OBITUARY

Ronald "Ronnie" Wayne Lester

January 3, 1946November 14, 2020
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A memorial service for Ronald Wayne Lester will be held 10 am Thursday, November 19, 2020, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton with Pastor James Nickell and Bro. Bill Parr officiating.

Ronald passed away November 14, 2020 at his home. He was born January 3, 1946 to S.W. and JoDale Lester in Gainesville, Texas. Ronnie, as he was affectionately called, grew up in Arlington, Texas where he lived most of his life, graduating from Arlington High School and working in his family's restaurant business.

In 1971 Ronnie married Casey and together they raised their blended family in Arlington. After retirement, Ron and Casey relocated to Canton, Texas, where they have joyfully served for 14 years at Little Hope Baptist Church. Their ministry would include teaching Sunday School and the Good News Club--Whenever the doors were opened, you could be certain to find them there. Ronnie even won a couple of the Men's Valentine cake decorating contests. Ronnie loved "winning" at dominoes and fellowshipping with his Church family.

Ronnie is survived by his wife, Casey, their four children: Steven Lester of Prosper, Texas, Jeff Lester of Hawaii, John Bowers of Mansfield, Tennessee, and LaDawn Black of The Villages, Florida; their grandchildren: Devin, Kaitlyn, Lauren, Tripp, Abrahm, Enzo, Wyatt and Ainsley; and two great-grandchildren: Eli and CeCe. Ronnie is also survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Kaye and Richard Watkins of Arlington; as well as sisters-in-law: Jackie Gerhardt, Annecia Wickersham, Tina Thomason and Beckey Jernigan, and lots of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Despite these very difficult years of his health, Ronnie was faithful to persevere in his confidence in the sufficiency of God's sovereignty and grace, never ceasing to call out to Jesus in all of his final days. To his dying day, Ronnie believed that God was always good.

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

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Karen Jones Kreager

November 19, 2020

RIP Cousin Ronnie always kind and soft spoken like your Dad and our Granddaddy. Prayers for your family

Jan Graham

November 18, 2020


Ronnie worked in his family's restaurant just as his wife did in her family's restaurant. The moved to Canton out in the county where they found an "almost" 3 story house and enjoyed that with their animals. When guests were expected, Casey, his wife would use her cooking skills for families and other guests.

Jan Graham

Enzo, Wyatt & Ainsley Lester

November 18, 2020

We love you and miss you, Slow-Papa.

Michelle Harrison

November 17, 2020

Ronnie was a sweet man .I am glad that I got to know him . He will be missed . I know he had a good fight but now he is with Lord and healed .
Love ,
Michelle

Cindia Golding

November 17, 2020

I know you are at peace now❤️ You have a loving family who will miss you. Love you Cuz🤎 Cindia

Jeffery Lester

November 17, 2020

Jeffery Lester

November 17, 2020

To my dad,
For all the times we had together, Thank You.
For all the time I forgot to say it, I Love You.

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