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Jesse Monroe Kesterson
Birth: Dec. 23, 1929
Death: Jan. 20, 2008

JESSE MONROE KESTERSON, age 78, a resident of Coalfield, passed away Sunday, January 20, 2008 at his home. He was born December 23, 1929 in Clairfield,Tennessee.

Jesse was an active member and Deacon of Middle Creek Baptist Church. He had also served the church as choir director for more than thirty years.

Mr. Kesterson was a retired Millwright for the United States Government, at the Martin Marietta plants in Oak Ridge.

He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, hiking, traveling, rock collecting from his travels, and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of more than 50 years; June McGlothin Kesterson, by his parents; Sam and Mary Cox Kesterson, by a grandson; Seth Kesterson, by a brother; Paul Kesterson, and by a son-in-law, Charlie Carter.

Mr. Kesterson is survived by his wife; Sandra Walls Kesterson of Coalfield, by daughters; Judy Solis of Coalfield, Jenny Wendt and husband Jimmy of Coalfield, Rebecca Carroll and husband Terry of Claxton, Janet Isbell and husband Brad of Coalfield, by sons; Jerry Kesterson and wife Paula of Coalfield, Jeff Kesterson and wife Kelly of Marietta, Georgia, by father-in-law; Arnold Walls, by step-children; Tammy Jackson and husband Lynn of Coalfield, Stanley Marcom of Knoxville, Jill Craft and husband Mike of Arab, Alabama.

His grandchildren include Tim Carter and wife Stacy of Maryville, Andy Carter and Amy of Knoxville, Julie Baker and husband Chris of Chattanooga, Jeremy Wendt and wife Stephanie of Cookeville, Kelly McGhee and husband Aaron of Petros, Clark Brooks and fiance Jessica of Knoxville, Kerry Brooks of Coalfield, Jesse Isbell and wife Megan of Coalfield, James Isbell of Coalfield, Jacob, Jill, and Jerrika Kesterson of Coalfield, Joseph and Kassidy Kesterson, Amber Miller and David Thead of Marietta, Georgia, Brittney and Jillian Carroll of Clinton, by step-grandchildren; Colt and Casey Jackson and Alex and Maggie Craft. His great-grandchildren are; Bailey Carter, Cassie and Zach McCraken, Kyle and Grant Wendt, Jack and Jayden Baker, Tanner and Daisy McGhee, Caleb Morrow, Matthew Miller, Ricky and Amber Reyes. His sisters are; Grace Sweet of Knoxville, Dorothy Riggs and husband Jack of Dayton, Ohio, Martha Hill of Harriman, Helen Christopher and husband Oliver of Petros; and Ruth Lackey of Coalfield, he is also survived by sisters and brothers-in-law, Madge Jones and husband Bob, Ivadell McGlothin; Fred Hamby; Don Royce, Shannon and Melanie Walls; and Brenda Jackson. His special caregivers were his sister, Ruth Lackey and a granddaughter, Kelly McGhee. He has a host of special friends and extended family members.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, January 22, 2008 between the hours of 6:00 and 8:00 pm at Sharp Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow in the funeral home chapel at 8:00 pm with Rev. Ronald Guthrie officiating. Burial and graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at 11:00 am at Estes Cemetery in Coalfield. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
Family links: 
  Sam W Kesterson (1894 - 1962)
  Mary A Kesterson (1896 - 1983)
  Norma June Kesterson (1934 - 2000)
  Grace E Kesterson Sweet (1918 - 2008)*
  Paul Carter Kesterson (1921 - 1985)*
  Dortha Riggs (1923 - 2011)*
  Jesse Monroe Kesterson (1929 - 2008)
  Samuel Luther Kesterson (1938 - 1938)*
*Calculated relationship
Estes Cemetery
Morgan County
Tennessee, USA
Maintained by: Bob Copeland
Originally Created by: osengineer3
Record added: Jan 16, 2011
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Jesse Monroe Kesterson
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Another birthday in heaven for my beloved brother, whom I miss so very much.
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
Another birthday in heaven. Many loving memories of past birthdays of my Dear Brother-Friend.
- Ruth Lackey
 Added: Dec. 23, 2013

- Susie Bullock
 Added: Mar. 30, 2013
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