Paul L. Arthur, Jr., 82, passed away at 12:05 p.m., Saturday at his residence near Van Wert.
He was born on January 16, 1938, in Ashland, Kentucky, the son of the late Paul L. and Imogene (Hatcher) Arthur, Sr. On July 19, 1958, he married the former Carol S. Hesher who survives.
Other family members include his children, Richard P. (Shannon) Arthur of Bevercreek, Ohio, Randall (Colleen) Arthur of Mobile, Alabama, and Kimberly K. (Robert) Evans of Van Wert; nine grandchildren, Samantha (Omar) Hamati, Sara Arthur, Alexander (Maddy) Arthur, Sydney Arthur, Nathaniel and Thaddeus Arthur, Michael (Stephanie) Evans, Matthew (Taylor) Evans, and Mark (Hanna) Evans; eight great grandchildren, Harrison and Lydia Hamati, Jenna, Sarah, Brooklyn Evans, Riley Evans, Emlynn and Baylor Evans; and a sister Linda (Tom) Tejera of Blairsville, Georgia.
Paul had an extensive career in sales opening the first Sherwin-Williams Paint Store in Van Wert and retiring from Hoechst Pharmaceutical Company. He was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He was the past governor of the Van Wert Moose Lodge and served on the Degree Team. He was active for many years in the Wassenberg Camera Club and a member of the Van Wert Kiwanis. He had coached youth football and basketball programs at the Y.M.C.A. Paul and Carol enjoyed spending winters in Florida for 20 years where he participated in tennis, cards, and choir. He especially enjoyed involvement with his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Paul was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and as an avid Ohio State University fan.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Rev. William C. Haggis, II officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. There will be calling hours 4 - 7 p.m., Monday.
Preferred memorials are to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.
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