Kenneth Dale Pairsh, 81, of Elizabethtown, IL passed away on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. He was born on June 24, 1936 in Harrisburg, IL
Mr. Pairsh is survived by his son, Keith and Carol Pairsh of Marion, IL; daughters, Cindy and Dave Nagel of Evansville, IN; Cherie De ‘Angelo of TN; Sarah Anderson of Marion, IL, Rebekah Pairsh of TX, Rachel Pairsh of Port Angeles, WA, Kaydee and Jason Miller of Kevil, KY.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nephew, Bill Hill; and many cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, William “Pood” and Sarah Mae (Lallieu) Pairsh; grandson, USMC Captain Josh Pairsh; sister, Francis Mason; and uncle, Jim “Pete” Froman.
Our cherished father went to be with the Lord on October 31, 2017. He was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses throughout his life in the U.S. including; a gas station, restaurant, bar, an insulation company, a home improvement company, and a disaster preparedness company. He was a top earning salesman for Prudential Insurance company, earning the National Presidential Award for his work. Ken attended ministry school in Bradentan, FL and ministered informally for forty years. He had a deep and abiding faith in the Lord and enjoyed sharing his love of the Gospel with others. Ken graduated from Central High School in Evansville, IN its Centennial celebration in the year of 1950. Ken enjoyed dancing, fishing, hunting, and was an avid horseman. Most of all Ken loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Ken’s favorite chapter of the scripture was Psalm 91 and one of his favorite Bible verses was John 11:25, 26: Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die”. Ken will be greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, family, and friends.
Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Chapel is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service was held on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Cox Chapel in Rosiclare, IL. Service was officiated by Pastor Fred Birch.
Memorial donation may be made in Ken’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.