Jimmy Ray Lester, 84, Of Easley, SC, formerly of Kopperston, WV, passed away on Thursday January 6, 2022 at his home. He was born December 3, 1937 in Hurley, VA a son of the late Rev. Roy and Helen Williams Lester. Jimmy was a member of the Rotary, formerly attended Toneda Missionary Baptist Church and last worked for JRL Investments. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years Norma Jean McKinney Lester. He was a nine year veteran of the US Air Force and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, along with golfing. Survivors include his sons Barry Lester of Seneca, SC and Brady Lester of Easley, SC six grandchildren Peyton Lester, Annika Lester, Ashton Lester, Emily Lester, Brianna Lester and Brady Lester, Jr. a sister Virginia Toler and her husband Ronnie of Kopperston and a host of loving family and friends. Funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday January 11, 2022 at the Toneda Missionary Baptist Church, Kopperston, WV with Pastor Scottie Lusk and Rev. Jerry Cook officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming County Veterans Honor Guard. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife in Palm Memorial Gardens, Matheny, WV. Friends may gather from 11:00 am until service time at the church. Pallbearers will be family and friends. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.