Welborn Joe "Boone" Hester

Funeral services for Welborn Joe “Boone” Hester (84) of Haltom City will be 2:00p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Forest Ridge Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Bluebonnet Cemetery.   Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home.  Boone passed away November 14, 2019 in Fort Worth.  He was born October 20, 1935 to Johnnie and Thelma Hester in Fort Worth.  Growing up, Boone and is brother Bobby worked for their father painting houses.  He married Shirley Linehan October 28, 1957 in Fort Worth. They were married over 58 years.   Boone served the Army during Korea.  After his military service, he and his wife Shirley were founding members of Beach Street Baptist Church.  He also began his career with the T&P, Missouri Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads and retired after 28 1/2 years. Boone was an active family man.  He enjoyed coaching little league sports, loved dancing with his wife and loved dachshunds.  Later in life, Boone was a proud grandfather and loving great-grandfather who was known by the name Pee-Paw.  In Haltom City he was well known and touched many lives.  He will especially be remembered by his ability to bring humor into any situation.  Boone is survived by his children Glenda Martin and her husband Ken, Bobby Hester and his wife Cheri, Tony Hester and Karen Lacy and her husband Dru, 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.  Boone will be truly missed by all who knew him! Praise Jesus! He has now joined the love of his life to spend eternity in their heavenly home.