Lester Lee Borum, Jr., age 50 years, a resident of rural Stonefort, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning, June 7, 2019, at 4:45 AM at his home.
Lester was born September 24, 1968 in Marion, Illinois. He was the eldest child born to Lester Lee Borum, Sr. and Evelyn (Almaroad) Borum.
On July 20, 2013, Lester was united in marriage to Wilma J. Barrett in Herrin, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include: his mother – Evelyn Borum of Herrin; 3 children – Tawney (Dale) Kinsell of Marion, Tyler Borum of Carterville, and Joshua Coburn of Herrin; 3 grandchildren – Alexis Kinsell, Karleigh Kinsell and Caylin Coburn; 2 sisters – Stacy (Pat) Vogt of Carterville and Lindsay Allen of Herrin; a brother – Lance Borum of Herrin; nieces and nephews and 2 special cousins – Debra Horn and Crystal Vineyard.
In addition to his father, Lester was preceded in death by: 2 grandmothers – Mary Almaroad and Grace Pedigo; and 2 uncles – Everett and Henry Almaroad.
Lester had been employed as a commercial truck driver and construction worker. He is fondly remembered as a “jack-of-all-trades.”
Lester enjoyed music. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed being on his farm and raising goats. Lester was also a dirt track racing fan. He loved to sit on his front porch and watch the sunrise. Lester was of the Baptist faith.
In accordance with his wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral service. A private memorial service will be conducted.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5 Schiber Port, Suite C, Maryville, Illinois 62062.