Friday, June 15, 2012

Lester A. "Brownie" Quesenberry 1920-2007

Lester A. "Brownie" Quesenberry, son of the late Clarence and Mindy (Elliott) Quesenberry was born October 6, 1920 in Hanna, Missouri.

Brownie, as he was known to his family and friends, accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized on July 13, 1975 at the Buckhorn Baptist Church.

On January 17, 1946, Brownie was united in marriage to Blanche Alice Rose in Houston, Missouri. They shared over 48 years of marriage together and were blessed with one daughter, Carolyn Sue Wilson.

As a young boy, Brownie grew up during the depression era. His first job was at age 14 for Clarence Hensley transporting the furs and hides that were bought and sold. He traveled throughout the state of Missouri. Brownie was later offered a job on Fort Leonard Wood as a bulldozer operator at the construction site of the airport. He accepted and later moved on to several other jobs, building dams and other projects in Branson, Missouri.

Brownie started driving a truck for Campbell Express, where he logged over a million accident free miles. Brownie received many awards each year for his exemplary work ethic and safety records. You would always find him nicely dressed and clean shaven. He served Cambpell "66" for over 33 years.

Brownie enjoyed his weekends where he would come home and cattle farm with his wife Blanche. He always kept his equipment in top shape and he always kept a straight tight fence.

Brownie went home to be his Lord at 11:40 A.M. Saturday, January 20, 2007 in his home at the age of 86 years, 3 months and 13 days.

Lester will be sadly missed, but fondly remembered by his granddaughter: Tamera Palmer and her husband Lonnie of St. Robert, MO; his grandson: John Wilson and his wife Sherry of Waynesville, MO; sister: Helen Strumph of Waynesville, MO; son-in-law: Wendell Wilson of Waynesville, MO; 5 great grandchildren: Rebecca (Becki) Acosta and her husband Iganico, Keith Campbell, Michael, Christopher and Shelby Wilson; 2 great-great grandchildren: Nathaniel and Noah Acosta; his devoted friend, Charlene; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Brownie was preceded in death by his wife, Blanche; his daughter: Carolyn Sue Wilson; one brother: Ted Quesenberry; one sister: Delores Jane Jean Shockley; and one grandson: James Arthur "Jay" Wilson.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 22, 2007 in the Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert with Rev. Don Martin officiating. The song "Go Rest High On That Mountain", "In The Garden" and "Amazing Grace" was played. Serving as escorts were Michael Wilson, Steve Seda, Mike Wilson, Jason Palmer, Johnny Burgess, Max Elliott and Iganico Acosta.

Burial followed in the Waynesville Memorial Park Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Memorial Chapel of Waynesville/St. Robert.

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