Moyer Lester Agee

Moyer Lester Agee, 85, of Floyd, VA, beloved husband, father, grandfather and lifelong Floyd resident, died Friday, December 26, 2008 in Lewis Gale Hospital.

Born in Christiansburg, VA, he was the son of the late Moyer E. and Myrtle Bower Agee. Having worked for his father in the Blue Ridge Cafe from an early age until volunteering for service in the U.S. Navy, Lester Agee was a WWII veteran serving from 1942-1945 on the battleship USS Indiana. After running Agee’s Store in Floyd with his father from 1946 to 1959, he became postmaster at Floyd from 1959 to 1983. Lester set an example by being completely dedicated to his family and his family’s farm.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Gladys Nester Agee, by brothers Morris and Marvin Agee and his sister Virginia Agee Burwell.

He leaves one son Barry Agee of Greenville, SC; four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol Agee and Michael Maslaney of Floyd, Margaret and Lynn Long of Hickory, NC, Janet and Leon Moran of Christiansburg, and Lisa and Alan Belcher of Ararat, NC; seven grandchildren, Aerea and Graham Long, Emily and Ashton Moran, and Malory, Isaac and Brenna Belcher; sister-in-law Barbara Agee of Floyd and his nieces and nephews. Special thanks to the staff at the Court of Roanoke (Retirement Center) for providing care during the last year.

There will be a graveside service conducted by Rev. Roy Turpin at Jacksonville Cemetery, Floyd, on Sunday, December 28 at 3:00 P.M. with military honors by Floyd V.F.W. Post #7854 & American Legion Post #127. The family will receive visitors on Sunday from 2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Floyd Rescue Squad.

Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, Floyd.

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