Lester Ames, of Calera, Okla., passed away to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 in Durant, Okla. at the age of 90. Lester was born to Henry and Effie Ames on Sept. 29, 1928 in Seminole, Okla. On Nov. 1, 1981 he married Louise Ames in Calera, Okla.
Lester joined the United States Army right out of high school. After leaving the Army, Lester started Pastoring for the Assemblies of God from 1951-1998, when he retired. Lester also was a carpenter who enjoyed doing construction. He liked hunting, fishing, and playing golf in his spare time. He also enjoyed playing games with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Effie Ames. Son, Donald Ames. Grandchild Shea Ames. Also brother Arthur Ames, Lee Roy Ames, and Henry Ames Jr.
Pastor Lester Ames is survived by his wife Louise Ames of the home; sons: Jimmy Ames and wife Anita of Branson, Mo., Steve Ames and wife Angie of Pauls Valley, Okla., and Michael Tucker of Calera, Okla.; daughter, Tina Bounds and husband Mark of Gunter, Texas; grandchildren: Michell Ames of Branson, Mo., Trista Fongemie of Branson, Mo., Jenny Ames of Anchorage, Alaska, Beau Ames of Lee’s Summit, Mo., Chris Privett of Norman, Okla., Rachael Privett of Norman, Okla., Kourtney Davis of Durant, Okla., Taylor Tucker of Calera, Okla., Brook Tucker of Calera, Okla., Skyler Tucker of Calera, Okla., Joe Tucker of Calera, Okla., Dakota Adams of Silo, Okla., Sam Shoemake of Calera, Okla., Tabby Rojas of Calera, Okla., Cameron Hearn of Huntsville, Texas, and Legend Bounds of Gunter, Texas; 19 great-grandchildren; and brothers: JC Ames of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Harold Ames of Bethel Acres, Okla.
Family hour will be from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. Celebration of Lester’s life will be at 1:30 p.m. at Victory Life in Durant, Okla. on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, with Brother David Sanders.
Burial will be at Rosewood Cemetery in Achille, Okla. with Cameron Hearn, Sam Shoemake, Dakota Adams, Beau Ames, Jack Ames and Buster Watson serving as pallbearers.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant. www.holmescoffeymurray.com