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Harold "Rhudy" Hester

June 23, 1930 — April 27, 2022


Harold "Rhudy" Hester, age 91, passed away Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at Valley Health Care Center, Chilhowie, Va.

Rhudy was a quiet man who never had much to say, but when he did, it was usually worth listening to. He loved watching Dr. Charles Stanley, serving his country during the Korean Conflict in the United States Army, loving his nieces and nephews, and serving his community of customers as a mechanic for many years at either the Texaco or Exxon Station. Rhudy loved his Radio Hill land - walking around or tinkering on his tractor. He was a good man and will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Kate Hester; brothers, William Hester, Joe Hester, Tom Hester and Roy Hester.

Rhudy is survived by nephews and nieces, Gary Hester and wife, Sherry of Marion, Va., Dwight Hester and wife, Polly of Wytheville, Va., Becky Blakenbeckler and husband, Joey of Chilhowie, Va., Barbara Parrish and husband, Steve of Chesterfield, Va., Mike Hester and wife, Ann of Georgia, Mark Hester and wife, Angie of Marion, Va. and Ricky Hester of Chilhowie, Va.; two special caregivers, Kenny Edwards and Bobby Hickingbottom.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Blake Frazier officiating and Military Rites conducted by the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667. Burial will follow in Round Hill Cemetery.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am

Military Rites Will Be Conducted By the U.S. Army Funeral Honors Guard & Francis Marion VFW Post #4667

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