Lester Richard Dumas, 63, of Havana, Florida, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
After his battle with cancer, he peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by precious family members. Faith Funeral Home handled arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com).
Les was born in Griffin, GA to the late Julian B. Dumas (Forsyth, GA) and late Colleen Jones Dumas (Hiawassee, GA).
He is survived by; his wife of 42 years, Leralene Spillers Dumas; son, Justin (Lesley) Dumas; daughter, GinaMarie (David) Senters; two grandchildren, Isabella and Holton Dumas; sister, Peggy (Charles) Hollis and stepmother, Claudette Dumas.
He graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, GA and attended North Georgia Military College and Mercer University. His communications work in Tallahassee included WFSU-TV, WCTV, Florida State Department of Education, and for the last 17 years, he was employed with the Florida State Department of Corrections. Prior to moving to Havana, he was an active member of Celebration Baptist Church in Tallahassee.
A memorial service was held on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Freedom First Assembly of God, 2801 Thomasville Road, Tallahassee, FL. The family received friends after the service at the church fellowship hall. Pastor Larry Perry officiated.
Contributions may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 and the Gideon Bible Society (http://www.gideons.org).