Paul Lee Loar


Paul Lee Loar, 89, of Kirby, of Kirby, W.Va., passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at E.A. Hawse Nursing and Rehab Center in Baker, W.Va.
Born on Dec. 14, 1929, in Grafton, W.Va., he was the son of the late Leslie J. Loar Sr. and Loar (Keane) Loar.
Paul served in the U.S. Navy for five years and the U.S. Coast Guard for 23 years from which he retired as an E8-Senior Chief Petty Officer-Electrician, and moved to Kirby with his family. Paul worked as an electrician for many years after his military retirement.
Paul enjoyed helping his friends and neighbors, especially working with Larry Saville on his farm putting in hay when he was able. He was a life member of Kirby American Legion Post 134, a life member of the NRA, a member of the Hott's Chapel United Methodist Church in Kirby, and Coast Guard Chief Petty Guard Association.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by two older brothers, Robert K. Loar and wife, Genevieve, and Leslie J. Loar Jr.; a son-in-law, Gerald Pyles; and nephew, William "Billy" Loar.
Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Ruth J. Jeffreys Loar; two daughters, Connie L. Pyles, of Rio, W.Va., and Debbie Lupton and partner, Ramona Dobbs, of Kirby; a son, Mark Loar and significant other, Maria White, of Mt. Top, Pa.; four grandchildren, Tiffany R. Loar-Erbacher, Courtney L. Sowers and spouse, James, Nicole E. Campbell and spouse, Kylle, Richard A. Lupton and spouse, Tara Bennett; and step-granddaughter, Lexi Boswell Vaught and spouse, Timothy; eight great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandson; and one grandson on the way. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Monford Loar; a brother-in-law, Donald Jeffreys; along with nieces, Cathy Sciegaj, Brenda Loar, Susan Jeffreys; and nephew, Donald "DJ" Jeffreys.
Per Paul's wishes, there will be no memorial service; however, please feel free to call Ruth and check on her and stop in to say "Hello."
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Augusta Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 105, Augusta, WV 26704 or the charity of your choice.
All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Augusta, W.Va.
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