The Rev. James E. Paul, age 87, of Baker, went home to be with His Savior on Friday, August 19, surrounded by his family.
Rev. Paul was born on July 20, 1929 in Kinston Alabama to Elbert & Nellie Locke Paul, and he was raised in DeFuniak Springs and the Liberty Community.
Rev. Paul was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God for over 63 years. He served as a District Presbyter for 35 years with the West Florida District.
In 1966 Rev. Paul and his family moved to the Baker Community where he faithfully served as Pastor Of Golan Assembly of God for almost 42 years before retiring. He is a member of the Baker Area Ministerial Association and a veteran of the US Army.
He is survived by his wife of almost 63 years Joy Paul
2 children Mike & Laura Paul
Marcia & Ronnie Wilson
1 brother Gary Jackie Paul
2 sisters Joyce Birdsong
3 grandchildren Joy Marina & Jimmy Holley, Justin Michael Paul, Daniel Walker
4 great grandchildren Madison Walker, Cannon Holley, Shawn Paul, Charlotte Holley
A Celebration of His Life will be held at 2:30 PM, Monday, August 22, from the Shady Grove Assembly of God with the Revs. Tommy Moore and Mel Coon officiating. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6PM until 8PM Sunday at the church.
You may share memories and offer condolences at www.brackneyfuneralservice.com.
Brackney Funeral Service, Crestview is entrusted with the arrangements.