Paul R. Gill, age 84, of Caldwell, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Father’s Day, June 20, 2021. He was born January 7, 1937, in Caldwell, son of the late Charles H. and Freda Roehrig Gill. Paul graduated from Caldwell High School in 1956 and married his high school sweetheart, Jessie June Pickenpaugh Gill. Paul worked for Caldwell Produce as the milkman while they started their family of four children. He then went on the road with Taylor Construction, where he earned his Operating Engineer License. He loved operating heavy equipment and built roads and sewer lines for many years. In 1970, he began a new career with Marietta Coal Company of St. Clairsville, Ohio. He was employed there for 51 years and worked his way up to the President of Operations. Paul never retired. He valued his work and the connections made over the years. He had a positive influence on everyone he met.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his daughter Ramona Parrish who died May19, 2021; one sister and one brother.
In addition to his wife he is survived by his sister Mary (Steve) Gant, his children, LaShona (Donnie) DeVolld, Rowena (Alan) Garvin and Paul (Gail) Gill; his sister Mary (Steve) Gant; his son-in-law Mark Parrish; 10 grandchildren; 15 great – grandchildren; 3 great- great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Friends may call Thursday June 24, 2021, from 2-5PM at McVay-Perkins Funeral Home, 416 East Street, Caldwell, where the funeral service will follow visitation at 5PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 532 North Street, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724, or to the Caldwell Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 24, Caldwell, Ohio, 43724. An online guestbook may be signed at www.mcvay-perkins.com