Posted: Mon 12:02 PM, Jul 14, 2014
September 13, 1920-July 10, 2014
Lester T. Hailey of Franklin passed away July 10, 2014 at Brazos Valley Hospice in Bryan with his sons at his bedside. He was born on September 13, 1920 to William T. and Melvina Weaver Hailey. He was 93 years old.
He was preceded in death by his loving and devoted wife, Martha James Hailey, his parents, brothers Johnny Hailey, Jim Hailey, and Richard Hailey.
His survivors are his two sons, Robert Hailey and wife Laura of Franklin, James Hailey and wife Judy of Bremond, two sisters, Betty Clevenger of Bremond, and Mable London of Bonham, 5 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, and friends.
He grew up in the Tidwell Prairie Community in Robertson County Texas where he was a lifelong resident. He graduated from Bremond High School in 1939. He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Bremond. He farmed and ranched until his retirement in 1999. His hard work, strength, determination, and love of family describe him best. Although he did not have the opportunity to attend college, his skill and knowledge were obtained through hard work and common sense, would be admired by any college graduate. Farming and ranching were his profession and passion. His knowledge and skill at performing the tasks to be successful were admired and appreciated by his family. He will be missed for his personality, words of wisdom; admired for his hard work and ability, his desire and determination to be successful, and the love of his family.
Visitation will be held at the Bremond Funeral Home on Sunday, July 13, 2014, from 5-7 pm. Funeral services will be held at the Grace United Methodist Church in Bremond on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 10 am. Memorial Funeral Home in Hearne is handling the funeral arrangements.
Pallbearers will be Mark Hailey, Scott Hailey, James Hailey, Jr., Billy Hailey, Glenn Hailey, Johnny Hailey, Grant Coburn and Steve Coburn. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Hailey, Austin Hailey, Harvey Edger Castro, Zachary Castro, Cooper Coburn, Cody Milam Coburn.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Grace United Methodist Church at P.O. Box 130 or to the Brazos Valley Hospice.