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Glen F. Lester

Born August 17, 1928

Glen F. Lester, age 89, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 20, 2017.

Glen was born in Tazewell, VA on August 17, 1928, and was the son of the late Bailey and Maria (Booth) Lester. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Glen made his career as a plant supervisor with Georgia Gulf, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

A man of strong faith, he was a longtime member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Newark, where he gave of his time and talents, oftentimes using his vacation time so that he could volunteer. Glen was a talented handyman who loved to fix anything in need of his special care. He enjoyed spending time outdoors completing yardwork. Above all else, Glen was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Edith, Louise, Ralph. Glen is survived by his wife of 65 years, Juanita A. (Young) Lester; children, Steven Lester of Newark, Wanda Scarfford of Townsend, and Kimberley Ann Dravis of San Antonio, TX; 3 grandsons, Glenn Scarfford, Matthew Sanders, and John Sanders; and 1 great granddaughter, Elizabeth Toner.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Thursday morning, October 26, 2017, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association,399 Market Street, Ste. 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

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4 Condolences for Glen F. Lester

  • Mr. Lester had been a great and positive influence in my life. He was a gentle and patient soul, who taught me many things. I enjoyed spending time with him. Even though our paths had separated about twelve years ago, I am constantly reminded of him as I use the skills he passed onto me. I feel blessed to have known him.
    Rest In Peace and in the love of our Father Mr. Lester, you have been and will continue to be missed.

  • I worked as sub-contractor at Kaneka in the late 80’s & 90’s. I repaired the Fork-lifts for Ransome/CAT in the warehouse and plant. I would report to Glen weekly and fondly remember him to be FIRM but FAIR ! I wish to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time. Jeff Pollock

  • Thoughts and prayers are with Wanda and her mom.
    Mike and Brenda McCarthy

  • Wanda, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. Though I never knew him, I know that he has raised a wonderful daughter as a reflection of himself. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time.