Lester Earl McGinnis
Lester E. McGinnis, age 74, of Elwood, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, with his loving daughters by his side. He was born on Dec. 31, 1944, in Jonesville, Virginia, to Lester O. McGinnis and Maxine (Anderson) McGinnis.
Earl was a 1963 graduate of Jonesville High School. He worked at Delco Electronics in Kokomo as a machinist for 36 years, and was a union representative for Local 292. Earl was also a member of Masonic Lodge in Greentown.
In Earl's spare time, he loved being with his family. He enjoyed driving, owning, building, and machining parts for hot rods. He was an avid drag racer. Earl also enjoyed playing his guitar, traveling, riding his Harley, and bird watching at home. In Earl's younger years, he was very involved in FFA, and he could often be found pulling a tractor. Earl will be greatly missed and forever loved!
Those left to carry on Earl's legacy of love are his daughters, Anjanette (Chris) Downs, of Galveston, and Heather (Bobby) Nunemacher, of Tipton; granddaughters, Sydney Pate, of Indianapolis, and Alyson Nunemacher, of Tipton; and grandson, Jonathan Stokes, of Tipton.
Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Lester O. McGinnis and Maxine (Anderson) McGinnis.
A graveside service will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Miller Chapel Cemetery in Jonesville, Virginia. At his request, there will be no other services.
Please feel free to leave a condolence or share a special memory of Earl with his family on his tribute wall.
Published on November 12, 2019


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Steven stedry
Nov 21, 2019
When I hired in at Delco in 1965 I got to know Big Earl ,we ran around until I was drafted into the service, he was quite a character,and a good person.
fritz burkhardt
Nov 15, 2019
i am so sorry i did not know/ will keep you all in my prayers
Jeffery and Pamela Wallpe
Nov 14, 2019
We wish the best to his children and grandchildren as he cherished each one of them. My God comfort them in this difficult time. RIP, EARL.
Denise Stover
Nov 13, 2019
Your dad, Earl will be missed by many people. We all enjoyed him so much. I am here to help you with anything you all need. Lots of prayers and thoughts are with you all. Denise
Denise Stover
Nov 13, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your Dad, Earl. We all just enjoyed him so much. He will be missed very much. I am here to help you all. Thinking of you, lots of prayers and thoughts. Denise Stover