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Paul Leeth

WAVERLY: Paul Leeth, 99 was born on June 28, 1913 in Pike County, Ohio, the son of the late Rev. James Algon and Louie Herman Leeth. He passed from this life to meet the Lord and Savior on January 20, 2013, at the Adena Regional Medical Center, Chillicothe, Ohio.

On May 16, 1936 at the Waverly Church of Christ in Christian he married his lifelong sweetheart, Emojane Tackett Leeth who preceded him in death on September 9, 2009.

Surviving are three sons: Charles Edward, Gerald Gene, and Paul David Leeth all of Piketon, one daughter, Paulette Jane Moats and husband David of Waverly; 18 grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, and ten great great grandchildren; and three sisters: Wilma Williams, Edith Savage, and Hazel Gragg.

He was preceded in death by two sons: Terrance Ray and Ronald Leeth; a granddaugter, Sherry Kay Leeth; a daughter-in-law, Julie Leeth; three brothers: Ernest, Henry, and James Leeth; and six sisters: Chloe and Ruth Leeth, Marie Louderbach, Lena Newman, and Esther Blackburn.

Mr. Leeth was a retired carpenter from Ohio Dept. of Transportation for many years, a member of the Riverdale Church of Christ in Christian Union where he served as Sunday School Teacher, and enjoyed singing at revivals with his brothers in the Leeth Brothers Singing Group. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at Botkin Funeral Home in Waverly with Rev. Richard Lloyd officiating. Burial will follow in the Gardner Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and Wednesday from 12:00 noon-1:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Published in the Chillicothe Gazette on Jan. 21, 2013
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