Charles E. Lehman
February 23, 1915 ‒ December 11, 2004
LEXINGTON: Charles E. Lehman, 89, of Delaware Street, Lexington, died Saturday morning December 11, 2004 in his home following a long illness.
Now with our Lord Jesus Christ, he was born February 23, 1915 in Van Wert to Noel and Lotta (Crabtree) Lehman. He was graduated from Columbus East High School in 1933 and earned his Associates Degree from Bliss Business College.
Charles served his country in the U.S. Air Force during WWII with the 16th Fighter Squadron and the Flying Tigers in the Asia-Pacific Theater.
A Lexington resident most of his life, he worked at Gilbert’s Furniture in Ashland, retiring in 1986.
Mr. Lehman was an active member of the First Alliance Church in Mansfield. He served as Sunday school teacher at church and led a Bible study that met in his home.
A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed golfing, hunting and fishing, but his favorite pastime was reading and studying the Bible.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years Doris K. (Corwin) Lehman; son and daughter-in-law Dick and Mary Lehman of Lexington; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Teri Lehman of Lexington; daughter Nancy Miller of Columbus; nine grandchildren Brian Lehman, Bret Lehman, Jacqueline Miller, Elizabeth Miller, Caitlin Lehman, Joshua Lehman, Jennifer Belvis and her husband Richie, Billy Nickerson and Katie Nickerson.
He was preceded in death by a sister Alice Harper and a brother James Lehman.
The family will receive friends Monday, December 13, 2004 from 4-7 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The worship service, giving glory to God for the life of Charles Lehman will be held Tuesday at 10:30 am in First Alliance Church, 291 West Cook Road. Pastor Garth Crundwell will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park, where the Richland County Joint Veterans Council will hold graveside military honors.
Memorial contributions to First Alliance Church may be made at the funeral home.