Joseph Kesterson, age 52, died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California after a long battle with esophageal cancer.

Joe was born on December 1, 1964 in Mount Shasta, California

Joe worked for Stidham Trucking for 20 years and for the local radio station, KSYC, in Yreka for the last seven.

He loved race cars and watched whenever he could. He was a fun loving man that affected the lives of many.

Joe, beloved son of Margie Kesterson, is survived by his children: James (and Sarah Moore) Kesterson, Jessica (and Tony) Moore, Janelle (and Cory) Smith, and CJ (and Katie) Kesterson. Joe had many grandchildren. Joe also left behind his first wife, Jeanne Kesterson, whom he had reconnected with again late in life.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 4 at 1 p.m. at Big Springs Church. Feel free to bring your favorite dish or dessert, as well as memories or stories to share with family and friends.