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Paul William Thiry, 71, (aka Paul Baby), Denver

Paul William Thiry, 71, (aka Paul Baby), Denver, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, after a courageous three-year battle with cancer. 

Born August 3, 1950, in Peru, Indiana, he was the son of Paul G. Thiry and the former Nellie Spencer.  On August 31, 1990, in Peru, IN, he was married to Irma L. Ray, who survives.

Paul worked for fifty-three years for Borkholder Buildings, where he was a regional sales manager and truck driver.  He loved his horses and all the years he spent at horse shows contesting.  He loved traveling and the beautiful places he enjoyed trail riding, especially his two absolute favorites in Brown County and the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee. He was a member of Denver Saddle Club. He also truly enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren participate in multiple sports throughout the years. 

Along with his wife, Irma L. Thiry, Denver, he is survived by three children, Danny (Jennie) Thiry, Denver; Charity Thiry (Doug) Brown, Lafayette; and Justin Thiry, Fishers; grandchildren: Morgan, Tyler, Casey, Carter; siblings, Brenda (Herb) Herbruck, Massillon, Ohio; Ethel Thiry, Minerva, Ohio; Robert Jake Thiry, Panama City, FLorida; Midge (Jeff) Hendershot, Canton, Ohio; and Donald Hall, Minerva, Ohio; and several nieces/great nieces, nephews/great nephews, cousins, and ALL the dear friends that were like family, which were many. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Thiry and step-mother, Mildred, and Nellie Hall and step-father, Walt; one sister, Vickie Moore; and one brother, Quinton Dale “Red” Thiry.

Visitation will be from 4-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, and from 10 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, with Pastor Johnny Spencer officiating.  

McClain Funeral Home, Denver, Indiana, has been entrusted with arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

For those that feel moved to contribute a dish to the after service meal, please contact Michele at 765-633-3704.