DELTA -- Watson H. Hester, 70, died Jan. 5, 2013, at his home.
Born June 8, 1942, at Delta, to the late Watson Russell and Immogene Sanford Hester, he was a member of the Arbor General Baptist Church. He was a retired heavy equipment operator for Union Operating Engineers Local 513 in St. Louis and worked for many contract companies.
On Oct. 6, 1967, he married Velma Glency who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Ruth-Ann Hester of Cape Girardeau; one daughter and son-in-law, Stacey and Tony Birk of Delta; one brother, David Hester of Delta; two sisters, Nancy Stoffregan and Ruth Ann Crader of Delta; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
Visitation is scheduled at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, where services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Kermit Patton officiating.
Burial will follow at Kenyon Cemetery near Delta.
Online condolences may be sent at www.amick-burnettfuneralchapels.com.