Nathaniel Brian Lester, 31 of Elkhorn City, Ky. was born on Nov. 20, 1988 in California and passed away at the Pikeville Medical Center on Sunday. Nathaniel is the son of Kevin Lester of Ashland and Melissa Sammons Lester of Oxnard,Ca.. He was a punch machinest for the steel industry. Survivors in addition to Kevin and Melissa are his biological father; Larry Gabbard, of Greenup County, Ky. wife; Patsi of Feds Creek, son Christian Nathaniel Lester of Shelbiana, a brother; Christopher of Elkhorn City and two half sisters; Chelsy Dawn and Tabitha Renee Cunanna both of Oxnard, Ca. Visitation will begin at 12:00 Thursday at the Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral service will be at 3:00 from the chapel with Jerry Overstreet officiating. Burial will follow in the Lester Family Cemetery at Miller’s Fork Rd. at Steele, Ky.