Jeremy A. Hester
GASTONIA -- Jeremy A. Hester, 31, passed away on September 27, 2011. Jeremy served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Staff Sergeant with the 2nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company out of Camp Lejeune, NC. Jeremy served two tours in Iraq, for which he received numerous commendations and medals. He was an officer with CMPD for three years and most recently served as an instructor preparing troops for their deployment overseas.
Jeremy is predeceased by his biological father, Robert Larry 'Bobby' Waldrop, Jr.; great-grandmother, Mae Belle Scott; maternal grandfather, Wayne Winchester; and his paternal grandparents, Robert Larry Waldrop, Sr. and Joanne Clippard Berryhill.
He is survived by his children, Charlie and Josie Hester; mother, Ann Waldrop; brothers, Kelly Hester and Christopher Lee; grandmother, Thelma (Rick) Black; great-grandfather, Donald Allen Scott; adoptive father, Carroll Eugene Hester; as well as numerous other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at Fraley Memorial Baptist Church, 3025 Fraley Church Road, Gastonia, NC 28054. The family will receive friends from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the service. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens in Mount Holly, NC.
Please visit Jeremy's online memorial at www.mcewenpinevillechapel.com.
Published in Charlotte Observer on Oct. 3, 2011.