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Arthur Mack Lester

September 7, 1943 ~ September 24, 2020 (age 77)

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Arthur Mack Lester, 77 of Gilbert, WV received his healing on Thursday, September 24, 2020 from the comforts of his home, surrounded by his family.

Born September 7, 1943 at Verner, WV.  He was the son of the late Arthur E. and Zetta Walls Lester.

In addition to his parents, he was welcomed into Heaven by the love of his life of 48 years, Bonnie Lester, Sisters Olena McNew and Roxie Trent, Brother Clyde Lester and one unborn grandchild.

Mack is survived by his loving children, Mack Todd (Adrianne) Lester and Missy Dawn (Brad) Birchfield, Granddaughters: Sophie Dawn Birchfield, Ella Grace Birchfield, Tianna Lester, Morgan Birchfield and Marleigh Birchfield.   Sisters: Winnie Dingess, Wanda Noe, Delores (Roger) Tanski and Dimple (Stephen) Hatfield.  Brother: Joe (Lisa) Lester and a host of beloved nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Mack attained the rank of Sargent in the US Army where he was stationed in Korea.  He and Bonnie owned and operated several businesses together throughout their marriage including Gilbert Arcade and M & J Auto Parts.  He enjoyed driving his own race car, #43, in dirt track racing so much that together, they constructed the first local dirt track, Hatfield-McCoy Speedway.  Mack enjoyed bowling and competed in tournaments throughout the state.  His Mom taught him to play dominos and he continued the love of the game through the years with his Sisters.  He taught Sophie how to draw – while Sophie taught Papaw how to look up tutorials about drawing on YouTube.   Ella Grace taught Papaw how to jump really high and play peek-a-boo like a pro.  Mack always had a positive outlook and the best sense of humor that he passed onto Todd & Missy.  His jokes about Bonnie’s cooking continue to make us laugh and will never be forgotten. 

Friends may gather with the family Sunday September 27, 2020 from 6 to 9 pm at the Mounts Funeral Home Chapel.  Funeral Services will commence at 1:00 pm Monday September 28, 2020 at Mounts Funeral Home with the Rev. Walter Grimmett and Rev. Jackie Lester officiating.   Military rites will be provided by Belfrey DAV, Chapter # 141 following the funeral service.  Burial will follow at Justice Memorial Gardens, Justice, WV, with family and friends serving as pallbearers.    

Special thanks to our family and friends for their prayers and support, and Dignity Hospice for their services. 

His smile, awesome sense of humor and love will be cherished forever.

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September 27, 2020

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Mounts Funeral Home, 253 4th Av.
Gilbert, WV 25621

Funeral Service
September 28, 2020

1:00 PM
Mounts Funeral Home Chapel
Mounts Funeral Home, 253 4th Av.
Gilbert, WV 25621

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