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Robert Alfred Lester, Jr.

Male 1929 - 2014  (84 years)


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  • Name Robert Alfred Lester  [1, 2
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 3 Dec 1929  Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1995  Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 2014  Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 16 Nov 2014  Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Robert A. Lester Jr.

      Robert A. Lester Jr., 84, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at his home.

      He was born Dec. 3, 1929 in Valdosta, a son of the late Robert A. and Letha Copeland Lester. He graduated from Dasher Bible School and attended Emory Jr. College. Mr. Lester opened Radio Clinic, later moving and operating Lester's Appliances on N. Ashley St., Valdosta; he had been in business for fifty years. He enjoyed farming and loved his cows.

      Mr. Lester had been a Deacon at Central Avenue Church of Christ, a member of Forrest Park Church of Christ, and was currently a member at Dasher Church of Christ; his family's church where he had met his wife in Sunday School when he was 16 years old and she was 14. He had also served on the Board of Directors of Georgia Christian School.

      He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Pat Lester of Valdosta; their three children, Robert A. Lester III, PhD (Kitty) of Sewanee, Tenn., Patricia "Joyce" Coppage (Stan, Jr.) of Valdosta, and Doug Lester (Peggy) of Lake Park; 11 grandchildren, Robert Lester, IV, MD (Jill) of Calhoun, Josh Lester (Rachel) of Huntsville, Ala., Jeff Lester (Ashley) of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Tiffanni Bradford (Jonathan) of Warner Robins, Mark Coppage (Honey) of Valdosta, Kyle Coppage (Maria) of Valdosta, Clifton Coppage of Valdosta, Claire Edmonds (Bo) of Milledgeville, Lauren Bewley (Bo) of Valdosta, Zack Lester of Roswell, and Paige Lester of Melbourne Beach, Fla.; and 19 great-grandchildren.

      Funeral service for Mr. Lester will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, at Dasher Church of Christ, with Mr. Bill Long, Mr. David Nelson and Mr. Johnny Lightsey officiating. Interment will follow in Dasher Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

      In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Georgia Christian School, 4359 Dasher Road, Valdosta, GA 31601.

      Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. - Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

      Valdosta Daily Times (GA) - Monday, November 17, 2014

      CITE THIS RECORD
      "Valdosta Daily Times", Georgia, GenealogyBank.com (http://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/151AD50117070CD0-151AD50117070CD0 : accessed 3 December 2016)
    Person ID I834  tng Genealogy

    Father Robert Alfred Lester, Sr.,   b. 5 Feb 1908, Norene, Wilson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1991, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Letha Helen Copeland,   b. 25 Oct 1906, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 2001, Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Dec 1928 
    Family ID F395  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F394  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Dec 1929 - Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1995 - Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2014 - Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Nov 2014 - Valdosta, Lowndes, Georgia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S396] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2010;), Database online.
      Record for Robert A Lester Jr

    2. [S458] U.S. Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations Inc; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011;), Publication Place: Valdosta, Georgia, USA; Web edition: http://www.mclanefuneralservices.com/obituary/Robert-A.-Lester-Jr./Valdosta-GA/1452821.
      Record for Robert Lester
      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=USCemFuneral&h=336636366&indiv=try