Paul T. “Tom” Connors Sr., 63

Paul T. “Tom” Connors Sr., 63, of Wapakoneta, died at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg.
He was born on July 23, 1950, in Estil, Ky., the son of Thomas Burton and Valley (Cooley) Connors, who preceded him in death.
On April 9, 2010, he married Kathy Wagner, and she survives.
Other survivors include three children, Brenda (Ron) Rupard of St. Marys, Paul T. Connors, Jr. of Wapakoneta and Lacey Connors, Portsmouth; two step-children, Jeffrey Christian of St. Marys, Nichole (Danny) Walden of Speedwell, Tenn.; 14 grandchildren; three sisters, Mary (Melvin) Norton of Celina, Charlene Connors, and Patty Connors, both of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, James Ray Connors; an infant sister, Shirley Ann Connors.
Tom retired from Crown Equipment, New Bremen. He served in the Marine Corps. He attended the Only Believe Ministries, Botkins, and was a member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Aerie 691, Wapakoneta. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and watching wrestling on TV.
Funeral services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bayliff and Eley Funeral Home, State Route 501, Wapakoneta.
Burial is to follow in the Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, where military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta VFW, Post 8445.
The family will receive friends 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed at