Dennis Graham Hester, 68, of Bladenboro departed this life Sunday, September 12, 2021. He was a Bladen county native born July 24, 1953 to Graham and Rachel Hester.
He is preceded in death by both his mother and father, brothers, Charles, Hershel, and Joey Hester, and sister, Gail Strickland.
Dennis is survived by his devoted and loving wife of 49 years, Melody Pait Hester and his children Greg Hester (Christina) of Longs, SC, Joshua Hester (Jennifer) of Bladenboro, and Morgan Moore (Justin) of Bladenboro. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Colby, Lawson, Zachary, Savanna, Georgia, Tucker, and Dawson to cherish his memory.
Dennis was a loving husband and father, but his life was forever changed when he became a Pa-Pa. He loved being outdoors and left his grandchildren a legacy of fishing and hunting. He was the epitome of a Jack of all trades to include diving, piloting his own airplane, and riding motorcycles. Dennis loved the multitude of friends that became his family. But above all things, Dennis was a jokester. To be in his presence was to know joy and laughter. There was never a dull moment and his family will forever cherish his memory, his home videos, and his humor.
A private service will be held at the family cemetery at the cabin that Dennis created as a retreat and haven for his family. His services are entrusted to Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home.