Lester Lavon Pettway died on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Merit Health River Region Medical Center. He was 70.
Lester was born on February 7, 1948 to his parents St. Elmo “Bilbo” Pettway and Estelle Gould Pettway.
He was a lifelong resident of Vicksburg and worked as a drywall contractor. He served in the Army and the Vietnam War.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter Amber Estelle Pettway and his brothers Thomas and Kenny Pettway.
He is survived by his wife Sandra Pettway; sons, Alan Rymer (Tammy) and Matthew Pettway; daughters, Starlytte Jones (Michael), Heather Ann Subia and Crystal Pettway; brothers, Jim Pettway (Debbie), Bill Pettway and Ted Pettway (Cindy); sisters Vernie Cason and Debbie Garcia; eighteen grandchildren, Tessa Haltermen, Gracie Haltermen, Dylan Pettway, Mason Pettway, Petyon Pettway, Zachary Rymer, Kimberly Rymer, Tiffany Rymer, Stella Sellars, Stephanie Sellars, John Thomas Jones, Silas Bohennon Jones, Shelby Goings, Eli Goings, Jaeson Pettway, Ryan Pettway, Eric Pettway, and Dylan Pettway and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26, 2018 at Solid Rock Pentecostal Church with Rev. Billy Talbert officiating. Burial will follow in Pettway Hill Family Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from noon until the hour of the service.
Pallbearers will be Matthew Pettway, Jim Pettway, Dylan Pettway, Mason Pettway, Alan Rymer, Michael Jones, Zachary Rymer and Trey Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren.