5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of Lewis Whitacre
Lewis Whitacre, 95, formerly of Vermilion, died Friday, August 30, 2019 at Ohio Veteran's Home after a lengthy illness.
He was born November 25, 1923 in Elyria and had been a Sandusky resident for the past 2 1/2 years moving from Norwalk. Lewis had also lived in Nova, Hartman AR, and Vermilion.
Lewis was a veteran of the US Navy serving as a mechanic during WWII.
Lewis worked for Singer Corp. as a material handler, Craftsman making power tools in AR, Betcher Industries, Birmingham, and worked as a mechanic at Romps Water Port,Vermilion.
He was a former member of the Vermilion American Legion Post # 397 and Vermilion Fish and Game. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, vegetable gardening, and walking.
He is survived by his children, Ralph (Marilyn) Whitacre of The Villages, FL, Linda Louise (Michael) Schubert of Covington, WA, Beth Ann Ortegon of Lorain, Kurt (Chris) Whitacre of Vermilion , and Larry (Diana) Whitacre of Huron; grandchildren, Rick, Gabriel, Gina, David, Jenna, Daniel, and Lucas; one great-grandchild, Noah; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Antoinette (nee Michelich) Whitacre in 2016; parents, Lawrence and Sadie (nee Evans) Whitacre; and his sister, Lois Weiland.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 pm. at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street, Vermilion, OH 44089. Military Honors will be presented by the Vermilion Veterans Council at 2:00 pm at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Ohio Veteran's Home, 3416 South Columbus Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
5345 South Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
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