Paul E. Cales, 71, of 11190 Schroeder Road, Lot 13, St. Marys, formerly of Dayton and Sidney, died unexpectedly at 6:56 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys.
He was born on April 11, 1940, in Greenup, Ky., the son of Henry and Esta (Henson) Cales, and they preceded him in death.
On June 4, 1988, he married Bobbie Sue Neth, and she survives at the residence.
He is also survived by his six children, Paul (Nevin) Cales II of Key West, Fla., David (Ruth) Cales of Troy, Karen Cales of New Bremen, Amy Przekop of Cardington, Eric Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Dawn (Giancarlos) Ramos of Honolulu, Hawaii; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Dean Case of Tipp City, Jean Leonard of Kettering and Sherry Yerkey of Medway.
He was preceded in death by one brother,
Paul was a graduate of Wayne High School in Huber Heights. He had assisted his father in the operation of the Dayton Speedway and had been the manager of the North Xenia Drive In Theatre. He retired from PMI Corporation in Troy, where he had been a machinist. He later owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Sidney and operated a motor route for USA Today newspapers.
He enjoyed NASCAR, bowling, boating and fishing. He was a member of the Celina Moose and Celina Eagles. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, St. Marys, with the Rev. Bill Maki officiating.
Private family burial rites will be held at a later date.
Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where memorial gifts may be given to the Auglaize County Cancer Association.
Condolences may be sent to the family via MillerFuneralHomes.net.