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Louis Lester Mefford

• Nov 9, 2018 at 2:19 PM

WISE, VA - Louis Lester Mefford, 84, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport, Tennessee after a short illness.

He was a retired coal miner of 40 years. A man of Christian Faith and great moral values. Lester was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He was a diehard Dale Earnhardt fan and enjoyed ginsenging and fishing with his loving wife. In his younger years he was an avid coon hunter with his father, Gus.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Gus and Mildred Mefford; step-mother, Maudella Mefford; brothers, Joseph and Eddie Wayne; and step-brother, Coy Carter.

Lester is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Monette Mefford; two sons, Danny Mefford and wife Sandra of Glade Springs, VA and Joe Mefford of Coeburn, VA; two daughters, Debbie Stenski and husband Jeff of London, KY and Tammy Mullins of Norton, VA; grandchildren, Micah Mefford, Alicia Jones, Joyce Adkins, Adam Mefford, Cody Mefford and Brittany Alex Lewis; eleven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Doyle and Carroll Mefford of Wise, VA; two sisters, Christine Hawkins and Priscilla Earnis and husband William of Castlewood, VA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Louis Lester Mefford will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home Chapel in Wise, VA with Pastor Jeff Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in the Addington-Hensley Cemetery in Wise, VA. Family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at the Sturgill Funeral Home in Wise, VA. Please visit www.sturgillfuneral.com  to leave online condolences for the family.

Sturgill Funeral Home 1621 Norton Road SW Wise, VA 24293 is in charge of arrangements.

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