Bruce was born on the 14th of April 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, to Maxwell and Alice Jester. Bruce married Marsha Kay Prince on the 11th of October 1958. He was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will always be remembered by his strong faith in Jesus Christ, and his devotion to his family. He was in the United States Navy Reserve, and was a successful commercial real-estate broker. He loved duck hunting and fishing, and was a longstanding member of Ducks Unlimited and Coastal Conservation Association.
As a member of Second Baptist Church he served faithfully as a deacon of the church. He was also involved in a bible study, and took great pleasure ministering in the church, and in his community. One of his favorite ministries he served on for many years in the church was Angels of Light. He was always excited to share his faith with others in order to grow the kingdom of God. He truly was a “fisher of men.”
Bruce was preceded in death by his wife, Marsha Kay Jester, and is survived by his two daughters, Kay Black of Huntsville, and Dana Kersten and her husband Doug Kersten of Angleton; also by his sister-in-law, Marilyn Prince of Shreveport, Louisiana; granddaughters, Courtney White, Lauren Newmyer, Jenna Newmyer, and Danielle Newmyer; grandsons, Philip Brosch, Scott Newmyer and Timothy Newmyer; great-granddaughters, Gracie Jane White and Ava Michele Newmyer; and great-grandson, Sawyer Vicente Newmyer.
A graveside service for the family will be conducted on Saturday, the 16th of April, at one o’clock in the afternoon at Forest Park Cemetery, 3700 St. Vincent Avenue, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103 where Rev. Perry Elders will officiate.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions in Bruce’s honor be directed to the “Make Your Mark” fund, Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057.
Please visit Mr. Jester’s online memorial tribute at GeoHLewis.com where memories and words of comfort and condolence may be shared electronically with his family. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.” (2 Timothy 4;7-8).
We love and miss you Dad/Grandpa, and we know you are in the loving arms of your Savior.
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