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Lester, Edward Davis

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May 3, 1932 - January 30, 2018

Lester, Edward Davis

EDWARD DAVIS LESTER, 85, of Plano, passed away peacefully at his home on January 30, 2018 surrounded by loved ones.

He was born May 3, 1932 in Topeka, Kansas.  His parents, Harry Cecil Lester and Eva Mae Murphy Lester, preceded him in death.  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Betty, and four children; Amy L. Dickerson (Brit), Wylie, TX; Jill D. Korbelic, Allen, TX; Lori A. Stephenson, Plano, TX; and Bryce E. Lester (Bethany), McKinney, TX; his brother, Harry C. Lester (Ann), Overland Park, KS., and brother-in-law, Charles E. Worthington (Helen) of Topeka, KS.  Grandsons, Raymond Sean Stephens (Kristi), Prosper, TX; Joshua L. Acord, (Cassandra), Ann Arbor, MI; Neill G. Korbelic (Constance), Wylie, TX, and Mason D. Lester, McKinney, TX .  He is also survived by five great grandchildren, Vaughan and Regan Stephens, Kaysen, Jocelyn and Cooper Acord, several cousins, nieces and nephews, as well as extended family members, Raymond  Stephens (Cheryl), Jennifer Carter, Greyson and Ashton; Chris Stephens (Teresa), Caitlin and Emily; and Ashlee Andrews.

Special blessings in his life were his two very caring and attentive caregivers,  as well as the services and caring staff of Hospice Plus.

Mr. Lester was a veteran of the Korean War, serving four years in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Sicily.  He graduated from Kansas University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and worked in the Aerospace industry at Boeing in Seattle, WA, North American (Autonetics) in Downey, CA and retiring in 1991 from Texas Instruments in Dallas, TX,. as a senior member of the Technical Staff.   Retirement years were spent in traveling, square dancing with the Swingin’ Saints, and with the help of his son-in-law, Greg Korbelic, filling in the swimming pool and restoring it as a Japanese water garden and remodeling several rooms in the home.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First United Methodist Church Plano, 3160 E. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX on February 10, 2018 at 2:00 pm.  Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Grantville Cemetery, Grantville, KS.

Memorials may be made to The Parkinson’s Voice Project, 646 Coit Road, Ste.2250, Richardson, TX  75080 or First United Methodist Church Plano, 3160 E. Springcreek Parkway, Plano, TX  75074.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

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Victor Trujillo

February 09, 2018 12:33PM

My condolence, Lester very nice man, may God have him in his glory!

Carole Robertson

February 08, 2018 5:20PM

Dear Betty,
So sorry for the loss of your husband. I'm sure,knowing you, that he enjoyed a wonderful life, and with lots of family to love. May God keep you in his arms and help comfort you during this difficult time. Just a few days ago,I was remembering the great time I enjoyed with you and all the super staff members at Plano East. You will be in my prayers.

Jan Samuels

February 05, 2018 1:19PM

Betty -Expressing our deepest sympathy as well as remembering our years volunteering at PESH working with you. Ron and Jan Samuels


February 05, 2018 11:49AM

You are in our thoughts, your pop (& mom) was always very kind and courteous to these 2 strangers/visitors from England and always had a smile and a chatty remark for Karen. He was generous with his time too and we fondly remember him driving us to the stockyards...we will remember him always.

Sally McEvoy

February 05, 2018 9:10AM

I respected and held your husband/dad in high regard. I loved visiting with “Uncle” Ed and “Aunt” Betty when they travelled to Kansas. They always made me feel like “family” even though we weren’t officially related. Hugs to “Aunt” Betty, Amy, Jill, Lori and Bryce. Hoping I can pay my respects in Grantville when you travel for inurnment in the near future.

Joyce Gillam

February 04, 2018 2:08PM

Dear Betty,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I pray these past years of retirement have been good ones for you and your husband and that God will hold you close in your present sadness.
Joyce Gillam

Pat and Jerry Davis

February 03, 2018 8:13PM

Thinking of the entire Lester family. Prayers that you will be comforted in knowing that this fine man is now free of pain. He was a really good man who loved his family, his friends and his country. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Sincerely, Pat and Jerry Davis