Paul Wayts Jr.

Paul Wayts Jr.

August 5, 1947 - February 7, 2019


Paul Wayts Jr., 71, of Creston died unexpectedly at his home on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 after a period of declining health.

Paul was born Aug. 5, 1947 in Bellaire, OH to the late Paul and Sylvia (Landis) Wayts Sr. and was a 1965 graduate of Norwayne High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1966-1969 and on July  19, 1969 he married the former  Glenda M. Gordon and she survives.  He retired from the Packaging Corp. of American in Rittman after 24 years of service and had made his home in Creston for the past 43 years.  Paul was active in his children’s growing up having coached pee wee football for 10 years as well as baseball and girls softball.  He enjoyed watching sports and loved to hunt and fish.

Surviving are his wife, Glenda; children, David Wayts of Creston and Sharon (Joseph) Tavernelli of Rittman; grandchildren, Sierra, Danika, James and Natasha; sister, Barbara (Ronald) Olson of Creston and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-mother, Millie Wayts, a brother Dean Taylor, an infant brother, Gary Wayts and a sister, Glenna Siers.

Services will be Monday, Feb. 11that 11:00 a.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with burial following at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at

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Name: Jodi (Boldman) Conrow

My thoughts and prayers to the family.  Paul (like my own dad) was a part of my softball days growing up.


Name: Patsy Saal

Glenda and Family, Sending my condolences and sorry for your lose. Long time since seeing you both.


Name: Cindy (Rickel) Messmore

Glenda & family, I sorry for your loss. 








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