Paul Filson (1931 - 2018)

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XENIA — Paul H. Filson age 87, of Xenia, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018 at Heartland of Centerville. He was born January 2, 1931 in Xenia, Ohio, the son of Lawrence and LaVerna (Gastiger) Filson. Paul graduated from St. Brigid High School. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict era. He had previously been the Produce Manager at the Xenia Kroger Store prior to his employment with DP&L, where he retired. He had been a member of the Bible Baptist Church in Xenia for 40 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers: James and Lawrence "Bud" Filson; and a grandson: Jeremiah DeLawder. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Cowen) Filson, whom he married 40 years ago on March 18, 1978; his children: Mark Filson and Lori Filson, both of Centerville; step daughters: Cristi (Chris) McClellan of Kettering and Linda DeLawder of Wilmington; grandchildren: Jack and Katie Filson; Ryan, Wesley and Alexa McClellan; Elizabeth Lynch; and Sandy DeLawder; great grandsons: Johnny and Justin DeLawder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at Bible Baptist Church, 1679 W. Second St., Xenia with Pastor David McClellan officiating. Interment to follow in Mt. Zion Park Cemetery, Beavercreek. Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the McColaugh Funeral Home, Inc., 826 N. Detroit St., Xenia. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to . Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Published in Xenia Daily Gazette from Aug. 8 to Aug. 9, 2018
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