Nelson-Berna Funeral Home and Crematory

4520 North Crossover Road, P.O. Box 8982, Fayetteville, AR

Phone: 479-521-5000

Donnie Joe Lehman

Fayetteville, AR

1933 - 2017

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Published: December 21, 2017

Donnie Joe Lehman, age 84, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the VA hospital in Fayetteville. He was born on April 4, 1933, in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Trueman Joseph and Ruby Lillian Fullerton Lehman.

He was a lifelong resident of Fayetteville. After serving in the military, he worked in construction with his father and Brother, Billy Lehman. He went on to become a chemist at Bear Brand Hosiery, and later an industrial engineer with Baldwin Piano. Always a man of sharp intellect, his many hobbies over the years included photography, gemology, hiking, nature conservation, motorcycles, and oil paintings.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sue Lehman of the home; his two daughters, Rhonda Brantley and husband Larry of Rogers, and Sondra Lehman of Watts, Oklahoma; his brother, Billy Lehman; his sister, Margie Lunsford and husband Bobby; his seven grandchildren, Travis Brantley and wife Melanie, Cory Brantley, Brooke Demoss, Ryan Anderson, Wesley Anderson, Chandler Cox, and Brandon Cox; his seven great-grandchildren, Kiera McChristian, Kaden Brantley, Kelia Brantley, Kenzie Brantley, Carson Brantley, Cameron Brantley, and Susan Demoss; and his nephew, Billy Lehman Jr.

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