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James Troy Hester

October 1, 1947 June 22, 2021
James Troy Hester
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Obituary for James Troy Hester

James Troy Hester, 73, died on June 22, 2021 at Baptist Hospital. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland with burial following in Jessamine Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon Saturday at the funeral home.

James was born on October 1, 1947, in Webster County, the son of the late Troy and Waunell Hester. He graduated in 1966 from Eupora Consolidated High School. He enjoyed spending time with friends, playing pool, watching NASCAR, cheering for Ole Miss and the New Orleans Saints. He also enjoyed NHRA drag racing with Mars Motorsports. James retired from Morco Food Distributors where he worked as a truck driver. James also owned and operated numerous businesses throughout his life.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a nephew.

James is survived by his wife, Leasa Hester of Ridgeland,MS; daughter, Michelle Corr (Michael) of Kosciusko; son, JD Hester (Debbie) of Yazoo City; son, Jerry Hester (Gina) Olive Branch; daughter, Sherry Ballard (Ronald) Kosciusko; son, Trey Watkins (fiancé Stacey) of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; 5 great- grandchildren; sister; Ruby Howell (Robert) of Starkville; sister, Lois Manus (Junior) of Eupora brother-in-law, Morris Burns of Wiggins; and a host of nieces and nephews,

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Visitation

Saturday

26

Jun

12:00 PM 6/26/2021 12:00:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

26

Jun

2:00 PM 6/26/2021 2:00:00 PM
Sebrell Funeral Home

425 Northpark Drive
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Sebrell Funeral Home
425 Northpark Drive Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Jessamine Cemetery in Ridgeland Final Resting Place

306 Sagewood Dr
Ridgeland, MS 39157

306 Sagewood Dr Ridgeland 39157 MS
United States
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