was co-owner and operator of Proco, Inc. for over forty years where he served and service the community of Martinsville and Henry County. He graduated from Fieldale-Collinsville High School in 1974 and earned an Associates Degree in Accounting from Rockingham Community College. He was a member of Stone Memorial Christian Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his two grandsons. He enjoyed dirt biking, fishing, and just teaching his grandchildren how to repair things. In addition to his father and mother, he was predeceased by a sister, Nancy Nester. Mr. Nester is survived by his wife of forty one years, Julia Via Nester, one daughter, Melinda Isley and husband, Kevin, two grandchildren, Ethan and Logan Isley and one brother, Barry A. Nester. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, July 15, 2018 at Stone Memorial Christian Church with Reverend Lawrence Harris officiating. Interment will follow in Roselawn Burial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church from 1:30 to 2:30 PM. Online condolences at Collins-McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville is respectfully serving the Nester Family.


  • Marvin Allen Nester, Father
  • Zelma Jarrett Nester, Mother
  • Nancy Nester, Sister
  • Julia Via Nester, Wife
  • Melinda Isley, Daughter
  • Kevin Isley, Son-in-law
  • Ethan Isley, Grandson
  • Logan Isley, Grandson
  • Barry A Nester, Brother


  • Visitation Sunday, July 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Sunday, July 15, 2018

Brian Marvin Nester

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Leslie Kotheimer

July 19, 2018

I was so saddened to hear that we lost Brian. I was fortunate to get to talk with Brian for 20+ years in the L & G industry and I will miss hearing from him... as will many others. RIP my friend. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

Jr Wilson

July 16, 2018

Julia, I just wanted to send my condolences to you and your family. Brian was a good man, always helpful and I always felt he treated me honestly and fairly anytime I was in the shop. He will be missed. Jr Wilson

Therapy Direct

July 16, 2018

We are so sadden to hear about Mr. Nester's passing. We just recently became to know him, he was a very sweet man!! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.
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Regina Craig

July 15, 2018

I am so sorry to learn of Brian's death. I know he will be greatly missed and my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and loved one!

Henry Bolling

July 15, 2018

I have been doing business with Brian and Barry since they had the little place up on the hill in Collinsville. Brian always greeted me with a smile and a lot of attention and knowledge regardless of how busy he was and always was able to fix whatever problem that I was having. He will be missed by not only me but everyone that knew him .

Steve Isley JR

July 15, 2018

Brian was always so good to my husband Steve and my father Frank Barker. He did so many good things for them, whether it be a lawn mower, weed eater, or leaf blower. What a wonderful guy, gone way too soon; just like my dad! God Bless you guys ❤️🙏🏻 Love you all.

Richard Clifton

July 15, 2018

Julia- Sorry to hear of the passing of your husband Brian, May the comfort of our Lord be with you and your family in this difficult time. Praying for your peace and care. Sincerely, Ricky and Karen Clifton ,