Daniel Douglas Kester, age 79, passed away Saturday at UNC Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. Born in Columbus, OH, he was the son of the late Donald Ruble Kester and the late Leah Bonita Fullen Kester. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force having retired after 20 years of service and was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. Dan was also a member of the Berkeley Civitans, The Wayne County Historical Association, The Order of the Arrow and Three Eagles Golf Course. Among his many hobbies included his businesses Dan’s Rock Shop, Mooseberry Mansion, cheapjunk.com and a professional wrestling promoter. His many talents included jewelry making, woodworking, scrimshaw, painting, ceramics and a collector of everything, including used golf balls. He was also known as the curator of Johnny Appleseed.
Services to remember Dan’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on January 13, 2018 at New Hope United Methodist Church with Pastor Steve Wellman officiating.The family will recieve friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church which will feature a display of Dan's many talents and representations of his numerous nicknames: Dan the Rock Man, Mooseberry, Crazy Dan, Paw Paw, Grandpa cheapjunk, Pop, "even Ole' Man"
Dan is survived by his wife, Dr. Diane D. Kester; sons, Donn Kester and wife, Bonnie, Dan Kester and wife, Mary Anne, and David Kester; daughters, Dawn Kester and Deneen Marshall and husband, Randy; sisters, Phyllis Townsend and Tami Massaro; grandchildren, Donnie, Kate, Trey, Will, Jonathon, Erica and David; great grandchildren, Andrew, Kaelyn, Zoey, Ella and Nora.
Dan requested that no flowers be sent and that memorial gifts may be directed to the New Hope United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 200 E. New Hope Road, Goldsboro, NC 27534.
Shumate-Faulk Funeral Home is serving the Kester family and online condolences may be sent to www.shumate-faulk.com.
New Hope United Methodist Church
Saturday January 13th, 2018
200 E. New Hope Rd.
Goldsboro, NC 27534
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Submitted by Eileen Deon on Sep 28 2018 09:11:53 AM
I have a lot of fond memories of Dan. He enjoyed life and loved buying and selling and a good prank. I'm sure him and my daddy, Jesse Sasser are catching up in Heaven and trying to see who can pull the most pranks on who. Please know that all of the family is in my thoughts and prayers.
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Gene and I are so sorry for your loss. Dan was truly a character and he will be greatly missed.
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Linda Archibald lit a candle on Dec 6 2017 01:32:47 AM
I am the daughter of the late Harley Hines. I am so sorry for your loss. The world has lost a great man. I thought a lot of Dan. My favorite memories are of Dan and Dad at the Goldsboro Flea Market.He was so full of life! He will be truly missed. Please let me know when the Services to celebrate his life will be, as I would like to attend.
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