Paul L. Davis

November 15, 1936 ‒ August 04, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Paul L. Davis, 77, of Galion went to be with his Lord Monday August 4, 2014 at OhioHealth MedCentral Hospital in Mansfield.

He was born on November 15, 1936 in Loudonville to Glenn H. and Florence Ida (Benge) Davis. On May 22, 1955, Paul married his high school sweetheart, Betty Cockrell and she survives.

Paul attended the Fredericktown High School and the Galion Welding School. He was formerly employed by Mt. Vernon Bridge Company, PECO II, Perfection-Cobey and the Hi-Lo Trailer Manufacturing Company where he was a semi-driver for over 20 years. Paul was recently delivering parts for the Mansfield Truck Sales.

He loved animals and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He is also survived by his daughter Gail Mills of Galion; four grandchildren, Stephanie Davis of Galion, Shelli Kidd of Mansfield, Crystal Mills of Galion and David Mills of Galion; 10 great-grandchildren, Amber, Abbigail, Trinity, Gabriel, Dustin, Sabrina, Brandon, Kimberly, T.J. and Dylan; two sisters, Joanna Hinger of Mt. Vernon and Norma Jean Billings of Toledo.

Paul is preceded in death by his parents and recently by his son Glenn Davis II, and two sisters, Barbara Jean Shock and Rosella Shock.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, August 8, 2014 at the Galion First Church of the Nazarene, 777 Fairview Ave., Galion, Ohio  44833 where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 8, with Dr. Rick McCartney officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion First Church of the Nazarene in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Paul Davis, and condolences may be made to them at

  • Betty, we are so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. Don was so glad to see him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Betty,
    Please know that I am praying for you. I cannot imagine your pain and what you have to be feeling. Know that God’s promises are true and that Joy will come in the morning. I am so thankful to have known Paul, and will continue to lift all of you up in prayer.

  • Dear Betty, So sorry to hear of your loss, you are in my prayers. I understand how it is to loose loved ones as you have.

  • Betty and family, I am so sorry for your losses. My heart aches for you. God bless you is my prayer. I will inform our class from FHS.

  • Betty & Family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be missed, he was a good neighbor, Ken & I both enjoyed his chats when we was out and he would stop and chat for a few minutes or his friendly waves as he would be going by. Will be keeping you in our prayers, just remember he is not suffering any more and he is with your son watching over you all……Many hugs & prayers!

  • Am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless Paula soul and bless his family during this very difficult time. Love you all and may God bless all of you. Pam Shultz and family.

  • We love and miss you so much Grandpa, things just is not the same without you. Grandpa will forever and always be in our heart ( love and memories we have have will last forever). R. I.P.

  • betty and amber so sorry to hear about your loss! paul was a sweet man! betty and your family is in ours prayers!

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to you Betty and your family. Paul had a good, loving and gentle spirit. We are blessed to have known him. Our prayers are with you.

  • We will always miss and love you grandpa. Sorry that you had to leave so soon. You are our guardian angel up above.
    Love you and miss you