John W. Tester (2018-09-10 14:09:45)

John W. Tester, age 78, of Martha Drive, Boone, passed away Thursday morning, September 6, 2018, at his home.

John was born May 16, 1940 in Watauga County, a son of the late Gladys Nora Tester. He was a retired Vietnam Veteran, serving with the United States Air Force, where he was a recipient of The Bronze Star. He was the director of the Red, White, and Bluegrass Jam for 12 years. John was a member of Middle Fork Baptist Church.

John is survived by his wife, Janice Cook Tester of the home; , and three sons, John Wayne Tester, Jr., Darin Tester and wife Mary, all of Boone, and Scott Tester of Pacifica, California.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L.D. Tester of Blowing Rock.

A private memorial service for John W. Tester will be conducted at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be sent to the Tester family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.