Lester P. Markle, 83, of Fowler, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022, at his home.
He was born January 4, 1939 in Warren, the son of Lester R. and Evelyn Murphey Markle.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran stationed on the U.S.S. Brough, serving from 1957 to 1959.
He married Shirley McDonald on May 3, 1958. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2012.
After 39 years, Lester retired from Thomas Steel in 2000, where he was a high lift operator.
His love was his family and racing. He also enjoyed snowmobiling and watching basketball. He belonged to the Fowler Community Church, I.O.O.F., the NAUS Club in Warren, the U.S.W.A. 3523 in Warren, the Mecca Moose and the Copper Penny Lodge #778 in Vienna.
He is survived by two daughters, Tracey (Doug) Wilcox of Massillon and Lisa (Edward) Armentrout of Fowler; ten grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Fogel and Donna Pence, both of Woodstock, VA and a brother, Steve Miller of Winchester, VA.
He was also preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Patricia, in 1990.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Fowler Community Church, P.O. Box 5, Fowler, Ohio 44418 in his name.
A time of greeting the family will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Galloway-Onstott Funeral Home, 3451 St. Rt. 7, Hartford.
The Copper Penny Lodge #778 will conduct a short service before the Memorial Service at 5 p.m.