Paul Ray Searls

Paul Ray Searls, 66, of Racine, went to be with the Lord on March 6, 2021, at Select Specialty Hospital in Newark, Ohio. He was born on Dec. 3, 1954, the son of Ray and Freda Searls.

Paul worked at the Meigs Coal Mines before working at Constellium Rolled Products, from where he retired in 2020. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Paul attended the Forest Run Methodist Church. He was an avid bow hunter and loved being outdoors. The craft he loved the most was woodworking. Paul will always be remembered by his wood working ability, his love for the Lord, willingness to help others, being the best husband ever, and always taking care of his family.

He is survived by his loving wife, Kathy Searls; daughter, Olivia (Alex) Hawley; sons, Levi (Michelle) and Paul Shannon (Bonnie) Searls; grandchildren, Alice, Aaliyah, Marissa, Levi Jr., and Cooper; brothers, Wayne (Debbie) and Ralph (Bonnie) Searls; and his best friend, R.T. Stewart.

In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his sisters, Linda and Peggy (Joe); and granddaughter, Jasmine.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Pomeroy, Ohio, with Pastor Wesley Thoene officiating. A visiting hour for family and friends will be directly before the service from 12-1 p.m.. Burial will follow at Letart Falls Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, social distancing and the wearing of masks are encouraged.

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