Claude Edward Ester, age 73 of Rogersville, died January 19, 2021. He was born May 3, 1947 in Shidler, Oklahoma, the son of Theodore and Florence Irene (Rouse) Ester.
Claude served his country in the U.S. Army, and was a Vietnam Veteran with the 282nd Aviation Company (AML) Black Cats. After the war he worked as an elevator repairman. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, softball, barbequing and cooking Sunday dinners. Claude loved being outdoors and spending time with his family.
Survivors include: his children, Damone Ester and wife Kristi, Cimber Ester, Dustin Ester and wife Delana, and Brandon Ester; 14 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Roy Ester; a sister, Margaret Crow and husband Jerry; and stepbrothers, Gary Cooley and David Cooley.
Claude was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Willie Mae Ester; and two brothers, Ray Ester and Theodore Ester; and two stepsisters, Gracie Pearl Mahoney and Charlene Nowell.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, January 29, 2021 in Adams Funeral Home, Ozark with Dr. Wade Bridges officiating. Burial will follow at noon with full military honors in Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield.