Former Steelers running back Tim Lester’s death in Tuesday at the age of 52 was due to complications from COVID-19, the City of Milton, Georgia said in a statement released Tuesday afternoon.
Lester settled in Milton after his playing career and founded a youth football program called the Milton Steelers and coached at Milton High School and, at the time of his death, Fellowship Christian School, where his children attend.
Tim Lester, Former Steelers FB, Dies at 52
“As we mourn the passing of this incredible man, we remember the massive impact he made on our community,” Fellowship Christian head of school Dr. Kathryn M. Teston said in an email release. “He was dedicated to impacting the lives of athletes and students, encouraging them to live fully for God’s glory alone.”
“I have known Tim for many years and always thought the world of him,” mayor Joe Lockwood said. “He was sincere and passionate about helping people and making the world a better place, including here in Milton.”