EAST LIVERPOOL - Paul Dean (Diz) Ferry, of East Liverpool, Ohio, made the journey from this life to another on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. Diz, as his friends called him, and "Pappy" to his family was a follower of Christ and is finally healed and whole, walking on streets of gold.
Paul was born September 21, 1934, in Irondale, Ohio. He was the son of the late Albert and Leona (Johnson) Ferry and the brother of Jim, Sam, Glenn, Judy and Deloris Jane Ferry. Paul graduated from Irondale High School in 1952, and married the love of his life, Eleanor Jackman Ferry, May 18, 1956. Together they had two children, a daughter, Rebecca L. (Becky Ferry) Ingole, and a son Paul G. (Greg) Ferry, both of East Liverpool. Paul also thought of his son-in-law, Michael S. Ingole, his daughter-in-law, Terri A. (Beadnell) Ferry, and the late Michelle Flesch as his "kids".
Paul was the consummate family man and leaves behind four grandchildren, Jona (Ferry) Heise, Emily (Ingole) Wright, Paula (Ferry) Turocy and Meagan Flesch and four great-grandchildren, Olivia Heise, Gabe Heise, Isabella Turocy and Jude Heise.
Always working hard to support his family through the years, he was employed at H.K. Porter Company, Swank Refectories and Anthony Mining. In his younger years, Paul was a volunteer firefighter for the Village of Irondale, where he lived most of his life. He also officiated Indian League track and field events for many years. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, cooking, gardening, wood working and Southern Gospel music. Paul was known for his love of life and his wonderful sense of humor.
Friends and family will gather for visitation from 5 to 9 P.M. Friday, October 12th at the Clarke Funeral Home 302 Main St. Toronto. 740-537-1234 or 855-847-1240. Additional visitation will be held from 12 Noon to 1 P.M. Saturday, October 13th at the funeral home.
A celebration service of Paul's life will be held 1 P.M. Saturday, October 13th at the funeral home. Paul's son-in-law, Mike, will officiate, even though Paul would have preferred Reverend John Hagee of San Antonio, Texas. Interment will be in the Sugar Grove Union Cemetery, County Road 68, Toronto near Empire, Ohio.
Memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be made St. Judes Children's Hospital, a charity Paul and Eleanor support.
To view the obituary, sign the guest register or send condolences to the family go to www.clarkefuneralhome.com