In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hazel Dell Cemetery in memory of Clarence Lester Greenstreet and left at the funeral home.
Clarence “Lester” Greenstreet, age 74 passed away surrounded by family at his home in Stockton Missouri on December 26, 2010. Les is survived by his wife, Carol Greenstreet, who has been faithfully by his side for over 52 years. Les was born in El Dorado Springs, Missouri on April 15, 1936, to Clarence and Catherine Greenstreet, the oldest of four siblings.
After graduating from El Dorado Springs High School in 1954, he chose to serve his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he travelled to Alaska and fell in love with both the state and Carol Frary. The two were married in the summer of 1958, and began homesteading in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska. Les and Carol spent 43 years in Alaska, interspersed with 10 years at various times in Cedar County, the only other place he considered home.
In 1962, Les began a close relationship with Jesus Christ. He lived his life as an example and never waivered in his faith. Les was the patriarch of his family and could always be counted on for sound advice. During his final days on earth he made it known that he was at peace and ready to go home to be with his savior.
Les loved to restore antique tractors and was a member of both the Antique Power Club of Alaska and the Alaska Transportation and Industry Museum.
Les and Carol have six sons and two daughters. Russ and Deana Greenstreet of Loveland, Colorado; Scott and Christine Greenstreet of Aurora, Illinois; Dean and Kathy Greenstreet of McHenry, Illinois; Darrel Greenstreet of Palmer, Alaska; Billy and Carol Greenstreet of Homer, Alaska, Catherine and Shem Mabongor of Jenja, Uganda, Africa; Donna and Duke Ballard of Palmer, Alaska; and Andy and Trish Greenstreet of Palmer, Alaska. He enjoyed each of his 34 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
He is survived by two brothers, David and Mowee Greenstreet of Little Rock, Arkansas; Bob and Pat Greenstreet of El Dorado Springs, Missouri; and sister, Dorothy and Tom Fletcher of Enid, Oklahoma.
Viewing for Les Greenstreet will be held at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, between 6-7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in Greenfield, Missouri, on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Ron Dykes officiating. Interment will follow at Hazel Dell Cemetery for family members. The family will then receive guests for a celebration at 3:00 p.m., location to be announced.
Pallbearers are: Russ Greenstreet, Scott Greenstreet, Dean Greenstreet, Darrel Greenstreet, Billy Greenstreet, and Andy Greenstreet.