John Richard Lehr, age 46, of Odessa, TX, passed away on April 15, 2018 in Odessa after a short illness.
Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Odessa.
John was born to Richard and Margaret Lehr on January 9, 1972 in San Angelo, TX. He attended school at Goliad, Sam Houston, Hood, and finally Permian High School where he graduated in 1990. He also attended Odessa College before going to work with his dad at Oasis Weed Control.
John loved his parents, sister, brother-in-law and niece. He loved and enjoyed spending time with his cousins, April, Casey, Cole, Kagan, Weston, Will, Grant, and Abby. He cherished his time in Robert Lee fishing and hanging out with his friends and family. He loved his niece, Finley Kyle with all of his heart. She brought him joy and enough memories to last a lifetime. His long-time companion and girlfriend, Jennifer Hutson was also a constant in his life and she was a part of the good times he was able to celebrate.
He loved animals- big, small, tame or wild, and he made friends with them all. Some of his other passions in life included music, cars and spending time with family. He loved to fish and appreciated the simple things in life. He enjoyed cooking for and eating with friends and family.
We will miss him, especially his contagious laugh and his ability to make friends anywhere with almost anyone. John believed that everything on this Earth serves a purpose and now he has served his.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, R.L. and Evelyn Flanagan, his Uncle Randy Flanagan, and his cousin Casey Flanagan.
He is survived by his parents, Richard and Margaret Lehr of Odessa, sister and brother in law, Ellen and Shawn Smith, niece, Finley Smith of Odessa, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Hutson of Grandbury, his paternal grandparents, Michael and Francine Lehr, and Sally Lehr of San Angelo. John will also be missed by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family extends a special thanks to John’s dear friend, Dewayne Louder for his loyalty, friendship and love. He was present during John’s illness and throughout his life and provided the family with much comfort.
The family is suggesting that memorial contributions be made to animal charities and rescues or a charity of choice.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign his guestbook at www.sunsetodessa.com.
I am sorry to hear about John. He was someone who could always make you laugh and smile even if you were having a bad day. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.. I will keep his family in my prayers ..RIP My friend!
Felipe TorresOdessa, TX
I am sorry to hear about John. He was someone who could always make you laugh and smile even if you were having a bad day. He will be missed by many but never forgotten.. I will keep his family in my prayers
Felipe TorresOdessa, TX
Have known John since elementary school. Always had me laughing. So sorry for your loss, prayers to the family.
Danny HockettOdessa, TX
Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family 🙏🙏🙏
JD McclellandRobert Lee, TX
You are such a good man and may your spirit be free
Sandra Casasodessa, TX
We are sorry to hear of the loss of John. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Richard and Jodelle BlockSan Angelo, TX
Richard, Margaret and family, we wish to offer our condolences in your loss of John. May God comfort each of you at this time. Our prayers are with each of you.
Curtis and Connie PelzelMiles, TX
Richard, Margaret and Ellen, i wanted to wish you all my heart felt condolences on your loss of John. I know this is such a tremendous loss for all of you. I know that John is in a place that we can’t even imagine free of pain and accepted by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Only time will help lesson the loss that you all are feeling right now. The awesome memories will never leave you and help sustain you too. Celebrate the loving relationship that you all had and peace and comfort to you. Your friend, Chas.
Chas WeatherbyOdessa, TX
Our memories of John were at the Lehr reunions. John had a way of telling stories that were always entertaining and memorable. Our prayers and thoughts during these times are with The Lehr families.
Lynn and Jane HermanChesterfield, VA
Dear Beloved Family,
My thoughts, love and prayers are with each of you!!
Sandy ArnesonSan Antonio, TX
I so miss R.L. and Evelyn and Randy. Casey and John are
in good hands up there.
Beth PratherRobert Lee, TX
John, you are loved and missed by so many people. I promise to take care of Jen. We love you. Rest In Peace cousin.
Amber HutsonOdessa, TX
John, You will be missed by so many. Your smile, laugh and quick wit is a one and only. Our thoughts and prayers are with you buddy as well as Richard and Margaret and your entire family and friends. Rest in Peace my friend!!
Jason "Willy" WilsonSAN ANTONIO, TX