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Lester Arthur McGukin

February 2, 1934 April 12, 2019
Lester Arthur McGukin
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Lester Arthur McGukin, age 85 of Atlanta, passed away April 12, 2019 at Piedmont Hospital. He was surrounded by his beloved family singing him home. Les loved to laugh and deeply enjoyed spending time with his many family and friends: he also took great pleasure in visiting Ireland, meeting his Irish relatives, and exploring his Irish heritage. As a community member, therapist and volunteer, Les lived by his beliefs in the power of love to heal and the value of service to others.

Born in Bremen, Georgia on February 2, 1934, Les attended Oglethorpe University where he met his wife, Lois Weems McGukin. He served in the Army from 1954-1956. Les and Lois married on May 31, 1956 in Dover Plains, NY and became the proud parents of Mark Aaron and Julia Ruth McGukin. After settling his family in Tucker, GA, Les finished his undergraduate education at Mercer University and completed his Master’s in Counseling at the University of Georgia, Athens. He practiced as a psychotherapist for over thirty years in Decatur, Bremen and Atlanta. Les was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta and served nationally on the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. In 2015, he moved with Lois to Wesley Woods Towers in Atlanta, he served as President of the Wesley Woods Towers Executive Committee.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Lois and son, Mark, Les is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Scott Brown of Marietta and his brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ivee McGukin of Bremen; along with many other dear family and friends.

Graveside services will be held on April 27 at 11:00 a.m. at the Center Point Cemetery in Temple, with a reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall. A later memorial service in Atlanta is also being planned.

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11:00 AM 4/27/2019 11:00:00 AM
Center Point Church Cemetery

2176 Center Point Road
Temple, GA 30179

Center Point Church Cemetery
2176 Center Point Road Temple 30179 GA
United States

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Center Point Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

2176 Center Point Road
Temple, GA 30179

2176 Center Point Road Temple 30179 GA
United States

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