Dr. Karl Elwood Nestor, Sr., 85, died Thursday, January 12, 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Karl was born December 17, 1937 in Nestorville, WV a son of George and Cora England Nestor. He married the love of his life, Rosetta M. Triplett, on November 17, 1957. The celebrated their 65th anniversary last year. She survives.
He earned a Bachelor of Science with honors from West Virginia University, a Master of Science from West Virginia University and a Doctorate of Philosophy from the Ohio State University. He worked for the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center for 40 years as a researcher and professor, and as Associate Chair of the poultry science department for eight years.
Karl was considered a world expert of turkey genetics. He served as Associate Editor, Section Editor and Editor in Chief for the Journal of Poultry Science. He co-authored over 300 scientific publications and received numerous research awards from the Poultry Science Association and Ohio State.
He was a member of Shreve United Methodist Church. He enjoyed golfing and recorded five holes in one during his career. He led and coached the Triway Little League baseball system for 13 years. He was an avid deer hunter, a long-term member of the Gnat Boxers Square Dancing Club, and a member of the Wooster Ruritans Service Club.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons Karl (Melinda) Nestor, Jr and Keith Nestor; three grandchildren Aaron, Kelly and Lucas Nestor; and two nephews Randy (Lisa) Bennett and David Bennett.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Juanita Bennett.
In summary, he made a difference and was loved by many.
The family would like to give a special Thank You to Dr. Masci and all of his staff.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 11:00 AM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster. With Pastor Dennis Rinehart and Pastor Jan Walsh officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wooster Cemetery.
Family and friends will be received Monday, January 16, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com