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Kenneth Jester

Kenneth Jester's Story


DOD: August 18, 2018

A 2017 or 2018 model dark Ford Fiesta struck and killed a pedestrian, Kenneth Jester, just after midnight in the 300 block of Harding Place near Metroplex Drive.    Kenneth Jester, 56, who was homeless.  Toxicology testing will be conducted at the Medical Examiner’s Office to determine whether Jester was impaired.

The Ford was traveling east on Harding Place when it struck Jester, who was attempting to cross the road.  After impact, the Fiesta continued on and was last seen heading east on Harding Place toward Antioch Pike.   Anyone with information about the Ford Fiesta, which is believed to be a 2017 or 2018 model, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  The car did sustain damage.            

He was the son of the late Robert Durell Jester and of the late Mary Belle (Little) Burch (2014). His is survived by his Son, Jeremy Lee Jester ; Daughters, Jaclyn Marie Merritt and Heather Michelle Titus ; brother, Michael "Mike" Jester ; and half-brother, George Russell "Rusty" Jester. He was preceded in death by his late half-brother, Robert Shane Jester (2016).       


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from the family & friends

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From a friend of Kenneth:

Kenneth loved to walk South Nashville and did so, day and night. The latest news was that he took a scooter from Wal-Mart and was driving it down the street. No one was injured and police was concerned for his safety. Scooter was returned and no charges were filed. Kenneth left a residential nursing facility in Huntingdon, TN while being treated by hospice. He didn't want to pass away in a facility - his heart was to be homeless in South Nashville. He passed away only having a few months to live. His step-father and step-son searched for Kenny in April 2018 in the area. After looking for him at a homeless campsite, we found him slowly crossing the street at a cross walk pushing a buggy. Kenny was the happiest person when he saw us. We took him out to eat and got him a hotel room for two nights. His heart had grown in the last previous years demonstrating an unprecedented capacity to love. I think he wanted people to love him. He was cremated on Nov 1, 2018 by Alternative Cremation and Funeral Service in Franklin TN. His ashes will be spread along a river in Nashville where he wanted to be. He will be dearly missed by his cousin, two daughters, son, brother, step-father, step-brother, and two step-sisters. He will be joined in Heaven with his mother who preceded him in Aug 2016.