James P. "Jim" Lester - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James P. “Jim” Lester

June 11, 1964 - March 6, 2023

James P. “Jim” Lester, age 58, of Dagsboro, DE, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2023.

Born in Youngstown, OH on June 11, 1964, he was a son of the late Don and Diane (Schrader) Lester. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Navy. He spent his career working as lead maintenance operator at Calpine Energy until his retirement.

Jim found comfort and peace at his favorite spot, the beach. He spent countless hours relaxing on the sand, fishing and crabbing. Jim was a dedicated member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) as well as Dave Dolby Sussex AmVets Post 2. Most of all, he will be remembered as a social butterfly with a loving and compassionate nature.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his daughter, Christina Lester; and brothers, Francis Lester and Joseph Lester. He is survived by his children, Jesse Lester and Courtney Lester; former wife of 34 years, Sandra Lester; siblings, John Lester, Sr., Thomas Hanlon, Jr., Amy Hanlon Pritchett, and Regis Hanlon; uncle and aunt, Daniel and Jaqueline Phibbs; numerous nieces and nephews; and fur grandbabies, Cleo and Lemy.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Inurnment will follow in All Saints Cemetery, 6001 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jim’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or online by clicking here.


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16 Condolences for James P. “Jim” Lester

  • Jamie, you will be greatly missed. you were truly loved and admired. By so many and your family will greatly missed.truly void that can never be filled.

  • Jamie, you will be greatly missed. you were truly loved and admired. By so many. your family will greatly miss you.truly a void that can never be filled. In our hearts. Until you meet them again. Love always

  • Our hearts are heavy as we have lost another part of Our Family!!! I hope you are flying high Jim with your brothers! Please watch over Our Family!!! We Love You!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Jim was the first guy I worked with at DelMarVa and we together our entire careers. I’m going to miss that laugh. It pains me that we never got a chance to enjoy retirement together. Till we meet again. Fair seas and following seas.

  • To my Buddy I’m going to Miss You, But we’ll meet again at another time, my condolences to the Family

  • So sorry for your loss, you are in my prayers

  • so sorry for your loss, my condolences to the family.

  • I am so sorry for the loss for you and especially your children . Prayers for the entire family .

  • Sandy, Jesse and Courtney
    We are so sorry to hear of the death of your husband and father. We will always remember the times we spent on the soccer field, basketball court, field days and field trips. May he Rest In Peace.
    Danielle and Christian

  • So sorry for your loss. Know that God will walk with you during this time of sorrow and bring comfort.

  • So sorry to see this.
    My condolences to Jim’s family.

  • My Big Brother, my Budda , my Jimbo we went so many years without talking and then we finally got back in touch and got very close over the last 3 years. I’ll always cherish our phone calls,silly texts and visits and I’ll never understand some things but I guess that’s how life rolls as you would say. I hope your in Heaven watching over your beautiful daughter and son and keep your family in a close eye also, no matter what I’ll always need my big brother like I always told you I would. I’ll miss you forever until I see you again I’ll continue to try and make you proud in everything I do. Love always your one and only baby sister Amy Lynne aka little bratty ass

  • I can’t believe your gone man you were such a great guy we had such a great time together and you gave me a hell of a talk about making sure I treat you baby sister right or else. Watch over Courtney Jim she’s dealing with alot and your sister too. Fly high big man an I hope they have crabbing up there for ya to enjoy and sand…lol.. love you brother still can’t believe this wish we had longer together our talks were for hours at all hours like 5 days a week for 3 years that’s crazy. Goodbye rest easy and no more troubles

  • Jim was our next-door neighbor. We knew him as a kind and caring person who was always coming over to see if we needed any help from him with lifting or moving anything in the garden. He was a good and caring man. We will always remember him. We send our love to his family.

  • Jim, we had a fun and good time growing in our early adult yrs, the beach,miniature golf ,among other things ,n moving in together in my 1st apartment ,with the big dinners at our apartment ,fun times ,you have 2 beautiful children n a great wife n you will be sorely miss ,well good bye my friend ,now your in heaven fishing God bless u my friend,love Dale

  • I am so sorry for your loss. A father’s, husband, brothers loss is never easy, they are the glue. I hope you all find peace with his passing and find a reason for his life well lived.