Lloyd Edward Hester

December 11, 1949June 5, 2021
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Lloyd Edward Hester, age 71, of New Braunfels, Texas passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Lloyd was born December 11, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas. Lloyd "Ed" Hester was preceded in death by his parents Antonia Galindo Salazar and William R "Bill" Hester and by brother Paul Hester. Ed is survived by his four children, Jennifer Charles and husband Guy, Jim Hester and wife Janella, Jason Hester and wife Heather, and Colton Hester and wife Lisa, his sisters Patsy and Linda, 14 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ed Hester began working at the age of 12 delivering newspapers on his bicycle, delivered pizzas and dabbled in the TV repair business before starting his journey/career as a Railroader. Ed had 40+ years of service with the Southern Pacific Railroad which later merged with the Union Pacific Railroad. While Ed did in fact work in the service industry, he was also a servant to everyone who knew him. There was nothing he wouldn't do for anyone and never wanted anything in return. He was the true " give the shirt off his back" kind of man who will be missed dearly by family and friends.

A visitation for Lloyd will be held Monday, June 14, 2021 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Sunset North Funeral Home, 910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78232. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 910 North Loop 1604 East, San Antonio, Texas 78232 with a committal service directly following at Mission South Cemetery, 1700 South East Military Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78214.


  • Antonia Galindo Salazar, Mother (deceased)
  • William "Bill" R. Hester, Father (deceased)
  • Paul Hester, Brother (deceased)
  • Jennifer Charles (Guy Charles), Daughter
  • Jim Hester (Janella Hester), Son
  • Jason Hester (Heather Hester), Son
  • Colton Hester (Lisa Hester), Son
  • Patsy Hester, Sister
  • Linda Hester, Sister
  • Mr. Hester also leaves behind 14 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation

    Monday, June 14, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021


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Rodney Winn

June 14, 2021

Sorry to see you go Eddie. May God give you rest and comfort all that mourn for their loss of you. A friend from the railroad. Rodney Winn

Janella Hester

June 14, 2021

To my father-in-law Ed,
I came into this family not knowing what I would find, I was nervous and afraid. However, you eased my feelings from the very first time I met you. You made me feel right at home from the very start. You always had nothing but kind words to say to me. Your son tried to ease my mind before we met by telling me how much you and I had in common. That we would get along just great. And he was right! I can not thank you enough for always making me feel good when you would ask me for decorating advice, or when we would share our favorite cleaning tools/products that we would use around our house. We even completed numerous projects together, whether it was sanding or helping Jim plant some of my favorite plants that I wanted in our yard. You never even hesitated to help me redo those old benches that I dragged home looking like trash, but because I wanted them you took them and made them look brand new. The advice and the knowledge that you shared with Jim and I will never be forgotten. I can not express through words how special you were to me from the very first time I met you. I am going to miss telling Jim to “call your dad and ask for his advice”. You probably never new this about me, but the advice and knowledge that you shared with us meant the world to me and I wish that I would have told you that so much sooner. Thank you Ed for being the best father, the best uncle, the best grandpa, the best neighbor, and the best father-in-law. You will NEVER be forgotten.
Love, Janella

Steve Soto

June 13, 2021

My Uncle Ed was a man of few words and the hardest working son of a gun I've ever known. He did his best to include all his kid's friends (and me)on amusement park trips, lake camp-outs, river trips, ect. He didn't know it at the time but he was teaching me what a father does to provide for his family. Even though he worked very hard he always made time to ensure the family always had a good time. He was an outstanding dad and an even greater grandpa. If anyone deserves eternal rest it is my Uncle Ed. Gone but never forgotten. Te amo Tio!

Dan & Kim Nichols

June 13, 2021

To Jenni, Jim, Jason & Colton:
Please accept our sincere condolences.
I like to express my sincere thanks for the following:
• Walking on up our trash & recycle bins to our garage door; (always brought a smile).
• Resurrecting our mail box planter with your phantom flowers; (and watering them while you kept things in sleath mode).
• Feeding our dogs while out on our frequent camping trips; (with post-it notes per day as you staked our mail).
• Calling me on my way to work and telling me that I left my garage-door open; (which you promptly followed up with, I’ll go over and close it-“I remember the code”).
• Helping me build the fence between us and Arlene; (knowing that I had a herniated disk, and helping me to the last board).
• When asking if you could run me to Lowes to pick up something that I needed a truck for; (you always just brought your keys over and would say- “I pulled it out of the garage for you”-as my jaw would ALWAYS fall to the floor).
• Driving with me in your truck as we towed the VW van to get the water pump repaired; (as we talked “railroad stuff” and letting me reminisce with you about my grandfather’s railroad stories).
• For being the “BEST” neighborhood watch dog ever!!

RIP Amigo! We’ll miss you!! Dan & Kim Nichols

Terry Miles

June 11, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family. My prayers are with you.

Stuart L Schroeder

June 10, 2021

As a train dispatcher for Southern Pacific and UP, I liked working with Eddie Hester when he was conductor on the Gregory switcher and McAllen local. He had a great sense of humor.

Jordan Hansen

June 10, 2021

So many memories I could share. I was blessed to be very close to my grampa. I was working at the Y and he used to come over to take me to work. He would only be at the house for a few minutes each day. Every time he came in he would put on the movie Cast Away and watch maybe 5 minutes of it. This went on for a couple weeks and each day he walked through the door he said “Well I gotta go see if he’s still on that island. He sure has been there a long time.” It would make me laugh every time. I miss you so much grandpa.

Jill Schoelzel

June 8, 2021

This isn't much but I remember at the peak of the app Vine (2012-2013), I would often post Vines I found funny on Facebook as a stupid pre-teen. As the non biological family member, I've always been around. During this time, there was one gathering where Grandpa Ed gave me a hug and said "I love those videos you post, don't stop doing it" and I don't know why it has always stuck with me, but it has. I hope now he is getting all the funny videos he can get! All love. Blessings.