Military veteran

Lester Lee Colter, 87, passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Ozark Medical Center in West Plains.

He was born Nov. 26, 1929, in St. Louis, son of George W and Mattie McKnight Colter.

He owned and operated several service stations for many years.

He served in the Army from Nov. 27, 1944, and until he was honorably discharged on Aug. 17, 1948. He was as a corporal.

He enjoyed water skiing, reading, singing and playing cards. He was an avid supporter of AA for more than 50 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harvey Pennington, Leonard Schofield and Ivan Colter; two sisters, Brady Parker and Marie Toler; two sons, Ronnie and Elvis; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Linda Murphy; a son, Michael Colter; a stepdaughter, Marla Anderson; a sister, Betty Swain; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a close friend, Charlotte Sue Colter.

No services are planned. Cremation was under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. His ashes will be buried in Midvale Cemetery at a later date.

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