Paul Dean Harold, Sr., 76 - Newton

Paul Dean Harold, Sr., 76, of Newton WV, died at 12:58 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at his home.

He was born July 25, 1936 at Spencer, a son of the late Kelly S. and Ethel G. Keen Harold, Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Kevin D. Truman; sisters and brother, Mildred Ann Harold, James R. Harold and Edith Vineyard Jarvis.

Paul was a Christian and a member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church, Elana, where he served as a trustee and assistant Sunday school superintendent. He was a former bus driver for the Roane County BOE and a retired equipment operator for Vecellio and Grogan, Inc., Beckley. For many years he drove the bus for the Brighterside Quartet and he also drove the campaign bus for Gov. Cecil Underwood. Paul was a member of the U.S.W.A., Local 14614, Charleston and a 50 year member of the Linden Lodge No. 83, A.F. and A.M., Linden.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Wilmoth Harold, whom he married April 1, 1961; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Teresa Harold, Jr. of Newton; daughter, Eleanor Dee Truman of Newton; two grandchildren, Brandon A. Truman and his wife, Sara; and Alisha N. Truman; one great grandson, Steven D. Truman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Kelly S. and Carol Harold, Jr. of Brunswick, OH, Charles and Martha Harold of Glenville and Marion Harold of Newton; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Jean and Don Tenney of Madison, OH.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 11 in the Zion Hill Baptist Church, with the Rev. John S. Crawford and the Rev. Ronald W. Fisher officiating. Burial will be in the Harold Cemetery, Uler. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m. Friday at the John H. Taylor Funeral Home, Spencer and one hour before the funeral at the church.

The family requests memorial donations to the Zion Hill Baptist Church, c/o Ruth Harold, 2050 Uler Road, Newton, WV 25266-9356.

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