Nester, Gerald S. 1948-2019

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Gerald "Jerry" S. Nester, 71, Savannah, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, in St. Joseph. He was born February 5, 1948, to Arrah-wanna and Alberta (Coats) Nester.

Jerry loved his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed mushroom hunting, fishing, John Wayne westerns, and anything outdoors. He worked for Martin Marietta Rock Quarry for many years.

Survivors include: his children, Kelly (Ron) Wood of Savannah, Shelly Smither of St. Joseph, and Shauna Nester of St. Joseph; sisters, Carolyn (Donald) Taylor, of Savannah, and Marolyn (Tom) Chavez, of St. Joseph; grandchildren, Jeramy (Amy) Nester, Dallas (Cara) George, Cameron George, Cecilia (Alex) DeLeon, Travis (Chloe) Smither, Sierra Poland, Jerrad Poland; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by: his brother, Harold Nester; and granddaughter, Haylee Smither.

Visitation and family receiving hours will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Breit-Hawkins Funeral Home, Savannah.

Memorial contributions can be made to The American Cancer Society. As published in the St. Joseph News-Press.