Bus conductor Lester's last stop
Mr Lester Streete in his conductor's uniform
National Express West Midlands has granted the last wishes of a former bus conductor by providing a special bus to take family members to his funeral.
102-year-old Lester Streete from Walsall passed away on 12 May. His family were keen to carry out his wishes for a bus to be part of his funeral.
Lester worked on the buses for two decades before retiring in 1977. He was a popular conductor on the number 4 Pennfields route.
His daughter Eseata Steele said:
“Lester really loved his job. He would always talk about those days - meeting so many people on the bus. He was quite a character! As a family, we decided we will celebrate his life and travelling by bus was the perfect way to do that.”
Madi Pilgrim, HR Director at National Express, said:
“We are delighted we could support Lester’s family by making this special request a reality.”
The team at National Express’ Wolverhampton bus garage sent a brand-new top of the range Platinum double decker. The destination on the front of the bus read:
Mr Lester Streete, one last journey