TUPELO – Lester Oris Niblett, 83, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 7, 1930, to James Dewitt and Jewell Whitehead Niblett. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean War. For many years, he was a mechanic for Aircap Industries until he retired. He was a faithful employee who never missed a day of work. He was an experienced gardener and was very proud of his produce.
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A celebration of his life, with military honors, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at The Jefferson Street Chapel of W.E. Pegues with Sammy lansdell officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Martha Helen Niblett of Tupelo; one stepson, Billy McAnally of Tupelo; one son, Jerry Niblett; three sisters, Mary Bowen of Houston, Texas, Jewel Dean Wigley of Brandon and Alice Mae Cockrell (Ronnie) of Magee; four brothers, B.E. Niblett of Baldwyn, Buzz Niblett of Wheeler, Thomas Niblett of Fort Worth, Texas, and Pete Niblett of Wheeler; three grandchildren, Natasha, Aaron and Nickolett, all of Tupelo; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Niblett; and one sister, Ruth Ann Niblett Hathcock.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be left at www.peguesfuneralhome.com.
W.E. Pegues Funeral Directors
535 West Jefferson Street
Tupelo, MS 38804
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on Feb. 25, 2014