|H. Lee Whitacre|
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|Wednesday, 07 May 2014 09:07|
H. Lee Whitacre
October 18, 1923-May 5, 2014
H. Lee Whitacre, 90, of Bowling Green, Ohio, died Monday morning, May 5, 2014 at Heritage Corner Health Care Campus, Bowling Green.
He was born October 18, 1923 in Weston, Ohio to the late Harry and Myrtle (Simon) Whitacre.
Lee graduated from Milton Township High School in 1941.
He served in the U.S. Army for three years as a truck driver with the 82nd Airborne during World War II in England, France and Belgium.
On July 23, 1949 he married Margaret Ann (Mahnen) Whitacre at St. Louis Catholic Church, Custar, Ohio, and they shared over 64 years of marriage.
In 1956, Lee founded Whitacre Trucking in Weston, Ohio. Along with his family, he moved the business to Portage, Ohio and grew it to a large intermodal trucking company. In 2002 he was a founder of RoadLink USA, one of the largest intermodal companies in the country. He was also a lifelong farmer in the Weston area.
Lee retired in 2005 at the age of 82.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ann; five sons, Edward (Brenda) Whitacre, New York, New York; Daniel (Linda) Whitacre, Napoleon, Ohio; Steven Whitacre, Weston, Ohio; Gary (Bonnie) Whitacre, Bowling Green, Ohio; Kenneth (Jodi) Whitacre, Bowling Green, Ohio; 10 grandchildren, Robert Lee (Liza) Whitacre; Jacoby (Megan) Whitacre; Katy (Dan) Stefanczuk; Jessica Whitacre; Pfc. Eric (Malinda) Whitacre US Army, Okinawa, Japan; Caitlin Bayer; Vincent Whitacre; Avery Whitacre; Alexandra Whitacre; Sarah Whitacre; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Edward Whitacre.
Funeral services will be held privately for the family.
A public Celebration of Life Service for Lee will take place Saturday, May 17th from 3 to 7 p.m. at Nazareth Hall, 21211 W. River Rd,, Grand Rapids OH.
The family suggests memorials to St Louis School, Custar OH, or Cherry Street Mission, Toledo.
Arrangements were entrusted to Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, Ohio and online condolences can be made at www.rodenbergerfuneralhome.com.
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|Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 May 2014 11:08|
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