Charles Nester

Charles Nester

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Charles Melvin Joseph Nester
May 5, 1947-October 20, 2019

Charles M.J. Nester, native son of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, currently of Iesup, GA,
passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon, October 20, 2019, surrounded by family.
He was the son of Raymond Franz Nester and Anne Theresa (Kuback) Nester,
both natives of Pottstown, PA. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Anne M.
(Krauthauser) Nester, also originally from Pottstown, PA and currently of Jesup, Ga,
their 3 daughters at home, Annie, Lizzie and Emily, his adult children of a prior marriage,
Christopher Nester of Collegeville, PA, Andrea McMenamin of Morgantown,
PA, and Charlyanne Nester of Coatesville, PA, a brother, Raymond D. Nester, of
Pottstown, PA, as well as six grandchildren.

Charles served in the U.S. Active Army Reserves for 25 years, retiring in 1996
as a Lieutenant Colonel and had received several commendations, including the
National Defense Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. He also
worked for 27 years in the Chester County Public Defender's Office in West
Chester, Pennsylvania before retiring in 2004 as First Deputy Public Defender.
Charles continued his law practice as Wayne County Public Defender in Jesup
Georgia from 2005-2008 before being recruited for the Georgia Capital Defender's
Office from 2008-2011. Charles also maintained a private practice with his brother
Raymond in Pottstown, PA until moving to Jesup, GA in 2005.

Charles graduated from St. Pius X High School, Pottstown, PA (1965), Temple
University in Philadelphia, PA with a BA in Journalism in 1969, received his Juris
Doctorate from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (1972), Judge Advocate
General School (1973), and received his MA in Public Administration from
Georgia Southern in 1975. Charles enjoyed teaching college-level business law
classes at Montgomery County Community College for many years.

Charles also enjoyed a full social life, belonging to several social clubs - The
Pottstown Quoit Club, Pottstown, PA, the Manatawny Association also in
Pottstown, St. Anthony's Italian Social Club in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and
the Birdsboro Sportsman's Club in Birdsboro, PA.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the ASPCA in the name of
Charles M. J. Nester & Family, Charles was a lover of all animals.
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  • Memorial Services for Charles Melvin Joseph Nester

    Saturday, November 30th, 2019 |
    Saturday, November 30th, 2019
    Royal Funeral Home Chapel
    247 West Pine Street
    Jesup, Georgia 31598
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    A memorial service will be held for Charles Nester at the Royal Funeral Home in Jesup, GA, on Saturday, November 30, 2019, time TBD. It is requested that all who wish to remember Charles with an anecdote or story, please bring their written experience to the service where they can share it with all of his family and friends. It will then be placed in printed form as a written memorial. Also, these stories and anecdotes may be submitted prior to the memorial service to Royal Funeral Home.


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Deepest condolences from the McCotter family: Susan Nester, PJ, Catherine and Grace McCotter.
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