Lester Roy Propst, 77, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012.
He was born in Pendleton County, W.Va., on Jan. 8, 1935, and was the son of the late Alva and Martha Propst.
Lester lived his early life in Franklin, W.Va., then moved to Rockingham County, where he lived the majority of his life. He was a truck driver for Rockingham Poultry, Mauzy Litter and R.B.P. Litter Service, before retiring two years ago. Lester was a member of Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, which he dearly loved, and taught Sunday school and served as Sunday school superintendent. Lester enjoyed camping, pitching horseshoes, cutting wood, solving puzzles, playing cards and had read the entire Bible eight times.
On Jan. 14, 1955, he married the former Lorraine “Rainy” Conley, who survives.
He is also survived by his children, David R. Propst and wife, Michelle, of Martinsburg, W.Va., Karen E. Propst at home, the Rev. Steven L. Propst and wife, April, of Goode, Va., Cindy P. Landes and husband, Ronald, of Harrisonburg and Tina L. Propst and companion, Amy Cubbage, of Broadway; grandchildren, Megan and Tyler Landes and Katie and Josh Propst; sisters, Virginia Killander of Cumberland, Md., Jean Lambert of Broadway and Mary Frances “Fran” Rexrode and Bonnie Hulvey, both of Harrisonburg; brothers, Charles Propst of Weyers Cave, James Propst of Manassas, Raymond Propst of Harrisonburg and Jesse “Bud” Propst of Bergton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Michael T. Frank and Dr. Gary A. Ziegler officiating. Burial will follow at Herwin Chapel Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Tabor United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 245, Lacey Spring, VA 22833, or Harrisonburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 1477, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.lindseyharrisonburg.com.