Carroll Earl Lehman
March 09, 1927 ‒ June 22, 2012
LEXINGTON: Carroll Earl Lehman, formerly of 42 Frederick Street, Lexington, passed away Friday, June 22, 2012 in Lexington Court Care Center. He was 85.
He was born March 9, 1927 in Breitung Twp., Dickerson County, Michigan to Thurman Hanford Lehman and Helga Olivia (Olsen) Lehman.
He was a World War II veteran, serving with the 30th Construction Battalion Seabees.
On August 2, 1947 he married his childhood neighbor and lifelong friend Mert Andress.
Together they lived in the Lexington area raising their four children.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Gary and Elaine Lehman of Bellville, daughter Cindy Blanton of Mansfield, daughter and son-in-law Judy and William Kurtz of Bucyrus, daughter-in-law Diana (Shaw) Lehman of Hendersonville, North Carolina; grandchildren (Gary’s children) April (Lehman) & Kevin Johnson of Mansfield, Brandy (Lehman) & Jackson Oyster of Mount Vernon, (Michael’s children) Karin (Lehman) & Gregory “JR” Peters of Hendersonville, North Carolina, Tara Lehman & her companion Michael Hitt of Warrior, Alabama, Benjamin Lehman of Hendersonville, North Carolina, (Cindy’s Children) Charles Blanton Jr. & his companion Kristin Masi of Shelby, Tammy Blanton of Mansfield, Dawn (Blanton) & Chuck Sturgill of Mansfield, (Judy’s daughter) Michele (Benham) Reeves of Crestline; 20 great grandchildren including special great granddaughters Amber Blanton and Megan Stevens; a great great grandson; sister Vivian Fulk of Montrose, Colorado, sister and brother-in-law Gloria & Bernard Shrider of Montrose, Colorado and brother and sister-in-law Donald & Patricia Lehman of Carolina Shores, North Carolina; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife Myrtle “Mert” (Andress) Lehman; a son Michael Lehman; a brother Everett Lehman; and two great grandsons.
He worked at Lexington Concrete and retired from Moritz Concrete. Carroll volunteered for the Lexington Police Dept. and Troy Twp. Fire Dept., and served on the board for Lexington Cemetery as well as a Troy Township Trustee.
The Lehman family will receive friends Monday, June 25, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Contributions in his memory to Troy Township Fire Department may be made at the funeral home.
Private condolences to the Lehman family may be made online at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com