Obituary: Lester W. McGuffey

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Lester W. McGuffey, 87, of Heber Springs died September 17, 2020.

He was born September 22, 1932 in Marcella to Charlie and C. Ethel (White) McGuffey.

Lester was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church. He was a great father who loved his family very much. He was amazing, honest, and had a big heart. Lester loved Christmas lights and decorations very much and would decorate his house every year. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, and whittling. He was a hardworking man who always knew how to make you smile. Lester was a great story teller and never met a stranger.

Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, whom he married on January 24, 1994, Evelyn May (Lendo) McGuffey; one step-son, Wesley Davis of Imboden; four daughters, Patricia White (Robert) of Southside, N. Diane McGuffey of Las Vegas, Nev., Mellissa Wilson (Kenneth) of Cave City, Kimberly J. Hedin (Robert) of Atlanta, Ga.; one step-daughter, Sandy Richardson (Eric) of Heber Springs; seven grandchildren, Jason Davis, Jonathan White, Jessica White, Justin Wilson, Kerrie Wilson, Shane Davis, Misty Wood; four great-grandchildren, Eli, Owen, Benjamin Davis, Oliver Gilmore, as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Jane Dobbins McGuffey; and a brother, Melvin McGuffey.

Pallbearers are Kenneth Wilson, Robert Hedin, Jason Davis, Jonathan White, Justin Wilson, and Shane Davis. Honorary pallbearers are Eric Richardson, Stephen McGuffey, and Josh Gilmore.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. at Locust Grove Cemetery with Bro. Scott Jones officiating.

We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines, all attendees must provide and wear their own masks, and social distancing will be observed.

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