Paul Edward Gorrell

PAUL EDWARD GORRELL, 95, born April 28, 1917 in Meadville WV and died August 9, 2012 in Dayton. Gorrell was preceded in death by his wife, Faith Barnett of nearly 65 years, parents Clyde and Della Gorrell, sister Evelyn and brothers John and Russell. He is survived by son Howard and granddaughter Maria and sister Helen Daugherty as well as many nieces and nephews. Growing up on a hilly farm overlooking meadows, Gorrell attended a one-room elementary school, Tyler County High School, West Virginia University with Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and then Ohio State University with Master’s Degree in Agricultural Education. His high school teaching career was interrupted by Pearl Harbor so having volunteered was called to active duty in World War II. Served as acting Company Commander of a heavy weapons company, Gorrell received a Bronze Star, six Battle Stars, and a Combat Infantryman Badge for his services in Italy and was promoted to the rank of Army Captain. He resumed teaching in Farmersville and Dayton for 35 years. Being an active member of the Rotary Club in Farmersville and the Kiwanis Club in Dayton for over 30 years, he enjoyed horseshoe pitching, bridge, golf and bowling. His body was donated to the Anatomical Gift Program of Wright State University School of Medicine. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in his memory to the Honor Flight Dayton program, which Paul participated in during the October 3, 2009 flight. (Honor Flight Dayton, Inc, 525 Victory Road, Springfield, OH 45504 or A memorial service will be at 11 am, Friday, September 14 at Fairview United Methodist Church (828 West Fairview Avenue in Dayton), where he was a faithful member for 52 years. A luncheon will be served immediately following the service in the church social hall. Interment will be held next year at the Creston Cemetery near Point Pleasant WV.

Welcome to Honor Flight Dayton

Honor Flight Dayton is a regional hub of Honor Flight Network. We fly Veterans to see their memorials in Washington, D.C. Currently, Honor Flight Dayton is flying World War II and Korean War Veterans.  If space is available on a particular flight after WWII Veterans are booked then the space is filled with Korean War Veterans.  Terminally ill Veterans of all wars are moved to the top of the list to see their memorials.

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