Obituary: Lester Paul Southern

October 22, 1943 – July 18, 2019

Lester Paul Southern, 75, of Bedford, passed away on 4:57 p.m. Thursday, July 18th at his residence.

Born on October 22, 1943, in Lawrence County, IN, he was the son of Ormaul P. Southern and Truly (Eads) Southern. He first married Suzie Baker who preceded him in death in 1970. He then married Carolyn (Flunker) and she survives.

He was a self-employed auto bodyworker and later was the manager at Swifty Gas Station. He enjoyed working on cars and playing his guitar. In his younger years, he enjoyed riding his motorcycle.

Surviving with his wife, Carolyn, of Bedford, are his three daughters: Christy Parks (Chad) of Mitchell; Missy Evans of Mitchell and Tracy Lewis of Lebanon; six grandchildren: Brittany Evans, Derek Johnson, Ashley Marquardt, Heather Price, Jax Thomas, and Zander Parks; six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife Suzie.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 23rd in the
Elmwood Chapel of Day & Carter Mortuary with Richard Tallman officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, July 22nd at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Burial will follow in the Gilgal Cemetery.

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