Ricky W. Lester, 56, North Manchester, died at 10:45 p.m. Feb. 10, surrounded by his family in I.U. Health Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis.
He was born Feb. 28, 1956 in Laeger, W.V. to Vestel and Berchie Mae (Bailey) Lester.
He graduated from Manchester High School in 1975 and served in the U.S. Army National Guard. On April 10, 1981 he married Joyce A. Music. He worked at Manchester Foundry for 16 years and later became an assistant supervisor in the foundry area of Ford Meter Box, Wabash, for 22 years. He was a member of Grand Street Baptist Church, Wabash, where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce A. Lester, North Manchester; one son, Ryan M. Lester, North Manchester; one daughter, Jo (Chad) Shepherd, North Manchester; two sisters, Dian Lester, Warsaw, and Tammy Spacy, Brookston, Ind.; four grandchildren, Lane Staley, Bailey Mooney, Peyton Shepherd and Jaynie Shepherd; in-laws, George and Billie Music, North Manchester, and very dear friends, Bob Corn, John and Margie Dennison.
Services were held Feb. 15, at McKee Mortuary. Pastor John Dennison and George Music officiated.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester. For those who wish to honor the memory of Ricky W. Lester, memorial contributions may be made to Grand Street Baptist Church, PO Box 206, Wabash, IN 46992.