Kenneth Rester

August 31, 1924February 22, 2013

Kenneth Randall Rester, Sr., 88, of Hattiesburg, Mississippi died Friday, February 22, 2013 in Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg.

Mr. Rester was a retired businessman; a member of Main Street Baptist Church in Hattiesburg and the Hut Sunday School Class; former President and Member of Coast Electric Power Association; and a United States Navy Air Corps Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Fred Randall and Letha Flynt Rester; one daughter, Linda Lou Rester; and one sister, Helen Riley.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Monnier Rester; four sons, Kenneth Randall (Loretta) Rester, Jr., Kenneth Gregory (Vickie) Rester, Steven Corey (Tammy) Rester, and Timothy James (Julie) Rester; three daughters, Cindy Lou (Doug) Southern, Patricia Lynne Lindsey, and Rebeccah Lea (Joseph) Ladner; one step son, Michael (Hazel) DiCarlo; two stepdaughters, Julie (Tim) Rester and Angela DiCarlo; twenty one grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at White Funeral Home, 315 Highway 11 South, Poplarville, Mississippi 39470 with interment following in Rester Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Monday at the funeral home.

Online condolences at

White Funeral Home, (601) 795-4982.



  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Funeral Ceremony Tuesday, February 26, 2013


  • Interment

Kenneth Rester

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March 5, 2013

Momma Pat, Tim,Julie the Rest of the Family

It is with such sadness and shock that I visit with you today. Mr. Kenny was the most pleasant wonderful kind hearted man that ever crossed my lifes path. I only have such wonderful memories of him and all of you. Momma Pat I know he loved you immensley as you he, the void will be deep and great and I hope that time and the knowledge that he is happy and vibrant in heaven with our Precious Mother Mary and Our Lord Jesus will give you some comfort. May you all find comfort in our Lord at this most heavy hearted time.My sweet Mr. Kenny may you rest on a bed of clouds and bask in the glow of our Lord as you watch down over your loved ones as you sing with the Angels. My thoughts are with you and a place will always remain in my heart for you. Our loved ones never truly leave us they walk quietly beside us everyday not seen , not heard, just loved! Rest in Peace Mr.Kenny,,I miss you all
Debbie Hughes

Johnny Adamo

March 5, 2013

Ken, May the light of heaven shine on your grave. I will miss you my friend but I know I will see you again one day.

Janelle Hughes

March 2, 2013

Sorry for ur lost,ur in my prayers

Margie Wilson-Kekko

March 1, 2013

Dear Ms. Pat and Family,
My parents, the late Raymond and Sara Wilson and I were members of the Challengers Sunday School class when you and Ken attended FBC, Picayune, and I have such fond memories of those days. I am so sorry for your loss. Ken was a fine man and I know that he will be greatly missed by you and your children. May God's love and peace comfort and sustain you all in the coming days,

Dennis and Jan Kee

February 27, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Randy Rau

February 26, 2013

Thoughts with you...

Kyle Rademacher

February 26, 2013

Sorry for your loss.

Don & Mary Malley

February 26, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Ric Painter

February 26, 2013

I'm sorry you lost your daddy, Randall. Tammy & I are praying for you & your family. So are a lot of other folks.

Doug Houghton

February 26, 2013

Randy, I'm so very sorry for your loss my friend. I just learned of your dad's passing. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you, Loretta or Cody. You're all in my thoughts and prayers! Doug