Freddy Art ‘Bob’ Tester, 59, of Stony Fork Road, Deep Gap, passed away Friday May 31, 2013, at Watauga Medical Center.
Born December 21, 1953 in Watauga County, he was a son of Clay and Vertie Warren Tester. Bob was of the Baptist faith and was formerly employed as a truck driver.
Mr. Tester is survived by his wife, Janice Greene Tester; son, Van Trivette and companion, Lisa, of the Stony Fork community; two brothers, Bill Tester and wife, Audrey, of Stoney Point, and Harold Dean Tester of Oconto Falls, Wisconsin; three sisters, Glenda Sue Woodring and husband Larry, of Boone, Dorothy Lovanda Hicks of Sugar Grove, and Judy Tester and husband, John, of Lenoir; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Herman, Dale, Lowell ‘Babe’, and Ricky Tester; a sister, Janis Crepps; and his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 2 PM at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Vernon Eller and Rev. Paul Coffey. The family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock, one hour prior to services, at Austin & Barnes. Burial will follow in the Stony Fork Baptist Church Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association,Memorial and Honor Program, 222 South Church Street, Suite 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202.