Dec. 24, 1921 Henderson Vance County North Carolina, USA
Sep. 29, 2011 Henderson Vance County North Carolina, USA
Thomas Sprinkle Hester, Sr. was born on December 24, 1921 and passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2011.
Mr. Hester served in World War II as a pilot in the United States Navy. He left active duty after the end of the war, but was called back into active duty when the Korean War broke out. During his naval career as a Commander, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, six Air Medals, a Navy Commendation, and two Battle Stars. A Navy Reserve Officer, he retired after twenty-two years of service.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., at Flat Rock United Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Pamela J. Gilliam. Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ACTS (Area Christians Together In Service), 305 S. Chestnut Street, Henderson, NC 27536.