Edgar J. Lesher, Sr., 89, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 at home. He was the husband of Rose Ellen (Meshok) Lesher, to whom he married on July 12, 1952 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father Hayden. They just celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in July.

Born in Lebanon, PA on March 1, 1931, Edgar was a son of the late Lloyd and Edith (Light) Lesher.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Karen Lesher Fry and her husband Rick, Michael Lesher and his wife Cheryl, James Lesher and his wife Diane, and Edgar J. Lesher, Jr.; ten grandchildren, Jason Fry, Laura Fry Haldeman, Molly Fry, Michael Lesher, Christa Lesher Brassart, Lisa Lesher Harnish, Raegan Lesher, Matt Lesher, Jeff Lesher, and Zachary Lesher; and twenty great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held privately. Interment will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Edgar’s name may be made to the Lebanon VA Hospice, 1700 S Lincoln Ave, Lebanon, PA 17042. Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is entrusted with the arrangements. Please share your memories with the family at our online guest book at thompsonfuneralhomelebanon.com

Our story begins July 12, 1952, we were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church by Father Hayden. Through the years we had ups and downs, but a lot more ups than downs. We had four wonderful children, then 10 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. We celebrated our 67th wedding anniversary last July 12, 2019. You began to have health problems, but were at home until the end. I will miss you very much. All my love, Tubie.

Thank you Dad, for all the memories, the good and not so good. The life lessons you taught me that made me who I am today. Love your son, Jim.

My Dad, my hero. Your love for horses grew on me at an early age. I always looked up to you and valued you opinion. I will truly miss my Daddy, Karen.

Growing up I was no different then any other kid, what did my dad know, he’s old (35), he doesn’t know anything. As life went on I learned he was right about most things. The past 15 years dad and I transitioned from father and son, to best friends, every weekend we would cut and spilt firewood or some project around the house, all the while growing closer together. We inherent many things from our parents, from color of hair to if you still have hair after 40. The greatest gift I received from my Dad is his sense of humor and that infectious laugh of his. You’ll always be my best friend and wood cutting buddy, your friendship and love will keep me going until I see you once more. Thank you for being you, my love to you always, Ed Jr.

Thanks Dad for instilling in me your work ethic and drive for excellence. As in all relationships we’ve had high and low points, but we always found ways to return to where we belong. You’ve had much more influence in who I’ve become than you may imagine. Love you Dad, Mike.