Paul Hess

November 14, 1917April 3, 2019

Paul Hess, 101, entered into God's presence on April 3, 2019

He was born in Wauseon, Ohio, the son of Philipp and Elizabeth Hess.

Paul was a veteran of World War II, servicing in the Air Force as a gunnery instructor. For over 30 years, Paul owned and operated Hess Shoe Store in Archbold, Ohio.

Paul's wife of 64 years, Phyllis Hess, preceded Paul in death. He is survived by daughter Christine Hess of Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, son David Hess of Greenville SC, and fourteen nieces and nephews.

Paul was also preceded in death by sisters Elizabeth Ries and Lucille Roth, and brothers Jacob and Harmon Hess.

Paul was a wonderful father and husband, and was involved in many church-related activities including teaching Sunday School, migrant ministry and serving on deacon boards. In addition, for 26 years he presented weekly inspirational gospel messages at area fire station locations.

A Memorial Service for Paul officiated by Pastor Drew Conley will be held Monday April 8, 2019 at 5:00PM in The Chapel at Mackey at Woodlawn Memorial Park, 1 Pine Knoll Dr. Greenville SC 29609. Burial with Military Honors will be in Woodlawn Memorial Park at 4:00PM on Monday April 8, 2019.

Memorial may be made in Pauls' honor to Hope In Crisis, 8140 Union Chapel Rd., Indianapolis, IN. 46240.

Condolences can be made to the family at


  • Philipp Hess, Father
  • Elizabeth Hess, Mother
  • Phyllis Hess, Wife
  • Christine Hess, Daughter
  • David Hess, Son
  • Elizabeth Ries, Sister
  • Lucille Roth, Sister
  • Jacob Hess, Brother
  • Harmon Hess, Brother
  • Paul also leaves fourteen nieces and nephews to cherish his memories.

  • Hope In Crisis


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Monday, April 8, 2019
  • Memorial Service Monday, April 8, 2019

Paul Hess

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