Obit CandleRoy H. Kesterson, 83, of Racine passed away at, 9:55 a.m. in the Arbors at Pomeroy on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Born February 10, 1932 in Pomeroy, he was the son of the late Marion D. and Mable M. Shoemaker Kesterson. He served in the United States Air Force from 1950-1954 and retried from Kaiser Aluminum in Ravenswood, West Virginia. He also was a member of the Drew-Webster Post # 39 of Pomeroy, a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 9053 of Tupper’s Pains, and was a Master Mason of the Cottageville Lodge # 54 of Cottageville, WV.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Patsy Profitt Cornell, of Syracuse, six step-grandchildren, Crystal Durpee, Mark Proffitt, Carrie Proffitt, Jennifer (Warren) Burns, Kimberly (Greg) Huber, and Joe (Rachel) Cornell, eight step-great-grandchildren. One brother Earl Kesterson of Wilmington, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, Roy is preceded in death by his wife, Ruth V. Kesterson, whom he married on December 9, 1985 in Kentucky. A step-son, James Proffitt, brother, Marion L. Kesterson, and a sister, Phyllis Turner.

Graveside funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Meigs Memory Gardens with Pastor James Kesee officiating. Full military rights will be provide by the Drew-Webster Post #39 of Pomeroy. The Cremeens-King Funeral Home, of Pomeroy have been entrusted with

Roy’s arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting