Howard Nelson Hester

July 27, 1945June 19, 2020

Howard Nelson Hester 1945 – 2020

Celebrating the life of Howard Nelson Hester. He was born on July 27, 1945 in Houston Texas and he went to be with The Lord June 19, 2020 at the age of 74. Howard lived in Pasadena Texas.

Howard was stricken with Polio at age 5. He was strong willed and he never gave up. He was a fighter, even to the very end. He gave his life to the Lord at age 9 – Revelations 3:20. He was in Agriculture and he had several cows, one named Crownette. In 1964 he entered the Houston Live Stock Show. In 1965 he graduated and went to work on his aunt and uncle’s farm. In 1966 he met his wife and they had 2 children. He worked and retired from Reed Tool Company after 35 years. He was an active member of Monument Baptist Church. He was a good Christian man with a heart of gold. He was an avid fisherman and loved the water.

He is proceeded in death by his parents: William Howard and Annie Bowman Hester; his brother: William Barrett Hester; sisters: Dana Kaye Jones and Deborah Ann Hester. Left to cherish his memory, his brother: Daniel Raye Hester; sister: Tanya Hester Cannon; his son Charles Hester and daughter in law Cindy Hester; daughter: Shawnette Hester Garcia and son in law Albert Garcia; granddaughter: Victoria Fernandez; grandson: Ryan Hester; granddaughter: Christa Hester; granddaughter: Jolee Wallace; granddaughter: Rachel Sheffield; grandsons: John and Samuel Sheffield: 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service will be held July 11, 2020 at Monument Baptist Church located at 3602 East Blvd Deer Park, Texas 77536 at 12pm.


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Howard Nelson Hester

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Bubba and Lillian Covernale

July 11, 2020

To a wonderful person. First time Bubba and I meet him 40 year's ago. Always watch me and the kids when Bubba worked and needed anything he would help me. We took care of each other and even though I trimmed his lemon tree I almost got shot (just kidding) he forgive me. Until we see you again old friend we miss you dearly. Love Bubba and I.

Al and Cecilia Bledsoe- Cepeda

July 5, 2020

We met Howard at the BAPPS. We visited with him several times and enjoyed his garden. Also we enjoyed the barbecue he used to share in our meetings. Several times he helped me to get the battery for my scooter. He was a great man and we are going to miss him.
RIP Howard!! Al and Cecilia C Bledsoe

Jeanie McNally Jordan

July 3, 2020

Went to high school with Howard. He was such a nice friendly guy. He will be missed.

Jennifer Halvorson

July 2, 2020

We met Howard through politics. He was always kind and welcoming to new people.

He will be missed. Your family is in our thoughts.

Joe Tucker

July 1, 2020

I met Howard during my time at Reed and I've never met anyone as kind and understanding. We didn't work directly with each other, but we bumped into each other almost everyday in the shop. Howard always had a smile and made me feel welcomed. He would help me understand some of the problems in the shop or for a specific job and we would work to find a solution to the problem. I will always remember "Hester"! God bless you on your new journey!


June 29, 2020

Howard was always thinking of others , not just himself. When he heard me say his brisket was great but bothered my stomach , he also bbq'd some chicken just for me. Of course , others loved it too, so good ole Howard brought us chicken and brisket from then on. We will miss you but you have no pain and can jump into that fishing boat any time you want to, know we'll see you again .

Trish Nix

June 28, 2020

I will forever miss those happy hello calls to me out of the blue. You had to be the most friendly phone caller I ever received. I’ll miss your cooking and all the cucumbers and tomatoes that you brought to our PPS meetings. I know you and Don are watching down on all of us and one day we will all have a huge meeting again. Now go get in some good fishing.
Big hugs to you Howard!💖🤗

James David Aderholt

June 28, 2020

Just want to say that I will miss Howard as a friend and has a fellow Polio Survivor. Howard always brought joy and Spiritual wisdom to our meetings. He was a hell of a cook also. Rest in Peace and enjoy that new body in Heaven.

James Hayes

June 27, 2020

Howard was always an inspiration at Polio Survivor meetings. He will be missed but will remain in my fondest memories.

James Hayes

Jeff Mulloy

June 25, 2020

Howard was a very kind hearted man. I enjoyed his company and
proud to be his mobility consultant at ADA. During the process
in providing his wheelchair van, we became good friends with a
common hobby. We liked gardening. I would come to his house and
help him with his garden and we shared tips. When he came to ADA, he would bring me seedlings and offers tips and we cherished
the company and grew a bond. I will deeply miss my friend that's for

God Bless!

Jeff Mulloy