YORK, LESTER - age 90, of Townsend, went to be with the Lord Sunday, July 13, 2014. He was retired from General Motors, a member of the Church of The Cove in Wears Valley, Tennessee, and a WWII veteran. His faith remained an abiding source of strength and pleasure to him even in his last days. He enjoyed discussing Bible topics, listening to hymns as a nightly ritual with his wife before bed. He was preceded in death by son, Kenneth Ray York. Survived by wife, Helen York; children, Alvin (Julia), James (Sandra), Sheree (Robert) York; three step-children, Cindy Rickus, Charles Ake, Carl (Tracy) Ake; grandchildren, Lisa, David, Charles, Timothy, Randy, Jennifer, and Lori; step grandchildren, Kristy, Wil, Carl, Jr., Meagan; and several great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. at Church of The Cove on Wears Valley Road. The service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Darren Wigington officiating. Interment will follow the funeral service at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.berryfuneralhome.com.
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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 15, 2014