April 19, 2021

Lenord Carles Lester Jr, 53, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at his residence after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Carles was a former member of Wise Rescue Squad and Wise Fire Department and a former employee of Friendship Ambulance Service and Haliburton.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Icy and Sylvin Greene; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Edner Lester; and several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his Loving wife, Denise Lester; sons, Jessee Lester of the home and Justin McNutt and wife Panda of San Angelo, Texas; mother, Edith Dotson of Pound; two brothers, Bill Lester and wife Irene of Wise and John Lester and wife Angie of Norton; father, Lenord Lester Sr. of Welch, WVA; several aunts, uncles and a host of other relatives and friends; last but not least his faithful companion, Scooter, who he loved very much.

Funeral services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 at the Sturgill Funeral Home chapel in Wise with Pastor G.T. Greene and Rev. Jerry Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until time of services. We will be following state mandated social distancing and occupancy. Masks will be required and will not be supplied by the funeral home or the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Southwest Virginia Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund - 671 HWY 58 East, Norton, VA 24273. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise is in charge of arrangements.