Passing of Attorney Tom Jester

August 12, 2014 8:52 AM | Sunnie Palmer (Administrator)

On August 11, 2014, the Denton County Bar Association announced the passing of attorneyTom Jester. As a husband, father, colleague and mentor, he was greatly respected and will be missed tremendously.

There will be a visitation today, Tuesday, August 12th from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at DeBerry Funeral Home located at 2025 W. University, Denton, TX. The funeral will take place Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00 p.m. at 1st Baptist Church located at 1100 Malone St., Denton, TX.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Camp Sweeney, a camp specifically for kids with diabetes at P.O. Box 918, Gainesville, Texas 76241 or the American Cancer Society.

Tom has served the Denton community in a number of leadership roles throughout his lifetime. He was elected to the Denton City Council where he held office from 1972 through 1976, spending the last two years on the council as Mayor of Denton. He served on several boards as director, including the Denton Chamber of Commerce board and the Denton Country Club board as well as the boards of several local businesses.

 

As a respected attorney and businessman he also held the office of Denton Municipal Judge, Denton Corporation Judge, and past President of the Denton Bar Association. Tom was a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and previously served as Chair for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

 

The law firm of Minor and Jester has been a Denton fixture for decades. At the time of his death Tom practiced law with his daughter, Jill Jester, in the firm. 

 

 Our hearts go out Tom's family and everyone at Minor and Jester.

 

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