SURPRISE, Ariz. — Paul R. Gamble, 86, passed away on Dec. 30, 2017, at the Valley of Hospice in Surprise, Arizona. Born on Dec. 6, 1931, Paul was the son of G. Harold and Dorothy (Pangle) Gamble and lived in Van Wert until 1968, when he moved to Arizona.

He loved farming, travel, and working with model trains, particularly HO scale.

Paul is survived by his wife, Edna Modlin-Gamble of Arizona. He had six children, Deb (Randy) Anderson of Virginia, Jill Gamble of Arizona, Steven Gamble of Ohio, Dave Zinn of Arizona, Stephen Zinn and Luann Zinn of California. He also had eight grandchildren, Rob Anderson of Florida, Ryan Anderson of Virginia, Jessica Garwood and Christine Nix of Indiana, Justin Gamble of Ohio, Stephan and Michelle Zinn of England, and Jim Zinn of California. Great-grandchildren include Emma Anderson, Evan Anderson, Keaten Garwood, Stella Anderson, Paxten Garwood and Olivia Zinn.

He is also survived by his sisters, Marilyn Jones and Janet (Doug) Miller, and a brother, Wayne Gamble of Ohio. His sister, Mildred Heath, and two brothers-in-law, Roger Heath and Morgan Jones, preceded him in death.

There will be no services. Burial will be a later date.