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Bobby Lee Kestner, 82
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McMinnville resident and Davidson County resident Bobby Lee Kestner, 82, was born Feb. 29, 1940 and died July 13 at his residence following a brief illness.

A self-employed painter, he was the son of the late Claude and Elizabeth Shaeffer Kestner. He was married on April 5, 1982 to Patricia Ann Kestner, who preceded him in death. In addition to wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two daughters, Laura Ann Kestner and Angel Coble, and siblings Tommy Kestner, Helen Brooks, Claude “Ducky” Kestner and Charles Kestner.

Mr. Kestner is survived by children, James Coble, James (Raven) Michael Reavis, Crystal (Roy) Dawn Baldwin, Lisa (Darrell) Marie Kestner and Bambi (P.J.) Love Kestner, 18 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three on the way and siblings, Alberta Prejean, Henry Kestner, Eugene “Bean” Kestner, David Kestner, Dolly Ringwald, Patsy Phillips and Mary Jane Carrigan.

Per Mr. Kestner’s wishes, he will be cremated. No service or visitation will be held at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home and High’s Cremations, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) July 15, 2022