PAULDING -- Paul J. Stuckey Sr., 80, of Paulding, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the Gardens of Paulding.
He was born on September 5, 1933, in Defiance, to the late Henry N. and Cathrine (Rauth) Stuckey. On September 4, 1982, he married Viola (Monhollen) Stuckey, who preceded him in death on August 5, 2009.
Paul was a U.S. Army veteran of 20 years, having received various medals. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam, Germany and Panama.
After returning home from service, he worked for Braun Ambulance Manufacturing in Oakwood; then 91⁄2 years at Slatter Steel in Fort Wayne, Ind. Paul was a lifetime member of VFW Post 3360, member of the Moose Lodge 2094 and the Defiance Eagles Aerie.
Paul is survived by his son, Paul (Vivian) Stuckey Jr. of Homestead, Fla.; and brother, Martin (Annie) Stuckey of Kerrville,Texas; and two grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Viola; brothers, John, Richard, Leonard, Edward, Robert and Walter Stuckey; and a sister, Theresia (Lowell) Kennedy.
Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at the funeral home, with Father John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in Bowholtz Cemetery, Paulding County, Ohio, where military honors will be accorded by VFW Post 3360, Defiance.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Autism Association or a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.schafferfh.com.