Jerry Ray Lester, age 81, of Clarksville, passed away, Wednesday, April 03, 2019, at his residence. Jerry was born, January 1, 1938, in Terrell to Edgar P. and Willie Nichols Lester. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Betty Aslin. Jerry retired after thirty-five years with the U.S. Postal Service and was Postmaster for the City of Clarksville. He served in the U.S. Navy and was an avid sports fan. Jerry was an exceptional softball pitcher and pitched for the U.S. Navy Softball Team. He brought his talents back home and struck out many a batter in the summer softball leagues. Jerry also coached several youth baseball teams through the years.
Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Aikin Grove Cemetery with Rev. James Brown officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Mildred Barger Lester of Clarksville; one son, Justin Lester of Clarksville; two daughters, Janette Braden of Clarksville and Lorri Olglesby and husband, Donnie of New Boston; cousins, Roby Johnson of Kaufman, Leon Lester of Wills Point and Stephen Johnson of Lubbock, eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.