Lester Earl White, 86, a resident of Job, departed this life Friday morning, April 26, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born Sunday, Aug. 29, 1926, at Job, a son of the late Virgil and Pearl Davis White.
He was twice married: First on Feb. 23, 1952, at Harman, to the former Bertha Belle Youtzy, who preceded him in death during 2002 and second on Dec. 20, 1972, at Elkins, to the former Viola V. Howell Nelson, who survives at the Elkins Rehabilitation and Care Center.
Also surviving are one son, Jason Theodore White of Job; three daughters, Virginia Rose Johnson, of Kerens, Paula Faye Bashford and husband, Edward, of Alliance, Neb, and Lisa Lynn Cogar of Job; two stepsons, Richard and Charles Nelson; one brother, Harold White of Elkins; two sisters, Georgie White and Anna Jane Hedrick, both of Elkins; eight grandchildren, Linda Davis, Matthew, April and Joseph Johnson, Jessica Zudi, Megan Miller, Anthony "A.J." Cogar Jr. and Nicole Snyder; and 12 great-grandchildren, Andrea, Amanda, Makayla, Madison, Kaylee, Kohl, Joseph, Autumn, A.J., Alexis, Shonondelia and Cheyanne; and one great-great-granddaughter, Braylee.
Preceding him in death were one daughter, Linda Belle White; two stepsons; one stepdaughter; six brothers, James, Roy, Matthew, John, Edgar and Benjamin White; and three sisters, Pauline, Hallie Marie and Mary Elizabeth White.
Lester attended the schools of Randolph County and was a graduate in diesel mechanics from the Fred Eberle Tri-County Vo-Tech Center. He had worked for various farmers during his life, LabCraft for nine years and retired in 1992 from the Randolph County Courthouse, where he had worked for 14 1/2 years as a custodian. He was a member of Job Church of God and enjoyed the outdoors, doing things like gardening, hunting, playing volleyball, riding his four wheeler, working in his workshop and visiting friends and loved ones. He especially enjoyed spending time with his beloved dog, Jack. Lester will be greatly missed and forever remembered in the hearts of his family and friends.
The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday. Final rites will be conducted at the Church of God in Job on Tuesday, April 30, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Todd Rhodes and the Rev. William McCallister will officiate, and interment will follow in Bethel Cemetery at Job.
Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Lester Earl White. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.comcom.