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Rondall Paul 'Ron' Kestner, 76, of Kingsport, Sullivan Co
TN, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 27, 2012,
at his residence.
Born June 23, 1936, he was a lifelong resident of
Kingsport and the son of the late Paul and Mildred
Kestner. Ron attended St. Matthew United Methodist Church.
He retired from Eastman Kodak in 1992 after 30 years of
service in the engineering department. He was a 1955
graduate of Sullivan High School. Ron served in the United
States Navy and attended East Tennessee State University.
He loved going to football games with his friends, Howard
Hudson, Fred Steadman, and Robert White. Ron played in the
band, The Echos, for approximately 30 years.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shelley Kestner;
son, Craig Alan Kestner and wife Deana; daughter, Kristy
Kestner Taylor and husband Donnie; grandson, Lee Taylor
and wife Amber; a great grandson, Brayden Taylor; sister,
Judy Roller and husband Larry; niece, Lora Green and
husband Randy; nephew, Scott Roller; uncles, Robert White
and Smith Kestner; special friends, Larry and Sheila
Fleming and family; along with several cousins.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 29, 2012,
from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., in the chapel of East Lawn
A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7 p.m., with
Rev. Jack Hester and Rev. Phil Kestner officiating.
Special music will be provided by his cousins, Bettie
Upton, Shirley Hester, Nancy Gilbert, and Pat Wall.
Graveside services will be conducted on Saturday, June 30,
2012, at 11 a.m., in East Lawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers
will be Howard Hudson, Fred Steadman, Larry Fleming, Carl
Childress, Jack Hicks, and Tom Zollman. Honorary
pallbearers are Don Adkins, Erskine Edmunds, and his
fellow musicians. Everyone is asked to assemble in the
cemetery by 10:45 a.m. for the services.
To leave a condolence for the family, please visit:
East Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Park is in charge of
the arrangements and is honored to serve the Kestner