The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Obituaries

January 3, 2013

Herbert Lester

— Herbert Wallace Lester, 90, passed away peacefully on Dec. 21, 2012, in Kerrville.

“Herby” was born Oct. 19, 1922, in  Bogalusa, La., to Francis Herbert and  Herbert Hamilton Lester. Herby was an only child and though deaf from birth, enjoyed a full and happy life.

His mother dedicated her life to him and his disability, becoming a teacher at Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis, Mo. Herby learned to read lips and speak orally. He graduated from public high school and attended Rhode Island School of Design, Clemson University and Mars Hill College where he met his wife, Ola Grace Wilburn. They were married in 1947 and were together until her death in 1999.

Herby was an aeronautical engineer for Convair, LTV and Boeing. He spent many years in the Civil Air Patrol, ranked as colonel, and was an accomplished  pilot.

He is survived by his daughter, Lauranne Glascock; son David Herbert Lester; and grandchildren Aaron Todd Glascock , Kelly Grace Glascock , Allison Nicole Lester and Jason David Lester .

A memorial service will be at the family cottage at Lake Junaluska, N.C., over the 4th of July holiday ... a place he dearly loved. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Carlisle Herbert Cottage Fund, in care of Walter Baskin, 56 Stratford Village Way, Bluffton, S.C. 29909.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Pamela Ferguson

    Pamela Jane Ferguson, 45, of Greenville died at her home July 22, 2014. 

    July 23, 2014

  • Velma Harris

    Velma Faye Harris, 87, of Garland passed away July 21, 2014.

    July 22, 2014

  • Robert Younger

    Robert Carroll Younger, 86, of Greenville passed away July 20, 2014, in Greenville.

    July 22, 2014

  • Gloria Bowen

    Gloria Bowen went to be with her Lord and Savior on July 19, 2014, at the age of 69

    July 21, 2014

  • Robert Callanan

    Robert Callanan, 65, of Celeste passed away July 18, 2014, in South Carolina.

    July 21, 2014

  • William McClure

    William “Buddy” McClure, 68, of Edgewood, formerly of Hunt County, died July 17, 2014.

    July 21, 2014

  • Carrie McCombs

    Carrie Adell Conway McCombs of Klondike passed away July 20, 2014, at Oak Manor Nursing Home in Commerce.

    July 21, 2014

  • Larry Yearwood

    Larry Gene Yearwood, 61, of Greenville, passed away July 19, 2014, at his home.

    July 21, 2014

  • Frances Cox

    Frances “Memaw” Cox, 87, of Greenville, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, at Harrison House in Greenville.

    July 19, 2014

  • David McKnight

    David C. McKnight, 59, of Lone Oak, passed away July 19, 2014. 

    July 19, 2014

Featured Ads
Promotions
Poll

What's been the primary cause of the Texas Rangers' poor first half of the 2014 baseball season?

Too many injuries
The loss of Nolan Ryan in the front office
Questionable decisions by general manager Jon Daniels
On-field decisions by manager Ron Washington
Key players just aren't producing
All of the above
     View Results
Facebook
Must Read
Photos


See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase Obama Seeks Limits on US Company Mergers Abroad Large Family to Share NJ Lottery Winnings U.S. Flights to Israel Resume After Ban Lifted Official: Air Algerie Flight 'probably Crashed' TSA Administrator on Politics and Flight Bans Raw: National Guard Helps Battle WA Wildfires Raw: Ukraine's Donetsk Residents Flee Senators Push to End Hamas Threat in Cease-Fire A Young Victim's Premonition, Hug Before MH17 Raw: Deadly Storm Hits Virginia Campground Death Penalty Expert: 'This is a Turning Point' Raw: MH17 Victim's Bodies Arrive in Netherlands Raw: Families Travel to Taiwan Plane Crash Site Arizona Execution Takes Almost Two Hours Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide