of Heber Springs, AR
September 22, 1932 - September 17, 2020
Lester W. McGuffey, 87, of Heber Springs died September 17, 2020.He was born September 22, 1932 in Marcella, Arkansas to Charlie and C. Ethel (White) McGuffey.Lester was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a great father who loved his family very much. He was amazing, honest, and had a big heart. Lester loved Christmas lights and decorations very much and would decorate his house every year. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and whittling. He was a hardworking man who always knew how to make you smile. Lester was a great story teller and never met a stranger.Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, whom he married on January 24, 1994, Evelyn May (Lendo) McGuffey; one step-son, Wesley Davis of Imboden, Arkansas; four daughters, Patricia White (Robert) of Southside, N. Diane McGuffey of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mellissa Wilson (Kenneth) of Cave City, Kimberly J. Hedin (Robert) of Atlanta, Georgia; one step-daughter, Sandy Richardson (Eric) of Heber Springs; seven grandchildren, Jason Davis, Jonathan White, Jessica White, Justin Wilson, Kerrie Wilson, Shane Davis, Misty Wood; four great-grandchildren, Eli, Owen, Benjamin Davis, Oliver Gilmore, as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jane Dobbins McGuffey; and a brother, Melvin McGuffey.Pallbearers are Kenneth Wilson, Robert Hedin, Jason Davis, Jonathan White, Justin Wilson, and Shane Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Richardson, Stephen McGuffey, and Josh Gilmore.Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 3:00pm at Locust Grove Cemetery with Bro. Scott Jones officiating. We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, all attendees must provide and wear their own masks, and social distancing will be observed.
I wanted to let everyone know that Lester and I along with all our cousins got baptized at the same time. When the lord called him to be saved he jumped over the seats to get to the alter as he was so excited. Rest In Peace Lester and I will be seeing you soon.
Evelyn, what a blast our life and our friends life has been because of Lester. He led us down some rocky roads (and I mean that literally) . What memories!Kids, he love ya so much. Such a good dad.
Evelyn and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers. I really enjoyed matching wits with Lester when you two would stop by for a visit at Mark Martin Kia.
I never met you, but have heard so many stories from your amazing daughter and my friend Diane. I am so grateful for the woman you raised! And from that I am positive you were a very loving and amazing man, and I know you were a loving father. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
I loved talking with Lester. I spent a lot of time talking and laughing with him at family reunions, good memories. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Lester was warm welcoming, and caring. He always had a smile and a story. We are praying for you all and wish we could be there to give you a hug.
So very sorry for your loss! Lester was a very special Man and I have lots of wonderful memories with him and Evelyn. Prayers and love sent to you all! 🙏💔
Peace and Comfort for the family!
Pat, Melissa, Diane, Kim and Evelyn We are so sorry for the loss of your father, husband and our Uncle Lester. He was a great man and I have many fond memories of my summers staying with yall. He will be greatly missed. We love you all and we are sorry we can't be there in person but are praying for you all every day.
I always loved Christmas time and seeing the yard when I went by and threw the paper. He always had so much I would see something new each time. He will be missed.
In our thoughts and prayers,Phyllis, Alan, Paige, & Andrew Vickery
Lester and I have been friends since we were five years old. We went to school together for twelve years. His family lived on the hill behind us for eight years from 1940 until 1948. We had a lot of good times back then . I sure will miss him. He was a good lifetime friend. Know Evelyn and his family will miss him too.❤️❤️❤️😇
Oh Aunt Kim and family. I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much he meant to you. Keep you all in my thoughts and wish I was there to give you a hug. Love you!
Praying for comfort and peace for all of Lester’s family. We enjoyed and appreciated his friendship for many years and look forward to seeing him again in the place God has prepared for all who trust and believe in Jesus Christ. God bless!
Diane, Pat, Melissa and Kim, We are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Lester will always be in our hearts. We know without a doubt will see him again in Heaven when it is our time. We are not able to be there in person but we are praying for you and your families. We love you, Norman & Kaye McGuffey
My condolences to the loss of Diane and her family's dear father. RIP, Mr. Mc Guffey.
I am so sorry for your families great loss of such a fun and loving man. Our thoughts are with you. Laura and Steve Gehring
What a wonderful, fun, family loving man.Much love to the family.
My deepest sympathy to Lester’s family. He was a warm, loving and funny man. He will be greatly missed.
My condolences go to the family of Lester. Lester was a wonderful witty man that I will miss very much.
Sorry for your loss Prayers for your family.
We are soo sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
Sorry to hear about Lester's passing, he was a great person. He will be missed.
Lester sure was a friend that I will miss (and have missed). I will just have to smile every time I think of him. God Bless