ELIZABETHTOWN -- Kenneth Dale Pairsh, 81, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. He was born June 24, 1936, in Harrisburg.
Survivors include his son, Keith and Carol Pairsh of Marion; daughters, Cindy and Dave Nagel of Evansville, Indiana, Cherie De'Angelo of Tennessee, Sarah Anderson of Marion, Rebekah Pairsh of Texas, Rachel Pairsh of Port Angeles, Washington, and Kaydee and Jason Miller of Kevil, Kentucky; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; nephew, Bill Hill; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William "Pood" and Sarah Mae (Lallieu) Pairsh; grandson, USMC Capt. Josh Pairsh; sister, Francis Mason; and uncle, Jim "Pete" Froman.
Ken went to be with the Lord on Oct. 31. He was an entrepreneur and owned several businesses, including a gas station, restaurant, bar, insulation company, home improvement company and disaster-preparedness company. He was a top-earning salesman for Prudential Insurance Company, earning the National Presidential Award for his work.
He attended ministry school in Bradenton, Florida, and ministered informally for 40 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, Indiana, in 1954, the year of the school's centennial celebration.
He enjoyed dancing, fishing and hunting, and he also was an avid horseman. But most of all, Ken loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.
His favorite chapter of the Scripture was Psalm 91, and favorite Bible verses included 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.
Memorial services will b held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Cox Funeral Home in Rosiclare, with Pastor Fred Birch officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent in Ken's name to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.