Thomas E. Lester, 62, Wabash, died at 6:04 p.m., Friday, June 13, at his home. He was born April 21, 1952 in Wabash, to Paul and Evelyn (Horner) Lester.
Tom was a 1970 graduate of Wabash High School. He married Maureen "Mo" Laughlin at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash on May 8, 1976. He worked at Welding Service, Inc in Wabash for 30 years. Tom enjoyed doing yard work, cooking, grocery shopping, watching his kids and grandkids sporting events, and was a huge Boston Red Sox fan.
He is survived by his wife, Mo Lester, and parents, Paul and Evelyn Lester, all of Wabash; five children, Vanessa (Matt) Daughtry, Wabash, Ashley (Brandon) Harless and Gram (Heather) Lester, both of Noblesville, Keeley (Ryan) Cox, Pendleton, and Cale Lester, Charleston, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Trenton, Trevor, and Treyce Daughtry, Wabash, Jaycie Harless, Thomas, Lyla, and Davis Lester, all of Noblesville, and Mallory Cox, Pendleton; sisters and brother, Susan (Eric) Rish, Wabash, David (Lillian) Lester, Douglasville, Ga., and Debbie (Jim) Powell, Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash, with Solomon David officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash.
Preferred memorial is the Oncology Department at Wabash County Hospital.
The memorial guest book for Tom may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.