Royce H. Hester, 86 of Bunker Hill, passed away at his residence in Bunker Hill on Friday, July 17, 2020, at 9:46 a.m. He was born on November 30, 1933, in Dover, TN to Edmond Dan Hester and Vivian (Miles) Hester.
He married Glenda F. Green on May 17, 1959, in Trenton, KY. Royce retired after 38 years as a crane operator for Granite City Steel.
He is survived by his wife, Glenda Hester of Bunker Hill; two daughters, Melinda (Jeffrey) Bertels of Dorsey, IL and Millie (Matt) Hausman of Lees Summit, MO; son, Michael (Laurie) Hester of Bunker Hill; six grandchildren, Ashley (Bertels) Wilcox, Jordan Bertels, Shelby Hausman, Alec Hester, Clay Hausman, and Paige Hester; two great-grandchildren, Jack Wilcox and Vivien Wilcox; and sister, Marion Hamm of Bunker Hill.
Royce was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters.
Friends may call on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Patrick Thatcher officiating. Burial will be at Bunker Hill Cemetery in Bunker Hill, IL.
Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice, Country Bible Church, or donor’s choice. Per the families wishes they ask anyone who will be attending to wear a mask, social distance, and avoid direct contact with the family. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill is in charge of the arrangements.