Dec. 30, 1960 — Nov. 19, 2018
Paul was born in Longview to Corlie Mary (DuVall) Searcy and Noel Edward Searcy. He attended Kelso schools and graduated from Kelso High School in 1979. Paul loved skiing, reading science fiction, cooking, and his dogs Wolfy and Buddy.
Paul followed in his father’s footsteps as a journeyman electrician. He worked locally in Washington and Oregon and also spent 15 years working in New York City. This is where he met Audrey (Williams) Sanders and together welcomed a son, Avery Paul Noel Searcy on Aug. 19, 1992.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his son, Avery in Longview; Avery’s mother, Audrey in New York; his elder sister, Michelle Marie (Searcy) Ward of Longview; his younger sister, Jeanette Marie Searcy of Kelso; and multiple extended family across the states.
It was agreed that Paul would not like a funeral but rather a party. A celebration of Paul’s life (sorry non-alcoholic) is planned for 2 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sons of Norway, 224 Catlin St., in Kelso. Friends are encouraged to attend and share stories of Paul’s exploits.
ln lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 2067, Longview, WA 98632.