Ray S. Lehr

RAY S. LEHR June 20th, 2013, Ray Stewart Lehr of Holden Beach, husband of Carol Lehr, passed away of natural causes. Born February 20, 1938 in York County, PA, Ray was preceded in death by his parents, Luther A. Lehr and Grace Sara (King) Lehr; brother, Luther Lehr; and grandson, Brandon Lehr. Survivors include wife, Carol Lehr; brothers Carl, Willis, and Glenn Lehr; sisters Theda Jacoby, Bessie Fink, and Ethel Shafer; children Michael, David, and Diane Lehr; Ben and James Zimmerman, and Carrie Runnals; and ten grandchildren who knew and loved him as "Chief." Ray graduated Central High School, York, PA and Penn State University where he founded and served as President of the Penn State Stockman's Club, acted as President of the Block and Bridle Club, and was a member of the Livestock Judging Team. He held executive positions with Central Soya, Ft. Wayne Indiana; Pennfield Corporation, Lancaster, PA; and Southern York Turf & Tractor, Shrewsbury, PA. He was former President of the PA Livestock Association, Chair of the American Feed Manufacturing Association, and Director of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Association. Ray was an avid collector of classic John Deere tractors and a member of local state and national John Deere collector clubs. He most recently served as County Commissioner of Holden Beach, N.C. for three terms, and was former Trustee of the Holden Beach Chapel. Ray was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, mentor, and friend. Memorial services will be held at the Holden Beach Chapel, 107 Rothchild Street, Holden Beach, N.C. Tuesday, June 25th, starting with visitation at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Holden Beach Chapel are appreciated by Ray's family. On line condolences may be sent to www.brunswickfuneralservice.com Brunswick Funeral Service

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Published in the Wilmington Star-News from June 21 to June 23, 2013