Hansel Ray Lester age 69 of Phelps, KY departed this life Sunday May 17, 2020 at the
Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center where he was a resident. He was born March 24, 1951 at Phelps, KY the
son of the late Artemus Lester and Janie Lea (Sanson) Whitt.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather Lloyd Whitt and a brother Anthony Darius Lester.
Hansel was a jokester with a great sense of humor he had a comeback for everything.
He loved cockfighting and knew everything there was to know about it.
He also enjoyed watching television, especially westerns and
enjoyed horseback riding until he was no longer able.
Those remaining to honor his memory include four brothers; Frank (Betty) Sanson of Mason, OH,
Mike (Jennifer) Whitt of Jamboree, KY, Larry Lester of Phelps, KY, Kevin (Wendy) Whitt also of Phelps, KY,
a sister Debbie (David “Karoo”) Wright of Jamboree, KY
best friend and roomie; Leonard Coleman and special friend Faith (Dotson) Wolford of Phelps, KY.
He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Funeral services will be held in the Jones and West Funeral Home Chapel
Thursday at 1:00 P.M with Pastor Benny Freeman officiating.
Visitation will be in the chapel Wednesday evening beginning at 6:00 P.M.
We are still under some restrictions due to the Covid19 pandemic and
can only use one third of our chapel’s seating capacity.
Common areas such as the kitchen will be closed.
We ask that everyone please continue to practice social distancing.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Jones & West Funeral Home of Phelps, KY.
The guestbook may be signed at www.joneswestfh.com.
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