Paul was born Nov. 3, 1911, on a homesteaded farm near Marshall to Estella Railey and John W. King. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
He is survived by his wife, Lois G. King, and daughter, Joyce E. Leibold and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. He was an active member of Loma Vista Baptist Church for many years.
Paul and Lois grew up on adjoining farms. Their teenage romance blossomed into a longlasting and happy marriage. They celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary on May 14, 2006. Married life began on a farm near Slater. After four years of farming, they took advantage of the opportunity to join Russell Stover Candies in Kansas City.
He supervised candy manufacturing, as well as training and traveling for the company for almost 30 years. Even after retiring, his traditional Christmas gift of homemade peanut brittle was anticipated and enjoyed by many people for many years.
We will remember Paul for his kind heart, glowing smile, and boundless generosity. He loved to travel and socialize with close friends and family. His love of the outdoors, especially fishing, hunting and gardening was surpassed only by his love for family and friends. His hobbies also included welding, working on cars, and general tinkering. His traditional Christmas gift of homemade peanut brittle was anticipated and enjoyed by everyone.
Paul will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
(Arrangements; D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Floral Hills Chapel, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd., KCMO, 64133, (816) 353-1218.)
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