Paul W Regan

Born: Mon., Dec. 2, 1929
Died: Thu., May 17, 2012


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., May 20, 2012
Location: Heyl Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Mon., May 21, 2012
Location: St. Edward Catholic Church

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      227 BROAD ST.

      ASHLAND, OHIO 44805


     Paul “Tex” W. Regan, age 82 of Ashland, OH., passed away Thursday, May 17, 2012 at Samaritan Regional Health System Hospital.  On December 2, 1929 in Kipling, OH., Mr. Regan was born to the late John D. and Nellie (Kucik) Regan.  He had been a resident of Ashland Co. since 1950 and retired from the Faultless Rubber Co. in 1985.  He was a musician and former announcer at WNCO where he introduced Country Western music to the radio station.  Mr. Regan was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church where he provided music, served as an alter server, and Eucharist minister.

     On June 10, 1950 Mr. Regan married Shirley Shinabarker who preceded him in death August 10, 2009.  Surviving Mr. Regan are two sons and spouses: Joe and Tracy Regan of West Salem, OH., Jim and Shari Regan of Ashland; three daughters and spouses: Vicki and Dan Gongwer of Jeromesville, OH., Paula and Don Long of Kilbuck, OH., Peggy and Andrew McClure of Ashland, OH.; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.  Mr. Regan was also preceded in death by his parents and brothers, John and Tom Regan.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 AM Monday, May 21, 2012, at St. Edward Catholic Church, 501 Cottage St., Ashland, OH., with Father Rod Kreidler officiating.  Interment will be at the Dickey Church Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at Heyl Funeral Home, 227 Broad St., Ashland, OH.  The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to St. Edward Catholic Church Building Fund, 501 Cottage St., Ashland, OH., 44805 or the charity of the donor’s choice.  An online register book is available to express condolences for those who can not attend the visitation or service at


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   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
My deepest sympathy to all of my cousins and their families. Uncle Paul''s talent will be missed by many. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

maggie province
   Posted Fri May 18, 2012
rip great uncle paul..your in a better place now with my loving grandpa. hope you 2 are making wonderful music again..:( hope that one day we see each other again youll let me see your guys music i bet its wonderful like you guys and we miss you

gene davis
   Posted Sat May 19, 2012
My deepest condolences to the family. Tex was a wonderful person to know and one of the best entertainers anywhere. He was also a devoted family man and one of the most dedicated persons of faith I have ever known. I always enjoyed his visits to the radio station when I worked there. I believe that heavenly band has a brighter sound today with Tex playing his fiddle and guitar.

gerri regan
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
My sincerest sympathy to the entire Regan family. He led such a good and happy life. I know his brothers and parents were waiting on him. Thinking of you lots in this time of sorrow.

Perry & Pat Tanner
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
Our deepest sympathy to you & your families, hold on to your memories, our thoughts and prayers are with you...
Love you...

Ernie & Brenda McClure & Family
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
Tex will be missed by every one who knew him our beepest sympathy to the whole family and god bless

Ernie & Brenba McClure & family
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
Our beepest sympathy TEX will be missed by all who knew him God bless

Barbara (Hadbavny) Breznak & Pauline (Lengen) Robertson
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
Deepest sympathy to the family of Paul (Tex) Regan. Paul was our classmate and dear friend. We always enjoyed chatting with him and Shirley at our Lore City Alumni Banquet. A great guy! Our prayers are with you.
Barbara & Pauline

martha province (regan)
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
will miss you deeply say hello to all that is up there waiting on you. to vicky.,paula,peggy,jimmy,and joe so sorry for you lose is alot of love looking down on you all. love you cousin marti and family

John and Donna Rae Maiken
   Posted Sun May 20, 2012
Joe, Jim, and the Regan family,
We were very saddened to learn of your father's passing. We pray that your present grief will eventually be lessened with the knowledge that he is now with God.
Joe, I'm sure I can speak on behalf of the entire Huff-N-Puffer organization when I say that we all express our condolences.
Losing both parents in such a short time span (my Dad died when I was 17, Mom 4 yrs. later) as you have is excrutiating. They say time heals. We all pray that will come to be.

Rich and Karen Ringler
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
We became acquainted with the Regan family several years ago. A better group of people you cannot find anywhere else. I am sorry we only knew Tex for such a short time. I enjoyed talking with him and listening to his stories from Las Vegas and memorable moments in his life. His contributions to his church and community will never be forgotten. Love to all of you.

Joe Krall
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
To the family,
Sorry for the loss of your father. We were boy hood friends growing up in Lore City during the 1940's. I was best-man at his wedding and Godfather to Joe. We always talked of the "good times" at the Lore City Alumni Banquet each year. I will miss him a lot. I know his devotion to God and church; I will have a mass said for him here in Cambridge. My thoughts are with you.

God Bless,
Joe Krall (740) 432-7843

Charlie and Bonnie Malcuit
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Charlie and I give you our sincere sympathy and condolences in the loss of your loved one- Tex-. Charlie played music with Tex many years ( lately at the Wooster YMCA and the Canton Chapter of the Ohio Country & Western Music Association- which everyone enjoyed his music) Tex will be missed by all!

Lenni (Carpenter) Howell
   Posted Mon May 21, 2012
Extending my sympathy to family & friends of Tex~

I spoke with Tex app one year ago- he & my Dad, Tommy Carpenter, had been C&W musical associates/musicians, along with sharing their love for the radio. Dad had been an Announcer, too, at WCLW out of Mansfield...this station is no longer in existence. If my memory is correct, Tex helped Dad to get the Announcer spot at WCLW & Dad broadcasted the Saturday C&W show for quite awhile during the 1960's. When I called Tex last year, I wanted to know if he had any connections to archived Radio programs. Unfortunately, he didn't...the media back then isn't what it is now!
Before my Dad died in 1987, I heard stories about many of his friends & musical associates...Tex was one mentioned very often. Dad had a deep respect for him. Perhaps they'll get a chance to play music together...

Patrcia Hart, Diana {Milligan} Apidone and Family
   Posted Tue May 22, 2012
We are so sorry for the loss of Tex. He lived a good life and a very intertaining one. One thing He enjoyed more than anything was to sing and play music. He was a good legend in Ashland with His love for Country Music and enjoyed His Family! Again, very sorry for your loss.

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