Lester Dirden

Lester Dirden

Lester Dirden, 71, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, at his home. 

He was born on June 23, 1949, in Anna, the son of Jessie and Helen Harvel Dirden. 

He married Christine Hileman on April 20, 1973, in Jonesboro.

Mr. Dirden is survived by his wife, Christine Dirden of Jonesboro; children Amy Dirden, Brian (Melissa) Dirden and Leslie Dirden all of Anna; grandchildren Natosha, Abbi, Hunter, Clayton, Brisan, Paige, Ben, Chase, Dexter and Tyson; great-grandchildren Kaden, Kingston and Cameron; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and by four brothers.

Mr. Dirden attended Bethel Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Labor Local 1330 and the Union County Coon Club.

Graveside funeral services were at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at St. John’s Cemetery near Dongola, with Terry Kern officiating. Interment immediately followed.  

Memorials can be made to Bethel Baptist Church. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

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