The Jones & Frank family is deeply saddened by the passing of one of our own, Skip Lester. Skip passed away Monday, April 3rd after a sudden illness that struck him Friday evening. We are all shocked and devastated by the loss. Our deepest sympathies go out to Skip’s wife, Stewart, and their three young children – Hagan, Charlotte and Cole.

Skip joined Jones & Frank in 2013 as a result of the acquisition of his family’s business, Baird Petroleum Equipment. Skip has deep roots in the petroleum industry, and had great success while at Jones & Frank. He assumed the outside sales position for Jones & Frank in 2015, and has been instrumental in growing key customer relationships in the Richmond market.

Skip was beloved by everyone he came in contact with. Skip’s easygoing demeanor combined with his business acumen, positive outlook and industry experience were a winning combination that served him well.

Skip will be greatly missed by Jones & Frank. In an effort to support Skip’s young family, we have established an account through YouCaring that Jones & Frank employees, friends, vendors and customers can utilize to make contributions to the family. Jones & Frank will administer the fund, and all proceeds will go to Skip’s wife and children. Please use the following link to make a contribution.

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