Gerald Bradley "Butch" Hester
January 9, 1945  -  November 21, 2018

Gerald Bradley "Butch" Hester

Funeral Service
Allen Free Will Baptist Church
7001 S Hwy 97
Sapulpa, OK  74066
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery
4161 E Admiral Place
Tulsa, OK  74115
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I served in the Army.

Gerald Bradley “Butch” Hester was born January 9, 1945, in Susanville, California the son of L.D. and Arvie Irene (Barnes) Hester. He passed from this life on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at his Sapulpa residence at the age of 73 years, 10 months, 12 days.

Butch served his country in the United States Army and was Vietnam War Veteran. He married Patricia Anne Stephens on August 3, 2001 in Van Buren, Arkansas. He was a retired line electrician and was a member of Allen Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the Gideons, was a volunteer for the DAV and enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and deer hunting.

His survivors include his wife, Patricia, of Sapulpa; daughter, Rhonda Carmean and husband, Todd of Owasso; son, Rodney Hester of Sapulpa; step-sons, Kenneth Gruse of Glenpool and Robert Gruse and wife, Camilita of Grove; brothers, Rex Hester and wife, Ruby of Catoosa, and Vernon Hester and wife, Shirley of Broken Arrow; sister, Wonda Hopkins and husband, Ray of Catoosa; 12 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Dowell Hester, Louie Hester, and Harold Hester; and step-son, Kevin Gruse.

A celebration of Butch’s life will be held 1pm, Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Allen Free Will Baptist Church in Sapulpa with Rev. John Bilby officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Heath-Griffith Funeral Home and an on-line guest book is available by visiting
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may donate in memory of Butch to St. Jude Hospital or to The Wounded Warrior Project.


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  1. Sheila Goodman

    I'm so very sorry for you loss. He was a sweet, sweet man and Heaven's gain is our big loss. Many memories of attending church with you all.

    Hugs and prayers always
    Sheila Goodman

  2. Robbi Olson
    Flower Mound, TX

    Deepest Symthpathy. My heart and prayers to go out to family and friends.

  3. Keith and Tina Henderson
    Sapulpa, OK

    Rest in peace my friend.

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