Lester Russell “Les” Maglott, Sr.
October 21, 1931 ‒ March 23, 2006
BELLVILLE: Lester Russell “Les” Maglott, Sr., 74, of Gilmore Road, Bellville, died Thursday morning March 23, 2006 in Knox Community Hospital following a short illness.
He was born October 21, 1931 in Mifflin Township, Richland County, to Glenn A. and Lois Charlot (Russell) Maglott, attended Bellville Schools, and served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
A lifelong Bellville area resident, Les was a dairyman who operated his own dairy farm, first on Ross Road, before moving to his current Knox County location.
Blessed with a strong work ethic, Les was most content driving his IH tractors, working his farm.
For years, he operated a “can route” for the Carnation Dairy in Bellville, retrieve wholesale milk from dozens of area dairy farms.
Les enjoyed watching bull riders on television, and could eat chicken seven-days-a-week: fried chicken, roast chicken, chicken-n-noodles, any way you made it.
His “2-minute-remarks” like: “You can get that job done in 2 minutes” or “…rebuild that engine in 2 minutes” were both annoying and endearing.
Credited as the potter, he shaped his family into the people they are today, due in a large part to his unconditional love and support.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Lois and Richard Snider of Mansfield, two sons and daughters-in-law Russell, Jr. and Connie Maglott of Fredericktown and Ed and Fay Maglott of Bellville; five grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a step great grandchild; a brother Ronald Maglott of Mansfield; and a sister and brother-in-law Charlot and Chuck Whatman of Bellville.
His wife Carol Thoma Maglott preceded him in death on December 21, 1998.
The family will receive friends this evening, Friday, March 24, 2006 from 5-8pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home. Where the funeral service will be held Saturday at 1pm. His brother Ronald Maglott will officiate. Burial will follow in Bellville Cemetery, where Irvin Hiskey Post #535 American Legion will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to the Les Maglott, Sr. Memorial Fund may be made at the funeral home.