Lester Coleman Jr.

LaBELLE, Mo. --Lester Coleman, Jr., 59, of LaBelle, died Thursday, (Nov. 8, 2012) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill.

Lester was born April 27, 1953, in Peoria, Ill., a son of Lester and Jane Teague Coleman Sr. He married Janice Charlene Clay in LaBelle, Mo., on June 8, 2010.

Lester received his education in Peoria, schools. He has resided in LaBelle since 1989, where he was employed at LaBelle Manor Care Center for 15 years and since 2007 has worked at Kraft Foods in Kirksville. Lester was a good husband, son, father and grandfather.

He enjoyed all sports especially St. Louis Cardinals Baseball, Chicago Bulls Basketball and Chicago Bears Football. He loved barbecuing, fishing and spending time with family and friends and his dog, Bo.

Surviving are his wife, Janice Charlene Coleman of LaBelle; his mother, Jane Parker and her husband, Harold, of Peoria; one daughter, Reshia Coleman of Peoria; one granddaughter Adrienne Curtis of Peoria; two brothers, Bobby Teague and wife Chrissie of Washington, Kevin Coleman of California; six sisters, JoAnn Walker of Peoria, Rosemary Moore and husband George of Peoria, Linda Johnson and husband Emanuel of Detroit, Mich., Regina Slaughter and husband Melvin of Gary, Ind., Glamorous Coleman of California, and Joycelyn Bush of Chicago; two foster sons, Charles and Jordon Clay; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; one niece; and one nephew.

Casket bearers will be Kevin Tasco, Larry Clay, David Clay, Wilbert Clay, Harold Clay and Charles Clay. Honorary bearers will be Shawn Clay, Eric Younger and James Fifer, Aric Cospic, Winifred Younger, Shane Lewis and Dana Parrish.

Music will be provided by Cassie Lewis singing "Precious Lord" and "Amazing Grace".

SERVICES: 1 p.m. Tuesday, in the Coder Funeral Chapel, LaBelle. Pastor James Salter will conduct the services. Burial will be in the LaBelle Cemetery.

VISITATION: 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of services in the funeral home.

MEMORIALS: Memorials may be made to Lester Coleman, Jr. memorial fund to be designated later. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Coder Funeral Home, P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 63447.

ARRANGEMENTS: Coder Funeral Home.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Nov. 10 to Nov. 12, 2012