Albert Cecil Vestal Jr.

Albert Cecil Vestal Jr.

Albert Cecil Vestal Jr. better known as “Bot,” 87, of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Mr. Vestal was born June 11, 1933, in Wilkes County to Albert Cecil Vestal Sr. and Minnie Howell Smoak Vestal. He was a member of Wilkesboro United Methodist Church. Bot was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Korea during the Korean War.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyler Vestal, and a sister, Diane Vestal Inscore.

Bot is survived by his wife, Joann Porter Vestal of the home; a daughter, Vanya Vestal Baker and husband, Robert, of Wilkesboro; a son Darryl Brian Vestal and wife, Andrea, of Murrels Inlet, S.C.; five grandchildren, Michael Baker and wife, Regina, Katie Vestal, David Baker, Chase Kimbrell and wife, Tara, and Levi Vestal; four great-grandchildren, Penelope Wilson, Lincoln Wilson, Kingston Kimbrell and Sophia Kimbrell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 2361, North Wilkesboro, N.C., 28659.

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