Paul Eugene West, resident of Shawnee, OK passed away on Monday, May 1, 2023 at his home in Dale. He was 77 years old.
Paul was a 1963 graduate of Dale High School. He attended OSU and Murray State until joining the Army from 1968-1971 where he served overseas in Germany. Paul worked for the United States Postal Service from 1971 until his retirement in 2001.
Paul never met a stranger. He was a friend that loved everyone, and everyone loved him. He loved Dale School and was a two-time school board member; “Pirate Pride Forever!” He was a classic car enthusiast and a member of the Knights Auto Club. He owned and showed many different cars over the years, but his favorite was his blue 1970 Chevelle SS Convertible. Paul was a long-time volunteer of the IFYR Rodeo. He was a member of the H.I.S. Church in Meeker, serving as Treasurer and a former Deacon at First Christian Church of Meeker.
Above all, Paul loved his family. His wife, daughter, and granddaughter were the apples of his eye. He also had many nieces and nephews he loved just as much as his own.
Paul was preceded in death by his father, Willard Paul West, mother, Zelma Ruby West, and brother-in-law, Leonard Sullivan.
Paul is survived by his wife, Ruth Anne West of the home, daughter, Kristin West-Maddox and husband Russell Maddox of Shawnee, grandsons, Joseph Maddox and fiancé Megan Peloquin of Texarkana, TX, Specialist 4 Matthew Maddox of the US Space Force of Ft. Meade, MD, Robert Maddox of Mena, AR, one beloved granddaughter, Madison Maddox of Shawnee, OK, sister, Marilyn Sullivan of Edmond, and countless nieces, nephews, and cousins that were so special to him.
A memorial ceremony for Paul will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at the Walker Funeral Chapel with David Price officiating. Following the ceremony, Paul will be laid to rest at Dale Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Dale Band Program.