Lester “Les” Carlyle Whitesell

Lester “Les” Carlyle Whitesell, 86, of 121 Hillside Road, Hurt died Saturday, June 12, 2021 at UVA Hospital of

Charlottesville.  He was the husband of Beulah Marie Hogan Whitesell for 23 years.

He was born March 1, 1935 in Gladys, a son of the late Emmett Jeremiah Whitesell and Lillie Agnes Cash Whitesell. He was a member of Motley Baptist, a retired employee of Magna Tech/A.O. Smith Industries, and a U.S. Army National Guard Veteran.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Darryl D. Whitesell and his wife, Kristina of Gladys; stepson Gary Wayne Adams and his wife, Shelia of Evington; one sister, Irma Klein of Gladys; and four grandchildren William Tyler, Caroline Elizabeth, Elias Kinder, and Abigail Grace Whitesell all of Gladys.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., June 17, 2021, at Finch & Finch Chapel, Altavista by Pastor Mitch Etheridge and Rev. Shelton Miles with interment to follow in Kedron Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Altavista Memorial Post 36 and Gretna Post 232.

The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 until 1:45 p.m., Thursday at Finch & Finch, Funeral & Cremation Service, Altavista and other times at the residence and Darryl Whitesell’s residence, 41 Mosebrook Drive, Gladys, VA 24554.

Please visit the online tribute at www.finchandfinchfuneralservice.com to share a memory or send a condolence to the family.