J. L. Lester (Jay) (November 06, 1938 - September 10, 2023)

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J. L. Lester (Jay)
  • November 06, 1938
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  • September 10, 2023

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J. L. Lester (Jay), 84, Summerfield Fl.,   passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023 with family by his bed side.

Jay was born Nov. 6, 1938, to Ed and Jewell Lester in Danville KY.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Scott Lester, a son-in-law Billy Webb, and a brother, Russell Lester.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Mildred Lester, Summerfield, FL; a daughter, Vickie Langford (Bill), Lady Lake, FL, and Renee’ Webb, Summerfield Fl.; and six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and a sister, Anna Carpenter of Danville KY.

Jay was former owner of Cal’s Barber and Beauty Shops in the Villages FL, before passing businesses on to his children.  He purchased Cal’s Aug 1, 1998 and then opened 3 other locations in The Villages  in partner with his daughter and son-in-law.

He enjoyed many years of playing softball in Kentucky, then later in life in the Villages FL. He also enjoyed golf, playing pool, cards, and spending time with family. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Oxford FL.

Celebration of Life will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Oxford, FL on Saturday, Sept 23 with visitation from noon to 2. Service will be held at 2 p.m.  with Rev. Chuck Houston officiating

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice of The Villages, Immanuel Baptist Church, or Alzheimer’s Association.  Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at www.baldwincremation.com.


Service

Location:
Immanuel Baptist Church
8015 Southeast 180th Street, Oxford, FL 34484
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Date & Time:
September 23, 2023 at 12:00 PM


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  1. Cheryl & Dan Shute lit a candle:
    22 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 22, 2023 at 9:56:56 AM

  2. Minister Glenwood & Betty Browley says:
    20 Sep 2023
    Our Deepest sympathy, our love and our prayers go out to you all.

  3. Roger & Mona says:
    20 Sep 2023
    Prayers for all his family and friends. He lived a fun, full life.

  4. Debbie Banks lit a candle:
    15 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 15, 2023 at 9:30:10 PM

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    15 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 15, 2023 at 9:33:15 PM

  6. Pamela Wiygul says:
    15 Sep 2023
    We’re keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Cheryl Shute lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 14, 2023 at 9:18:38 AM

  8. Christine Chabot lit a candle:
    14 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 14, 2023 at 9:12:48 AM

  9. Christine Chabot says:
    14 Sep 2023
    I’m so sorry for your loss Mr. Lester was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly.

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    13 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 13, 2023 at 9:21:50 PM

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    Lit since September 12, 2023 at 9:04:22 PM

  16. Linda Brummett says:
    12 Sep 2023
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jonah, Linda. Stephen

  17. Imad and Crystal Abdalla says:
    12 Sep 2023
    We are so very sorry for the loss of Jady. You are in our thoughts and prayers. I’m

  18. Imad and Crystal Abdalla lit a candle:
    12 Sep 2023
    Lit since September 12, 2023 at 9:00:44 PM

  19. Art & Cheryl says:
    12 Sep 2023
    Prayers for you and your family.

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