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Paul D. Hargrove, Sr.

Paul D. Hargrove, Sr.

Paul David Hargrove, Sr, 72, born September 6, 1947 in Oceanside, CA, passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at his home in New Athens, IL with his family by his side.  He worked for 31 years as a boilermaker out of Boilermakers Local 27 in St. Louis, MO. He was also a member of the New Athens Sportsmen’s Club and the Midstate Bass Anglers.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents; Clarence E. and Patricia (Savoy) Hargrove and 1 brother; Buddy R. Hargrove.

He is survived by his wife; Paulette (Moore) Hargrove whom he married on January 29, 1965 in E. St. Louis, IL, 3 children; Paul D. (Leslie) Hargrove, Jr., Michelle R. (John) Merlenbach and Mike (Kim Maki) Hargrove all of New Athens, IL, 2 brothers; Ronnie (Linda) Hargrove of Woodriver, IL and Mike (Gina) Hargrove of CA, 2 sisters; Pollyanna Buneta of AZ and Lynda (Don) Rivard of AZ, 1 sister-in-law; Mary Ann Burgess of Collinsville, IL, 7 grandchildren; Hailey (Sean Hill) Hargrove, Aaron Kreher, Andy (Ashley) Kreher, Sonni (Randy Ahne) Merlenbach, Chase Merlenbach, Paige (Chris) Salger and Phylica Lang, and 7 great grandchildren; Landon Kreher, Ean Kreher, Peyton Kreher, Bentley Kreher, Joanna Hill, Brysen Ahne and Cameron Lang.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the donor’s choice.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilshuessler.com.

Visitation: Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Michael Smith says:

    My condolences and prayers for the family. Very sorry for your loss Mike and Michelle. I only today learned of this news and cannot attend services. I remember your dad from our baseball days. May you both be blessed with wonderful memories and joy for his legacy instilled in you both.

  2. sue Eichelberger-Johnson says:

    Loved this family..knew them well,, was friends with Polly..oh my goodness..this brought back great memories..that great looking and friendly family. so Sorry. I will pass this along to my friends, Cindy Meyer=Barmann, and Pam West-Baumgardner.
    so sorry. I have lived in Red Bud, not to far from New Athens..for years..shame I did not know Paul lived so close.

  3. Susan Parker says:

    Sending prayers and thoughts too all family. May God ease your pain

  4. Tracy & Lee hurst says:

    My husband and I are saddened to hear about Paul’s passing, we briefly met Paul and his son at a racing event and further the Next year got to meet the rest of the family with great joy, want you to know our hearts and prayers go out to you all ❤️🙏

  5. Ron & Kim Hampton says:

    Our condolences to the family

  6. Diane Warnecke says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. My thoughts and prayers are with Paul, Michelle,Mike and their families at this time.

  7. Trudy Martindale says:

    I’m really sorry for you loss my love and prayers are with you and your family.

  8. Bobbie Martindale says:

    RIP Paul, it’s been a long time but our families used to have a lot of fun together. You are no longer in pain. Prayers to all you kids and Paulette, my thoughts are with you.

    • Michael Smith says:

      My condolences and prayers for the family. Very sorry for your loss Mike and Michelle. I only today learned of this news and cannot attend services. I remember your dad from our baseball days. May you both be blessed with wonderful memories and joy for his legacy instilled in you both.

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