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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

Published in Knoxville News Sentinel on July 15, 2014
Lester York
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