Paul Southall died July 15, 2015, at Horizons Care Center in Eckert. He was 85.
He was born in Hickory Ridge, Ark., Aug. 20, 1929, to Clearance and Bessie Southall. They moved to Olathe when he was 6 years old. He attended school in Olathe.
Mr. Southall joined the U.S. Army Aug. 28, 1948. He served with the 82nd Airborne Division and was a paratrooper in President Truman's honor guard.
He married Delores Thursby. They had three children, Paula, John and Sandra Dee. They later divorced.
He married Juanita Dean Nov. 29, 1968.
After leaving the Army, Mr. Southall worked in construction. He was a member of the Iron Workers of America.
He enjoyed being a father and grandfather, hunting with his family and friends, fishing, camping and being outdoors.
Mr. Southall is survived by his twin sister, Pauline Courad of Delta; his son, John (Rhonda) Southall of Missouri; his daughters, Paula Dally of Utah, Sandra Dee Southall of Tennessee, Dorthy Loraine SanJuan, Belinda McNary of Carbondale, Kay (Larry) Kessler of Delta; a son-in-law, Tim Trimble of Grand Junction; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita on Feb. 16, 2006; his brothers, John, Walt, Owen and Otto; his sisters, Martha, Marie and Little Sis; and two daughters, Beverly Trimble and Cindy Fischer.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 24, at Taylor Funeral Service Chapel.
Memorial contributions may be sent to HopeWest, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416 or Horizons Care Center, 11411 Hwy. 65, Eckert, CO 81418.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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