Bill was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. His biggest love was his family. Bill’s sense of humor was an original and will forever be missed. He loved the simple things in life and treasured every moment.
Bill attended BTHS West and then served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam era. After his honorable service, he went on to spend his life mastering hobbies such as woodworking and industrial maintenance. He built his career around doing what he loved. He learned a little of everything and used those skills to help anyone that needed it. He taught these skills to many people through the years. Bill was also a member of the Teamsters Union throughout his career.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow C., Sr. and Merle, nee Depping, Lehr; and his grandparents Fred and Edna, nee Mayor, Lehr.
Surviving are his loving wife, Lynn Lehr of Belleville, IL;
his daughter, Layla (Troy) Gossett of Belleville, IL;
two sons, Bradley (Sasha) Lehr of Moody, TX, and Brent Lehr of Belleville, IL;
four step-daughters, Jennifer Kocinski of Belleville, IL, Christine Boring of Belleville, IL, Alicia (Ryan) Moser of New Baden, IL, and Jamie Boring of Belleville, IL;
13 grandchildren; Harley Gossett, Troy Gossett Jr., Nadia Lehr, Damian Lehr, Christopher Moore, Camron Moore, Mekenzie Kocinski, Kendra Moore, Peyton Kocinski, Nevaeh Green, Amiyah Green, Owen Moser, and Jay Moser;
three brothers, Woodrow C. Lehr, Jr., Norman (Judy) Lehr, and James Lehr;
and many beloved nieces and nephews, with mention of the special bond shared with nephew, Neil Lehr.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, August 26, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 27, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Burial with military honors will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.