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Rev. Paul E. Tirey
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Rev. Paul E. Tirey, 68, of Energy, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2018 in Union County, IL

Paul received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of the Cumberland’s in Williamsburg, KY and his Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Paul currently is the senior pastor of United Missionary Baptist Church in Buncombe and pastored other churches in the Southern Baptist Convention, which include First Baptist Church, Herrin, IL, First Baptist Church of Alton, Alton, IL, First Baptist Church of Waverly, Waverly, TN, Cynthiana First Baptist Church in Cynthiana, KY and the First Baptist Church in Andersonville, TN and currently serves as a Chaplain for Residential Home Health and Residential Hospice in Marion, IL.

Paul was born March 24, 1950 in Hamilton, OH to Claude and Mattie (Price) Tirey.

Paul was united in marriage with Pamela Ann Phillips on April 7, 1973 in Corbin, KY. She survives in Energy.

Also surviving are his children, Joshua Tirey of McKinney, TX, Christina Abbott and her husband, Joseph of Murphysboro, Ashley Thompson of Denver, CO; brother and sister-in-law, John and Brenda Tirey of Virginia Beach, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Art Motzer of Hamilton, OH; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Dorsie and Marshall Phillips of Shelbyville, KY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandy Roberts Dunn and her husband, Greg of Cave City, KY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Todd and Peggie Phillips of Frankfort, KY and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at United Missionary Baptist Church on Lick Creek Road with Dr. Clay Stevens officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home in Herrin and from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the United Missionary Baptist Church on Lick Creek Road. Burial will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery. Memorial Donations are suggested and may be made to United Missionary Baptist Church, 125 United Missionary Lane, Buncombe, IL 62912 or to Ebenezer Hall Cemetery, c/o 5225 New Saratoga Road, Anna, IL 62906; envelopes will be available at the funeral home and the church.


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Visitation

Monday

14

May

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Meredith-Waddell Funeral Home

2704 South Park Avenue
Herrin, IL 62948

Visitation

Tuesday

15

May

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
United Missionary Baptist Church

125 United Missionary Lane
Buncombe, IL 62912

Service

Tuesday

15

May

2:00 PM
United Missionary Baptist Church

125 United Missionary Lane
Buncombe, IL 62912

Cemetery Details

Location

Ebenezer Hall Cemetery

Hall Church Road
Lick Creek, Illinois 62912

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