James Harold Lester, 78, of Sumner, died at 10:50 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at his home, surrounded by his five children.
At Mr. Lester’s request, no services will be held. Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home has charge of cremation arrangements.
James was born July 1, 1940, in Paris, to Raymond “Red” and Ella May McFatridge Lester.
He was retired from Campbell Soup.
Survivors include a very special lady, Dobie Lester, that he still loved and she loved him; five children, Sandi Lester King and husband, Brad, that cared for him the past nine years, Becky Lester Ricks, Larry Lester and wife, Jennifer Bentley Lester, Sheila Queen and husband, Kyle and Gary Lester and wife, Misty; 12 grandchildren, Tara Gaddy, Spencer Shores, Jennifer Buck, Jason Ricks, Krystal Edwards, Robert Newman, Joey Lester, James Allen Lester, Jack Lester, Ashley Lester Myers, Kali Lester Skidmore and Taylor Lester; his sister, Virginia Michael; and his companion, “Taz.”
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son-in-law, Tommy Dale Ricks, who died in April of 2017; a grandson, Steven Ray Lester; and the mother, of his five children, Florence Lester.
Online condolences may be made to the Lester family by visiting fry-gibbs.com.