Paul D. Reiss

March 08, 1943 ‒ April 06, 2021

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Paul D. Reiss, age 78, of Mount Vernon, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  He was born on March 8, 1943 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Vearl and Edna (Hall) Reiss.  Paul graduated from Mount Vernon High School and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1962 to 1966.

He was previously employed as a Trooper for the Ohio Highway State Patrol and Deputy for the Knox County Sheriff Office.  Paul worked several years for Monroe Township and eventually retired from Electric Solutions Incorporated in Columbus.

Paul was a giver and enjoyed nothing more than helping others in their times of need.  He recently served as a volunteer electrician at Habitat for Humanity on several of the current projects in Mount Vernon.   He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather that will be missed by so many.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly (Pruett) Reiss; his children, Daniel Reiss of Mount Vernon, Richard “Mike” (Kimberly) Reiss of Fredericktown, Shari (Howie) Miller of Fredericktown, Leslie (Bill) Baldwin of Mount Gilead and Lori (Stan) Stoney of Mansfield; thirteen grandchildren; two brothers, John (Carol) Reiss of Mount Vernon, Garry Reiss of Lexington; two sisters, Marilyn Stout of Fredericktown, and Janet (Paul) Brown of Mount Vernon.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High Street, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 where a funeral service will begin at 7 p.m.  Burial with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Bloomfield Cemetery in Centerburg.

Memorial contributions in Paul’s name may be made to Kindred Hospice.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Paul D. Reiss.

  • Deepest condolences to Paul’s family. I always enjoyed his humor when I would be at the house with Leslie. I recently went to visit Paul and we had a great time sharing memories. He even called Leslie from his phone and had me talk with her. I have great memories of my high school years and a lot of those memories are from being at Paul and Bev’s house. Lifting you all in prayer asking God to provide comfort.

  • So sorry for your loss Lori. You and yours are in our prayers. Keep all the wonderful memories close in your heart & mind.. They are cherished.

  • Bev, I’m so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing ,my condolences and sympathy to you and your family.

  • Our deepest condolences.
    May God wrap his arms around you all & bring you comfort and peace.
    You will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  • So sorry to hear of cousin Paul’s passing. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Bev and family: We’re so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Paul was one of Rick’s favorite on the witness stand. “Just the facts”! I’m sure you understand that! I only knew Paul to say hello to him at the “law enforcement table” (mostly retired) at Southside. Know we care!

  • Bev, I am so sorry for your loss, and thinking of you and your family.
    I’ve had a group of 5 trees planted in memory of Paul and will mail you the certificate.

  • We are so sorry to know of Paul’s passing. We pray God’s blessings of comfort, peace and strength for you, his wife and family, as you grieve your loss of this kind and generous man.
    John and Geri Darmstadt

  • Shari, your father was a wonderful man and I hold many memories of your family during our years as neighbors in Mt Vernon. Prayer for all the family that God would wrap His arms of comfort around each of you.

  • Dear John, Carol and Family, We are so sorry to read about your loss. We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. Sincerely, Susie and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • So sorry Bev to hear of your husband’s passing. Prayers go out to you and your family.
    Jean Stockwell

  • May God Bless Paul and all who loved him. He was the best friend a person could ever have and I shall miss him so much. Bev, you have our sincere condolences and are in our thoughts and prayers…

  • Bev and family , We were so very saddened to hear of Paul’s passing. Always enjoyed the times we inacted . We will definitely miss him.

    Terry and Pam Hissong
    Hissong Electric

  • Bev and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of Paul. I pray that you can find peace in the memories that you shared.

    Love and prayers
    Kim Needles Leach

  • To the family of Paul Reiss…

    As a member of the Habitat For Humanity build crew, and having spoken with several of them, we would like to express our condolences at the passing of Paul, who was one of us.

    We will miss his electrical expertise, his willingness to help and to teach, and his smile, his laughter, and his huge sense of humor.

    Personally, we shared similar experiences in construction, the military, and law-enforcement, and spent many hours sharing ‘war stories’ and jokes. Paul will be fondly remembered. He was a good man!