Donald Gay "Don" Nestor, Sr., 74, a resident of Parsons, departed this life Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side. He had been in declining health and death was attributed to cancer.
He was born Wednesday, Aug. 3, 1938, at St. George, a son of the late Carl Everett and Onda Pearl Loughry Nestor. He was twice married. First to Mary Jane Holley, who survives. On Aug. 6, 1971, at Oakland, Md., he was married to Rebecca Marlayne Kalar, who survives.
Also surviving are one son: Donald Gay Nestor Jr. and wife, Mary of Norvell, Mich.; five daughters, Lorena Gay Smith and husband, Jeff, of Zephyrhills, Fla., LoraLee Marie Rosamond and husband, Gary, of St. Cloud, Fla., Angela Renee Simmons and husband, Steve, of Parsons, Valerie Leigh Angell and husband, Greg, of Pittsburgh, Pa., Allison Nicole French and husband, Nico, of Salisbury, N.C.; two brothers, David Nestor and wife, Nancy, of Lost Creek, Dale Nestor and wife, Marty, of Parsons; two sisters, Nellie Holler, of Joppa, Md., Sharon White, of Ga.; 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death is one infant brother, Clarence Allen Nestor.
He was a graduate of Parsons High School with the Class of 1956. He was a former employee of General Telephone Company of Mich., a former foreman for the Kingsford Charcoal Company and a retired truck driver for the J.B. Hunt Trucking Company. Don was well-known as a prominent home and building contractor. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Michigan. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time at the Holly Meadows Golf Course, where in July of 2010, Don achieved a hole-in-one on the seventh green.
Mr. Nestor's wishes for cremation were honored. A memorial service will be conducted at a later date. The family suggest that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to: Tucker Co. High School Athletic Dept., Attn; Dave Kyle, Athletic Director, 116 Mountain Lion Way, Hambleton, WV 26269.
The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Donald Gay "Don" Nestor Sr. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com