Frank "Sonny" Hester

Born on November 25, 1939

Departed on April 23, 2015 and resided in Cottontown, TN

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Frank “Sonny” Hester- age 75 of Cottontown, passed away April 23, 2015. He was born on November 25, 1939 to the late Douglas and Virginia Hester of Gallatin, TN. Sonny, as everyone knew him, was a man of the Lord and a longtime member of Mt. Pleasant General Baptist Church, but attended several other area churches.
Throughout his life he was an entrepreneur owning an automotive repair shop in Hendersonville, TN; founding and operating Warren County Recycling in Bowling Green, KY; and he and his wife T.J. have been involved in expedited transportation over the past several years.
When remembering Sonny the first thing that comes to mind is Gallatin Green Wave Football. For more than 40 years he was involved with filming their games. Sonny was an avid hunter of all game but as a young man he enjoyed competition coon hunting and raised several winning dogs. When he wasn’t watching football or hunting he was involved with Roller Pigeons. At one point he served as the Southeast Regional Director of the NBRC. He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Ann “T.J.” Hester; children, Doug Smith, John (Amy) Hester , Christy (Scott) Murphy, Frankie (Dan) Smallwood, Steve (Lynn) Collins, Charles (Connie) Collins, and Robert (Freda) Hill; grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Johnny Hester, Joey Hester, Ariel Murphy, Colton Murphy, Dominic Austin, Logan Smallwood, Kira Smallwood, Andrew Collins, James Collins, Christian Collins, and Coy Hill.
A life celebration service will be held on Saturday at 1p.m. in the chapel of Crestview Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Crestview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4-8p.m. and Saturday 12-1p.m. at CRESTVIEW FUNERAL HOME, 1623 Hwy 109 N Gallatin, TN 37066 (615) 452-1943 crestviewfh.com

5 Comments to Frank "Sonny" Hester

  1. Doug Smith
    April 24, 2015 4:20 am

    Dad ….I love you, and you will be greatly missed.
    TJ…… I love you and I appreciate your dedicated devotion to dad for all these years. You made him happy.
    Love always…………… Doug

  2. John Hester
    April 24, 2015 9:18 am

    We always wish we had more time, we always wish we could go back in time to revisit, we wish to have and hold all the memories that time has provided. Dad, I will miss you and always love you as you did your family.
    TJ , you were the center of his World and all things revolved around the two of you and that is a wonderful way of life. Please find comfort in the fact that Dad loved you deeply and always will. His spirit will be with you always as it will be with me.
    God Bless and we love you,
    John, Amy, Johnny and Joey

  3. Larry Butcher
    April 24, 2015 9:32 am

    You will be greatly missed by lots of people Sonny!!!! This world that we live in today could use a lot more people like you and TJ in it. I thank God for putting you and TJ in my life I have been truly blessed to know both of you. I love both you guys a lot and you will forever be missed but always in our thoughts.

    I love you both,
    Larry Butcher

  4. David and Stephanie Keller
    April 24, 2015 10:30 pm

    God bless to you and your family. I know he gave joy to all. Sorry for your loss. Bless you. Stephanie.

  5. Sammy Walker
    April 25, 2015 10:15 am

    TJ it has been a blessing to be friends with Sonny and you. You both were so full of life and love for one another. Your love for each other was a great example for all. I love you both like family.You will be in my prayers and heart. I will keep in contact with you darling and if you ever need me all you have to do is call. Sonny was so full of life and had a smile that would brighten you heart. It is an honor to call you both my friends. I know we will all be together in Heaven some day and up there we will have a new glorified body that will never know pain again.

    Love & Prayers
    Sammy & Wendy Walker

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