Carroll Little Kester, Retired Piggly Wiggly Corp. President and CEO, has Passed Away

Carroll Little Kester, Retired Piggly Wiggly Corp. President and CEO, has Passed Away



Carroll Little Kester, the retired President & CEO of the Piggly Wiggly Corporation, has passed away at the age of 89.

Born in Concord, North Carolina, Carroll was the son of the late Rev. Dr. Moses Lee and Annie Melinda Little Kester.

He graduated from Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science and attended the University of South Carolina for post-graduate study before beginning his career at Piggly Wiggly. On November 27, 1955, Carroll married Kay Frances Milhouse.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Kay; son, Anthony Carroll Kester (Rita), of Columbia; grandchildren, Elliott Paul Kester and Stephen Carroll Kester, of Columbia; and sister, Mary Elliott, of Aiken. He was preceded in death by brothers, Virgil Kester and John Kester, and sister, Ruth Davis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, 1500 Sunset Blvd., W. Columbia, SC 29169, Newberry College, 2100 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108 or the charity of one’s choice.

AndNowUKnow would like to offer its deepest condolences to Carroll’s family and friends.