October 27, 1950 - September 6, 2019
Ben Earl Rester, age 68 and a resident of the Oak Grove Community, passed away Friday night September 6, 2019 at his home on Choctaw Road, where he grew up and resided most of his life. He was born October 27, 1950. Ben spent his life as a husband, daddy and paw paw and he was a hard worker. He was great at working with his hands as he was a brick-layer, pipe-fitter and welder for many years. Ben enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. His favorite hobby may have been fixing up antique Model A hot rods from the 1920’s and 30’s, including his favorite purple one. “You will be greatly missed and always loved daddy, until we meet again”
Survived by: Daughter: Jamie Rester Persick; 2 Sons: Kevin Rester, Brian Rester; 8 Grandchildren; Brother: Nick Rester; Sister: Janice Rester; Also several nieces, nephews and other family members
He was preceded in death by his parents George Harvey Rester and Genevieve Ellis Rester.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday September 11th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 2:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. Pete Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Rester Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Kevin Rester, Jeremy Rester, Cole Persick, Jason Persick, Larry Williams, Hyrum Tolman