James William Lehr, Jr

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James William Lehr, Jr

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Birthplace: Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 03, 2011 (64)
Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States
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Biological son of Private and Marian Louise Teasley
Adopted son of James William Lehr, Sr. and Private
Ex-husband of Private
Father of Private User; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private and Private
Half brother of Private; Thomas Allen Teasley; Private; Private; Private and 5 others

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About James William Lehr, Jr

SOUTH PARIS - James W. Lehr, Jr. passed away May 3, 2011 at Maine Veteran's Home, South Paris. Jim was born on April 18, 1947 in Louisville, KY, the adopted son of James W. Lehr, Sr. and Erma Lehr. Jim grew up near Louisville and always kept a place in his heart for Kentucky, thoroughbred racing, and especially the Kentucky Derby. He was a great athlete in High School, lettering in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track & Field. He graduated from Hardinsburg High School in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps. in 1966 and served in Vietnam until returning home in 1968. He discharged from the Marine Corps. In 1969 with several decorations and commendations including: National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 2 stars, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, and Good Conduct medal 1st AWD. After the Marine Corps. Jim went on to manage several restaurant franchises including Papa Gino's, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and many others. Moving several times with his family until settling in Manhattan, KS in 1981. Jim was proudest of his service to his country during Vietnam and to the Non-Commissioned Officers at Ft. Riley, KS where he managed several of the NCO clubs on base. Jim suffered a major stroke in 2001 leaving him nearly paralyzed on his left side. Over the next four years he lived in and out of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and with the help of family independently as much as possible. Finally in 2008 he was admitted to The Maine Veteran's Home in South Paris. He very much enjoyed his time there where the staff took excellent care of him and saw to his extensive needs. Jim will be remembered for his lust for life and fun-loving spirit. He is survived by his mother Erma Lehr of Ft. Meade, FL, his sister Susan Melloan and her husband Jim of Houston, TX, his son James W. Lehr, III of Norway and his wife Jennifer, his daughter Cynthia Unger of Garden City, KS and her husband Jeff, his son John Lehr of Overland Park, KS, his daughter Jeannette Desmond of Johnstown, PA and two grandchildren Ethan and Evan Unger. Special Thanks are given to the nursing staff at Maine Veteran's Home, South Paris, his physician James Eshleman of Oxford Hills Family Practice, and the staff of Beacon Hospice. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make donations to the Maine Veterans Home, C Unit, 477 High Street, South Paris, ME 04281. Arrangements are under the direction of Chandler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 45 Main St., South Paris. A memorial service for family will be held according to his wishes on The Gulf of Mexico in September, 2011.

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James William Lehr, Jr's Timeline

1947
April 18, 1947
Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
2011
May 3, 2011
Age 64
Paris, Oxford, Maine, United States