Paul L. Arthur Jr.
Paul L. Arthur Jr.

VAN WERT, Ohio — Paul L. Arthur Jr., 82, passed away at 12:05 p.m. Saturday at his residence near Van Wert.

He was born on Jan. 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 and 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 was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. William C. Haggis II officiating. Interment followed at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. There was calling hours from 4 - 7 p.m. on Monday.

Preferred memorials are to St. Mark’s Lutheran Church or the donor’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com, Tribute Wall.