Paul Edward Logan

March 18, 1942December 29, 2018

Paul Edward Logan 76, passed away Saturday December 29, 2018 At home in Saraland, AL. with his loving family at his bedside. Paul was a graduate of Murphy High School class of 1960 and was a graduate of University of South Alabama class of 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management. Paul became Postmaster of Saraland, AL. on January 15, 1977 and retired in January 2000. Paul served in the United States Air Force 1960-1964 and received an honorable discharge. Paul joined the Lions’ Club in 1977 and had 41 years of Lion service and seemed to love every minute of it. He and his helpers one being Phillip Woods a dear friend had projects they worked on together. Paul was the project Chair for years, work on projects such as: handicap ramps, porches, and poured the cement for the Cleveland House, School benches, and many more projects. but Paul’s health declined he had to stop. Paul won the Melvin Jones Fellow Award, Lion of the Year and was a life member and held many board positions. Paul was Saraland Citizen of the Year in 1979. Paul was preceded In death by his parents, William M. Logan and Mildred Donour Logan; two brothers Donald P. Logan and Bill R. Logan and one special niece Tara Logan Venable. He is survived by his wife Joy Hardee Logan of 56 years and always introduced her as his first wife; Daughter, Lisa Lanzo (David) and a Son, Paul “Chip” Logan (Anita); Grandchildren, Casey Etheredge (Chris), Michael Lanzo, Trevor Logan, Laura Kelly (Chris), Leslie Hall (Bobby), Kevin Ketchum (Ashlynn); Great Grandchildren Blakely Etheredge, Jacob Kelly, Tanner Hall Ridge and Rider Ketchum, and brother John Russell (Sharon) Logan. Paul has been a Wonderful Husband, Dad and Poppy. He loved going to the Cabin in Jackson Co. MS., fishing sitting on the porch or just being there with his family. We would like to give a special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and special thank you for your loving Kindness to: Qui, and a very special thank you to Debbie Toomey she has a special place in our hearts. In Lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to the Lions Club Saraland, or your choice of charities


  • Mary "Joy" Logan, Wife
  • Lisa (David) Lanzo, Daughter
  • Paul "Chip" (Anita) Logan, Son
  • Casey (Chris) Etheredge, Grandchild
  • Michael Lanzo, Grandchild
  • Trevor Logan, Grandchild
  • Laura (Chris) Kelly, Grandchild
  • Leslie (Bobby) Hall, Grandchild
  • Kevin (Ashlynn) Ketchum, Grandchild
  • Blakely Etheredge, Great Grandchild
  • Jacob Kelly, Great Grandchild
  • Tanner Hall, Great Grandchild
  • Ridge Ketchum, Great Grandchild
  • Rider Ketchum, Great Grandchild
  • John Russell (Sharon) Logan, Brother

  • Bobby Hall, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris Kelly , Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Ketchum, Active Pallbearer
  • Trevor Logan, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Lanzo, Active Pallbearer
  • Chris Etheredge, Active Pallbearer
  • Members of the Saraland Lions Club , Honorary Pallbearers


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2019

Paul Edward Logan

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Robert McGhee

January 5, 2019

My Memory of Paul goes back to the late 70's. Being the Dad of a Special Needs Daughter, I found a Group of Special Friends and a very Special House, The Cleveland House. I became very active at the Cleveland House and the Little Red Barn. Our group was chartered as The Sara-Suma Association for Retarded & Handicapped Citizens. Thru being in this group, I became knowing Paul, as he was on our Board of Directors. He always had a caring trait about our Special People. I became the Director of the program in 1985. The Lions Club picked us as the Charity to help us in their annual Pancake breakfast. I began going to their meetings to help show my support to what they did for us. Sometimes later I became a member of the Lions Club, as they thought that I was a member by showing up at their meetings. I will always owe a lot of respect to Paul for the things that he headed up at the Cleveland House. First project was a side porch at our kitchen entrance. He then was the Leader when we had to do concrete slabs for our outdoor Car-port sheds. I hope that one day as we are preparing to do more things at The Cleveland House, that we honor Paul by placing his name on a plaque or his name on a part of our building. He was always a great person to me and his daughter really showed her traits when my grand-daughter rode her school bus. As a fellow Lion, we will miss Paul, and I know that we as Lions, will carry on the traditions that Paul had for his community and his friends. Rest in Peace Mr. Lion Paul.

Judy Harrison

January 4, 2019

Joy, Lisa and Chip. I’m not thinking of one specific memory. I remember how close Chip and Timmy were growing up. I do remember how Paul use to pick at me when we ran into you guys out somewhere and the times you and Paul visited our house in Fox Creek and the times we visited you and Paul after you guys moved to Saraland. Really fun times in those day. Sending our love to each of you.

Glenda Logan

January 4, 2019

So many wonderful memories. I always enjoyed our family fish fry dinners almost every Saturday at the river. He welcomed everyone with a friendly smile and spirit. When Bill fell ill, Paul offered to drive us to Littlerock for treatment, He was always there when we needed him. He thought I asked too many questions and said so often. When I first married Bill we didn't have a lot of money so we played cards a lot. I will miss his competivness.