Bobby Joe Lester

April 20, 1950 - August 17, 2019

Bobby Joe Lester, age 69, of Mt. Vernon, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2019, surrounded by loved ones. He was born April 20, 1950, in Aurora, Missouri, to Lena and Charles Lester. 

Bobby was a 1968 graduate of Mt. Vernon High School.

Bob spent his life driving trucks. He spent 48 years driving and loved everything that it involved. He was the human GPS!!

On December 1, 1969, he would marry the love of his life Evelyn Gayle Burks. They would celebrate 48 years of marriage together. She preceded him in death on December 27, 2017.

Bob is survived by a son Bobby Jr. and his wife, Milissa of Republic, Missouri and a daughter Tabetha Brown and her husband, Jason of Mt. Vernon; five grandsons and two great-grandchildren; one brother, John and his wife, Elizabeth of Fort Worth, Texas. He loved and was loved by many nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Lena and Charles, wife Gayle, three sisters Charlene, Betty and Mary and two brothers, Larry and Hank.

A visitation will be held from 10:00-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at the Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, with a memorial service to follow at 12:00 p.m. Burial will be held at a later date at the Moore Cemetery, Stotts City, Missouri

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