of Jonesboro, AR
October 30, 1926 - August 5, 2022
William "Bill" Raymond Lester, 95, of Jonesboro, AR passed away Friday, August 5, 2022 at St. Bernard's Medical Center. He was born October 30, 1926 in Claremont, MS to Charlie Martin and Ina Mae (Faulkner) Lester. Bill was owner and operator of Lester Appliance Service and after retirement, he did custom framing at Owl-N-One Gift Shop. He was of the Church of Christ faith. He served in the US Army during WWII. He loved hunting, fishing and golf.Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife of 62 years, Etta (Harvel) Lester; a daughter, Gayle McDonough; 5 brothers and 4 sisters.Survivors include 2 daughters, Cheryl Cauthen and Donna (Dan) Roper; grandchildren, Melanee McDonough, Matt (Olivia) McDonough, Maloree McDonough, Daniel (Emily) White, Jeremy Backus, Dacia (Kaden) Norton, Dylan (Michelle) Roper and Dane (Brittany) Roper; 5 great-grandchildren and 1 on the way; a sister, Betty (Donald) Tackett; a brother, Samuel Wayne (Millie) Lester and a son-in-law, H.R. McDonough.A graveside service will be at 11am Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, with John Walton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorials be made in Bill's name to Timothy Hill Ranch in Searcy, AR at https://www.timothyhill.org/searcy-campus.Arrangements are under the supervision of Roller Farmers Union Funeral Home in Jonesboro, AR.Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/Jonesboro
Obituary Provided By:
Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home
1900 West Washington Ave.
Jonesboro, AR 72401