Carlton Byron Nester, 85 of Montvale, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. He was born on Sunday, June 5, 1927 in Bedford County, a son of the late Patrick Byron Nester and Bertha Anderson Nester. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Edith Irene Wood Nester; father-in-law, Willie Wood; mother-in-law, Pearl A. Potter and husband, Ben; brothers, Patrick J. Nester and wife, Rosie, Harry Nester and wife, Ola; a sister, Shirley Saunders and husband, Ivan, and brothers-in-law, Alvin Thomas and Lindy Hayes. Carlton was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during World War II
. He worked for Red Line Trucking and retired from Hall's Motor Transit. Surviving is his daughter, Lori Ann Nester of Montvale; his son, Carlton Wayne Nester and wife, Cheryl of Thaxton; his grandson, Brandon O. Nester and wife, Megan of Roanoke; a granddaughter, Rachel F. Nester of Thaxton; a great-granddaughter, Ainsley Kate Nester of Roanoke, two sisters, Geraldine Thomas of Vinton, Gaynell Mitchell and husband, Maurice of Lynchburg; sister-in-law, Joyce A. Hayes of Roanoke; step-sister, Shelba English and husband, Page of Penhook; an aunt, Rachel Anderson as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his special friend, Janice Jones of Christiansburg and her daughter, Lori Lea Parry and husband, J. D., their daughter, Kayleigh and granddaughter, Briley, all of Gadsden, AL. The family would like to give special thanks to the staff of Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for their comfort and care during Carlton's stay. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 1 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Bill Mitchell officiating. Interment followed in Glade Creek Cemetery. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.