Funeral services for Lester Eugene O誰eal Sr., 54, of Brownwood, will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, in the Heartland Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J.A. McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Heartland Funeral and Cremation Services of Early.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. this evening, June 5, at the funeral home.

Mr. O誰eal passed away on Sunday, June 3, 2007, at home surrounded by his loved ones.

Lester Eugene O誰eal was born on Nov. 25, 1952, in Brownwood, the son of Billy O誰eal and Betty Jo Stanford O誰eal. He was raised and attended school in the Brownwood area and on Dec. 22, 1971, he married the love of his life, Kathy Keith. Lester had been an independent contractor in the Brownwood area for many years. He loved camping and fishing and you could always see him out walking his dog Abby.

He was a Baptist and lifelong resident of Brownwood.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Kathy O誰eal; two daughters, Shelly Merchant and husband Ronnie, and Tina Clark and husband Donnie, all of Brownwood; three sons, Lester O誰eal Jr. and wife LaDonna, and Johnathan O誰eal and fianc/ Sandy Gallardo, all of Brownwood and Chris O誰eal and wife Lisa, of San Angelo; one brother, Hurbert Gandy and three sisters Betty Joyce Langley, Paula Weed and Susan Montgomery. He also leaves behind 12 grandchildren, one great-grandson, numerous other family members and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy O誰eal and Betty Jo O誰eal-Gandy; his brother, Randell Gandy; grandson, Alex O誰eal and great-grandson, Johnathan O誰eal Jr.

Friends and family are invited to sign our the line guestbook at www.heartlandfuneralhome.net