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Johnny M. Lester

February 3, 2015

Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home 1106 Hwy. 33 South New Tazewell, TN 37825 (423) 626 - 2191 Fax (423) 626 - 8440 Rev. Johnny M. Lester age 80 of Tazewell, TN was born April 26, 1934 and went to be with the Lord February 3, 2015. He was ordained as a minister in June 1970. He pastored Little Sycamore Baptist Church for 34 years and also Seals Branch Baptist Church. He was a member of Young's Chapel Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his: Parents: Archie and Maude Lester Step Mother: Mollie Lester Son: Bradley Keith Lester Brother: Leon Lester Half Brothers: Hugh & Buddy Lester He is survived by his: Loving wife of 62 years: Lonnie Mae Lester of Tazewell, TN Sons: Randall Lester and wife Shelia of Tazewell, TN Allen Lester and wife Cindy of New Tazewell, TN Gary Lester of Tazewell, TN Jerry Lester and wife Carolyn of Tazewell, TN David Lester and wife Robin of Foley, AL Daughter: Diane Parrish of Tazewell, TN 14 Grandchildren 12 Great Grandchildren Several nieces, nephews and a host of other loving relatives and friends. The family will receive friends Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 6PM till 8PM at the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 2PM Sunday in the Claiborne-Overholt Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Allen and the Rev. Travis Singleton officiating. Music will be provided by Young's Chapel Church. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery. Pallbearers: Jason Parrish, Jeremy Lester, Dustin Lester, Shane Lester, Corbin Lester and Brandon Lester Claiborne - Overholt Funeral Home is Honored to be serving the family www.claibornefuneralhome.com
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