Paul F. Ainsworth, 57, of Central Point, Ore. passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Paul was born June 30, 1955 in Ontario, Ore. to Calvin F. and Ella Ainsworth. He married Terri L. Severn November 8, 1980 in Merryville, La.

Paul retired from Oak Street Tank and Steel in Ashland. His hobbies included metal fabrication and helping friends on restoration of vehicles and race cars. Paul was actively involved with the Pear Blossom Festival for many years and will be truly missed.

Paul will always be remembered as a great storyteller. To those who knew and loved Paul he was bigger than life. He was proud and loved his family greatly.

Paul is survived by his wife, Terri; son, Travis; daughter, Melissa Spell of Fred, Texas; granddaughters, Hannah, Jaycee, and Elexia; and brother, Gene of Springfield, Ore. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jack, and a baby daughter.

He will be missed, but we know that he is watching from Heaven with his baby daughter in his arms and smiling.

Please join us at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013 for a celebration of Paul's life at the family home in Central Point.

Memorial contributions can be made to Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity as Paul believed home is where the heart is.