Obituary: Larry Dean Jester

Larry D. Jester, age 74 of Curtis, passed into Heaven Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Little Rock. He was born December 9, 1947, to Clarence and Lorene Freeman Jester.

Larry obtained his teaching degree from Henderson Sate University and served as an educator and counselor in the public school system for his entire career. He went on to earn his Master’s Degree and served many schools in the greater Little Rock area. After more than 30 years, he retired from teaching in 2001, working lastly at Joe T. Robinson.

Outside of teaching, his great passion was genealogy. From memory, he could recite his family’s lineage back more than a dozen generations, calling each one by name. He also served as the President of the Sons of the American Revolution from 1992 – 1993 and was a veteran of the Arkansas National Guard. He was also an avid piano player and served Curtis First Assembly of God church for many years in that capacity as well as being a Sunday School teacher.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Clarence E. Jester Jr. and Bobby W. Jester. He is survived by nieces Janae Richerson and Jennifer Edrington and nephew Kevin Jester.

Graveside services will be Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Arkadelphia. Visitation will be at the cemetery immediately preceding the service.

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