Hester Virgil Privett

Published 8:32 am Monday, April 15, 2019

Hester Virgil Privett


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Hester Virgil Privett, 89, of Junction City, was called home to our Lord and Savior Thursday, April 11, 2019. He was born in Lincoln County on January 24, 1930, to the late Minnie (Owens) and Virgil Privett. Retired from Genesco, he was a devoted husband and father, an avid gardener and animal lover.

Hester was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Elizabeth McCowan Privett. In addition to his wife, Hester was preceded in death by four sisters, Eva Taylor, Opal Land, Lily Mae Johnson and Ruth McCowan; five brothers, Emerson Privett, Elvin Privett, Lewis Privett, James Privett, and Danny Privett.

He is survived by four daughters, Linda (Paul) Sims of Lexington, Rita Privett of Junction City, Teresa (Marvin) Shanks of Richmond, and Renee (Chris) Applin of Junction City; three sons, Larry (Connie) Privett of Danville, Tommy (Leah) Privett of Junction City, and Mark (Kelly) Privett of Junction City; six grandchildren, Sara Sims, Dustin Privett, Eric Taylor, Justin (Samantha) Saylor, Caleb Childers, and Marley Shanks; and three great-grandchildren, Kaleb Privett, Dustin Privett, and Jameson Saylor. In addition, a heartfelt thank you to a very special sister-in-law, Valerie Bell-Privett, who was always there when he needed her.

Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday by Pastor Gary Yocom. Burial will be private in Moreland Cemetery. Visitation is 12-2, Monday. A guestbook is available at www.wlpruitt.com