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1936 Joe 2024

Joe Paul

August 8, 1936 — January 30, 2024

Joe Bill Paul passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2024. Born on August 8th, 1936 to Glen and Willie Paul, he lived most of his life in Cleveland, TN then locating later to Riceville, TN. He was the youngest of 5 children and spent his childhood helping his father work a dairy farm in Cleveland. He later joined the United States Navy where he served 4 years. He was stationed in Tokyo, Japan as a tele-typist and communications specialist. On April 28,1962, Bill married the love of his life, Nancy Townsend Paul. They were married 57 years until Nancy passed away on July 3rd 2019.

Together they had four sons. Tim (Heather), Todd (Kelli), Tyson (Lori), and Ashley Terrance -who passed away as an infant. He had 1 granddaughter, Kaitlin Ashley Paul. He also had 1 step-granddaughter, Ashley Williams along with her children Lane and Evangeline (Evie).

Bill spent his life as a tool and die maker for several local companies in Cleveland including Magic Chef, Brown Stove, and Schering-Plough. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons. He spent several years as a Dixie-Youth baseball coach and was a Cleveland High School Band booster while all 3 of his children were in the Blue Raider Band. He loved his family and working his farm. But the most important part of his life was his faith. Bill came to know the Lord later in life, but he loved the Lord and constantly studied and grew as a believer. He was a member of North Cleveland Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and helped direct the Senior Adult ministry there for several years. Although he will be missed, he is now whole, healed and experiencing the presence of the Lord, and with that knowledge, there is great joy.

You are invited to join us as we celebrate, reminisce, and honor the life of Joe Bill Paul on Thursday, February 1st at North Cleveland Baptist Church, 2815 North Ocoee Street, Cleveland, TN 37312. Come and visit with the family from 5 - 7 pm and then join us for a celebration at 7pm - all are welcome. We will then meet on Friday, February 2nd at Calhoun Community Cemetery (By Calhoun 1st Baptist Church) for a graveside service at 11am.

You are encouraged to share a memory of Bill and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial webpage and guestbook at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral Home of Athens and the Cody family is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Cleveland Baptist Church

2815 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37312

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 1, 2024

7:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

North Cleveland Baptist Church

2815 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, TN 37312

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 2, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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