Heaven gained a storyteller today. Paul P. Meyer born August 20, 1932 in Chillicothe, OH; the son of Paul P. Meyer, Sr. and Geraldine (Uhrig) Meyer Graves passed from this life on April 27, 2021, at Adena Regional Medical Center after a long, strong battle with cancer.
Paul had a full life with family and friends. From his German ancestors he learned hard work and enjoying life. From his English/Irish ancestors he learned the importance of family and to never give up. He started working with his uncle at age 14 for what is now AEP. He worked with another uncle for US Shoe Factory.
He was a very proud graduate of the Chillicothe High School class of 1950. He served his country in the US Army as part of the signal corps. Forty years later, his grandson was stationed in the same barracks at Fort Knox; also, in the signal corps.
Paul had a great sense of humor. He loved limericks and jokes; was quite a storyteller. He never met a stranger. He adapted quickly to his new environment; whether it was snowmobiling with friends in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan or partying with Cajuns in South Louisiana. Nut he never forgot his home was in Chillicothe.
Paul worked for Meade Paper in Chillicothe and Escanaba MI, retiring in Chillicothe in 1993. He also worked for Georgia Pacific Paper in Zachary, LA. He was a talented woodworker and all-around craftsman. The only thing he never cared for was plumbing.
He loved his family, spending time with them and learning about their lives as they grew. He married Connie Cisco in 1970 bringing 4 children to the marriage. His children are: Jeff (Ginny) and two daughters, Jessica (Lori) with grandson Oscar and granddaughter Juliette, and Lily with grandson Aidan; Michael and two sons, Mike (Candice) and David, with grandsons, Noah and Mikie Paul; Kris (Brad) Baker and two daughters, Lauren (Andrea) and Leah; and Lisa (Brett) and daughter, Leila.
Paul was preceded by his parents, sister and brother-in-law, Victor and Aileen Rawlins; granddaughter, Katie Meyer; father-in-law, James Cisco; and daughter-in-law, Cathy Cottrill Craig.
A service will be held at a later date convenient for the family. Those wishing to remember Paul, may make donations to Nathaniel Massie, DAR, PO Box 14, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601, earmarked for Wreaths Across America.
He lived a good and full life.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ware Funeral Home.
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