David Lester

David Lester, 59, of Spring City, made his heavenly transition and received his ultimate healing on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, at his home, surrounded by loving friends and family.

The son of a coal miner, David was born in Laeger, W.V., on Oct. 24 1960. David was raised in Warren, Mich., near Detroit where he lived until age 14. He and his family returned to Rhea County in 1975 where he graduated from Rhea County High School in 1979.

Often referred to as “Spring City’s Own John Denver,” David spent much of his life singing, playing, touring and recording with various music groups over the years, such as “Southern Comfort”, “Gospel Rangers” and “One Heart.” David loved to play music and one of his most favorite memories is teaching his sons to play various instruments. Most of all, David loved to sing Gospel and share the message of Jesus Christ through song.

David was a sharp businessman and championed the entrepreneurial spirit having owned and operated countless businesses from running his parents “Big Orange Truck Stop in Evansville, to Computer Repair, Appliance Repair and various other business ventures. In 2013, David and his wife, Tracie, opened “Old Stage Auction Company” in Spring City that later expanded to a second location in Dayton. While David loved all of the wonderful times shared with his auction family, his most favorite time of the year was Christmas time when OSAC put on Christmas For Kids, where they donated countless toys to hundreds of children in the community. David loved his community and all of his friends he met along the way.

David is survived by his wife, Tracie, the love of his life; two children, David II and Corey (Kayce); parents, French and Margaret Lester; siblings, Kenny Lester and Carol Ann Barron; and six grandchildren, Quinton, Bianca, Hurley, Roxy, Fender and Carsen.

A celebration of life service will held Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, at Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home followed by interment at Add Smith Cemetery in Spring City.

The family will receive friends Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To share online condolences, visit www.coultergarrisonfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home of Dayton