RED BAY, AL – Charles Edward Lesley, 83, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at North Alabama Medical Center. He was born in Itawamba County, MS to Barto and Eunice Lesley. He was a member and deacon of The Church of God of Prophecy for 60 years. He was a member of the Gideons for over 20 years and served in the Army Reserve. He owned and operated L & L Propane Gas Co for 47 years and served as a board member for Alabama LP Gas Association.
Funeral services will be Friday, March 31, 1 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home Chapel, Red Bay, AL with Bro. Mark Barnett and Bro. Shane Nichols officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Red Bay, AL. Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL will be in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Lesley; his daughter, Kathy Holland (Randy); grandchildren, Kristin Nunley (Gannon), Adam Lesley (Katie), Lauren Nichols (Shane) and Sarah Sibley (Tyler); great-grandchildren, Cooper and Adalie Nunley, Lillian and Dawson Lesley, Kason and Darby Nichols and Deborah Jane and Trayson Sibley; one brother, William Lesley (Denise) and one sister, Wanda Kay Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mildred Brown; two brothers, Carl “Jake” Lesley and James David Lesley; son, Kenneth Lesley; grandson, Joshua Wayne Lesley and his longtime business partner and best friend, Robert Loden.
Pallbearers will be Adam Lesley, Gannon Nunley, Shane Nichols, Tyler Sibley, Cooper Nunley, Dawson Lesley, Kason Nichols and Murray Morrow. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. J.D. Loden, Donald Thorn, Randy Lee Holland and Bobby Nelson.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 30, 6-9 p.m. at Deaton Funeral Home, Red Bay, AL.