Lester R. Kluting
Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, at Fairacres Baptist Church in Las Cruces for Lester R. Kluting of Las Cruces.
Kluting, 91, passed away Dec. 18, 2015, at home with his wife and daughter Laura at his side.
Pastor Chip Moore of Fairacres Baptist Church and Pastor Floyd Goodloe of Capitan will officiate at the services. Military honors will be included.
Lester was born May 29, 1924, in Peacock, Texas, one of 10 children of Chester and Mattie Kluting.
On March 27, 1959, he married Doris Kuykendall in Roswell. The marriage service was performed by Judge Perry Bean, a descendant of the famous Judge Roy Bean.
Lester served in the Army during World War II in Europe and made many lasting friendships there, attending Army reunions for years.
He had numerous jobs during his lifetime – including farmer, postman and volunteer fireman – but his main career was in the trucking industry. The last 15 years before his retirement, he was a tanker driver for Truckstops of America. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to his family, other drivers, coworkers, n...