Paul Luther Hester, 70, husband of Penny Hester, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021.
Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Earl and Audrey Gunther Hester.
Paul retired after a 26 year career from the South Carolina Highway Patrol. He enjoyed driving, and the job he had of serving his state. He was a very intelligent man that loved any type of science fiction. He attended Trinity Point Church. His greatest joy came from his family and the love he had for them.
In addition to his loving wife of 50 years, Penny, he is survived by daughter, Robin Hester; brother, Daniel “Earl” Hester (Laura); sister, Christina Nelson; nieces, Beth Hester, Angel Driggers Yates (Jamey), Catrina Woodard, and Jennifer Wood; nephew, Daniel Hester; goddaughters, Olivia and Caroline Rampey; and godson, Travis McKinney.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, brother and niece.
A visitation will be held Monday, September 20, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes, Northwest, with the funeral service following at 11:30 a.m. in the Northwest Chapel. The family appreciates those attending to follow the CDC guidelines on Social Distancing and Wearing a Mask. A private family burial will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Special Olympics, 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd., Taylors, SC 29687, https://greenvillerec.com/special-olympics/or to Best Friends Animal Rescue, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741, https://bestfriends.org/sanctuary
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