Joseph Arnold Hester, 49, passed away December 28, 2009. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 1 and funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 2, all at Memphis Funeral Home, Germantown Parkway Chapel. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Joseph was an operations manager for 25 years for American Tire Distributor, the 1978 valedictorian of Overton High School, member of the Memphis Symphony Chorus for 13 years, and a leader of Wolfchase Community Church. He is survived by his wife Anita Hester; brothers, John Hester, Stephen Andrew Hester, and Jeffrey Hester; mother, Barbara Hester Greene (Noonon); aunt, Ann Hester Halsell (Bill); and uncle, Jim Hester (Kathy). He was predeceased by his birth-parents, Donald and Lois Summers Hester. Memorial contributions may be made to the Church Health Center or Wolfchase Community Church. Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel (901) 725-0100 www.memphisfuneralhome.net
Published by The Commercial Appeal on Dec. 30, 2009.