Gary Fleming Hester, age 77, of Dayton passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018. Gary was born in Lewis County, Kentucky on September 22, 1941; he was the son of the late Buford and Nora (Stidam) Hester.
Gary is survived by his son, Greg F. Hester and wife Penny; daughter, Desiree Eyink and husband Ed; three step-sons, Don Helphenstine and wife Ruth, Paul Helphenstine and wife, Victoria and Joe Helphenstine; six sisters, Wanda James, Christine McGlone, Lucille Hitch and husband, Raymond, Charlene Spencer and husband, Ronnie, Betty Spencer, and Connie Heil; seven grandchildren, Brandon Hester and wife Kristi, Destiny Hester, Ryan Hester and wife Elizabeth, Jonathan Robinson, Joshua Robinson, Krystal Helphenstine and Ravien Helphenstine; two great-grandchildren, Kaycee Hester and Kristi Hester as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, additional relatives and dear friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Hester; brother-in-laws Gerald James, Willard McGlone, and James Heil; nephew, Timothy James; and niece, Tina James.
Gary had worked in the commercial and residential construction industry in the Dayton area since 1963. He worked for Kendall Construction prior to retiring. He was well known around the Dayton area for his talented finish carpentry skills. He helped build the Aida Building in Huber Heights, was involved in the construction of the Law Offices of Horenstein, Nicholson, and Blumenthal, and did all of the finish woodwork inside the Dayton Key Ads building. Gary was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie# 321 in Beavercreek, and was an avid NASCAR fan.
A private memorial service for family and friends will be held.