John C. Tester, 83, of Sedalia passed away, Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his home. He was born on May 17, 1929 in Bristol, TN, a son of Charles and Lena Mae (Tilson) Tester, Sr.

He enjoyed watching auto racing and talking about cars. He liked to be outdoors and go to Walmart.  John was a very thoughtful and caring man, who especially loved being with his grandchildren.    He is survived by three children, Curtis Tester of Washburn, Kristy Cardwell of Sedalia and Jonathan Tester of Sedalia; five grandchildren, Nita Andrews,  Krystal Basham, Alexis DeBates, Meredith Tester and Lydia Tester; two great grandchildren, Kaden and Alana Basham.   He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Charlie Tester.   There will be no services. Friends may leave condolences to the family at