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Melvin L. Kestner, Sr.

August 17, 1940 November 8, 2012
Melvin L. Kestner, Sr.
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Obituary for Melvin L. Kestner, Sr.

After a long illness and being cared for by his loving family, Melvin L. Kestner, Sr., 72 left Farmville, VA to go to heaven and be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday, November 8, 2012. He was born August 17, 1940 in Washington County, VA to the late Hasque “Hack” and Mary Kestner. Melvin grew up in Portsmouth, VA. He retired from Fresh Pride as a Meat Manager, where after retiring he missed the work and the people so much that he went back and worked right up until he became sick. He is survived by his wife and best friend for many years, Betty Yeary and her son, Floyd W. Simpson III; his daughter, Mellanie Williams (Ralph) of Disputanta, VA, son, Melvin “Sonny” Kestner of Roanoke, VA; and his son, Mackenzie Hasque Kestner, sister, Varneda K. Meyer (Bart) of Lugoff, SC and numerous special nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Brenda K. Russ and family friend, Albert Bass. A graveside service will be held at the Kestner Family Cemetery in Cumberland on Sunday, November 11, 2012 12:00 Noon. A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 17, 2012 1:00PM at Faith Baptist Church, 5501 Middle Road, Prince George, VA 23875.

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