Johnnye Faye ‘Butchie’ Lehr
Johnnye Faye "Butchie" Lehr, 73, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 in Graham. Visitation will be held Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 from 6:30-7:30 p.m at Morrison Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, at 2 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel.
Johnnye was born Oct. 30, 1943 to his late mother, Mary Slice Lehr, and late father, Harold Marshall Lehr, in Young County. He was raised in Young County where he played sports and worked on the farm. He graduated from Graham High School in 1963 and attended Arlington State University.
He came back to Graham to help his father and work at the dance hall “The Barn.” He joined the Army in 1967 and served in Germany and the National Guard, from which he retired. He was a deputy sheriff for Young County and had a bail bonding business. He also worked in the oilfield patch as a driller for several years. He was a hard worker and loved helping others.
He loved the lake cabin and entertaining family and friends and feeding his wildlife. Most of all he loved football, The Friday Night Lights. He attended every Graham High School game, usually with his buddies. He was a super great man, especially an outstanding father and grandfather. He was so full of joy and loved making people laugh. He will be so deeply missed.
Survivors include his children, Randy Lehr and Johnna Ratcliffe and husband, Charlie; grandchildren, Josh Morrison, Jordan Smith, Julia Morrison, and Skyla Riddle and husband, Dallas; great-grandson, Cole Riddle; siblings, Beulah Loftis, Marsha Newsom and Edwin Lehr; and aunts, Sonya Anderson and Betty Lindley.