In Memory

Mike Hester

Mike Hester

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10/06/09 02:27 PM #1    

Ray Sutterby

Does anyone remember Mike playing in a band? I remember them playing somewhere near the NKC JC Penneys store. I think Larry Stockdale (spelling)sang for them.

Ray Sutterby

11/16/09 09:21 AM #2    

Pat Abbott (Shaw)

Not sure but I remember the band and going there. For some reason and I am probably wrong but thought Joe Hammer played the drums in it......?

10/04/11 09:29 AM #3    

Robert (Bob) Chizek

Wasn't Mike killed in an accident on the Missouri River when he was floating the river on a raft that was hit by a barge, or river tow boat?  He was a great guy and died way too young.


Bob Chizek

10/05/11 09:53 PM #4    

Curtis McNutt

Yes Mike Hester was killed on the Missouri River while floating on a raft. He and Tyrone Carson was trying to float to New Orleans on the raft and was ran over by some barges. Tyrone swam to the shore but Mike got cought between the barges and was killed. If you rember Tyrone Carson,D.J.Martin&J.R.Martin made the trip the year before in 1960 and Tyrone & D.J. made it all the way. Tyrone Carson died later in Vietnam while in the Army Special Forces. Tyrone's name is on the wall!! Mike Hester and I played foot ball together. I was in boot camp at Ft. Hood,Tx when he was killed. My mom mailed me the Obit. from the K.C. Star and ask if I knew him. It's a shame that so many in our class has been lost at such a young age!!!!  Curtis L. McNutt class of 61 N.K.C.H.S. Wishing all of you the BEST!!!

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