Paul L. Shimp age 85, of Versailles passed away at 7:36 AM on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Upper Valley Medical Center in Troy.
Paul was born June 16, 1934, in Webster to the late Roy F. & Mollie M. (Coons) Shimp. In addition to his parents, Paul was also preceded in death by his brothers, Clarence Shimp, Roger Shimp and Walter Shimp in infancy; and sisters, Helen Witt and Ruth Frantz.
Paul is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean (Shade) Shimp whom he married May 11, 1956; children, Michael & Kathy Shimp of Versailles, Paula (Shimp) & Patrick Bergman of Russia, Timothy & Denise Shimp of Versailles and Mark & Jodi Shimp of Versailles; grandchildren, Joshua & Dawn Shimp, Molly Bergman, Matthew & Kaylyn Shimp, Kimberly & Jonathan Peltier, Jared & Jessie Shimp, Bryant Bergman, Jessica & Mitchell Pitsenbarger, Alexandria & Zach Kiehl, Kristin Shimp, Sheyenne Shimp, Logan Shimp, Franklin Shimp and Chad Shimp; 14 great-grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law, Barbara & John Berger of Versailles; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Paul served in the U.S. Army. Paul worked at NCR in Dayton then later retired from Versailles Schools where he was a custodian. Paul was a lifelong member of the Webster United Methodist Church. Paul loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, woodworking and dogs.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, January 27, 2020, at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor David Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Brock Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Versailles Veteran’s Honor Guard. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 PM and Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com