E.E. Eugene Lester
E.E. Eugene Lester
  • May 30, 1927 - January 8, 2018
  • Midland, Texas

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E.E. "Gene" Lester, 90, passed away Monday, January 8, 2018.
Gene was born May 30, 1927 to Elmer Edward Lester and Susie Angeline Brown, in Big Springs, Texas, the oldest of 6 children.
Before Gene began to serve his country as a Seabee in the U.S. Navy during in WWII, he'd met the love of his life, Mildred Lee Cox, who he fondly referred to as "Tootsie" or "Sweet Thang." After his return, they married September 4, 1948, in Midland, Texas. They were married for 69 years
Gene began a long career in the oil and gas industry, retiring in 1993. Gene loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He was an avid fisherman and gardener. He and Mildred were actively involved with their church and volunteered their time with Midland's Meals on Wheels.
Gene is survived by his wife Mildred; son Kenneth Lester and wife BJ; son Terry Lester; daughter Stacy Mathews and husband Paul; grandchildren Kenny Lester, Kody Mathews, Jade Ogden, Emily Kuhstoss, and Will Lester; eight great-grandchildren; sister Annette DeArmond; brother, Dwight Martin and wife Kay; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, with Scott Sheppard officiating, at the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
The family of Gene Lester wishes to thank Home Nursing Care and Hospice, the staff of Midland Memorial Hospital, One Hope Church of Christ, and his many friends.