David Lee Lester passed away on June 19, 2020. He was easily liked, heart of gold, and full of kindness. He loved animals-especially his cat Arialcat, and the neighborhood dogs.

Mr. Lester had a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering, and began his career with NASA as a Space Engineer during Apollo 11, Water Analyst for SW Fl. Water Management, and Appointed by Governor Bush to Florida Water Management Basin Board. He was Facility Director for Honeywell Corp. while serving Florida Citrus Agriculture Industry as an Environmental Consultant.

He also had an accomplished golf career, participating in U.S. Amateur Golf, and played World Amateur in 1983. He was an Accomplished Long distance runner & Captain of Honeywell Racing Team. He enjoyed boating as a U.S. Coast Guard Sea Captain. He served the community on Zoning Land Use Variance Committee for City of Lakeland, then the Planning Committee and Charter Review Committee for Holmes Beach recently.

Mr. Lester is survived by his wife of 35 years, Angela Lester of Lakeland and Holmes Beach, 3 daughters, Elizabeth Dumville, Lynda Giles, Susan Wannanacher, 2 stepsons, 13 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.

Due to Covid-19, and his wishes, a private service to be held at sea.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Parkinsonfoundation.org.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.

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