Lester "Les" Redington, age 88, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away Monday, May 25, 2015 at the ST. Frances Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, May 28, 2015 at the Neodesha City Cemetery with Don Railsback officiating under the direction of the Loran Fawcett Chapel.
Visitation hours will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 27, 2015 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Chapel.
The family has suggested memorials to the Neodesha Recreation Commission and contributions may be left at the Loran Fawcett Chapel.
Lester Redington was born November 14, 1926 in Thayer, Kansas the son of Daniel "Obie" and Hazel (Coe) Redington. He attended schools in Neodesha and joined the United States Army on January 1, 1945 serving in the Pacific Theater of Operation until his honorable discharge on November 19, 1946.
In November 1947 he married Barbara Cole with whom he had three children. The couple later divorced. In 1974 Les married Marsha Livingston in Neodesha and she preceded him in death in 2014. He was employed by Standard Oil Refinery for several years until 1962 when he purcashed and began operating the Texaco Service Station at 4th and Main in Neodesha. After recuperating from heart attack 1976 Les began working for Cobalt Boats of Neodesha driving extensively throughout the United States until he retired in 1991.
He enjoyed working in his yard and planting vegetable garden raising strawberries, blackberries, and beautiful roses. He built wishing well planters and a variety of bird houses and other craft items for his family.
Survivors include his daughter Linda Martin and husband Gary of Sedan, Kansas; son Dan Redington and wife Sharon of Neodesha, Kansas, son Leslie Redington and wife Yvonne of Tulsa, Oklahoma, step daughter Brenda Hare and husband Rodney of Neodesha, Kansas, step daughter Anita Claus and husband Mike of Neodesha, Kansas, and step-son Rev. Rodney Tucker and wife Susie of Lone Lane, Missouri, sister Opal Ellen Chambers of Phoenix, Arizona; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife Marsha Les was preceded in death by his, sister Irene and her husband Clarence Lindsay and brother-in-law Russell Chambers.