Lester Halstead January 7, 2016

CARBONDALE — Lester Halstead, 66, passed away at 5:48 p.m. Jan. 7, 2016, in Carbondale Rehab and Care Center, attended by loving family and friends.

Lester was born June 11, 1949, in Du Quoin to Fallon Lester and Margery Hallena (Tripp) Halstead on June 16, 1949.

He married Sarah Marie Marx, and they shared 27 years before her passing.

Lester was a loving brother, son and husband.

He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an iron worker for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fallon Lester and Margery Hallena (Tripp) Halstead; wife, Sarah Marie Halstead; and three sisters, Carletta Leehy and Marilyn Perona and Jacqueline Halstead at birth.

Survivors include sisters, Rita Cashion (Stanley) of Bush and Norella Rolek of Port Richie, Florida; children, James Brian Halstead and David Frank Halstead, both of Makanda, and Jennifer Leslie Norton of Lillington, North Carolina; grandchildren, Ian and Madison Halstead, Emma Claire and Karen Noel Norton; and many nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Francis Animal Care, 6228 Country Club Road, Murphysboro, IL 62699.

A private memorial will be conducted at a later date.

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