E. Lee Custer, 92, of Worthington, Ohio, father of longtime Grace Brethren Pastor Jim Custer of Worthington, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at Worthington Christian Village. He was born in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and worked at Standard Limestone/Martin Marietta Company for 40 years before retiring.
He is preceded in death by Mary Pearl Custer, his wife for 62 years, who passed in 1999. He is survived by his two sons: Pastor Jim (Triceine) Custer, of Powell, Ohio and Douglas (Judi) Custer, of Cocolake, Florida.
He was blessed with six grandchildren: Daniel (Stephanie) Custer, of Columbus; Douglas (Marcy) Custer, of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Timothy (Katie) Custer, of Lancaster, Ohio; Christie Custer, of Grand Haven, Michigan; Johanna (Mark) Mousa, of Columbus; and Rebecca (Christopher) Capezzera, of St. Augustine, Florida; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law: Retha Busey, of Martinsburg, WV and Krista Busey, of Palm Coast, Florida.
Lee was a founding member of the Rosemont Grace Brethren Church in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Family will receive friends from 2-4 & 6-8pm. Wednesday at the RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME at POWELL, 450 West Olentangy St., Powell, Ohio 43065 (614) 792-1471. (The funeral home is on W. Olentangy St./Powell Rd./SR 750 ¼ mile east of Sawmill Parkway.)
Service of Celebration will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Grace Brethren Church, Worship Center, 8225 Worthington-Galena Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081 with Pastor Tim Waggoner officiating. Burial services will be held Friday at Rosedale Cemetery, Martinsburg, West Virginia.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider memorial contributions to: The Lee Custer Memorial Fund, c/o Grace Brethren Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Rd., Westerville, OH 43081, in Lee’s memory. Condolences may be directed to: www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
2:00PM to 4:00PM on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell
6:00PM to 8:00PM on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008 at Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell
10:00AM at Grace Brethren Church on Thursday, July 24th, 2008
11:00AM at Rosemont Grace Brethren Church on Friday, July 25th, 2008
Martinsburg, WV 25401
The Lee Custer Memorial Fund, c/o Grace Brethren Church, 8225 Worthington-Galena Rd., Westerville, OH 43081