Billy Joe Lester
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Virginia Beach - Billy Joe Lester, 81, passed away March 5, 2014. He was born in Russell County, VA to the late Carl and Pearl Lester. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Army and later retired as a Locomotive Engineer from Norfolk Southern. He also attended Elizabeth River Baptist Church.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 62 years, Doris J. Lester; son, Bobby Lester & his wife, Linda; grandsons, Bradley and David Lester; great-granddaughter, Karlie Lester; brothers, Don Lester and Gene Lester & his wife, Sue; sister-in-laws, Marguerite Burgess and Lois Underwood and numerous other family and friends.
A service to celebrate his life with Military Honors will be held on Sunday, March 9, at Graham Funeral Home at 2 p.m. with Charlie Hackworth officiating. He will be laid to rest at Albert G. Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery on a later date. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service for a time of fellowship. Please omit flowers, donations may be made to the Gideon's International. You may visit his Book of Memories at www.grahamfuneralhome.com to view the service if unable to attend or leave a note to the family.
Graham Funeral Home
1112 Kempsville Rd Chesapeake, VA 23322
Published in The Virginian Pilot on Mar. 8, 2014