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Jerry Jester

December 18, 1952 — September 24, 2023

Jerry Dean Jester, a devoted husband, loving father, cherished "Papaw," peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 24th, surrounded by his beloved family. He was 70 years old. Services to celebrate Jerry's life will be Monday, October 2nd, at 1:00 PM at Grace Garden Funeral Home in Waco, Texas, visitation with the family will take place at noon before the service begins. A Graveside Service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin, Texas.

Jerry was born on December 18th, 1952, in Bonham, Texas, to Kenneth and Ruby Jester. He spent his formative years in Whitewright, Texas, where he completed his education and graduated from high school. Following his education, Jerry answered the call to serve his nation in the United States Army.

After his honorable service, Jerry embraced the life he loved most - country living. He was a man of the land, a farmer through and through. His days were filled with hard work, tending to the fields, and raising cattle. As time went on, Jerry transitioned his skills to become a skilled mechanic, specializing in fertilizer equipment for Ag-Chem. His expertise in this field was a testament to his commitment to excellence. In 2010, he embarked on entrepreneurship, opening his own business, Diamond J Gator Service, as a fertilizer equipment mechanic, showcasing his determination and work ethic.

In July 2001, Jerry married the love of his life, Cindy Walker, and together they built a beautiful life filled with love and laughter. Jerry was a devoted husband, with Cindy always by his side, sharing in life's joys and challenges. Their union was a demonstration to the strength of their love.

Jerry's family was his pride and joy. He was a loving father to his three sons: Brandon Jester and wife Buffy, Justin Jester and wife Kelli, James Walker and wife Sarah. His role as "Papaw" brought boundless happiness to his life, and he treasured every moment spent with his beloved grandchildren: Jaxson, Kinsley, Kerrington, Gracie, and Kadence.

Jerry's warm and generous spirit extended beyond his immediate family. He was a beloved brother to Jackie Jester, Judy Fry, and Larry Jester. His sense of humor and kindness knew no bounds, and numerous nieces, nephews, and family members adored him.

Jerry Dean Jester was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Ruby Jester, father-in-law Joe Mcintosh, niece Ranae Short, brother-in-law Frank Fry, and one grandchild.

Left to carry out his legacy are his beloved wife, Cindy; sons, Brandon Jester and wife Buffy, Justin Jester and wife Kelli, James Walker and wife Sarah; grandchildren, Jaxson, Kinsley, Kerrington, Gracie, and Kadence; siblings, Jackie Jester and wife Linda, Judy Fry and Gary, Larry Jester and wife Sharon; mother-in-law, Carolyn McIntosh; sister-in-law, Candi Erwin and husband Johnny; brothers-in-law, Joey McIntosh, Jerry McIntosh; close friend, Ryan Nehring; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jerry Dean Jester will forever be remembered for his enduring love for family, his unwavering work ethic, and his steadfast faith. He will be deeply missed but will remain forever in our hearts.

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Monday, October 2, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

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8220 Woodway Drive, Woodway, TX 76712

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Monday, October 2, 2023

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