Name: James Ralph Nester, Jr.
Birth Date: Apr 04, 1948
Death Date: May 24, 2013
Birthplace: Mount Airy, NC
Resided In: Oliver Springs, TN
Funeral Home: Sharp Funeral Home
Visitation Date: May 28, 2013
Visitation Time: 6:00 -- 7:00 PM
Visitation Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Service Date: May 28, 2013
Service Time: 7:00 PM
Service Location: Sharp Funeral Home
Cemetery Date: May 28, 2013
Cemetery Time: N/A
Cemetery Location:
James Ralph Nester, Jr. age 65, a resident of Oliver Springs, passed away Friday, May 24, 2013, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville.

James was born April 4, 1948 in Mount Airy, NC. He lived in Winston/Salem, NC, Charleston, SC and Roanoke, VA before moving to Tennessee in 1995.

Before his retirement he was employed as the Auto Sales Manager at Clayton Automotive in Knoxville, TN.

He was a member of Batley Baptist Church and his hobbies included golfing and fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Ralph Nester, Sr. and Betty Bowman Nester.

He is survived by Carolyn Sue Sigler of Oliver Springs, by children; Jeannie Williams and companion David Lowman of Greer, SC, Rudy Nester and companion, Tonya Barrett of Marion, NC, Andrea Nester of Mocksville, NC and Tammie Pyke and husband, Phillip of Clinton.

He is also survived by grandchildren; Dawson, Chance, Shea, Amber, Kayla, Matthew and Skyler.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, May 28, 2013, between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 pm, at Sharp Funeral Home. The funeral will follow at 7:00 pm, in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Luke Kidwell officiating. Sharp Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online guest book is available at

To All The Nester Family: We were sorry to hear of Jim's Passing. Just saw the obituary in today's Mt. Airy News. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and may God bless and comfort you. Jun 04, 2013
Staff at Garson McMillian Real Estate & Auction Co., Inc. (Mt. Airy, North Carolina USA)
So sorry to hear about Mr. Nester. It was a pleasure taking care of him on 6 East for as long as I did. He will be missed and our hearts are with you. God Bless May 30, 2013
Jillian (Knoxville, TN )
we send our prayers and blessings to you through the difficult days ahead.may god shower you with his love and keep you in his arms forever. god bless you.Our thoughts are with you. May 27, 2013
Nancy and Jerry Barbee(ex wife of Jim Nester) (lansing, North Carolina )
our prayers and blessings are with you.may god comfort you in the days ahead.god bless you and keep you in his arms forever.sue and tammy, you have both been so good to jim and his mother.god bless you. May 27, 2013
Nancy and Jerry Barbee(ex wife of Jim Nester) (lansing, North Carolina )
Only God is in control.He will keep you and your family in his loving arms.We will keep you and your family in our prayers. May 27, 2013
Larry and Diana Hawkins (Lady Lake, Florida )
Sorry to hear of Jim passing May 26, 2013
Daranda (Clinton, Tennessee Anderson Co)
So sorry for your loss. We've known Jim for many, many years & know what a super guy he was. We hope your wonderful memories will help you through this difficult time. May 25, 2013
Judy & Rodger Via (Raleigh, NC USA)
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