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Glenn Eugene Lester, Sr,

January 20, 1943 ~ May 9, 2022 (age 79)

Obituary

Gene Lester- Blountville, Tennessee

Glenn Eugene “Gene” Lester, Sr., 79, of Blountville passed away at Wellmont Hospice House in Bristol, Tennessee, on Monday, May 9, 2022.  Gene was born on January 20, 1943, in Pageton, West Virginia, to the late Glenn Allen and Helen Mercer Lester. 

Gene was a native of West Virginia but had lived in Blountville, Tennessee for the past 46 years.  He was a Methodist.  He was a retired salesman for Holston Gas and Industrial Gas after many years of service.  He was a member of Bailey Lodge No. 137 in Montcalm, West Virginia.  He enjoyed his farm, barn, and most of all, his porch-time with friends and family. 

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Lester; son, Junior Lester; sister, Barbara Sue; the mother of his children, Barbara Taylor Lester; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren. 

Those left to cherish Gene’s memory include three daughters, Donna Lester-Shrewsbury (Jamie), Susan Swift  Arnold (Mike), & Stephanie Swift; two sons, Stephen Swift (Nicole) and Scott Swift (Kelley); two sisters, Cathy (Sam) Foy and JoAnn (Paul) Whitteker; his best friend who was like a brother, Larry Jarrett; 12 grandchildren, Hunter (Sarah) Arnold, Aaron (Hayden) Shrewsbury, Todd Shrewsbury, Tanner Arnold, Madison Arnold, Dawson Arnold, Chanisha Stewart, Annabelle Swift, Kailynn Swift, McKinley Swift, Cannon Swift; 4 great-grandchildren, Bo, Mack, Joseph, and Brody, (Grayson Shrewsbury due in August 2022); as well as and several nieces and nephews. 

The family will be receiving friends on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 4-6:00 pm, at Blountville United Methodist Church.  A memorial service will begin at 6:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Gene’s name to either the Wellmont Hospice House, 280 Steeles Road, Bristol, TN  37620, or to Blountville United Methodist Church, 3390 TN-126, Blountville, TN  37617. 

Snyder’s Memorial Gardens is honored to serve the family of Mr. Glenn “Gene” Lester, Sr.   

 

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Services

Receiving of Friends
Thursday
May 12, 2022

4:00 PM
Blountville United Methodist Church
3390 TN-126
Blountville, TN 37617

Memorial Service
Thursday
May 12, 2022

6:00 PM
Blountville United Methodist Church
3390 TN-126
Blountville, TN 37617

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