RITES HELD FOR EX-LAWMAKER
From "The Tulsa World," Friday, July 29, 2005
BRISTOW -- Robert Charles "R.C." Lester, a former school administrator and state legislator, died Sunday. He was 83.
Services were held Thursday under the direction of Hutchins-Maples Funeral Home.
Lester was born June 3, 1922, to Elizabeth (Bath) and Roy Lester.
After graduating from Bristow High School, he continued his education at Bristow Junior College and Oklahoma A&M College, where he earned bachelor's and master's degrees in education.
Lester served in the Navy during World War II.
He married Vivian Hendrickson in 1947 and began teaching math at Bristow Junior High School.
He then went to Oilton Schools, where he was a principal and then superintendent for 17 years.
Lester return to Bristow as the junior high school principal and retired in 1980.
In 1990, he was elected as a Democrat to the Oklahoma House of Representatives District 29 seat.
Lester's wife died in 1972, and he married JoAnn Gray in 1983.
He served on the Creek County Board of Health for 25 years, and he was a member of the Creek County Election Board for 12 years.
He also belonged to the Lions Club, the Chamber of Commerce and Creek County Retired Educators.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Lester; a son, Frank Lester of Broken Arrow; a daughter, June Chubbuck of Moore; two sisters, Rosabelle Heatherly of Jackson, Tenn., and Imogene Jackson of Stroud; a brother, Earl Lester of Drumright; and three grandchildren.
Friends are contributing to the First United Methodist Church.
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