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Jerry Steve Kesterson

Mr. Jerry Steve Kesterson, age 72, of Cove, Arkansas passed away Thursday, February 18, 2021 in Mena.

Steve was born on July 10, 1948 in Mena to the late William Harmon Kesterson and the late Alice Clara Carter Kesterson. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was married to the love of his life, Sue Beck Kesterson for many wonderful years. Steve was a member of the First Baptist Church in

Hatfield, Arkansas. He was a professional at harassment (a jokester if you will) pulling pranks. Honking his car horn when someone walked by being one of his favorites. Steve retired from working at the Polk County Road Department. He also enjoyed operating heavy equipment. His greatest joy was being with the boys and grandkids, whether it be working on the farm or just enjoying their company. Most of all he loved the Lord and doing what God called him to do. Steve was a loving husband, father, brother, son, and friend to all that knew him, he will be dearly missed by all.

Steve is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue Kesterson of Cove, sons (in love), David Adam Beck and wife Savannah, Douglas Aaron Beck and wife Ashlea, Derrick Andrew Beck and wife Kayla; grandchildren (in love), Cody Aaron Beck, Caydee Lynette Beck, Charlee Jo Beck, Case Oliver Beck, Drexley Averyn Beck, Kortsen Edwards, Lynnlee Paige Cook, Asher Jude Cook, Dax Ambrose Beck, and Baby boy Beck on the way; brothers, Hollace Wes Kesterson and wife Marsha, Vaughn Wallace Kesterson and wife Mary; sisters-in-law, Arlene Kesterson and June Kesterson; brother-in-law, Leroy Beck and wife Connie; nieces and nephews, Russell Beck and wife Amanda, Tad Kesterson and wife Phyllis, Kipp Kesterson and wife Carla, Blue Kesterson and wife Stephanie, Brian Kesterson and wife Sonja, Kevin Kesterson, Larry Kesterson and wife Dola, Sheila Johnson, Sharon Kesterson, Phyllis Sirmon and husband Greg, Lisa Callahan and husband Tommy; great-nieces and nephews, Bradlee Beck and wife Jessica, Dustin Beck, Adam Kesterson and Matt Kesterson. A host of other nieces, nephews, family members and friends too great to mention. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Horace Harmon Kesterson, Windolan Willie (Bill) Kesterson, Alvin Jimmy Kesterson, Wayne Steve Kesterson, Gerald Donald Kesterson; in-laws, Everett Oliver and Mary Alice Beck; brother-in-law, Douglas Ambrose Beck; sister-in- law, Shari Lynette Beck; nephew, Eddy Kesterson.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hatfield First Baptist Church with Brothers Danny Williams, Paul Easter and Bob Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery under the direction of the Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be general.

Pallbearers will be Ken Miller, Jeremy Owens, Josh Owens, Brian Kesterson, Tadd Kesterson, Kevin Kesterson, Kipp Kesterson and Blue Kesterson. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Beck, Kortsen Edwards, Asher Cook, Dax Beck and Case Beck.

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