Robert B. Kester, 80, of Westfield, and formerly of Terre Haute, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at IU Hospital North in Carmel. He was born on Aug. 25, 1936, in Terre Haute, to Ray and Ella Mae (Gilbert) Kester.
He was married to the love of his life, Judith A. (Bell) Kester, who preceded him in death in 2011. Bob also was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Bill Kester.
Bob is survived by his daughters, Keely Maurer, Kara Decker and husband David, and Breona Wendell; sons, Paul Scott and wife Suanne, Charles Scott and wife Erin, and Chad Chubb and wife Lisa; a sister, Nila Johnson; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and last, but not least, his beloved dog, Honey Bunny.
Bob served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a lifelong entrepreneur, owning several businesses including Big K Tires. He was an active member of Grace Memorial Church.
In his younger days, Bob played basketball and bowled on several leagues. He enjoyed hunting. Bob was a sports fanatic and an avid fan of Indiana University, Indianapolis Colts, and the New York Yankees.
Bob enjoyed going out to breakfast and visiting with friends, family, and strangers. He loved to tell stories about the many adventures he experienced during his lifetime. He was devoted to his faith in the Lord and made it his mission to be a witness for Him. Bob was an extremely generous and kind-hearted man, donating money to many charitable causes and helping others. Bob touched many lives and will be truly missed.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at Roselawn Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Pringle officiating. Bob will be laid to rest next to his wife in Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at :
Published on April 5, 2017