Harry Franklin Hester

Harry Franklin Hester, 91, of Hendersonville, TN. passed away on Thursday October 17, 2019.

Funeral Services for Harry will be held on Sunday October 20, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with interment following in Restlawn Cemetery in Franklin Ky. Pastor Jack Keller will officiate the service. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home beginning on Saturday October 19, 2019 from 4 to 8 p.m. Visitation will continue on Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. service time.


Serving as pallbearers include: Frank Hester, Bill Hester, Michael Hester, Turner Hester, Drew Hester, Reed Hester. Honorary pallbearers are: Scott Gilbert, Charlie Gragg, Bob Yates, Terrell Jones, Brandon Waller, and Kenneth Harrell.

Harry was born to Ida and Harry Hester in Franklin, Kentucky. As a 17 year old young man, he proudly served his country in the Navy and attended Lincoln Chiropractic College on the GI Bill. After several years as a Chiropractor in Russellville, Kentucky, he founded Dee Cee Laboratories in Madison and later opened a manufacturing facility in White House Tennessee to service his profession with supplements and nutritional initiatives.

A highly motivated and caring professional, Harry positively influenced the people he came in contact with over his long career, offering generous friendship, leadership and encouragement.

Enjoying life to the fullest he was a loved, respected and devoted family man as well as a faithful member of Bellshire United Methodist Church.


He is preceded in death by his mother, Ida Hester; father, Harry Hester; and his sister Louise Dorris.


He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, JoNell Hester; his son, Frank (Tracy) Hester; daughters, Beth Hester (Scott Gilbert), Mary Hester-Gragg (Charlie Gragg), and Carolyn (Bob) Yates; sons, Bill Hester (Mary Myers) and Michael (Melissa) Hester; grandchildren: Maria Andujo, Terrell Jones, Gabby Hester, Turner Hester (Stormey), Drew Hester, Reed Hester, and Hailee Hester; great-grandchildren: Amelia Taylor, Robert Vandiver, Marion Elise Craig, Kane Hester, and Cole Hester; and his brother, Bobby Hester.

Harry was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather brother & friend. He will be greatly missed by all those who knew and loved him.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Historic Rugby Inc. These donations can be sent to PO Box 8 Rugby, TN. 37733.

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