Lester Brundige, age 72, of the Mt. Pelia Community, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) in the chapel of Edmaiston Mosley Funeral Home in Union City with Bro. Gordon Wilbanks officiating. Burial will follow in East Side Cemetery in Martin. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Dale Willis, Steven Shanklin, Mickey Griffin, Dale Burton, David Gargus, Hogan Courtney and Frank Shanklin. Lester was born Aug. 7, 1946 in the Campground Community of Weakley County, son of the late Lester and Annie Hastings Brundige. He married Brenda Stephenson Brundige on June 28, 1980. She survives. Lester retired as maintenance foreman for the University of Tennessee at Martin after 35 years of service and was a member of McConnell Baptist Church. He is also survived by one son, Donnie (Brenda) Brundige of Mt. Juliet; two daughters, Tammy Cook of Martin and Lisa (James) Rhamy of the Mt. Pelia Community; five granddaughters, Miranda Brundige of Mt. Juliet, Ashley Brundige of South Fulton, Staci (Hunter) Robinson of Sharon, Deanna (Anson) Couch and Melissa Cook, all of Martin; and seven great-grandchildren, Liam Holt of South Fulton, Cameron Couch, Bently Couch and Eason Couch, all of Martin, and Blaze Willcutt, Jaden Willcutt and Logan Willcutt, all of Union City. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Brundige.