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Elster Gene Lester

October 24, 1952 February 20, 2021
Elster Gene Lester
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ELSTER GENE “SMILEY” LESTER, 68 years of age of Grundy, VA, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Buchanan General Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Buchanan County, he was the son of the late Emzie Lester Sr. and Eunice (Wagner) Lester. He was a lifelong resident of Buchanan County and was of the Christian faith.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2-Brothers: Richard Lester and Emzie Lester Jr.; 1-Sister: Drucie Lester Childress.

Those left to cherish his memory include 2-Sisters: Mary Ellen (George Eugene) Looney of Grundy, VA, Dorothy (Jerry) Lester of Abingdon, VA, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for ELSTER GENE “SMILEY” LESTER will be conducted Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at the Grundy Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Mitchell officiating with burial to follow in the Lester Cemetery on Jacks Creek.

Active Pallbearers will be family and friends.

We will be taking proactive measures to help prevent the spread of any potential illness. In an effort to minimize direct contact, we ask that you consider avoiding shaking hands or physical contact with the members of the family or other guests. Direct Eye Contact, Loving Words, and a Warm Smile can be as meaningful to the families as a traditional handshake or hug, especially during these difficult times. Face masks or coverings are required and practicing social distancing.

Grundy Funeral Home of Grundy, VA is honored to serve the family of ELSTER GENE “SMILEY” LESTER.

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Grundy Funeral Home

22208 Riverside Drive
P.O. Box 1016
Grundy, VA 24614

Grundy Funeral Home
22208 Riverside Drive Grundy 24614 VA
United States

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Lester Cemetery Final Resting Place

BIG ROCK, Virginia 24603

United States

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