Lester Reed Mullenax, age 82 years, a resident of the Holly Meadows Community, St. George, WV and a well known farmer of Tucker County, departed this life Wednesday evening, January 29, 2014 at the Ruby Memorial Hospital at Morgantown, WV. He had been in declining health.
He was born Tuesday, May 5, 1931 at Pierce, WV, a son of the late Clyde Franklin and Rosa Ellen Knotts Mullenax. On July 2, 1950 at Parsons, WV, he was married to the former Orlen Lydia Eye Mullenax, who preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Eric Lester Mullenax and wife Kim; two daughters, Gwenevere Diane “Gwen” Gilbert and husband James and Jacqueline Gail “Jackie” Cale and husband Jerry, all of St. George; six grandchildren, James T., Kelsey, Lesley, Lydia, Tate and Andrew.
Preceding him in death is one brother, Richard Franklin Mullenax.
He attended the one room school at Sugarland and was a graduate of Parsons High School with the class of 1949. He was a former employee of the General Motors Co. in Baltimore, MD, the Mullenax Lumber Co. of Parsons, he was a construction worker, coalminer and a former employee for the Spessert Lumber Co. He was a member of the Labor Union and a member of the Tucker County Senior Center, where he drove the senior van transporting people to their appointments. He enjoyed hunting, stock sales and was well versed in horses. He loved his children and grandchildren.
The family received friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Final rites were conducted at the funeral home parlor on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Neil Precht and The Rev. James Gilbert officiated and interment followed at the Bethel Cemetery at Holly Meadow. The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements for Lester Reed Mullenax. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; www.lohrbarbfuneralhome.com.