Lester McCormick

Monday, May 12, 2003

Lester L. McCormick, a resident of Green Forest, Arkansas, was born December 6, 1915, in Reeds Spring, Missouri, a son of William Benjamin and Eva M. (Emerson) McCormick. He died Monday, May 5, 2003, in Berryville, at the age of 87.

Mr. McCormick was an engineer for the Nuclear Aviation Regulatory Commission. He owned and operated the Majestic Movie Theater in Green Forest, the Carmar Road Show, and most recently Shibley Insurance Company. He was a member of the Green Forest First United Methodist Church. Mr. McCormick was a member of the Gideons, Green Forest Lion's Club, and was Cub Master for the Cub Scout Troop in Independence, Missouri. He was the first male Girl Scout Committee member in Independence, and was also a member of the Pioneer Trails Council for the Girl Scouts in Independence. He was a veteran, having served our county with the United States Army Air Corp during World War II.

On Nov. 11, 1939, he was united in marriage with Helen Pauline (Stafford) McCormick who survives him of the home. He is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Jeannie and Larry Anderson of Kansas City, Missouri; his son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Pam McCormick of Green Forest; two sisters, Ina Rae Cutbirth and Lallah Dahms both of Reeds Spring, Missouri; five grandchildren; one great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews; many other relatives and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and his daughter, Leslee Douglas.

Funeral services were May 7 at the Nelson Chapel in Green Forest with Rev. David Hanshaw officiating. Interment was in the New Home Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church Building Fund, P