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Obituary for Lester English Jr.

Lester English

Arthur Lester English, Jr., 71, of Heavener, was born Nov. 17, 1949 in Fort Smith, Arkansas to Arthur Lester, Sr. and Alma Geneva (Renfro) English and passed away Feb. 10, 2021 in Heavener.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener with  David Hope officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery in Spiro, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Lester was a long-time resident of the Heavener area. He was a 1969 graduate of Spiro High School. Lester was in law enforcement for over 40 years and retired as sergeant with the Heavener Police Department. He started the Heavener Christmas Toy Drive 14 years ago.

Surviving family members are one daughter, Debbie Dawn Bennett; three nieces Geneva Smith of Poteau, Tina Hoxit of Hodgen and Laujanna Cole of Heavener; Dawn’s mother, Debbie McNoel, of Spiro; numerous other relatives and a host of many friends

He was preceded in death by his parents Arthur Lester, Sr. and Alma Geneva English; his wife, Brenda English; and one brother, Gerald C. English.

Pallbearers are the Heavener Police Department

Viewing is from noon to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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