Charles "Paul" McClanahan, 76, passed away early Sunday morning, June 30, 2019, with his daughters and wife by his side. He was born in Morton, Wash., June 10, 2019, to Alice Justus and Llewellyn McClanahan. Paul had two brothers, Dick (Audrey) McClanahan of Mossyrock and Dannie McClanahan, who preceded him in death in 1996.
Paul attended Mossyrock High school, class of 1961, and had a wonderful group of classmates that he stayed in contact with up to the day he passed. He enlisted in the United States Navy and spent time in Guam. Paul had a joy for living life and working hard, which led him to multiple different paths in his life. He sprayed power poles, worked at the Bay in Aberdeen, had a small engine repair shop and arcade called Paul’s Place in Mossyrock, logged in Washington and Alaska, bought his own drag line crane and dug ponds for a few years, then ultimately ended up in Carson, Wash., where he ran a mobile home park for the last 20 years. He loved it there!
Paul is survived by his wife, Kristy of Carson, Wash.; daughters, Sheela (Hardy) Majors of Silvercreek, Wash., Sheri (Andy) Walker of Forsyth, Mont., Shannan Frazier of Shelton, Wash., Kerri Lovell of California and Stephanie (Tony) Saling of Sandy, Ore.; numerous grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, with another due in October. Paul was married to Lynda McClanahan for 26 years.
He was a wonderful grandfather to his grandbabies and loved them more than anything in this world. Anybody that was friends with him, that had children could see this, as he became “grandpa" to their children too! He also had numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held at 12 p.m., Aug. 3, 2019, at Bigfoot Mobile Home Park,1851 Metzger Rd., Carson, WA 98610.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul’s memory to the American Diabetes Association or to Heart of Hospice in Hood River, Ore.