Lester Holt was born on May 26, 1918, in Hartman, Arkansas, to the late Luther and Rosey Holt. He passed away on September 29, 2009, at the age of 91. He was a World War II Army Veteran, a retired farmer, and of the Assembly of God Faith.
Lester leaves behind four daughters, Pauline Cross of Dardanelle, Arkansas, Brenda Norris of Russellville, Arkansas, Esther Bewley of Dardanelle, Arkansas, and Rosalia Holt of Dardanelle, Arkansas; four sons, Lester Lavern Holt of Russellville, Arkansas, Tim W. Holt of Clarksville, Arkansas, John Allen Holt of Russellville, Arkansas, and Steve D. Holt of Dover, Arkansas; one sister, Irene Poyner of California; twenty six grandchildren; forty great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.
Lester is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Nora Belle (Armstrong) Holt; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Holt; two sisters, Imogene Dickerson and Earma Grady; two brothers, Raymond Holt and Clarence Holt; two grandsons, Ragan Norris and Bradley Allen Boerner; and one great granddaughter, Kimberly Nicole Norris.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m., Thursday, October 1, 2009. The funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2009, at the Roller-Cox Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Amos Pledger officiating. Burial will follow in the Lamar Cemetery, in Lamar, Arkansas.
Pallbearers will be Lester Lavern Holt, Tim W. Holt, John Allen Holt, Steve D. Holt, Harold Dickerson, and Grady Bewley.
All arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home (479) 754-2201.