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1942 Ray 2022

Ray Lester

February 17, 1942 — April 3, 2022


Ray Lester, age 80 of Amarillo entered into the gates of Heaven on April 3, 2022 in Amarillo.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 10:00 AM at Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel.  The funeral will be live streamed. Please see below to get the link for live stream. Interment will follow at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Schooler Funeral Home, 4100 South Georgia.

Ray was born on February 17, 1942 in Perryton Texas to Dutch and Lorene Sanders Lester.  He graduated from Clayton High School.  Some of his fondest memories are the days spent working alongside his father on the ranch in New Mexico.

Ray worked for Jack B. Kelley for over 40 years, but he never really retired.  He was driven to work and to provide for his family.  Throughout his entire life he loved to farm and the country life.

In December 1990 he married Susie Francis, the couple enjoyed over thirty one years.  Together they enjoyed traveling and were able to visit Alaska, Canada and all throughout the US, as Ray was not afraid of a road trip.  In what spare time he had he enjoyed woodworking and antique tractors.

Ray was a loyal friend and was very generous to those around him.  He will be missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and by a sister Eunice Franz.

He is survived by his wife, Susie “Sue” Lester of the home; a bonus daughter in love, Glenda Lemaster and her husband Ted of Amarillo; a bonus son in love, Glenn Wilson of McKinney; his sister, Jackie Warden and her husband Larry of Amarillo; and many other loving family members and friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Service

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Schooler Funeral Home, Brentwood Chapel

4100 South Georgia Street, Amarillo, TX 79110

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