December 29, 1956 - April 20, 2020
Lester Dean Stites age 63 passed away April 20, 2020. Lester was born in Melbourne, Florida December 29, 1956. Son of the late Donald (Beth) Stites Sr. & Mitzi Stites. He is Survived by his wife of 43 years Sue Ellen Stites. Also survived by Ellen's parents Frank & Sue Nelle Ellis. Daughter Rachel (Steven) Wilson of Greenbrier, TN Rebecca ( Chad) Clinard of Springfield TN & Jesse (Danielle) Stites of Ellington, Connecticut. Grandchildren Kate, Wesley & Alie Wilson, Nash, Noah & Ella Clinard. Brothers Donald (Leeanne) Stites, Jr & Danny (Marsha) Smiley. Brothers in Law, Joe (Tina) Ellis & David (Stacey) Ellis. 1 niece, 14 nephews and several greatnieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his Co-pilot & partner in crime Bella the boxer. Mr. Stites grew up in Miami Florida until moving to Greenbrier in 1972. He worked for Unarco Industries for 19 years before leaving and working for United Machine and Tool and Smithfield industries. His most recent employer was Guardian traffic control. Les, was best known for being the loudest laugh in any room and loved to make others laugh. He was a devoted father and grandfather. Always dropping anything to help his family, a friend or a stranger. He was an amazing cook and most known for his chicken salad. He was an avid lover of speed boat races and could commonly be found behind a grill in the pit of any race cooking for anyone who was hungry. He was a talented craftsman and enjoyed making custom knives. He loved golf and a good Nascar race. He once loved the Miami Dolphins but said "that love must be earned." He was a great friend to many. He was the most amazing Daddy and Grandpapa and his legacy and love will never be forgotten. A Celebration of Life will be held in June when his friends and loved ones will be able to be together and honor him. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Lester Dean Stites age 63 passed away April 20, 2020. Lester was born in Melbourne, Florida December 29, 1956. Son of the late Donald (Beth) Stites Sr. & Mitzi Stites. He is Survived by his wife of 43 years Sue Ellen Stites. Also survived... View Obituary & Service Information
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Lester Dean Stites age 63 passed away April 20, 2020.
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