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Lester F. Severs

Lester F. Severs of Richboro, died peacefully on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at his home surrounded by his three beloved and devoted nieces along with his loving dog Sonya. He was 93.

Born in Tabernacle NJ, he was the beloved husband of 32 years to the late Barbara Lynn Shaw Severs, son of the late Aaron and Martha Jane Parks Severs.

Les attended Pemberton High School in New Jersey. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. After serving in the Navy, Les lead a very exciting 4-decade music career, which included recording albums at XYZ Records, Chestnut Records and DECCA Records. 

Les's first band was called “The Oaks” and cut his first record titled “Wooden Angel” and Something Old, Something New” on XYZ.  During that time, Les backed up a lot of the big stars: Tex Ritter, Patsy Cline, Carl Perkins, and Kenny Roberts. 

In 1963, he worked in radio on a show called the “Hometown Frolic Show” which Les became known as “Little Buddy”.

In 1968, he became a regular guest on the Jamboree USA in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he continued performing for many years as a special guest.

In 1969, a major record deal landed him in Nashville, recording his biggest hit “What Kind of Magic”, which made #1 in Philadelphia and reached the Top Ten nationwide. He also played as preview musician for Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Barbara Mandal, Ray Price, and Conway Twitty. Nashville wanted Les to move there to continue his music career, however, Les choose to remain local to be near his mom and kids, which ended his music career on the road. 

He continued to stay in the radio business for a long time.  First as a DJ, then an advertising salesman, and eventually as a sales manager for WTTM in Trenton. 

After his music career, he became a car salesman, parts manager, and finally a courtesy shuttle driver at Colonial VW Subaru in Feasterville.

He was a faithful member of the Addisville Reformed Church for many years.  He enjoyed traveling, especially to the New Jersey shore with his late wife and her family.  

Les is survived by his daughter-like nieces, their husbands, and their children, Kim Capaldi (Rich, Dylan & Owen), Sheri Omlor (Brian, Kyle & Connor) and Tammy Carbone (Kevin). Along with his brother-in-law, Bill Rook.  Les’s children, Judyann Bunce (Art), Lester Severs, Jr., Sandra Lee (Willie), Carol Merideth (George), his sister Arvilla Peer (Paul). He is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by his sisters: Mary Danser and Leona Powell and his sister-in-law Kathy Rook.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Friday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd (at Holland Rd.) Richboro and on Saturday at Addisville Reformed Church 945 Second St. Pike Richboro from 9:00 AM until his services 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Addisville Reformed Church Memorial Fund at the above address.

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Evening Visitation

    Friday, February 2nd, 2024
    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, Richboro
    800 Newtown-Richboro Road
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

    Addisville Reformed Church
    945 Second Street Pike
    Richboro, PA 18954

  • Cemetery

    Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
    11:30 AM

    Sunset Memorial Park
    333 County Line Road
    Feasterville, PA 19053

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