Theodore A. “Ted” Lea, 60

Theodore A. “Ted” Lea, 60, of Wapakoneta, died at 9:48 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014, at the Cleveland Clinic, after a battle with cancer. He was born on Jan. 27, 1954, in Fremont, Ohio, to Harlan L. and Peggy (Yoh) Lea. His father preceded him in death and his mother survives in Largo, Fla. On July 30, 1979, he married Terri L. Frey who survives in Waynesfield.

He is survived by his three children, Tasha (Salman Mahboob) Lea, of San Francisco, Calif., Travis (Amber) Lea, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Theodore Lea, of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Timothy Lea, of Wapakoneta, and a sister, Tamara Green, of Florida. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Kaleb, Aaron, Ethan and Ashton Lea, Haley Stemen and Layla and Zain Mahboob.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Earl W. Frey.

Ted was a 1972 graduate of Wapakoneta High School. He worked at Sohigro / Terra near Moulton for over 27 years and in 1999 he retired as plant manager. Ted then started his own business, ForeverGreen & CleanPonds, specializing in lawn and pond care. He was very dedicated to his business and especially enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and working in his shop. 

A private gathering to celebrate Ted's life will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank Uniopolis E.M.S. for their help and the many friends and extended family for all of their support.  
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. 

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The family has entrusted Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services to handle the arrangements.