Wyatt Funeral Home
SGM Michael Dennis Hester
(December 8, 1968 - January 25, 2014)
SGM Michael Dennis Hester, 45, of Elmore, AL passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 from Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel with full military graveside honors following in Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens. The family will be receiving friends from 12 until 2 pm Friday at Wyatt Funeral Home. There is also a visitation being held at Brookside Funeral Home in Millbrook, AL Thursday, January 30, 2014 from 6 until 8 pm.
Rev. Bruce Hose, Rev. Mike Denning, and Chaplain MAJ Wylly Collins will be officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Ricky Linton, Ted Arkuszeski, Jim Frizzel, Andy Jordan, Russ Sander and Art Faulkner.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Cindy Hester; son, Zack Hester; daughter, Jerilyn Hester; mother, Elaine Slay & Buster; father, Roy Hester & Missi; sister, Melanie Shores & Brad; many aunts, uncles and niece & nephew; and many loving friends.
Michael was active with the Alabama Army National Guard for 27 years and served as the State School Manager for the Guard. He served one tour in Afghanistan. He was a member of Glynwood Baptist Church. He was a devoted son, husband, father, soldier and friend. He also had, and loved, many rodeo friends and family.
Flowers will be accepted of memorials may be made to Alabama High School Rodeo Scholarship Fund in honor of his daughter Jerilyn Hester, 16800 Ganey Road, Bay Minette, AL 36507.