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G. Gregory Lester

January 6, 1951 - February 26, 2009

ATHENS – G. Gregory Lester, 58, of Athens, formerly of Greenview and Springfield, died at 1:24 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at St. John’s Hospital.

He was born Jan. 6, 1951, in Springfield, the son of Gene and Myrna Lewis Lester.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother, Brian Lester.

He is survived by a daughter, Jennifer Marie Lester of Springfield; a son, Jeffrey Terrance Lester of Springfield; his parents, Gene and Myrna Lester of Sherman; two sisters, Kimela (husband, Joseph) Trueblood of Athens and Pamela Webber of Springfield; several aunts and uncles; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a resident of Athens for the past eight years. He was of the Lutheran faith. He enjoyed car races and car shows, fishing, gardening, animals, putting together model cars and mushroom hunting. He was quick to help those who needed it.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where the U.S. Marine Corps will conduct military honors. Pastor Darrell Debowey will officiate.

The family requests donations in his name be made to the Animal Protective League.

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