Clinton “Steve” Lester, Sr. - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Clinton “Steve” Lester, Sr.

January 26, 1949 - January 20, 2024

Clinton “Steve” Lester, Sr., age 74, of Townsend, DE, passed away on Saturday, January 20, 2024.

Born in Litwar, WV on January 26, 1949, he was a son of the late Cecil and Mary Lester. Steve proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. during the Vietnam War. He made his career in construction, working for 30 years until his retirement.

In his spare time, Steve enjoyed being a member of VFW Post 3792. He loved using his creativity in his wood working, making beautiful pieces. Steve could often be found challenging a competitor to a game of pool.

In addition to his parents, Steve was preceded in death by his sons, Clinton S. Lester, Jr. and Kenneth Lester; brother, Basil Lester; and stepmother, Alice. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Gertrude C. Lester of Townsend; daughter, Pauline Frederick (Dan) of Clayton; grandchildren, Stephanie Frederick (Jason) of New Castle, Danielle Frederick (Wayne) of Lincoln, and Chad Frederick of Clayton; great-grandchildren, Cole and Chole; and siblings, Kimberly Kraft (Walt) of Winchester, VA, Chris Ann Lester of WV, and Marie Lester of WV.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 1 pm until 2 pm on Monday, January 29, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 2 pm. A committal service will begin at 10 am on Wednesday, February 21, 2024, in the chapel of Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


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7 Condolences for Clinton “Steve” Lester, Sr.

  • May God hold your family close to him during this time of grief. Beautiful pictures, presenting the life of Steve and his family.

  • Praying for peace and comfort for you.

  • to my sweet brother law Steve Lester love you and you will be missed by everyone that ever met you were always so sweet and kind to me and when I visited you and Gertrude you always made sure she took me to the beach now you are and the arm of Jesus and with all your love ones fly high my brother love you

  • Praying for comfort, May God hold you close in the days to come!
    Beautiful video tribute of Steve

  • Steve was a special man , he is my brother in law but always felt like a brother. Him and I listened to ole Rock&Roll to getting. Born to be Wild was a song he played a lot he was a Big Steppenwolf fan . Him & my sister Gertrude would come to my moms on Sunday and we ate and watched Football 🏈 mostly the old Redskins when they were good . Love ❤️ him and I will always miss his Big Smile. Prayers for my sister and family 🙌🏼

  • My wonderful brother n law that took the time to ask how everyone was doing. It didn’t matter if it was an adult or a child he would ask how they were. He was definitely a loving caring man. You will be missed forever by everyone who ever met you. Rest in the arms of Jesus brother until we are all together again.🩵love from all your family.

  • Honey, you will always be the love of my life. Remember we always told each other “you are the best thing that ever happened to me.” We knew that God meant us to be together. Now that I am left without you, I can only pray for that day when I can be with you again.