Paul Christian Gurtner

Paul Christian Gurtner, of Knoxville, TN, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 after a long battle with cancer. Paul was born October 17, 1944, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked with Nevada Power Company for 43 years. In 2007, he retired and moved to Knoxville, Tennessee. He was an United States Army veteran and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christian and Margaret Gurtner; his daughter, Karon Proctor West; and brother-in-law, James Ward. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Gurtner; daughter and husband, Kathy Parnell (Doug); Sister, Martha Ward; Grandchildren, Matthew Parnell, Tiffani Smith, and Robert Cook; Nephews, Regis Ward (Christina), Robert Ward (Betty Ann), and Jeffrey Ward; and many other cousins, great grandchildren, great nieces, and great nephews. A private celebration of life will be held in Pennsylvania at a later date.

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  1. With our deepest sympathy as no words can really help ease the loss of Cousin Paul.
    “May your unfailing Love be with us Lord, even as we put our Hope in You – Psalm 33:22”
    Paul’s family is in our thoughts and prayers along with our love and sympathy as each new day we embrace our great memories, especially how his love reached us all!!!

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