Clyde Winfred Kestner

Born in Washington Co., VA on May 21, 1927

Departed on December 9, 2009 and resided in Nashville, TN

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KESTNER, Clyde Winfred
Age 82 of Nashville, Tennessee, was born in Washington County, Virginia on May 21, 1927 and passed away peacefully on December 9, 2009 with family by his side. Mr. Kestner is preceded in death by his parents, Reverend Clarence and Talitha Kestner of Kingsport, Tennessee and brothers Delos and Earl Kestner of Bloomingdale, Tennessee. He is survived by Marie Kelly Kestner, his devoted wife of 62 years and his two proud sons, Michael Stephen
Donna Kestner of Nashville and Mark Ginny Kestner of Murfreesboro; granddaughters, Callie Anne Kestner, Nashville and Eliana Kestner, Murfreesboro; step-granddaughter, Shannon Matt Bevins and step-great grandchildren, Olivia and Turner Bevins of Murfreesboro; step-grandson, Anthony Michelizzi of Payson, Arizona; sisters Ruth Taylor and Johanna Wallace; brother Wayne Charlotte Kestner, all of Kingsport, Tennessee and many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Kestner was inducted into the United States Army in 1945 at the age of 18 and served in the European theatre during World War II. He retired from National Life and Accident Insurance Company after a career spanning 27 years. Following his retirement, he managed real estate development and leasing in the Middle Tennessee area. A life-long proponent of continuing education, he was a voracious reader who also enjoyed being outdoors on his farm in southern Kentucky. He was a man of great spiritual faith, and throughout his life he was active in church serving as Sunday School Teacher, Deacon and Trustee as well as writing extensively on his Christian views. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather and will be dearly missed.
Visitation will be Saturday, December 12, 2009 from Noon-1:45 pm at Harpeth Hills Gardens, 9090 Highway 100, Nashville, Tennessee with funeral services to follow at 2:00 pm. Interment immediately following. Pallbearers will be members of Mr. Kestner's Sunday School Class at Bellevue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any church of your choice.

5 Comments to Clyde Winfred Kestner

  1. David M. Lennon
    December 10, 2009 12:00 am

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know you are in my thoghts and prayers.

  2. Annette Dreifke
    December 11, 2009 12:00 am

    Michael, Donna and the entire Kestner Family –

    Deepest condolences on the departure of your father from this world. May you feel God’s angels surrounding all of you with their mercy as you celebrate the life of your Father, Grandfather, Husband and friend.

    May God Bless each of you today and always.

    Love from the Dreifke Family
    Mark, Annette, Alex, Shelby and Melanie

  3. Terry Gillenwater
    December 11, 2009 12:00 am

    My first memories of Clyde are seeing him dive into Lake Patrick Henry in Kingsport Tennessee. I was lucky that he had invited us along for a trip to the lake with Mike and Mark. Clyde was and still is one of my favorite uncles. Being around Clyde you knew two things immediately, first was you were family and second you knew you were going to have some fun.

    If each of us could live our lives in his shadow, heaven would not be a far reach. Clyde walked daily with our Lord and Savior, and now we could find him in our Lords arms. A good father, husband,brother, and son and to all that knew him a friend.

    Thanks for all the wonderful memories and showing us how to use this life we were given.

    With love and deep affection Terry, Betty, Brandon and Lee Gillenwater

  4. Dr. and Mrs. Edward Eastham
    December 11, 2009 12:00 am

    Mark, Ginny, and the Kestner Family,
    Our deepest condolances on your loss. May God grant you peace and acceptance as you lay your Father to rest. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Dunk and Vicki

  5. Marilyn Forsyth
    December 12, 2009 12:00 am

    Michael and Donna,
    I would to express my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I have an idea of what you are going through. No comfort is quite enough to replace the loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you today.
    Marilyn Forsyth Crossville