Lester Thompson, 83, of Poteau died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, in Poteau. Lester was born in Poteau on April 9, 1929, to Bud Andrew and Pernie (Garrett) Thompson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Lester was a car salesman. He was married to his beloved wife, Joyce for 57 years, 10 months and 17 days. Lester was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Evelyn Miller, and great-granddaughter, Sheila Fikes.Survivors include his wife, Joyce of the home; three sons, Terry and wife, Sandy Thompson, of Holson Valley, Todd Thompson and Tobey Thompson of Poteau; two granddaughters, Kristi and husband, Michael Fikes, of El Reno, Amber of California; one grandson, Jordan Tyler Thompson of Fort Smith, Ark.; two great-granddaughters, Kalyn and Emma Fikes; one great-grandson, Falon; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Chester and Jaylene Thompson of Broken Arrow, Charley and Sandy Thompson of Alma, Ark.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie and Ed Hunt of Broken Arrow; Geraldine and Wayne Drake of Hamilton, Mont.; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Poteau with the Revs. Kevin Womack and Jim Cook officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frankie Brown, Carl Lockhart, Joe Brinson and L.H. Brinson.You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home.