Sherman Lester

January 9, 1954 ~ November 23, 2020 (age 66)


Sherman Lester, 66, longtime resident of Narrows Branch; Hardy, KY went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, November 23, 2020.  Born January 9, 1954 in Grundy, VA, he was the son of the late Troy and Pauline Thornberry Lester.

In addition to his dad and mom, he was also preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.

Sherman ran coal for many years.  He put so many young men to work, giving them their first jobs.  He took these young men and showed them what it was like to work for what you want in life.  Sherman was a member of the Turkey Creek Freewill Baptist Church.  He loved the Lord and I know, without a doubt, that the second he passed he got his leg back.  All he ever wanted to do was walk again and boss at any mines God seen fit for him.

Sherman loved kids.  If he could make a child happy it made him happy.  Lots of times he would get behind a school bus coming home from work and every other kid that got off that bus would wave and holler Hi Papaw, Love you!

He leaves behind to honor his memories his wife of 41 years Nita Lockard Lester, son Troy L. (Angel) Lester, daughter, Jessica Lester (Michael Hunter), two granddaughters that he helped raise and is very proud of, Michaela Lester and Kassidi (Dalton) Mounts, grandchildren, Casey (Megan) Lester, Kaitlyn (Justin) Browning, Zach Lester, Cameron Wolford, Savannah Wolford, Addison Lester, and Caylee Lester, his great-grandchildren, Braxton Browning, Macee Lester, Kaislyn Lester, Colston Lester, Amari Mounts, Jackson Mounts, and Cannon Lester – all whom he loved with all his heart, brothers, Larry (Teddie) Lester, Troy (Anna) Lester, Randy (Jennifer) Lester, Ronnie (Chandra) Lester, and Paul Quinly, a sister, Becky (Mark) Koback, and lots of double first cousins who were more like brothers and sisters, other family, and friends.

Sherman was a big animal lover.  His dogs, coal and Molly, too many cats and chickens, and his horses.  Sherman’s heart was bigger than the moon! 

In accordance with Gov. Andy Beshear’s mandate, visitation and services will be private family only with a limit of 25 persons.  Burial will take place in the Family Cemetery at Narrows Branch; Hardy, KY with family members serving as pallbearers.

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