Mr. Lester died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at his residence due to cancer.
He was born Sept. 26, 1935 in Louisville. His parents were Lloyd Lester and Ethel Yann.
He was retired from K&I Railroad; David Construction, Inc.; was a Kentucky State Building Inspector, an avid fisherman and of the Catholic faith.
Mr. Lester is survived by his wife of 54 years, Doris Potts Lester of Cadiz; two sons, Daniel Lester and William Joseph “Joey” Lester, both of Louisville; two daughters, Teresa Cassady of Louisville and Debbi Lester of Seattle, Wash.; seven grandchildren, Michael Lester, Leslie Wagner, Quentin Lester, Jacki Cassady, Chris Cassady, Corbin Lester and Madeline Reeves; and five great-grandchildren, Nathan Lester, Justin Lester, Aubrey Wagner and Avery Wagner.
Memorial donations may be made to Trigg County Senior Citizens Kitchen, P.O. Box 99, Cadiz, KY 42211; Helping Hands, P.O. Box 1874, Cadiz, KY 42211; or Hannas Day of Hope, 276 Grand Central Drive, Simpsonville, KY 40067.