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BUENA VISTA, Tenn. - Mr. Darrell Gooch “Goochie” Hester, 68, of Buena Vista died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Jackson Madison County General Hospital.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to Friends of Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge, Friends of Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park, or Benton County Public Library
Funeral services were Saturday, January 5, 2018 in the Chapel of Chase Funeral Home. Bro. Donald Ricketts officiated the service. Interment was at New Hope Cemetery.
Mr. Hester was born August 19, 1950 in Huntingdon, Tennessee, to the late Thomas Hardy and Ira Viola (Gooch) Hester. He was also preceded in death by six sisters, Glenda Gail Bell, Helen Sparks, Mary Oatsvall, Betty Sue Hollingsworth, Martha Pearson and Barbara Kay Rust and three brothers, Thomas Hester, Joe Hester and William “Bill Boy” Hester.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-three years, Sandy Hester, one daughter, Jennifer Thornton (Terry) of Camden, two sisters, Alice Mitchell of Bruceton, Sandra Milam (Tommy) of Portageville, Missouri, and a brother, Dale Hester (Dian) of Wildersville. He also leaves two grandchildren.