Dec. 28, 1956 - Dec. 23, 2013
ELKHART — Steven E. “Steve” Lester, 56, of Elkhart, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 23, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.
Steve was born Dec. 28, 1956, in Charleston, W.Va., to the late Edward and Zelma (Vance) Lester.
He married Linda Bloss on June 7, 1980.
Linda survives as well as their children, Lucas (Maria) Lester and Rodney (Chenda) Lester, both of Bristol; and his six loving grandchildren, Nicholas, Aaliyah, Glenn, Elaine, Xiaou and Chantavie. His brothers and sisters in West Virginia, Delores Barnet, Mike (Judy) Lester, Ronnie (Ann) Lester and Robin (Danny) Gray; and his brother, Tommy (Diane) Lester of Elkhart; survive as well.
Steve formerly worked for Dexter Axle as a welder for 28 years. He enjoyed fishing and listening to all kinds of music. However, the times he cherished the most were spent with his children and grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart. Funeral services for Steve will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, with visitation for one hour prior, also at the funeral home. Pastor Robert Price will officiate. Burial will follow in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Goshen.
Online condolences may reach the family by visiting www.billingsfuneralhome.com.