Lester Leonard Passmore, 85, passed away on March 5, 2013 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He was born on September 19, 1927 in Alco, Arkansas, to Andrew and Dessie Fletcher Passmore. Lester grew up in Stone County, Arkansas. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Mountain View, Arkansas. After high school he attended Arkansas College in Batesville, Arkansas, now Lyon College, where he received a bachelorís degree in education. He later completed his Masters of Education at Arkansas State Teacherís College, now University of Central Arkansas. He was employed at Mountain View, Timbo, and St. Joe public schools. Lester married Delpha Dean Moore in 1952 in Fairview, Arkansas. They were happily married for 60 years. Called to preach at a young age, Lester was a member of Oxley Baptist Church in Oxley, Arkansas where he served as pastor for the past several years only resigning this past year after his health prevented him from continuing his ministry. He was also the pastor of numerous other churches for a total of 67 years of spreading the gospel. Lester loved the Lord. He also loved the outdoors and was an avid outdoorsman who passed that love on to his sons and grandchildren. He also enjoyed his garden, his cows, and most of all his family. Lester was preceded in death by his parents, Andrew and Dessie Passmore, his brothers, Grover Passmore, Ben Passmore, Jessie Passmore, and Carol Passmore, his sisters, Mae Passmore Branscum and Walsa Passmore Ward. Lester is survived by his wife, Delpha Passmore of the home; his sons Tim Passmore and Tony (Jami) Passmore, all of Onia, his brother Lindsey (Louise) Passmore of Brady, Texas, and Pauline Passmore (Lawton) Tomlinson of Peoria, Illinois, his grandchildren Kyle (Regina) Passmore of Onia, Arkansas, Cody (Alexa) Passmore of Fifty Six, Arkansas, Bret (Haley) Passmore of Belleville, Arkansas, Garrett Passmore of Fifty Six, Arkansas, Kelle Passmore of Daytona Beach, FL, two step-grandchildren, Luke Henriksen of San Antonio, Texas, and Carrie (Dalton) Grigg of Melbourne, Arkansas, his great-grandchildren Shelby Passmore and Peyton Passmore of Onia, Arkansas, one great-grandson, Greyson Fisher Passmore, to arrive in March, and many beloved nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pall bearers will be Tony Passmore, Kyle Passmore, Cody Passmore, Bret Passmore, Garrett Passmore, and Michael Passmore. Honorary pall bearers will be Darrell Passmore, Lynn Passmore, Bennie Ray Passmore and Luke Henriksen.