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Lester Kinabrew

February 15, 1923 July 19, 2019
Lester Kinabrew
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Obituary for Lester Kinabrew

Funeral services for Lester Kinabrew 96, of Athens have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, Athens with Rev. Jason Smith officiating under the direction of Autry’s Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home.
Burial will follow at Athens Cemetery.
Lester was born February 15, 1923 in Crossroads, Texas to the late Hubert Lester Kinabrew Sr. and Lena Loper Kinabrew. Mr. Kinabrew’s family was a pioneer Henderson County family, moving to Athens in 1945. Lester was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Athens, since 1956. He served on the Finance Committee and Endowment Fund Committee. He was part of the group who purchased Impala Point at Lake Athens and developed it. They also purchased land and developed Bel Air Addition, donating 9 ½ acres to the Athens Independent School District for the Bel Air School. He and Wesley McGuffey purchased the Chevrolet Dealership in 1955, he owned it till 1982. Lester served on the Board of Directors of the First National Bank for 30 years, served on the Athens City Council, served on the Original Board of Directors of the Athens Country Club, Athens Industrial Foundation, and the loop 7 committee, receiving the 2006 Road Hand Award. He was also a Master Mason of Lodge #165 for more than 75 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife Billy Jack Kinabrew, son; Ronny Kinabrew, brothers; Leo Kinabrew and Loy Edwin Kinabrew.
Survivors include his daughter Vicki Perkins and husband Jerry, grandchildren; Jeremy Perkins and wife Meredith, Brad Kinabrew and wife Amy, Jennifer Cate and husband Tommy, Claire Cozad and husband Jeremy, Alex Mehling, Carlyle Mehling and 6 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and special cousin Virginia Browning.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown, David Daniels, Joe Holloway, Billy Norwood, Don Bennett and Charles Elliott.
Honorary pallbearers will be the Lunch group at Athens Country Club, Donna Bennett and Jack Holland.
Visitation for family and friends will be held Monday evening from 6-7 P.M. at the funeral home.
If desired memorials may be made to a charity of your choice or the Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601.

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6:00 PM 7/22/2019 6:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 7/22/2019 7:00:00 PM
Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home

1910 E Tyler St.
Athens, TX 75751

Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home
1910 E Tyler St. Athens 75751 TX
United States





10:00 AM 7/23/2019 10:00:00 AM
First United Methodist Church - Athens

225 Lovers Lane
Athens, TX 75751

First United Methodist Church - Athens
225 Lovers Lane Athens 75751 TX
United States

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Athens Cemetery Final Resting Place

Athens, TX 75751

Athens Athens 75751 TX
United States

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