Joseph William Hestir

Joseph William Hestir passed away on March 28, 2023. He was born on March 25, 1967, in Little Rock, Arkansas. Joe graduated from high school in Beebe and attended college at the University of Central Arkansas. Joe was preceded in death by his parents Donald and Evelyn Hestir, Grandparents Mildred & Louis Novak and Mary and Orrie Hestir, aunts, Frances Bower, Dorothy Bogaard, and Ruby Sanders and uncles Ronald and Bill Hestir. He is survived by his sisters Debbie Feagins of Texarkana and Donna Kroskey (James) of Maumelle, his nieces Sandy Cothran (Coy) of Cabot, Julie Johnson (Shane) of Texarkana, Robi Feagins of Texarkana, and nephew Nathan Feagins of Texarkana. He is also survived by his Aunt Carolyn Brakensiek of Hazen, and Uncle Elvin Novak of De Valls Bluff, his 2 great nieces, Abbey Cothran and Katie Fouse and his great nephew Cayden Johnson and countless cousins.

Joe was a member of the Beebe Methodist Church and Boy Scouts of America. He loved his family and friends, especially his furry companion, Missy. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved camping, hiking, boating, kayaking, and swimming. He enjoyed attending gun and knife shows and had a nice collection. He never met a stranger and was always willing to help others.

He liked to grill a good steak and always enjoyed a great party! Joe recently relocated from Beebe to the Greer’s Ferry Lake area in his motor home to enjoy his Shangri-la at the lake. He will be missed by his friends and family!

A graveside service will be held at the Czech National Cemetery on Sunday, 4/30/23 at 2:30 pm.

The family requests that donations be made to the Beebe Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

3 thoughts on “Joseph William Hestir”

  1. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came in the Farm Bureau office where I worked in Hazen. Beverly Wood

  2. Joe was a nice guy. We had a lot of fun in high school. It was always fun to be around him. Rest In Peace Joe

  3. Joe was always so nice to me and fun to be around. It is so sad to hear he is gone. His handsome and contagious smile will be greatly missed! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Sandy-I’m so sorry for your loss.
    Cassie (Abernathy) Gemes

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