DAYTON — Paul E. Rees, 78, of Dayton, passed from this life Saturday May 24, 2014, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Dayton.
Paul was born Sept. 27, 1935, in Gallipolis to the late Paul C. and Faye Houck Rees. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one brother, Gene (Janet) Rees, of Bidwell; two nephews, Nick (Lynn) Rees, of Westerville, and Todd (Sharon) Rees, of Williamsburg, VA.; two great-nephews, Sam and Levi Rees, of Williamsburg; and two close cousins, Phyllis Rose, of Dayton, and Lynda (Terry) Heaton, of Northville, Mich.
Paul was a graduate of the Class of 1954 of Gallia Academy High School, where he was a member of the marching band. He was a graduate of Ohio University Class of 1958. He taught handicapped children in the Dayton school system for 37 years. Though he had no children of his own, he cared for his students as if they were his. He was very involved with their development and so proud of all the effort they put forth.
He was also a well-known antique dealer in the area, which was his passion after his retirement.
He has been in failing health for several years and will be missed by his family and friends.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Thomas officiating. Friends may call at the funeral on Thursday from noon until time of service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
An online guest registry is available at www.waugh-halley-wood.com