J. Lee Plank, 90, of rural West Liberty, passed away Sunday afternoon, December 18, 2022, at his home with his family around him.
Lee was born on November 12, 1932, the son the late Joe L. and Addie (Yoder) Plank. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Ruth Lehman, and two brothers, J. Harley Plank and John C. Plank.
Lee is survived by his wife Donna (Smucker) Plank, whom he married on August 16, 1957, in South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio.
Lee is also survived by his son, J. Mark (Kathy) Plank of Syracuse, IN, a daughter, Cara Plank Wolfe of West Liberty, and grandchildren; Tyler (Aubree) Peterson, Margaret Plank, Josh (Sammy) Plank, Jordon (Stephanie) Wolfe, Jonathan (Madison) Wolfe, Joel Plank, Luke Wolfe, Landon Wolfe, Jacob (Ali) Plank, and a great granddaughter, Amelia Peterson, and his sister-in-law, Joy Plank of West Liberty and many nieces and nephews.
Lee worked as a carpenter for many years, working with Harshbarger Construction for 20+ years. He also farmed and after he semi-retired, he went to work for Starbuck Pest Control. He was a longtime member of South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, where he served as church Treasurer for 17 years and he also served on the church council for 6 terms. He also belonged to the Loganairres Barbershop Quartet and sang along with his wife with the Master Singers group.
Pastor Matthew Williams will officiate a funeral at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 23, 2022, in the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, where visitation will be two hours prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the South Union Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to South Union Mennonite Church, 56 St. Rt. 508, West Liberty, OH 43357 or to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 921 Rush Avenue, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311.
EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME, West Liberty, is honored to serve the Plank family.
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