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
Blessed to have a Christian dad to be raised by, and mom. Blessed to be able to care for him until 95! May God’s peace that goes beyond understanding comfort you💕
My prayers go out for you. I am so sorry for your loss, I knew him for over forty years, and I always enjoyed seeing Bill he used to go to KFC after church with my cousin Jerry Turner and that may be one of the last times that I saw him.
Mr. Bill was such a sweet man. He makes up so many of my childhood memories. His big smile behind the wheel of his big white truck always greeted me. So thankful we can know he is back with Etta once again.
I am so sorry for your families loss may God bless you with peace and comfort.
Very sorry for your loss, prayers for family
Donna, so sorry about your dad.
went to church with Bill and Etta years ago in clarkdale ,miss
My deepest condolences to the Lester family. Mr. Lester was always so nice to me when I was a kid. I pray for peace and strength for you all; and I hope that your many wonderful memories will comfort you through the next days and weeks.
We are so sorry about your dad. You are in our prayers.
My heartfelt sympathy for you all. It is so hard. Please remember the wonderful times we shared as this big loving family. There could never be a Christmas like those. Sending hugs and love. Carol
So sorry for your families loss. Prayers for all of you. Marlene
Love this family. Lots of good memories...