Asheboro - John Dallas Jester, age 96, died at Clapps Nursing Center, Pleasant Gardens NC on March 11, 2022. John was born on September 2, 1925 to V.A. and Mary Elizabeth Jester in Trinity NC where he lived until he graduated from Trinity High School in 1942. He moved to Asheboro NC where he worked in hosiery mills, including Bossong and Paul Voncannon’s. He is a US Navy veteran.
In 1965 he built and established Springwood Barber Shop where he barbered until his retirement in 2005. He is a former member of Rushwood Park Wesleyan Church and Ulah Fire Department. He loved hunting, fishing, and raising a garden. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Brent Tysinger at 2:00 on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel, Asheboro NC. Visitation will be from 12:30-1:45 prior to the funeral. Graveside Service will follow at Randolph Memorial Park with military honors provided by the Randolph County Honor Guard.
John was predeceased by his parents, his brother, Albert Jester, his sister, Bertha Russell, and his grandson, Clayborn Dallas Jester. He is survived by his wife of seventy-one years, Ann Jester, son Randy Jester (Alice) of Greer SC, daughters Dr. Joy Jester (Dan Andress) of Mokena IL and Lorraine Shelton (Dave) of Acworth GA; seven grandchildren Lindsay Shelton, Nicholas Shelton (Michelle), Joseph Shelton (Emily), both of Acworth GA, Jonathan Shelton (Jennifer) of Dumfries, VA, Rachel Lois/Ann Jester (Todd Smith) of Wilmington NC, George Jester of Greer SC, and Brittany Jester of Greenville SC; twelve great-grandchildren, Trey, Tyler, Evelyn, Louella, Bryan, Nathan, Martin, Jane, Henry, Noah, and Sirsha. He is also survived by a brother, Fred Jester (Evelyn), and a sister Bernice Cockerham, both of Asheboro NC and a sister Betty Snyder of Sophia NC.
Memorials may be made to Rushwood Church, 1810 Old Farmer Road, Asheboro NC 27205 or to the charity of your choice.
Please share your condolences and remembrances with the Jester Family at: www.pughfuneralhome.com.