MOUNT GILEAD — Paul B. Tobin Jr., 52, of Mount Gilead died Monday evening, Jan. 5, 2009, at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on March 18, 1956, in Morrow County, the son of the late Paul B. and Carolyn (Goff) Tobin. Paul graduated from Highland High School in the class of 1974, where he served as class president and captain of the football and baseball team. He worked as a trash collector for Quality Refuse in Mount Vernon, making many friends along his route.
A loving and caring man, Paul was very generous toward others, never meeting a stranger. His home was a revolving door for anyone who needed a place to stay.
A devoted fan, he cheered on the Highland Fighting Scots and his Ohio State Buckeyes. He spent many lazy days fishing, and wheeling and dealing at local garage sales. Paul enjoyed country music and was considered a “karaoke king,” even if he could only blurt out every other word and the chorus.
An aficionado of all foods, he was especially fond of chicken, no bake cookies, Zero candy bars, and his absolute favorite homemade vanilla ice cream smothered in “butterscotch dope.”
Wednesday was always an important day to Paul; he could not wait to catch up on the past weeks news by reading The Morrow County Sentinel.
Paul relished in spending time with his family, most of all his grandchildren, whom all held a special place in his heart.
Paul will be dearly missed by his children and grandchildren, P.J. (Nina) Tobin and their children, Aleisa, Josh, and P.J. Tobin, all of Marengo, Candie (Kenny) Rogers and their children, Zach, Kendall, and Toby Rogers, all of Marengo, Ginny (Roy Blackwell) Tobin and their children, Michael, Jasmen, Victoria, Roy, and Daylon Blackwell and Joey Tobin, all of Columbus; a stepdaughter, Tracy (Josh) Jamison and their children, Austin, Destiny, and Madison Jamison, all of Richwood; three brothers, Pat (Barbara) Tobin of Mount Gilead, Tim Tobin of Peebles, Ohio, and Rick (Cindy) Tobin of West Liberty, Ohio; five sisters, Paula Turner of Marion, Carol Tobin of Marysville, Sue (Terry) Cole of Mount Gilead, Sherry Atwell of Galion and Jeanne Tobin of Columbus; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Glenn and Virginia Bragg of Marengo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ben and Tam Grandstaff of Marengo, Bill and Robin Lupher of Frazeysburg, Alan and Judy St. Jean of Michigan, and Sonny and Lorie Bragg of Marengo; brother-in-law, Russ Bateman of Mount Vernon; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two wives, Leisa Elaine (Bragg) Tobin and Bonnie Lou (Welty) Tobin; a brother, Jerry Tobin; and sister, Christie “Jo” Tobin.
Paul’s family will greet friends on Friday, Jan. 9, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead, where services celebrating his life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. with Pastor Pat Tobin and Pastor Tim Ruch officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338; or to Highland High School Athletic Boosters, 6505 State Route 229, Sparta, OH 43350. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.